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The Redhill Valleys Officially Release New EP And Announce UK & Canadian Summer Tour Dates
By Jason Schneider.
Hamilton, Ontario's finest roots rock outfit The Redhill Valleys release their long-awaited new EP Travel Well, Pt. 1, while formally announcing a busy summer touring schedule that sees them heading to the UK, as well as taking part in major festivals at home, including Ottawa Bluesfest and Boots And Hearts (see full list of dates below).
Since the release of their 2021 single “Finish Line,” The Redhill Valleys have been tearing up the international Americana scene. Travel Well, Pt. 1 includes “Finish Line,” as well as its follow-up single “Anymore,” and four more tracks that fully display the explosive fusion of rock and country that has built the band's stellar reputation both on stage and in the studio.
The Redhill Valleys are comprised of Tim Allard (guitar and vocals), Chelsea McWilliams (bass and vocals), Danielle Beaudin (guitar and vocals) and Matt Soliveri (drums and vocals), with their songs reflecting the personality and style of each band member, and their range of musical influences, from Neil Young, The Band and Tom Petty, to Lucinda Williams and Chris Stapleton, just to name a few.
Travel Well , Pt. 1 was co-produced by Tim Allard and the band’s longtime mentor Carl Jennings, with sessions taking place at various studios over the past six years, following the release of The Redhill Valleys’ self-titled debut album in 2016. Chelsea McWilliams says that the band experienced a lot of creative growth during that period, which she feels they were able to capture on the new songs.
“This is what the band has looked like and sounded like live for the past four or so years, so it’s exciting to have Travel Well represent that,” she explains. “Taking our time to make this record gave us the freedom to explore a much wider range of sounds, from soft ballads to grungy, bluesy rockers.”
Since 2016, The Redhill Valleys have performed throughout Central and Eastern Canada at Boots and Hearts, Big Sky Music Festival, Cavendish Beach Music Festival, and Elora Riverfest, as well as making notable U.S. appearances in Nashville and elsewhere. They have also received many accolades, including from SiriusXM’s Top Of The Country, the Canadian Country Music Association Awards, and the Country Music Association of Ontario Awards.
Bridging country and rock in their own distinct way, The Redhill Valleys’ sound is truly something special, bringing a diverse crowd of music lovers together.
JUN 15 WED :: Toronto ON :: Horseshoe Tavern (NXNE) @ 8:00pm
JUN 26 SUN :: Hastings UK :: The Stag Inn @ 5:00pm
JUN 29 WED :: Leicester UK :: The Musician @ 7:30pm
JUL 1 FRI :: London UK :: Green Note @ 7:00pm
JUL 2 SAT :: Woodbridge UK :: Maverick Festival @ 2:00pm
JUL 5 TUE :: Manchester UK :: Bunny Jackson's
JUL 7 THU :: Newcastle Upon Tyne UK :: The Globe @ 7:00pm
JUL 9 SAT :: Cavendish PE :: Cavendish Beach Festival @ 12:00pm
JUL 10 SUN :: Digby NS :: Lobster Bash @ 7:00pm
JUL 14 THU :: Ottawa ON :: Ottawa Bluesfest @ 9:30pm
JUL 17 SUN :: Lambton Shores ON :: Summer Sunset Sounds
AUG 5 FRI :: South River ON :: Highlander Brew Co.
AUG 6 SAT :: Bracebridge ON :: Bracebridge Hall
AUG 7 SUN :: Oro-Medonte ON :: Boots And Hearts @ 12:00pm
AUG 13 SAT :: Hamilton ON :: Artsfest @ 7:00pm
AUG 20 SAT :: Brant ON :: Paris Drinks Fest @ 12:00pm
AUG 27 SAT :: Creemore ON :: Copper Kettle Festival @ 11:00am