Red Molly Closes Out Winter Music Series

Americana trio Red Molly will be featured in concert at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek on April 9 at 8 pm.

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). This past year, the trio was invited to open multiple shows for music legend Willie Nelson, and they performed at the venerable RockyGrass Festival in Colorado. Their new CD Light in the Sky spent 20 weeks on the Americana Music Association’s Top 40 radio chart and charted as Folk DJ’s number three Top Album of 2012.

If one word describes Light in the Sky, that word is joyous. Red Molly created an album with a cappella ballads, bluegrass-tinged folk and a touch of jazzy western swing, all done up in Red Molly’s trademark three-part harmonies, signature dobro licks and inventive arrangements. The title sets the theme for the 14 tracks: optimism, joy and excitement for the future.

Opening for Red Molly will be singer-songwriter Jake Armerding. The Boston Globe calls Armerding, “the most gifted and promising songwriter to emerge from the Boston folk scene in years.”

Armerding started playing Suzuki violin at age five and studied classical violin in high school while absorbing bluegrass from his father Taylor, co-founder of the Boston bluegrass group Northern Lights. Armerding recently logged his thousandth performance, having shared the stage with Bela Fleck, Nickel Creek, Josh Ritter, David Wilcox and Toad the Wet Sprocket.

Tickets for the concert are $20. An optional pre-concert fixed price dinner will be served at 6 pm. Lasagna will be served with a salad of spring greens, crusty Italian bread and tiramisu. For tickets, dinner reservations or more information call 920.868.3517.