Red Molly coming to perform for SLOfolks, January 18, 2014, at Castoro Cellars
An Introduction To SLOFolks
SLOFolks, a non profit organization, brings you live music from Appalachia to Mali, a diversity reflecting the cultural history and expression of the people's music played on a variety of instruments.
You will hear sea shanties, ballads, work songs, gypsy music, West African Kora, Celtic. Bluegrass as well as French Musettes and Brazilian instrumentalists.
"Let this be my epitaph:
The only proof he needed for the existence of God was music"
"I know what music is and what music does to that next person.
I know that music unites people. Music gives hope and
Music is a way of life. That I know"
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upcoming SLOfolks concerts.
**On August 9, 2007, SLOfolks received our tax exempt status from the IRS. We are now a public charity, exempt from federal taxes as a 501 (c)(3) corporation.
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OUR FIRST 2014 SLOFOLKS CONCERT
Saturday, January 18, Castoro Cellars, 7:30PM
Antje Duvekot (www.antjeduvekot.com) will be opening at 7:30
Red Molly will be on stage at 8PM
Laurie MacAllister (bass)
Abbie Gardner (dobro)
Mollie Venter (guitar)
Since 2004, Americana trio Red Molly has been bringing audiences to their feet with gorgeous three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship, and their warm, engaging stage presence. Nine years of touring and recording has earned Red Molly a large, devoted fanbase, who like to call themselves "RedHeads".
In 2012, the ladies were invited to open multiple shows for music legend Willie Nelson, and they performed at the venerable RockyGrass festival in CO. Their latest CD "Light in the Sky" spent 20 weeks on the Americana Music Association's Top 40 radio chart and charted as Folk DJ's #3 Top Album of 2012. In 2013, the band spent the month of March touring throughout Australia, and in August headed to Europe for the first time, for Denmark's Tonder Festival. They also appeared for the third time at NC's legendary music gathering, MerleFest. September 2013 marks Red Molly's 4th appearance at the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, where in September 2012 the Bristol Herald Courier dubbed them "The Twin City's Sweethearts", saying the band "lit up the stage, as a massive crowd of adoring fans sat mesmerized by their silky smooth harmonies and superb musicianship." Red Molly is hard at work on their follow-up to "Light in the Sky", to be released during the year of their 10th anniversary. The new CD will feature more original songs than any previous album, as well as a sweet surprise that promises to make all "RedHeads" very happy
Red Molly (2010) Dirty Linen, Folk and World Music:
"…the trio Red Molly, made up of singers and multi-instrumentalists Laurie McAllister, Abbie Gadner and Carolann Solebello, play an appealing mix of traditional and modern music based on bluegrass, Appalachian ballads, country, blues, gospel and Western swing, with strong and often striking thre-part harmony vocals that rise and fall in front of tight, solid string-band base built on Dobro, banjo and guitar.
It is all good roots band, Red Molly makes music that is both modern and timeless, making old songs sparkle with new life and new ones sound like they were seasoned through generations. Whether sweetly harmonizing on tradition songs like "Darlin'Corey" or "Wayfaring Stranger," framing songs by contemporary writers like Gillian Welch and Susan Werner in creative new arrangements, or offering tuneful originals from all three members of the group, these women are first-rate musicians who also have a lot of fun onstage…"
Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore coming February 21st and 22nd ~
Friday, Feb. 21, Coalesce Bookstore, 7PM ~ $20
Saturday, Feb.22, Castoro Cellars, 7:30PM ` $20
Grammy Award winner Mollie O'Brien became known to the rest of the world as a singer's singer when, in 1988, she and her brother Tim released the first of three critically-acclaimed albums for Sugar Hill Records (Take Me Back, Remember Me and Away Out On The Mountain). Eventually, Mollie recorded five equally well received solo albums (Tell It True, Big Red Sun and Things I Gave Away for Sugar Hill Records and I Never Move Too Soon and Everynight In The Week for Resounding Records). Additionally, she was a regular on the nationally-syndicated radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion” from 2001 through 2005. She's long been known as a singer who doesn't recognize a lot of musical boundaries and audiences love her fluid ability to make herself at home in any genre while never sacrificing the essence of the song she tackles. O’Brien has primarily focused her efforts on the fading art of interpretation and the end result is a singer at the very top of her game who is not afraid to take risks both vocally and in the material she chooses.
Husband Rich Moore has busied himself in the Colorado music scene for many years. While staying home with the kids when Mollie & Tim toured, he held a day job and continued to perform locally with a variety of Colorado favorites, including Pete Wernick and Celeste Krenz. Not only is Moore known to produce some of the funniest onstage running commentary, he's also a powerhouse guitar player who can keep up with O'Brien's twists and turns from blues to traditional folk to jazz to rock and roll. He creates a band with just his guitar and, as a result, theirs is an equal partnership.
O’Brien and Moore’s first duet CD, a live recording titled 900 Baseline (Remington Road Records) was released in 2006. Their first studio project, Saints & Sinners (Remington Road Records), was released to nationwide acclaim in 2010.
In January 2014 they'll release their followup, Love Runner (Remington Road Records). Both studio projects. .
For artist information: www.mollieobrien.com