The four singing Walker sisters from Alaska have made their bones in the music world through lavishly-produced videos of them performing country and pop hits in their own modern bluegrass style. Working as Redhead Express, the band is now based in Nashville, from whence they tour extensively throughout the central portions of the US.
Breaking the mold of grassy pop covers, their latest video is for Roots, an original composition from the eldest Walker, Kendra, and Wally Wilson. It’s a tribute to their home in Alaska, featuring stunning views of a glacier near their childhood home in Palmer.
They had to helicopter in, both band and video crew, as many of these spectacular locations are not accessible except by air.
In addition to Kendra, who plays guitar, are Larae Walker on banjo, Alisa Walker on fiddle, and Meghan Walker on bass.
The Walker ladies are also excited to have some of their music included in Moose – The Movie, an independently-produced, and locally-financed community film from Alaska’s Chad Carpenter, a popular cartoonist who draws the strip Tundra which runs in a number of Alaskan papers.
Told as a farce, it’s the story of a mythical Alaska creature, a moose-atar (half moose, half human), who comes down from the mountains to terrorize the citizens of Gangrene Gulch. It’s based on a graphic novel Carpenter wrote with his brother, David.
Funding to produce the film came from a successful $64,000 Kickstarter campaign, and the generosity of local merchants and businesses who made locales available for filming, and people who donated time, props, and expertise to see it completed.
You can get the flavor of the film, and hear the RedHead Express in the official trailer..
Moose – The Movie is scheduled to premiere April 24 in Wasilla, AK.