The Often Herd reach beyond what is expected of a bluegrass band, marrying the wistful
sunshine harmonies of Southern California with the striking industrial allure of their North
Eastern (UK) home. An engaging and dynamic live act, the band are able to pull off their
intricately arranged material alongside moments of spontaneous improvisation.
Rupert Hughes (guitar) and Evan Davies (mandolin) are responsible for penning the
band’s vibrant and catchy original music. American fiddler Niles Krieger and jazz bassist
Sam Quintana contribute deft and dynamic instrumental skills that lift the songs to new