2017Redleg Husky w/ Alexa Rose
SeptemberDoors 8:00, Show 9:00 - $8
Throughout its short time together, the band has been garnering rave reviews, leading to features on Alternate Root Magazine's “5 Flying Under the Radar,” WNCW's “Local Color,” and in Asheville's Mountain Xpress, as well as opening performances for national acts such as The Tillers and Kim Lenz and the Jaguars.
Redleg Husky features Tim McWilliams on rhythm and lead guitar, banjo, and vocals, and Son the Bassman on bass, rhythm guitar, and vocals. The band has previously included co-founder and songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Misa Giroux, between 2012 and 2016, and vocalist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist David Funderburk from 2012 to 2014.
With more than five hundred shows already under their belt, Tim and Son are excited to continue their musical evolution, developing new takes on classic songs, bringing an impassioned live show to audiences throughout the region, and pushing musical boundaries within the many sub-genres of Americana.
Rose has been writing songs for nearly a decade now, but only recently became vagabond, playing hundreds of shows in the last year and sharing the stage with artists like Jessica Lea Mayfield and The Ragbirds. You can often catch her sporting her dusty Frye boots in some southern lagoon, or on the regional radio stations that spin her latest full-length release, "Low and Lonesome." Written on a hand me down guitar from her mother, the title track is a toast to her heritage, and its anthem-like chorus haunts the listener like the feeling on the morning after a bout with a strong whiskey with a somberness evocative of Gillian Welch.
In 2016, Rose serendipitously discovered fiddlin' and singin' Laura Durkin in the middle of the Nevada desert. Currently touring under the moniker "Alexa Rose & The Midnight Stringbird," the two blend modern folk and mountain roots with smart lyricism and warm sister harmonies. Catch them barnstorming in the U.S. and Canada this summer.