Red Molly

Falcon Ridge at 25

by John Platt
Jake Jacobson

Falcon Ridge isn't Newport. That's both a blessing and a curse. Where the Newport Folk Festival sells out 10,000 tickets instantly, the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival draws maybe a third of that. Where Newport attracts headliners like Beck, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, and Trombone Shorty, Falcon Ridge's headliners are the likes of Dar Williams, Ellis Paul, and Susan Werner. In the last few years Newport has booked hot young bands like The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers, and David Wax Museum, while Falcon Ridge has missed the boat on them.

DJ Archive Picks: Over The Rhine, Susan Werner, The Kennedys/Red Molly, Bruce Cockburn

by John Platt
John Platt with The Kennedys and Red Molly

The Kennedys/Red Molly: November 1, 2007

I've enjoyed many sessions with both The Kennedys (long-time friends of FUV) and Red Molly (the trio formed at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in 2004), but have special fondness for this 2007 session when Pete and Maura Kennedy joined Abbie Gardner, Laurie McAllister, and Carolann Solebello in the studio, just as Red Molly was gaining popularity. They did some songs separately and then joined forces for an awesome jam on "Matty Groves."

Caramoor American Roots Festival

by Liz Noonan

WFUV presents The American Roots Festival at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, June 30th. With performances by David Bromberg, Hot Tuna Acoustic,  Eilen Jewell, Red Molly, and more on the grounds of the beautiful Caramoor Estate, it's going to be a great day!

Come spend your Saturday relaxing to the sounds of live music. Don't forget to stop by the FUV booth while you're there.

Tickets and details at Caramoor's website.

The Kennedys & Red Molly - Words and Music - 2007

by John Platt
With the duo The Kennedys logging 'Half A Million Miles' and beyond, and the trio Red Molly forming out at Falcon Ridge, folk festivals are one source of common ground between the two groups. Another is a well of musicianship and energy that's made them favorites in the folk world, and this fall a joint tour also brought them to Studio-A for an interview with John Platt.