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Inner Peace (Single)

by The Often Herd

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Inner Peace is the new single from the The Often Herd.

“Inner Peace is about a much needed moment of tranquility I experienced after being buried in the digital world, with expectation constantly weighing heavily on my mind; a spontaneous road trip led by a pair of nomadic musical acquaintances took me away from the feeling that I needed to be connected to everyone and everything and reminded me to embrace the simple joys of life.”

-Evan Davies, composer/mandolinist.

The Often Herd's forthcoming album will be released on 3rd June 2022.



Crystal blue waters lay around me
Bristling with life of a hundred hues
My feet were in the sand but my head was in my hands
Felt like a dog in a pound cell, with bars made of “sticking to the plan”

There was a burden in my mind, ever building
And the noise of busy life filled my head
Then a chance came my way to run astray
All I needed was to go free, and learn to live another way

Drifting along without direction
Can leave you thinking on your feet
To know that quiet isn’t lonely
And find some inner peace

With a will to exorcise my demons
I joined a pair of humble nomads
And in those kind strangers’ truck, I couldn’t believe my luck
We paid for each day as it went by, we ate by the silk line and hook

Now a free spirit, living off the bare bones
And camping in a ditch of yellow leaves
I was rising like the sun was each day’s starting gun
Released into the wild, with an untethered feeling of freedom

Drifting along without direction
Can leave you thinking on your feet
To know that quiet isn’t lonely
And find some inner peace


released March 25, 2022
Evan Davies - Mandolin and lead vocals
Rupert Hughes - Guitar and vocals
Niles Krieger - Fiddle and vocals
Sam Quintana - Double bass
Special guest:
Noel Dashwood - Dobro

Written by Evan Davies

Produced by The Often Herd

Engineered and mixed by Tom Moore at Slow Worm Studios, Yaxham, Norfolk

Mastered by Sam Proctor at Lismore Mastering

Photo by Amelia Read Photography, design by The Often Herd


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The Often Herd Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

The Often Herd reach beyond what is expected of a bluegrass band, marrying the wistful sunshine harmonies of Southern California with the striking industrial allure of their home in the North East of England. An engaging and dynamic live act, the band are able to pull off their intricately arranged material alongside moments of exciting, spontaneous improvisation. ... more

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