Red Molly

Antje Duvekot opens

Friday, January 17, 2014, 8:00 pm
(doors open at 7:00 pm)

American roots magic

$20.50 adv / $22.50 door

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January 17 8:00 pm

Red MollyThe music of Red Molly is full of joy. In the words of the Boston Globe, “what is most striking is the ardor they bring to everything they do, whether snuggling into the sweet parochialism of an old spiritual or the gritty pathos of a Gillian Welch tune.” Laurie MacAllister sings and plays bass, banjo, and guitar. Abbie Gardner sings and plays guitar and Dobro. Molly Venter sings and plays guitar. The point is, they all sing – and sing beautifully, with gorgeous harmonies and soaring solos. They sing bluegrass traditionals and jazz classics, contemporary folk masterpieces and their own graceful originals. Their fourth and most recent album, Light in the Sky, includes songs by Robert Johnson, Buddy and Julie Miller, and Mark Erelli, as well as a rollicking ragtime number composed by Abbie and her father, pianist and trombonist Herb Gardner, and a grown-up lullaby by Molly. The group came together in 2004 at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and quickly gained a large following. Their albums have been mainstays on the Americana charts. Give their music a listen, and you’ll soon be hooked. As they sing on their red hot version of “Fever,” the classic by Otis Blackwell and Eddie Cooley, “what a lovely way to burn.”

Antje Duvekot moved from Heidelberg, Germany to the strange world of Delaware when she was 13, and at 18 she won her first open mic competition at a brew pub in Philadelphia. Since then, she’s won the Kerrville New Folk Competition’s Best New Folk Award, the Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act, and Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and released seven albums, including her latest, New Siberia, which the website praises as “original and beautiful.” Her voice and her songs have an elusive quality that songwriter Ellis Paul describes as “fairy dust.” Whatever you call it, it’s pretty close to magic!

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