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     "Kelli Redmond and James Harrell are a strong sound, with clean vocals and timing — a duo that’s solid, down to earth and natural as can be. Kelli has a pretty face and a wide smile that lights up the room; when she sings, it’s sweet yet powerful, sassy. She makes you lean in and listen, waiting to hear if she holds the note or backs off. Even when it’s a cover, she owns it. James Harrell’s voice couldn’t sound more different, strong, straightforward and warm; the balance of the two voices together makes it just right. Old-fashioned country, old-timey, singer songwriter, bluegrass, folk; it's Americana, played well with mountain charm."  

By Carol Rifkin, Asheville Citizen-Times, Feb. 2, 2017


Letters To Abigail is an acoustic Americana band fronted by songwriters, James Harrell of Snowville, VA and Kelli Redmond of Asheville, NC. Harrell and Redmond have been writing together since before the release of their debut album, "Say Anything" in 2013. Their first recording effort donned such pros as Adam Steffey (Allison Kraus, The Boxcars) on mandolin, Nicky Sanders (Steep Canyon Rangers) on fiddle, David Holt (Doc Watson) on clawhammer banjo and Doyle Grisham (Jimmy Buffet, Pedal Steel Hall of Fame) on pedal steel and achieved a spot on WNCW's Top 100 Albums of the Year. Since then the two have been touring all over the Southeast, Northeast to the Midwest playing shows and festivals as a duo, trio and as a four piece band. In 2016 Letters To Abigail was back in the world renowned studios at Echo Mountain recording a new batch of songs, their self titled sophomore album also grabbing a Top 100 spot. Inspired and influenced by the sounds and songs of classic country, bluegrass, folk and singer songwriters they have created a unique and refreshing sound. Letters To Abigail's songs are not only relatable, they are thought provoking, wrapping their silky harmonies around melodic stories lead the listener to feel every word.