In 1989 Maria and Ken Jorgenson combined their talents and experience to produce padded and insulated soft cases with strong handles and big zippers that stand up to the test of long term use. “We developed the Blue Heron Softshell Case to be practical and attractive with particular attention given to the needs of working musicians. Our top-of-the-line softshell cases are made by us in our shop on the Redwood Coast of Northern California.”
Ken started playing music on the Northcoast in 1974. He switched from stand-up bass to guitar a while later and this change enabled him to lay down his own rhythm when singing. In 1981 Maria picked up the bass and opened up a musical outlet that she and Ken could share. Ken still sits in with other people on bass, but for the last forty-one years their main musical outlet has been with a country and swing dance trio. As busy regional musicians, Maria and Ken use their own Blue Heron cases regularly.