Abbie Gardner is a fiery dobro player with an infectious smile. Whether performing solo or with Americana darlings Red Molly, her acclaimed tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, are propelled by her impeccable slide guitar chops. Her live show is truly unique—as an award-winning songwriter, captivating vocalist, and a world-class lap style dobro player, she has an unmistakable sound all her own.
Gardner’s 2022 release DobroSinger is a raw intimate recording full of blues, heartfelt ballads and the ache of the unknown. It’s quite a contrast to her previous release, Wishes on a Neon Sign (2018), which featured a co-write with Chris Stapleton and a full band. Though she has traveled around the world with Red Molly, Gardner stands strong as a solo act and has opened for Lori McKenna, Hot Rize, and Martina McBride.
Old Town New Folk made possible by Lorie and Nick Howley, Marilyn and John Rintamaki, Doug and Sherri Montgomery, Michael Blades and Kathy Kilroy and Nell Smets. Series curated by Jay Scott and sponsored by Blue Heaven