Heron is a post-rock instrumental collective hailing from northwestern Pennsylvania. Their transcendent sound blends resonant, melodic elements with darker and more ambient tones.
Heron’s music is an emotionally evocative and vividly dynamic musical narrative with underpinnings that call to mind This Will Destroy You, Sigur Ros, The Appleseed Cast, and Pink Floyd. Recorded live and locally, it is more of a composite sound experience than a series of songs, and its spacious vibes blur the lines of generic appeal, engaging listeners of diverse ages and musical tastes. Evident in the band’s rich and swelling expression is their passion for authenticity, goodness, and beauty, and their love for the wild outdoors.
Heron is Ben Blick and Boyd Lewis (guitars), Eric Morelli (bass), and Nate Blick (drums and percussion). The band has its creative roots in Ben and Nate’s literal backyard in rural northwestern Pennsylvania, where they started making music together as teenage boys in their parents’ shed, playing old-school hardcore. Years and bandmates came and went, and by the mid 00’s, the brothers’ style had evolved into more of a post-hardcore, progressive rock. This creative transformation continued over the next ten years, as the brothers began exploring instrumental music, and reached its destination in the formation of Heron in 2015 when Ben, Nate, and Boyd got together one evening just to make music.