"She can be touching, wrenching, haunting, or bluesy, or all three at different moments in one song,"-The Ectophile's Guide to Good Music

"One thing is certain: Gardner may be the finest slide Dobro player in the region today. Her solos and melody lines are expert and melodic without being showy or overly traditional." Good Times Magazine, June 2006

New York based Abbie Gardner is a singer, songwriter and Dobro player who doesn't believe in musical segregation. After releasing a record of swing jazz standards with her father, she went on to combine jazz, bluegrass and blues in her 2006 solo CD of original material, Honey On My Grave. Abbie won the Grand Prize in the 2008 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, as well as the American Songwriter Magazine's Annual Lyric Contest. Abbie lends her Dobro, songwriting and vocalist skills to the female Americana trio Red Molly, who topped the Americana Charts last summer. An extensive Northeast touring schedule is listed at www.redmolly.com.

Latest News

Brand new RED MOLLY record out, with two original songs by Abbie Gardner!

Debuted in TOP 40 of Americana Charts on 3/22/10

Biography

“She can be touching, wrenching, haunting, or bluesy, or all three at different moments in one song.”-The Ectophile’s Guide to Good Music.

New York based Abbie Gardner is a singer, songwriter and Dobro player who doesn’t believe in musical segregation. After releasing a record of swing jazz standards with her father, pianist Herb Gardner (My Craziest Dreams, 2004), she went on to combine jazz, bluegrass and blues in her 2006 solo CD of original acoustic material, Honey On My Grave. Abbie was a finalist in the 2003 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for, "One Love," a song featured on this CD. She was also a finalist in the 2006 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Song Contest and the 2006 Independent Music World Series. Abbie lends her Dobro, songwriting and vocalist skills to the female Americana trio Red Molly. The band has released a self-titled 4-song EP (2005) and a full-length CD Never Been to Vegas (2006), which debuted on the Americana charts at #38. Red Molly plays a variety of stringed instruments, and sings in tight three-part harmony, creating their distinctive, rootsy sound. Red Molly has an extensive Northeast touring schedule, including the 2006 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase, the Boston Folk Festival and more. For more information: www.abbiegardner.com / www.redmolly.com

  • Member Since: 2004
  • Last Login: over 30 days ago

Albums

This Artist has 5 Albums

Comments

Abbie, you are awesome! I love your music! I love the music of Red Molly!



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ThomasLoPresti7930514
over 30 days ago to Abbie Gardner

Great recording. Hope to introduce it to our gang of a dozen ukers over the next few weeks. Happy days, Tom (fine concert at Brenda and George's)



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simonmadgwick9530202
over 30 days ago to Abbie Gardner

exceptional talent



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