Some Kind Of Lonesome
Tuesday 19 January 2021
Visual Image Marketing
Nearly every single successful band who has ever been will tell you that the relationship between band members is very much like a marriage. When you spend hours, days, months and eventually years together, sit side by side through mile after mile as you travel the country, and watch as your creations are born and breathe the breath of life, then you pretty much have a true understanding of marriage. For Kerry and Donna Herrick, that bond was sewn with a double threaded needle being that they are, in fact, married, both literally and musically.
Their partnership started all the way back in junior high school, a couple of kids growing up together in Spokane, Washington. Even then their love for each other was painfully obvious, both knowing they fit together perfectly in the great puzzle of adolescence. Kerry grew up with his 5 brothers and sisters surrounded by southern gospel music. His sister and cousin were professional musicians that comprised The Herrick Family Gospel Singers, so it was pretty much inevitable that music would carve a path under his feet. Donna was born a truly gifted singer, but her mother was the only person on the planet who knew it. Painfully shy, she wouldn’t dare open her mouth to anyone else…that is until Kerry came along. Finally joining in and lending her voice as she watched him and his brother sing in their ritual jam sessions, Kerry could not believe his ears. At that moment the die was cast and their musical chemistry set in motion. Herrick is the patchwork of two lives long lived together. Sewn up in organic composition and exquisite harmonies, theirs is a fabric held together with steel thread.
Their 2012 debut album “New Dance” co-produced by Donna and Kerry, Michael Bonagura and Buddy Cannon delivered two singles that hit the Music Row Chart and a music video that hit the Top 20 on The Country Network’s Countdown. Their second album “Cottonfields” followed in 2016. The band boasts an impressive list of music awards including two IAMA International Acoustic Awards, “Folk/Bluegrass/Americana “Group of the Year,” and most recently, “Entertainer of the Year” and “Female Vocalist of the Year” at the JMA Awards, and a Bronze Telly Award. They have also been nominated for two Americana Music Awards.
The lack of restrictions on their creative process has endeared them to music fans that make up a large base across the country. With so much noise in the world coming from every direction, the rise of Herrick’s music above the din is most definitely attributed to their rich melodic persuasion and signature harmonies. Their brand new album “Sunderland Road” is a masterful representation of that. The album is co-produced by Herrick, David Van Walker and GRAMMY Award-winning engineer Ron “Snake” Reynolds who has worked on 100 plus multi-platinum albums.
The first single “Some Kind Of Lonesome”, released on January 18th, is a stunning ballad that is equally as heart-wrenching as it is majestic. Its inspiration was born out of Donna Herrick’s loss of her mother in 2020 and the loneliness through a calendar year that feels, to many, to be the very definition of the word. The profound imagery of the music video turns many tides of the soul, yet it is not without the life raft we all cling to, which is each other.
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