Entertaining Cows With Saxophone Music
The internet is rife with the story of an Oregon man who’s serenading a herd of cows with some sweet saxophone jams.
Rick Herrmann, played a handful of tunes including George Michael’s “Careless Whisper” as a large group of cows scattered throughout a field walk over and gather near him.
“My parents are such goofs they drove out to the backroads so my dad could play the cows the songs he’s been learning on the saxophone,” wrote Erin Herrmann,
Rick Herrmann told Portland-based news station KGW 8 that he’s been playing sax for about seven months, but so far has only really practiced in front of his relatives and dog. After he saw a video of people playing music for animals, his wife suggested they take his act to the cow-adjacent road. He said he didn’t expect such a dramatic reaction from the bovines.
“I thought they might be curious,” he said. “I guess I didn’t expect them to crowd the fence so much.”
Erin Herrmann said the cows seemed to respond better than the family dog does.
“When he practices saxophone my dog hates it so much, she even chewed up his reeds,” she said. “My dad thought that maybe the cows would appreciate his music even if our dog doesn’t.”
The videos won her father numerous fans on Twitter, including legendary saxophonist Kenny G.