Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Herrick rocks country at Orofino’s 4th of July celebrations

Pictured (l to r) are Jeff Rogers, Donna Herrick, Kerry Herrick, and Phil Potor of the country rock group Herrick.

By Alannah Allbrett

The 4th of July celebrations in Orofino City Park will provide some rousing “Country Rock” by a group called Herrick. Originally from Spokane, the group now is based out of Nashville, Tennessee and will be performing songs from their 14-cut CD, New Dance, co-produced by Michael Bonagura (Baillie & the Boys)  and Buddy Cannon (Kenny Chesny and Willie Nelson).

Herrick, headed by Kerry and Donna Herrick, who write their own music, said some of their music influences are “Led Zeppelin, Evanescence, Heart, and too many to mention.” They laughingly referred to their music “Fleetwood Mac meets country.” Donna provides the lead vocals and plays the mandolin. Kerry is the bass man and also does vocals. Phil Potor is on drums and percussion, and Jeff Rogers plays lead, steel, and acoustic guitar for the group.

The show starts at at the Gazebo as Shiloh Sharrard, from Troy, opens for Herrick. Shiloh, who performed at last year’s Bonner Mountain Music Festival, has won the People’s Choice Award for Best Cowboy Musician four years in a row at the Lee Earl Memorial Gathering and has appeared in the Calgary Stampede.

In mid-summer Herrick will be filming their first music video in Memphis at Blue Hawk Production for their title song, Do you Love Me? Their album will be on sale at the concert along with band T-shirts, guitar picks, and other souvenirs. Check out their website at: http://www.herricklive.com/.

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