Hank & Shaidri Alrich are a daughter and father duo who have been enjoying making music together for many years. Their sound is both traditional and contemporary, driven by solid instrumental work that supports their personal vocal blend, that “blood harmony” often associated with the voices of kin.
They play guitars, mandolin, fiddle and five-string banjo. Their sound is sometimes spacious and gentle, and other times dense and powerful. They enjoy the sound of good acoustic instruments, and consequently they do not use electronic effects. Their delivery is relaxed but powerful, with humorous turns to round out a very appealing stage persona.
They draw from folk, bluegrass, Americana, old-time, old country, a great reservoir of songs by fabulous writers, and their own original material, to offer a roots music package that may not fit well into preconceived marketing niches, but which appeals to many people across genres and generations.
““Hank and Shaidri Alrich are a delightful father-daughter duo that literally burst on the scene at the 2010 Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) conference. Previously unknown to many, they quickly generated a buzz as a “must see” act. They are the real deal with no frills attached: great songs, tasteful down-home arrangements, and warm harmonies, all delivered with sincerity, heart, and soul.”
Austin Kessler, Mountain House Concerts Austin, Texas