Molly Slone

Molly Slone

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Molly Slone is a Kentucky bred singer-songwriter whose clever hooks and well-crafted lyrics have been honored at both the Merlefest and Kerrville Songwriting Competitions. Molly is also one half of Liza Jane – a female duo featuring sultry southern sounds and sisterly harmony.

Biography

Stats: 5”6” Brunette with Hazel Eyes

Childhood: Molly was born in Hyden, KY – a small Eastern Kentucky town. Her mother says that she was singing before she learned to talk. Her mother, father, sister and brother are all musically inclined as well.

Background: Molly sang in church and in the school choir up through high school. She got two degrees in Psychology from the University of Kentucky and performed throughout college in an acoustic duo with brother. Molly began writing songs and playing guitar after graduate school. Currently, she is performing throughout the Southeast and recording a new CD.

Performances and Awards:
-Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest, Wilkesboro, NC
-Kerrville (TX) Folk Festival – New Folk Finalist,
-Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN
-North Carolina Songwriters Co-op, Songwriting Contest Finals
-Billy Block’s Western Beat, Nashville, TN
-Featured Artist - Deep Ellum Film Festival, Dallas, TX
-The Pour House, Raleigh, NC
-Moonlight Music Cafe, Birmingham, AL
-Douglas Corner Cafe, Nashville, TN

Past Jobs: Career Counselor, Social Worker, Server, Bartender

Favorite Movie: Coal Miner’s Daughter

Musical Influences: Loretta Lynn, Patty Loveless, Keith Whitley, The Judds, The Eagles, Elvis, Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Emmylou Harris, and Janis Joplin.

Quotes
"Molly Slone is dedicated to her career as a singer-songwriter and it shows. One of these days you'll say, 'I heard her before she was famous!'"
Bart Herbison, Exec. Dir., Nashville Songwriters Association (NSAI)

“Molly is a natural. Her voice, so unaffected, so honest, brims with an integrity that is sorely lacking in much of today's music.”
Stacy Yelton, Program Director, WUKY FM, Lexington, KY

“Fresh, fantastic, fun! Great songs, a great performer. A musical treat!"
Ralph Murphy, Vice President, ASCAP Nashville

Molly on Her Music Career:
I was really scared to “quit my day job,” but once I did, it seemed like the most natural thing in the world. I love music so much – and sometimes I can’t believe that this is really my life. I have met so many amazing people and gotten to work with some of the most talented musicians on the planet. I feel really blessed.

Molly on Songwriting:
"I love songwriting. I’ve always been really analytical and emotional and that comes out in my songs. I am still learning about the craft; the work itself is very challenging in an exciting way. When I get a really great line, I am so thrilled and sometimes I can’t believe that I wrote it."

Molly on Her Goals:
"I just hope to be able to make a living doing something that I love… and to touch people. In my life, music has moved me to tears, has made me laugh, and made me think. If my music can do that for someone else, that would be the greatest thrill."

Lyrics

She's Not Really a Waitress

Written By: Molly Slone / Richard Trest

Do you want fries with that?
Molly says in her paper hat
Yes she’s sure the coffee’s decaf
She smiles and clears the plates
But her mind is miles away
She’s got a gig tonight down on Broadway

She’s not really a waitress
She’s a superstar
When the clock strikes ten she’ll be changin’ in her car
She’s waitin’ on her dreams and tables 12 thru 17
Her name is right there on her shirt
But folks still call her miss
I guess they don’t know
She’s not really a waitress

There’s Amy workin’ double shift
Worryin’ about her kid that’s sick
But she’ll make sure your eggs are overeasy
That extra couple bucks,
Oh, it might not seem like much
But trust me, that girl sure could use it

She’s not really a waitress
She’s a mother of two
Turnin’ her tips into new school shoes
She’s waitin’ on her kids’ dreams and tables 18 thru 23
Her name is right there on her shirt,
But folks still call her miss
I guess they don’t know
She’s not really a waitress

Over there’s Irene… she knows sometimes all you really need
Is a piece of pecan pie and a glass of sweet tea

She’s not really a waitress
She’s a friendly face
The reason they keep comin’ back to this place
She’s waitin’ on their dreams, the counter stools and the cash machine
Her name is right there on her shirt,
You best not call her miss
Cuz she’ll let you know
She’s not really a waitress

Almost True

Written By: Molly Slone / Jamie Richards

I’m livin’ life just for myself,
Read every book there on that shelf
Cut my hair and got me a tattoo
I watch what I want to on TV
I have never felt so free
This is just what I needed to do

It’s Almost True, I’m almost over you
I don’t see the harm if it’s me I’m lyin’ to
I might cry myself to sleep once or twice a week
I’m not still in love with you it’s almost true

On the day our vows were taken, we swore all others were forsaken
I guess you meant everyone but her
You said that it was just one time and is that really such a crime?
Well to me it shattered all we were

You were almost true now I’m almost over you
I don’t see the harm if it’s me I’m lyin’ to
I might cry myself to sleep once or twice a week
I’m not still in love with you it’s almost…

Said and done
What have we become
I had no choice but to run away from you

It’s Almost True, I’m almost over you
I don’t see the harm if it’s me I’m lyin’ to
I might cry myself to sleep once or twice a week
I’m not still in love with you it’s almost true

Til You're Gone

Written By: Molly Slone / Dan Farmer

It's broke, that's a fact
I wanna fix it, but you're already packed
For you it's over, you've made that clear
Leavin's all that's left, so why are you still here?

Ride into the sunset, let me forget how
you took my hand and took a vow
but that was then, this is now
so if you're going, get out...
of my life so I can move on
Cuz I can't do that 'til you're gone

Take the stereo - so I won't hear that song
the one we danced to,
back when nothing could go wrong
And take your things, start your car
That way you won't be here
to see me fall apart

Repeat Chorus

Every day you stay, it gives me hope
So if you ever really loved me,
please go...

Repeat Chorus

Discography

Molly Slone - solo project
and
Liza Jane - duo project with Georgia Thomas