Thursday & Friday
“Mollie and Rich are two national musical treasures.”
— Dave Alvin
Grammy Award winner Mollie O’Brien and her husband, guitarist Rich Moore, have been performing together for three decades now. Their three nationally acclaimed CDs showcase unique talents for unlocking the secrets to a diverse array of songs in authoritative, yet fun and unusual, arrangements.
Mollie O’Brien makes other people’s songs sound like they were written especially for her. Of THAT voice, Music Week says: “One moment it flashes bright and bold as sheet lightning. The next it cozies and purrs like a kitten.” Once you’ve heard it, you’re hooked.
Mollie became known around the world when she and her legendary brother, Tim O’Brien, released three critically-acclaimed albums for Sugar Hill Records. She went on to record seven equally celebrated solo CDs. She’s performed with Chris Thile, Jerry Douglas, Todd Phillips and a host of other definitive artists. Over the past few years, Mollie has worked with Garrison Keillor and Robin & Linda Williams as the Hopeful Gospel Quartet, with her own five-piece band, and as a duo with Rich.
Rich Moore, known to produce some of the funniest onstage running commentary, is a powerhouse guitar player who keeps up with O’Brien’s twists and turns from blues to traditional folk to jazz to rock & roll. He creates a band with just his guitar; they are an equal partnership. As a bassist, Moore has been the rhythmic bedrock for Pete Wernick’s Live Five and is the sideman of choice for folk legend Tom Paxton, who says: “Rich is a magical guitarist; listen and you’ll agree with me.”
Both new and long-time fans alike are amazed at the big sound produced by just one singer and one guitarist. An audience favorite last year, we’re proud to welcome Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore back for a command performance at Grey Fox in 2016.