Heron – ‘Splashdown’

On first listening to ‘Splashdown’ by Heron, I’m reminded of Joe Satriani’s track, ‘Always With Me, Always With You’, from his breakthrough 1987 album, ‘Surfing With The Alien’. There’s also elements that suggest Mark Knopfler’s ‘Going Home’, from the film ‘Local Hero’. There’s maybe even a hint of Tommy Emmanuel there. None of this is to suggest Heron’s piece is derivative, but rather, it’s an indication of the incredible quality of the track.

The Hills and the Rivers – ‘The Fool’

Blood runs thicker than water in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania collective, The Hills And The Rivers.

Comprising four members of the Hill family, as well as four contributors to the 4th River Music Collective, The Hills And The Rivers have blended together roots, folk, and indie sounds with the common thread of keeping all the instrumentals organic and acoustic. Their latest single, ‘The Fool’, brings them to the world, alongside their authentically branded music video.