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May
17
Red Molly @ Muses In the Vineyard

Belvidere, New Jersey, United States

Belvidere, New Jersey, United States

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The best kept secret in music

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"To say we were pleasantly surprised would be a gross understatement. They rock! Their musicianship is flawless. And their voices ... their harmonies sound like they've been singing together for years. Their energy is intoxicating. Their show was our first ever sell-out. For weeks afterward, people were asking, 'Are you getting Red Molly back for next season?' YES!" - Rick Widdekind, Director


"Red Molly came and made us all so happy. My only regret was that they only had one set; I could have listened to them all night! What they do is so NEEDED: keeping the old music alive, but making it refreshing, new, and unique." - Lisa Wenzel, Director


"They are just great. I don't think I have ever had as many requests to get someone back as I did for them. Great individual voices that sound wonderful together. See them if you can." - Jake Jacobson, Booker


"With gorgeous harmonies on original work and tasteful covers, plus slide guitar and multi-instrumental versatility, Red Molly brings a breath of fresh air into the singer/songwriter world. Here's hoping we'll be hearing from these three women for a long time." - Richard Cuccaro, Publisher


"Red Molly is one of the finest female groups I have heard in a long while. Their artistry will captivate you. If you want to be mesmerized by shimmering harmonies, I urge you catch one of their shows." - Jerry Pashin, Writer


"Red Molly plays high-energy, satisfying string band music with a hint of pop and a dash of country, and blends their voices in soul-pleasing three-part harmony." - Liz Milner, Writer


"Red Molly has taste, talent, and voices to die for. They make music the way it should be made: raw, powerful, and beautiful. With this band, you hear and feel the soul inside the songs. It's music to make the spirit soar." - Michael Scott Cain (Author, "Midnight Train")


"Red Molly breathes new life into classic and contemporary Americana. A performance like theirs is the reason why I'm so fortunate to be doing this kind of radio." - Jerry Treacy, Host of "Crash On The Levee"


"Red Molly is a powerhouse NY trio that pulls out all the stops for their energizing stage performances. Laurie's clear, sensual voice shines through. Carolann's connection to the beat allows the band to run. Abbie wields the velvet hammer in the form of her Dobro. Red Molly's connection to the audience is intimate and strong." - J. Spica, Host of "Thin Air"


"These chicks create a sound straight out of their living room, with enough polish for a concert hall. Their voices transcend all." - Robert Price, Entertainment Editor


Discography

RED MOLLY RELEASES:

1) Red Molly LIVE (2006) - COMING SOON!
2) 4-song EP (2005) - Available for purchase at www.cdbaby.com/redmolly

RELEASES FROM MEMBERS OF RED MOLLY:

Laurie:
1) The Things I Choose To Do (2006) - A Barnes & Noble Exclusive
2) The Things I Choose To Do (2004)
3) These Old Clothes (1999)

Abbie:
1) Honey On My Grave (2006) - COMING SOON!
2) My Craziest Dream (2004)
3) Abbie Gardner EP (1999)
4) Treble in The Waters (1997) - Boston University Treblemakers

Carolann:
1) Black Horse Motel (2004) - CC Railroad
2) Smile Whatever (2001) - CC Railroad
3) Just Across the Water (2000)

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Bio

"Red Molly plays music the way I like it: unpretentious, straight from the heart, and way down deep in the old-time roots. It's true folk music that comes from the right place. They take me back to a purer time when people sang for one another just because of the love of music. And they pack some power. It’s purely delightful and inspiring. It warms the soul."
Frank Matheis, Host, “Frank’s Picks”, WKZE FM (Sharon, CT)

This New York Americana trio got its organic start at a late-night jam session during the 2004 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Laurie MacAllister, Abbie Gardner and Carolann Solebello were brought together by a love of traditional American music, old gospel, bluegrass, and the old-timey songs of contemporary artists like Gillian Welch and Alison Krauss. In April 2005, Red Molly released their debut recording, a 4-song EP that enjoyed enthusiastic reviews from audiences and critics alike.

Each Molly brings her own background and experience to the group. Laurie (vocals, guitar, banjo) left a career in psychology in 1998 to pursue music, and toured as a backup singer for Cliff Eberhardt, who later produced her solo album. This album, called The Things I Choose To Do, was recently purchased by Barnes & Noble, and is being retailed in 2006 as a Barnes & Noble Exclusive. Abbie (vocals, Dobro, guitar) studied classical flute as a child and directed/arranged a cappella music at Boston University. In 2004, she released her first solo album, called My Craziest Dream, with her father (jazz pianist Herb Gardner), and is influenced by her mother’s longtime love of bluegrass music. Carolann (vocals, guitar, bass, mandolin) spent several years on tour as a professional theatre actor before releasing her solo album, Just Across the Water, in 2000. She went on to release two additional albums with the quartet CC Railroad, called Smile Whatever and Black Horse Motel.

In about one year together, Red Molly has already performed at excellent venues such as Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair, NJ), Musikfest (Bethlehem, PA), The Towne Crier (Pawling, NY), Circle of Friends (Franklin, MA), Godfrey Daniels (Bethlehem, PA) and Sanctuary Concerts (Chatham, NJ). They have opened for artists such as Aztec Two-Step, Cliff Eberhardt, Michael Smith, Bill Staines and Johnsmith, and are developing a loyal, devoted fan base in the Northeast.

In December 2005, Red Molly recorded a live album at Bennett Studios in Englewood, NJ. With 50 fans to cheer them on, and Dae Bennett as recording engineer, a very special day was captured. This full-length album of rootsy Americana covers and originals will be available in Spring 2006.