Weda Skirts hail from the Flint Hills of Kansas, where bluegrass, folk, roots, and pop music blend to bring forth a group of original songstress darlings ready to entertain any room. These women continue to grow and evolve as a group, keeping originals as the core of their repertoire, but throwing in their homemade renditions of popular rock and folk songs. Formerly "The Skirts", "Weda" is the universal mother, sister, and daughter, a name that reflects their view of the world and a new chapter in their lives and work.
"The Skirts" were born when former Elexa & The Hitchhikers members Elexa Dawson and Melissa Tastove joined with their friend Sarah Bays, who had recently taken up the upright bass in the summer of '09. Emily Wilson was quick to join them on mandolin. Rachel Allai was added the night before she recorded "Many Moons", The Skirts' first full-length studio album with her fiddle. The group recorded their second album, Mother in 2017. At the beginning of 2019, they reintroduced themselves as Weda Skirts. In 2024, fiddler Rachel Allai is out on maternity leave. We wish the Allai family, and all our families well!