We can hardly believe it, but the season is coming to a close, as marked by our final Concerts on the Green show. Thankfully, the series ended on a high note with a stellar performance from the Head and the Heart this past Sunday at the Shelburne Museum.
We’ve long been fans of the Head and the Heart’s indie-folk sound, especially their crowd-pleaser hits like “Shake”, “Let’s Be Still”, and “All We Ever Knew”. Despite the heat, the evening was a complete success, with fans filling the green to groove to the band's set and enjoy plenty of their favorite Ben & Jerry's flavors.
It All Started With Open Mic Night
Next time you’re at an open mic night, make a mental note of the performers — you never know when they’re going to rocket to stardom and make it big. After all, the Head and the Heart did just that. The six-some came together in 2009 through a series of open mic nights at a pub in Seattle, and today they have three albums on the books, have toured all over the US and Europe, and have made a handful of appearances on the biggest late-night talk shows.
Success came quickly for this talented group. Their first album, the self-titled The Head and the Heart, was (unofficially) released in 2010, when they started selling self-burned copies of it in homemade sleeves. The local record stores couldn’t keep it in stock, and soon record companies couldn’t wait to sign the group.
Critics loved their second album, 2013’s Let’s Be Still, with its eclectic, pop-inspired tracks and emotive lyrics about slowing down and enjoying life before it passes us by. And 2016 saw the release of their third album, Signs of Light, which featured the hit “All We Ever Knew” and balanced their traditional folk roots with a more produced radio-ready sound.
We were thrilled to be able to welcome this dynamic group to the Shelburne Museum for a night of swingin’ tunes to close out the 2017 Concerts on the Green season. Join us next year for another summer of our favorite musicians and the best ice cream around.
Photo credit: Justin Gural