Fronted by the clear and fearless vocals of Anie Radish: Redgirl’s music is built around her pure and unfettered voice, clawhammer banjo, guitar and occasionally, a sassy ukulele.
Michael Hepher (married to the girl) on lead guitar, mandolin and backing vocals, brings a balance in harmony, humour and musical creativity to the songs and stories of the band.
Redgirl has made music together since early 2001, originally at the core of a 6 piece bluegrass/roots ensemble called “as the crow flies”. Influences include Lynn Miles, Gillian Welch, Bruce Cockburn, Annie-Lou, Crooked Still and Ian Tyson.
Redgirl’s songs; both original and traditional, are about things homegrown: family, laughter, heartache, loneliness, love, connection, fields, boats, ponies and railroads.
In the last years, they have been thrilled to share the stage such fantastic musicians as Pharis & Jason Romero, Chris Coole, Cara Luft, Shred Kelly, Jenny Lester, Small Glories, Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart, Ken Hamm and Elena Yeung.
Redgirl is happy to bring their own utensils, and love potlucks.