"Abbie Gardner gives the grit to Red Molly with her Dobro playing. On her new solo CD we get to hear not only her instrumental and songwriting prowess, but her marvelously versatile voice, which can convey pain or playfulness or pure bad girl blues power." - John Platt, WFUV
Coming five years and three Red Molly albums after her last solo CD, Hope is Abbie Gardner's latest solo recording- set to be released on April 1, 2011. The CD features her versatile voice backed by 3 types of slide guitar (dobro, lap steel, and National bottleneck) and a band comprised of not only her father, Herb Gardner (piano), but also her sister, Sarah Gardner, on organ. Ben Wittman (the drummer on Red Molly's James) locks in with upright bassist Craig Akin, who is featured on the first instrumental Abbie has ever recorded (a bass and dobro duet). The songs range from heartache to hope, from gritty lap steel to singing cellos, courtesy of Emily Hope Price. Folk sweetheart Robby Hecht lends his voice to three tracks and fellow member of Red Molly, Laurie MacAllister, is heard throughout. Longtime friends and collaborators Fred Gillen, Jr. and Beaucoup Blue also lend their voices.
"I feel like the songs revolve around Hope, both the song and the idea. Rather than having all hopeful songs, this CD reflects the glimmer of hope we all look for when in the midst of darkness." - Abbie Gardner
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Abbie’s Wechter Scheerhorn (model #6510-F)July 23rd, 2014
It’s time to clean house and sell one of my two “Frugalhorns.” I have loved playing this thing on and off stage since 2006. (So much so that I’m keeping the sister model that is nearly identical!) I bought this Wechter model directly from Tim Scheerhorn, who did the original setup, then recorded two Red Molly CDs with it and countless live shows. It’s super dependable and lightweight, with great tone. People always ask me what kind of instrument I play, expecting it to be something much more expensive! I’m kind of sad to see it go, but also excited to see who will be playing it next!
Color: Tobacco sunburst
Back and sides: mahogany
Fingerboard: Rosewood with flush maple fret markers and dot inlays
Binding: Ivory ABS
Electronics: Schertler electrostatic transducer installed and external preamp w/volume control.
Case: Original Wechter soft case with signs of wear (aka “street cred”)
I’d recommend a setup and though there’s nothing wrong with the current cone, a fresh new cone would make it really SING!
Starting price: $800
+S/H (Free pickup in NY/NJ)
Send any bids or questions here: abbie at redmolly dot com
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