EARLEINE & MOMMA MOLASSES w/ HANK AND BRENDON
Born in Clarksville Tennessee, just 40 miles outside of Nashville, Earleine grew up immersed in musical culture. At 18 Earleine picked up the guitar, and soon began writing her own songs. Shortly after high school she moved to the piedmont of North Carolina and began playing open mics. Earleine made her way to the mountains in the winter of 2016 to expand her musical horizons. Genuine and shockingly honest, Earleine’s songwriting is mixed with poetic lyricism, and dreamy harmonies that seem to lift hard time memories into ephemeral realms. Inspired by indie Americana bands such as First Aid Kit, and Shovels and Rope her music displays influences from many musical genres, combining Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Pop, and Rock into an alluring dynamic sound.
Momma Molasses is a musical project created by N.C. based songwriter Ella Patrick. Originally from the Sandhills “The Pines” of North Carolina, Ella grew up singing gospel songs in church and was inspired by her ballader Uncle to pick up the guitar. She ventured from home to western North Carolina, and studied Old-time music, and Art at Warren Wilson College. Afterwards, Ella played fiddle for Asheville based band, The New Olde Fashioneds. However, after a bout of heartbreak, and homesickness she returned home to Carthage N.C. and began to write songs, and define her unique fingerpicking guitar style. Self proclaimed “weird kid” and “general questioner of reality” her music naturally draws on a wide range of ideas, combining Alt-Country, blues, honky-folksy/ wonky-tonk into a sweet dripping sound. Inspired by Tradional Country and the American Folk music tradition, her songs have a storytelling mentality, and tend dispay the inward process of accepting the life’s hardships, and transforming those experiences into lessons learned. A devout believer in life’s process, Momma Molasses adopted her name as a reminder to value “slowness”, and place trust in the unfolding journey of experience. Quirky, and effortlessly idiosyncratic, her performances are noted for rambunctious asides and gleeful energy. Recently Momma Molasses has toured throughout North Carolina and Tennessee, gaining recognition in multiple communities, bouncing between th Mountians, and the Pines (both her spiritual homes), playing for a range of audiences. Armed with little more than intuition and a guitar, Momma Molasses is ready to share with all who are willing to listen!
HANK AND BRENDON
Hank & Brendan are a musical duo out of Carrboro NC that cover a variety of styles ranging from alternative, rock, and bluegrass.