With the announcement of our hiatus starting in September, there were more than a few moved and supportive fans who made a special point to wish us well and sing our praises. It was very sweet and heart warming. We played 5 packed shows in 3 days and, other than Molly's gnarly head cold, we had a fabulous time!
The Parlor Room in Northampton is a super fun little venue run by Signature Sounds recording Label and they always have great acts come through! Our 9th show at The Sounding Board in Hartford was delightful- we love that big wooden space ship! Sunday we played our 12th & 13th show at Club Passim in Cambridge. This place has always had great sound and a loyal audience, and now with a new incredibly delicious kitchen, it's hard to think of a better place to see music in the Boston area!
The highlight of the weekend for us, though, was a short workshop/performance we had with the bright & talented girls of the Stonleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield, MA. Head of School Sally Mixsell and her husband Hank have been family friends with the Venters for 30 years and they invited us to stay the night and meet up with their students, some of whom have been performing Red Molly songs with their a cappella group, The Octet. We played a few songs and talked about songwriting and arranging and touring, but the real treat came when The Octet performed for us, first Dear Someone and then Walk Beside Me. It was so unexpectedly emotional for us and the girls were surprised to see the three of us all in tears! Thank You, you bright beautiful things!
See you in Peterborough, NH & Barre, VT this weekend!
Molly, Laurie & Abbie