Download Days 9: RedHawks


Download Days returns after a half year hiatus with the Appleton-based band RedHawks. The band – a favorite of the Independent – is an interesting blend of folk rock, alt country flavor, and colorful psychedelic hymn progressions. Their live sound is sharp, cohesive and full of Fox Valley rock goodness.

The band currently has two albums out, with their 2016 release “Phase” available at the Exclusive Company.  The full album was recorded live in real time.

RedHawks will be coming to Oshkosh on February 24, 2018 playing the Water City Racket Fest.

A third full length is being written as you read this with a targeted release date of late 2018.

RedHawks are:

Freddie Haas – Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
Renée Millard – Trumpet/Vocals
Tate Sampson – Lead Guitar
Adam Bohnsack – Bass Guitar
Thomas Bishop – Drums

Album: “Phase”.  Produced by Christopher Gold & RedHawks. Engineered by Brandon Heise. Recorded at Rock Garden Studios spring 2016. All backing vocals by Andrew Zimmerman. Spiritual Advisor Andrew Johnson. Released August 10, 2016 on the Tempers Flare label.  Album cover art by Elyse Mische.

Download Day Track:  “Waiting To Hear” (not released)

To download, click on track link above.  If logged in to drop box and black screen player appears, right click and save as.  If not logged in, you can click the screen anywhere and can then click download from top right corner.


In their own words: “RedHawks are a Folk Rock/Psych/Whatever collective as likely to unleash a frail ballad as they are a psychedelic freak-out. ”

On RedHawks:  “The band has been together for the better part of eight years, is rawly refined, polished, yet loose. RedHawks is a diamond that cuts glass. The band is a working man’s psych-folk outfit, equal parts Drive-By Truckers dual-guitar attack and spacey My Morning Jacket explorations, with heaping helpings of vintage American rock and roll.” ~

See past Download Days, including the Traveling Suitcase, Redshift Headlights, Copper Box, and more here.


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Justin R. Mitchell

Justin is the founding editor of the Oshkosh Independent.

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