Righter carries along on the strength of front-woman Hannah Goad's singular gift of songcraft, held aloft on the wings of a tight, well-oiled band.”

The Antonym (Norfolk, VA)

Righter is Richmond's bold new voice in indie rock. Led by veteran local singer-songwriter Hannah Goad, the four-piece makes confrontational songs filled with wit and introspection. 

While Goad has performed as a solo act for several years in Richmond, she has recently recruited a rhythm section to complement her direct and deeply personal stories. Righter’s performances have earned comparisons to Margaret Glaspy, Laura Marling and Lucinda Williams in local press outlets such as Dust Up Magazine, RVA Magazine and The Antonym. 

In January 2016, Righter recorded at Tracehorse Studio in Nashville. Together with producer Collin Pastore and guitarist Jacob Blizard (of Lucy Dacus "No Burden" and "Historian"), the group recorded a six-track EP slated for release in early 2019.  The album dexterously addresses issues of addiction, anxiety, and abuse with insight and compassion. Goad retreats inward to articulate her own needs, and then comes back to her world with soulful anthems against placating and people-pleasing.

Righter has played throughout the mid-Atlantic and west coast, opening for national touring acts such as The Trillions, Lina Tullgren, and Skinny Lister. Sign up for Righter's mailing list to receive updates on the album release and upcoming tours below.

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