"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 three recordings of original music in that time, a self-titled EP in 2013, its full-length debut, Carolina, in 2014, and a second LP, My Old Heart, in 2016.
Throughout its short 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 The Tillers, The Howlin' Brothers, and Kim Lenz and the Jaguars.
Redleg Husky features Tim McWilliams on rhythm and lead guitar, banjo, and vocals, Son the Bassman on bass and vocals, and Nick Marino on drums. The band has previously included co-founder and songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Misa Giroux, between 2012 and 2016, and vocalist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist David Funderburk from 2012 to 2014.
With more than five hundred shows already under their belt, Tim, Son, and Nick are 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