Red Molly Set for Ware Center, 3/29
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. The band consists of Laurie MacAllister (bass, banjo), Abbie Gardner (dobro, banjo) and Molly Venter (guitar). They perform for the first time in Lancaster at the Ware Center, 42 North Price Street, Lancaster, PA, Saturday March 29 at 7:30 PM.
The ladies have opened for music legend Willie Nelson and 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, named #23 on the American Chart's Top 100 Albums and charted as Folk DJ's #3 Top Album of 2012.
The band has appeared in festivals and toured all over the world from Australia to Denmark and all throughout the U.S. In an unprecedented fourth appearance at the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, the Bristol Herald Courier dubbed Red Molly "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."
The band's fans, referred to as "RedHeads", have always responded to the sense that the band is a group of friends, sharing songs in their living room.
The trio moved quickly from NYC coffeehouses to the festival circuit in less than two years, winning notices for their performances at Merlefest, the Philadephia Folk Festival, and NPR's Mountain Stage. Between knocking out audiences from coast to coast, the trio found time to record three albums: "Never Been to Vegas" in 2006; 2008's "Love and Other Tragedies," which spent ten weeks in the Top 15 on the Americana Chart, and 2010's "James" which logged four months in the Top 40 on the Americana Chart, peaking at #4, and landing at #23 in the year's Top 100. Red Molly is currently gathering material for their next CD, to be released in 2014.