Inspired by but not tethered to the acoustic folk music of their New England region, on their latest CD "Till the Sea Disappears", Fiske and Herrera bravely blend traditional sounds such as dulcimer, mandolin, and reed organ with instruments not often found in the acoustic genre, for instance, vibraphone, analog synthesizers, and even hip hop drum samples. Yet these disparate elements are not jarringly experimental or a forced stab at hipness, but a beautiful blending of sound that perfectly supports and envelops their gorgeous voices—the natural outcome of twenty-somethings equally influenced by Radiohead’s Kid A and Joni Mitchell’s Blue.
Jared and Amy met in a select choral group in high school that drew from schools all over Massachusetts. Amy, spotting Jared across a crowded room, was intrigued to see someone reading a book. She trusted her instincts and introduced herself. The rest is history! Their chemistry and comraderie only grew when they began to swap songs and eventually love letters. Ten years later, Jared and Amy were married. They now reside in Western MA with their two children.
Fiske and Herrera perform often, touring for months out of the year. Most of their performances take place in New England, but they've been spotted in venues as far flung as Michigan, California and Texas.
Fiske and Herrera's performances feature both Jared and Amy on vocals, and guitars. They can be found playing clubs, coffeehouses, festivals and the occasional street corner or living room, in addition to ongoing songwriting and recording efforts.