First Person Reports

“Hank, Disgusted with the so-called ‘music biz,’ I put my guitars away three years ago and hadn’t played a note until I saw the great set you and Shaidri did at the Armadillo bazaar. You all reminded me why I chose to embark on my acoustic journey in 1965, and I went home and picked up my D-18 and music is back in my life. Just like that. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Keep carrying the mail, and I hope to see you again soon! Love, Fredy” Fredy Argir, Austin, Texas January 7 2015

“Hank and Shaidri play thoughtful folk that is honest and direct and I welcome them back to the Blue Door.” Greg Johnson, The Blue Door, Oklahoma City Oklahoma March 19 2014

“Ten timeless tracks…” “She glows in the dark…”
John Conquest, 3rd Coast Music Review of Carry Me Home

“I don’t want to oversell this, but I’ve never heard better singing”
Charilie Prichard Austin Texas July 2008

“I got the Hank & Shaidri Alrich CD ‘Carry Me Home’ and I enjoyed it deeply. It’s a very good collection of songs with excellent harmonies and a beautiful taste for roots music. I’ll give airplay to it in my radio show called ‘Happy Trails’ on Susa Onda Radio, Italy and it’ll stay in my playlist for a long time!”
Remo Ricaldone, Italy March 21 2010

“If you like Old Time/Folk Roots/ Stringband music this is a keeper. Hank and Shaidri Alrich, a father and daughter combo with a cellist(!) back-up… what a great start!. I thoroughly enjoyed this CDand look forward to their next release.”
Denis McKay Illawarra Folk Club Newsletter Pick of the Crop May 2010

“Hank and Shaidri, Thank you for giving us a memorable concert. I heard a lot of very positive comments from those in attendance following your appearance. The performance was relaxed, the commentary interesting, and the music excellent. You already know how highly I think of Shaidri’s vocals. Harp of an angel!”
Robert Hurley, HillCountry HouseConcerts, Boerne, Texas April 2011

“I had the pleasure of hosting Hank & Shaidri Alrich at my house concert series in Davis Ca. and it was a wonderful evening. Shaidri’s voice, the musicianship and the choice of songs combined were more than the sum of the parts. They perform a great mix of old, new, traditional and self penned songs that cover a wide range of territory and are evidence of their great connection to and love of the music they are performing. A wonderful evening all around.”
Bill Wagman, Wagman House Concerts, Davis, California June 2011

“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. Their debut CD, Carry Me Home, features captivating harmonies, simple acoustic arrangements, and has a distinctive “old timey” feel about it. They seem like the kind of folks you’d enjoy hanging out with, perhaps trading stories or jamming on the back porch.

“Those of us who book musicians for house concerts and other venues have learned that CDs can be a useful screening tool, but are not always a reliable guide to the quality of a live performance. Various studio tricks like pitch correction and overdubs are not available on stage. But, if anything, Hank and Shaidri are even better live than on CD. 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. Definitely a must see!”
Austin Kessler, Mountain House Concerts, Austin, Texas March 2011

“…Hank & Shaidri Alrich, who put on at Threadgill’s one of the most engaging sets I saw last year.” Margaret Moser, Austin Chronicle, March 29 2012

“This stuff is Carter Family good.” Duggan Flanakin, Flanfire Blog, February 26 2010