"There is no denying the talent that overflows as soon as Redleg Husky hits the stage." - High Country Press
Redleg Husky is a country and bluegrass band from Asheville, North Carolina. Since its inception in 2012, the group has been performing its unique blend of American music in barrooms, theaters, and festivals throughout the Southeast and beyond. The group has released four recordings of original music in that time, including three full-length albums - Carolina in 2014, My Old Heart in 2016, and Don't Be Bashful in 2018.
Throughout its time together, the band has been garnering rave reviews, including features in Asheville's Mountain Xpress and Boone's High Country Press and Watauga Democrat, and regular airplay on regional stations WNCW, WRIR, and WTJU. The group has also opened for a number of prominent national acts, including Larry Keel, The Tillers, and The Howlin' Brothers.
Redleg Husky is led by Tim McWilliams on guitar, banjo, and vocals, and features some of Asheville's finest musicians, including Drayton Aldridge on fiddle (Drayton and the Dreamboats; Sirius B.), Tim Comstock on bass (Alexa Rose), William Ritter on fiddle/banjo, and Zach Smith on bass (Town Mountain). The band has previously included songwriter, vocalist, and bassists Son the Bassman, between 2015 and 2018, and co-founder, songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Misa Giroux, between 2012 and 2016.
With more than seven hundred shows already under their belt, the group is 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.
“If you haven't heard of the duo, chances are you probably will.” - Fred McCormick, Black Mountain News
“...The group consistently delivers folk rock songs that easily cover the themes of love, heartbreak, faith and enjoying the slower life. All in all, Carolina is a pleasure to listen to, and effortlessly transports the listener to a thriving, rural part of America.” - Claudia Morello, The Aquarian
“Carolina is an album of exceptional beauty... It's more like a painting from the Hudson River School: thoughtfully composed, but earthy and a little messy. It's honest, restrained in the right places, and joyfully exuberant everywhere else.” - Rachel Cholst, Adobe and Teardrops