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Cherokee County Fair welcomes Redhead Express

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Redhead Express will be performing on Friday, July 8 at 8 p.m. at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds. Photo contributed
Redhead Express will be giving a performance at the Cherokee County Fair this year on Friday, July 8 at 8 p.m on the main stage.

Redhead Express is a large family band who perform music from the 1950s and 1960s, as well as country, traditional, bluegrass, old time and original music.

The family is originally from Alaska, but now resides in Tennessee. For the past few years, the family has been touring the country and has also performed in Branson, Missouri.

The family is composed of parents, Brett and Apryll, daughters, Kendra, LaRae, Alisa, and Meghan, and sons, Sean, Joseph, and Ammon.

Brett and Apryll have been married for over 20 years. Brett sings and also drives the family's RV bus from town to town. Apryll grew up in a musical family. She played piano and violin in her younger years and now sings and plays rhythm guitar in her family's band. Having a family band was her mother's dream, as well as hers, and she is certainly delighting in living her dreams.

Kendra (age 20), LaRae (19), Alisa (17), and Meghan (14) play lead guitar, banjo, fiddle/mandolin, and bass, respectively. All four ladies also contribute their voices to the band. Additionally, Kendra writes the bands original music.

Sean (11), Joseph (9), and Ammon (7) have started their own group known as "The Walker Boys." The young boys can sing marvelous harmonies with each other as well as play fiddle, base, banjo, and mandolin.

The Redhead Express has become quite successful since they left Alaska for Tennessee. The family band focuses on the quartet of girls and is hoping for them to get some country airtime sometime in the near future. The entire family has their hopes set very high for the days to come. These hopes include playing at the Grand Ole' Opry and touring the world.

However, at the present moment, the band will continue to travel the country and provide fabulous nights of entertainment to all who attend their performances.

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