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WFDU - Ron Olesko 06 Apr 09 - 10:54 PM
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Subject: Red Molly in Fair Lawn on April 11
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 06 Apr 09 - 10:54 PM

This Saturday night (April 11th) at 8:00pm, the Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club Concert Series at the Fair Lawn Community Center will present Red Molly with special guest, Steve Kirkman .

On a July evening in 2004, at their campsite at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Laurie MacAllister, Abbie Gardner and Carolann Solebello harmonized for the very first time. As they sang their campmates off to sleep, they knew they had stumbled into something extraordinary. Since that summer night, Red Molly has garnered a devoted regional fan base, and has begun laying the groundwork for national touring. These ladies have a lot of fun on stage, and it's contagious. Red Molly consistently brings concert-goers to their feet with stunning three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship, and a warm, engaging stage presence.

In July 2006, Red Molly's first full-length CD, Never Been to Vegas (2006), was released. Recorded on a December evening before a studio audience of fans and friends, Never Been to Vegas is a collection of fourteen carefully-chosen songs that span more than a century of great American songwriting. Never Been to Vegas quickly climbed into the Top 30 on the Radio & Records Americana chart, a rare accomplishment for an independent album.

Red Molly's newest release, Love and Other Tragedies (2008), is their first full-length studio album.
Produced by Ben Wisch, Love and Other Tragedies finds the women of Red Molly adding a little spice to their winning recipe. Song s written by Laurie, Abbie, and Carolann mingle admirably with songs by well-known contemporary writers Gillian Welch and Susan Werner, up-and-coming artists Amy Speace and George Wirth, traditional American gospel tunes, and standards from the bluegrass and jazz worlds.

Opening the evening will be Steve Kirkman, a North Carolina native whose influences range from the early blues and gospel of the deep south, the country music of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison, to the rock-n-roll of Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen and everything in between. After more than ten years in New York City, Steve now lives in the Hudson Valley where he says it reminds him of his old homeplace in the foothills of North Carolina. Steve is also a co founder of the band Hope Machine and a board member and participant in the group Tribes Hill, a non profit organization uniting musicians of the lower Hudson valley in the spirit of collaboration and strengthening independent music of this region and beyond.

The Fair Lawn Community Center is located at 10-10 20th Street in Fair Lawn, NJ. Tickets for this concert are only $25 ($22 for Hurdy Gurdy members) and can be purchased online at www.hurdygurdyfolk.org. Online orders can be paid with a credit card or by Pay Pal, but you do NOT need a Pay Pal account to order tickets!    Remaining tickets will be sold at the box office at the Fair Lawn Community Center on the night of the concert, cash only at the door.

Additional information can be received at the website or by calling the Hurdy Gurdy Hotline at (201) 384-1325, or hit "reply" and e-mail us at this address.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday night!



Ron Olesko

President, The Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club


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