Friday, July 4, 2008
Red Molly performed at Club Passim last night. This trio performed bluegrass-style to a single microphone. Between the Dobro and the banjo and the harmonies, the only risk is getting too much of a good thing.
The group came together around a campfire at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival 4 years ago. Their latest album Love and Other Tragedies consists of traditional covers and originals. They have reached at #15 of the Americana Chart, #3 on the Roots Music Report's Folk Top 50, and #1 on Folk DJ. I suppose that tells you that Roots is a subgenre of Americana and Folk is a subgenre of Roots.
In the audience we met another bluegrass artist Amy Black, who has a show coming up at Bull Run in Shirley on 9/26/2008.