Once only a drive-by for the Andrew Heringer Band, Redding is now a stop on an 11-date tour of the Pacific Northwest. I spoke to Andrew about the tour, recording and Thursday’s show at Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant.
You describe your sound as “folk-rock-soul-jam.” What has been the evolution of your sound?
The music is rooted in the “singer-songwriter” type of folk-rock music, such as Counting Crows, Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz, but we are all accomplished musicians around the Sacramento area and tend to jam a bit as well and show off some of the individual members.
And you seem to have a great arrangement – horns, percussion, bass. How did your band come together?
The band came together over the last 10 years and we have had a couple of different line ups. The bass player, Kellen Garcia, and I have played together for the last 10 years. Our lead guitarist has been with the band for six months. The current line-up of the band is musicians from the Sacramento area. We are all great friends as well. We really enjoy the collaboration.
Your first album is “Paradise Sessions.” Tell us about the title.
“Paradise Sessions” is named after the studio in which the album was recorded: Paradise Studios. This was the first album of the Andrew Heringer Band, though i had released albums under my name beforehand. We went into the studio after our first West Coast tour, recorded playing live and released it as the “Paradise Sessions.”
What can we expect from your upcoming album?
The next album will be recorded this spring after our tour. The band is at a great spot. You always hear about bands playing together on a higher level over years and that has happened over the last couple of months. It will be a little more pop/rock than the “Paradise Sessions” which has some serious elements of jazz in it at times.
Tell us what you’re going to treat us to on Thursday night.
The show at Vintage will be an intimate show and will include new songs as well as songs from the “Paradise Sessions.”
What: Andrew Heringer Band
When: Thursday, Jan. 7, 8 p.m.
Where: Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant, 1790 Market Street, Redding
Cost: No cover
Get a preview of the Andrew Heringer Band at andrewheringer.com.
Adam Mankoski is a recent North State transplant who feels completely at home here. He enjoys experiencing and writing about the people, places and things that embody the free spirit of the State of Jefferson. He and his partner own HawkMan Studios and are the creators of Redding’s 2nd Saturday ArtHop. Email your North State events to firstname.lastname@example.org.