"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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AUGUST 2015August 18th, 2015
Thanks so much for checking out my solo music page! If you’re curious about what I’ll be doing post-Red Molly, you’ve come to the right place. I’ll be starting up solo shows in December and have some exciting East Coast tours & recordings in the works for next year! Look for announcements later this Fall with more details.
Meanwhile, there are still tickets left for Red Molly’s last three shows before our hiatus. Really hope to see you there!
Friday, August 21st, 2015 8:30 PM
Towne Crier- 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 8:00 PM
Sanctuary Concerts- 240 Southern Blvd., Chatham, NJ
Our wonderful friend Pat Wictor opens the show!
Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 8:00 PM Boathouse Theater- 20 Dock St., Schroon Lake, NY
OUR LAST SHOW BEFORE THE HIATUS! This show is likely to sell out. Please call to purchase tickets in advance: 518-532-9259
See you soon!
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