RedHarp comes from the magic city Birmingham, Alabama. Playing a collaboration of genres and mixing more instuments than members, Redharp wants to bring the good people of America what they need so badly...original music.
While touring for 5 years with the rock band WildSweetOrange, guitarist Garret Kelly had been accumulating songs of his own that, until the bands breakup, just sat on the shelf. But with the help of his brother Josh on bass, coworker Mike the mayor on sax, and cello artist lolo cheng, RedHarp was born.
In 2019—what feels like a decade ago—Hollier packed up the old van and played over 60 shows spanning both coasts. Stuffed into that E-350 was both a sound that invokes nostalgia for heartland rock fans and an appetite for the gin-soaked, smoke-infested rock scene.
“Driven by the highways and ditches of life as he knows it. Fueled on driving guitars and wide open emotions. Springsteen with a tempered voice. Hollier attacks the lyrics to ‘War Cry’ as passionately as he does on the quiet ‘Malina’”
- Tom Netherland (Bristol Herald).
Hollier’s freshman release was featured on Spotify’s Rockin’ Vibes and All New Rock playlists, tallying a respectable 300k+ streams. The song “War Cry” was included on Indie Folx’s Best Rock Songs of the Summer 2019. Rachel Cholsts from the Adobes and Teardrops Podcast featured the song “Wrestle My Heart” saying the sound was “Gaslight Anthem with a twang". Since moving to Nashville, the songwriter from central Louisiana has backed up recording artists Carly Pearce, Cassadee Pope, and Levi Hummon as well as opened up for Shovels and Rope, David Cook, Granger Smith, and others. Hollier plans on releasing his first full length record in 2021.