Band: “Stories & Songs” featuring Molly Thomas, Ferrill Gibbs, Ryan Balthrop
Date: Saturday, June 30, 8 p.m.
Venue: The Listening Room of Mobile, 78 St. Francis St., www.thelisteningrooommobile.com
Tickets: $20; call 251-367-4599 for reservations
The Listening Room of Mobile’s “Stories and Songs” series not only provides for intimate performances but also gives audiences a chance to hear about the origins of the songs from the songwriters themselves. This edition features a trio of local songwriters performing in the round. The event will also be a chance to hear a raw live interpretation of Molly Thomas’ new, original material from her project, Molly Thomas & the Rare Birds. Known for both her solo material and collaborative work with scores of musicians, working on this upcoming album is Thomas’ dream brought to life.
“I’ve learned a lot in the process of working with other musicians, obviously that’s been a great part of my musical journey and career,” Thomas said. “At this point and time, I’ve had more success as a side musician, but I’ve slowly gained more momentum in time with the music that I write and collaborate with my band. So, I feel like I’m finally getting to a point where I envisioned myself to be as Molly Thomas.”
Thomas is working with some impressive entities in the local music scene. Rick Hirsch of Wet Willie and Studio H2O fame has been by her side through the creative and recording processes. Thomas and her band have also enlisted studio engineer Trina Shoemaker to join them at Dauphin Street Sound. Since the album is still in the production stage, this show will be the public’s chance to hear some of the songs before they are released.
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