Rock musical to be performed at Holy Cross Church

Published 4:51 pm Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Philadelphia’s Americana rock group, Ghost Heron, will be performing a CD release concert in Tryon on July 2 at 7 p.m. and is free for everyone. The venue will be the Parish Hall at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 150 Melrose Ave. in Tryon. The group will be performing music from their album “Deep Six,” a contemporary version of the Biblical story of Jonah’s transforming whale belly ride.

An original rock n’ roll band from Philadelphia, Ghost Heron, led by Forest Heinzenknecht as Heron and Sarah Becker called “Sonic Abbess,” draws influences from found legends and raw humanity with a sound rooted in blues, country, gospel and jazz – best summed up as Americana music.

The album, “Deep Six,” takes listeners on a sonic Americana journey through the book of Jonah. “Been Walking these Streets” is a blues tune set in the famed city of Nineveh which features racked harmonica and some mean Memphis piano.

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The tune “Hooked on Phonix Fool” is an alt-country shuffle showcasing the dual lead harmonies of Sarah & Forest. “Through the Darkness” explores the theme of God’s presence even in times of blindsight.

Ghost Heron was reviewed in Philly’s music magazine, The Deli, describing the album as one that “bristles with a bluesy Americana feel…piano twinkling, harp-blowing zone…with harmony-powered by up-tempo folk…and the grit of funky blues-rock, holding a fresh breath.”

– article submitted by Carol Newton