Abbie Gardner of Red Molly and the trio We’re About 9 will share the stage at Baldwin’s Station on Thursday, December 14, 2017. Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041
ABBIE GARDNER of Red Molly
WE’RE ABOUT 9
Tickets $20.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041
ALL TICKET SALES FINAL, NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
Abbie Gardner, the fiery Dobro player with an infectious smile has been touring with Americana darlings Red Molly for the past eleven years. After gracing stages from Denver to Denmark, from Australia to Austin, the band decided to take an indefinite hiatus in 2015, so Abbie is striking out on her own! No stranger to solo performing, she has three CDs to draw from, each with award-winning songs. Tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, ride the back of her by-now familiar, formidable slide guitar licks. She channels Lucinda and Bonnie, but remains pure Abbie. She has been recognized as an award-winning songwriter, as well, with such accolades as 2008 Lennon Award Winner (folk) for “The Mind of a Soldier” and 2008 American Songwriter Magazine Grand Prize Lyric Winner for “I’d Rather Be.” Her song “Honey on My Grave” was also published in Sing Out! Magazine in 2008.
“With a confidence that can only be earned, Gardner bursts out with a national steel guitar and a ballsy blues on the opening cut “Break It Slow.” It’s an unprecedented romp, fully of gnarly guitar lines and lyrics reminiscent of Lucinda Williams or Bonnie Raitt.” – Eli Peterson, Twangville
“We made up the name ‘We’re About 9’ while we were signing up for an open mic over a decade ago. We had no idea it would stick, and certainly didn’t expect that we’d still be going by this name or even playing music all these years later. But music still makes us feel like nine-year-olds, digging into the fresh discoveries of the world, making light of everything, and asking questions relentlessly.” Brian and Katie’s weekly open mic at the Jahva House in Ellicott City, MD captured the attention of the Sheriff’s Department not for disorderliness, but rather for regularly breaking fire codes with attendance flooding both floors of the cafe and spilling out into the street. After the open mic ended each week, the music would continue outside in the parking lot. It was in the magical location of Parkling Lot D that Katie Graybeal, Brian Gundersdorf, and Pat Klink first started sculpting their distinctive vocal harmony arrangements. Fast forward two years to 2002, and We’re About 9 has just won the emerging artist showcase vote at The Falcon Ridge Folk festival. Within another two years, We’re About 9 will have played the main stage at Falcon Ridge Folk Fest, Philadelphia Folk Fest, Clearwater Revival, Bele Chere, Green River Festival, Four Corners Folk Fest, Mountain Stage New Songs Fest, and many more — at the same time touring east coast folk clubs, coffeehouses, house concerts, and college venues. We’re About 9 brings complex vocal harmonies and a poignant, outside-the-box songwriting approach to an upbeat, fun show.
“Well beyond the ordinary…Soaring Harmonies.” ~The Washington Post. “Clear warm voices, comfortable music, and lucid lyrics.” ~The Baltimore Sun.
“Musical prowess, careful writing, an engaging stage presence and dynamic vocals that blend or stand alone…” ~ Angela Page – SingOut! Magazine.