new bedford, ma
1. Thanks to their fans' support, Molly's Kickstarter was fully funded this year. Molly went to Nashville in February and recorded their sophomore album with producer Will Hoge. Stay tuned for more info on its release.
2. Check out this recent front page Standard Times article about Molly's music.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Molly O'Leary (they/them) is an indie folk/rock singer-songwriter from New Bedford, Massachusetts. Whether rocking with the full band, vibing out as a duo with lead guitarist John Fernandes, or rolling solo, Molly hits the heart strings of audiences with their use of songwriting as a form of activism to raise awareness about mental health and social justice. Molly has received the following nods and applauds: 2021 International Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist, 2022 Last Band Standing Finalist, 2022 New England Music Awards Nominee for New Act, and 2023 Motif Music Awards Nominee for Favorite Singer-Songwriter. Molly has opened up and shared the stage with renowned artists like Ryan Cassata, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Will Hoge, Geoff Rickly (from Thursday), Nate Bergman, Chris Griffiths, Thom Donovan, Allen Jones, Scout Gillett, Rebecca Correia, Jillian Jensen, and Matt Cusson. They integrate music into their job as a school counselor, private practice therapist, and yoga teacher. Follow @mollyolearymusic on social media to see what's up with their music and cats.
"When I first heard Molly’s music, it hooked me. They have a great voice. Really cool songs. Obviously those things matter a ton but Molly also seemed to really have the other thing that is vital to being a musician and that’s the desire and work ethic to get yourself out there and do the hard work of getting your music heard by folks. I’m a fan and I can’t wait to see where the path Molly chooses and follows takes them next." -Will Hoge