With rich layers of acoustic instrumentation, an honest voice, and dynamic harmonies, our original style blurs genre lines bluegrass, country, and americana.
Jenn Dashney - Lead Vocalist/Songwriter
Jenn comes from a long line of musicians. She got her start touring with her Mother’s bluegrass band at age 9. With influences from folk, country, R&B, jazz, and rock, she infuses an eclectic presence into The Heritage. A celebrated songwriter, her lyrics are both prolific and familiar. She writes to a wide audience. Also a multi-instrumentalist, Jenn is an all around musician. She hopes that her twin boys will follow in the family’s musical footsteps.
Ross Seligman - Guitar/Harmony Vocals
Ross was obsessed with music from an early age, particularly with songwriting, and picked up the guitar at 8. Along with songwriting and playing with The Heritage, Ross is also very active in the Portland theater world playing and performing in many shows throughout the NW. Recently, he toured the country playing guitar for the musical "A Night With Janis Joplin" and, in 2013, music directed and performed in the Broadway production at the Lyceum Theater in Times Square, NY.
Eric Longbine - Guitar/Dobro/Harmony Vocals
Eric picked up his first instrument at age 8 and soon realized that he had a gift. As a multi-instrumentalist, he can pick up almost anything and be playing in a matter of minutes. Over the years, Eric has played in a multitude of bands encompassing rock, punk, and Americana including a 4 year run with the acclaimed NW band, The Dolomites. Eric specializes in bass and guitar and adds a unique rhythmic backbone to The Heritage.
Scott Stevens - Mandolin/Fiddle/Banjitar/Harmony Vocals
Scott grew-up in a musical family. Starting on the piano at the age of 6, he was destined to be a prodigy. An award winning multi-instrumentalist, Scott won both the Western Open mandolin and fiddle championships and was Washington’s youngest Open Division fiddle champion at 15. Spending his summers attending bluegrass festivals and traveling, Scott was able to hone and develop his talent with some of the genre’s most notable mentors including Mark O’Conner.
Ben Landsverk - Viola/Harmony Vocals
Ben is a composer, conductor and multi-instrumentalist. His works have been featured on NPR, and critically acclaimed by such publications as Paste Magazine, Time Out New York, NPR Music, and Downbeat Magazine. A graduate of Yale University, Landsverk is active as a music educator, serving as director of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral's newly formed Trinity Youth Orchestra, and of Voices Unlimited, which is a 45-voice choir composed of adults with developmental disabilities.
Will Amend - Bass/Cello/Harmony Vocals
Upon discovering his passion for Double-Bass at age 9 he never looked back. Will spent 2 years at Mt. Hood CC and 3 at PSU as a classical performance major while simultaneously playing in 7 bands of varying styles including jazz, classical, rock, country, and bluegrass. Since 2005 he has worked as a free-lance bassist and cellist with a variety of groups and studios and is also a teacher. Will has spent the last two years touring with Christian Kane.
Former guitarist and co-founding member who co-wrote all songs on The Heritage EP, and Other Lives and helped establish the band's sound:
Michael Herrman - Guitar/Harmony Vocals
A self-taught guitarist, Michael began playing at the age of 12. Today, this renowned singer/songwriter/composer makes his living teaching others. With an eclectic taste, Michael is known locally for his composition work at Opera Theater Oregon, his groundbreaking chamber rock group, Buoy LaRue, and his electronica collaboration, Oracle. Michael also danced with the professional touring Appalachian Mountain style clog dancing troupe, Clog Wild. Michael now resides in Nepal with his family.