Watch Out – Red Molly: “Hello Goodbye” [VIDEO]


First off, no this is not the Beatles tune. NYC-based Folk/Bluegrass/Americana music trio Red Molly‘s original is a jaunty tune playing on the ups and downs of relationships. The tune offers cracker jack musicianship and crystal-stream harmonies beautifully performed by members Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (dobro, banjo) and Molly Venter (guitar).

Abbie wrote “Hello Goodbye” with her father Herb Gardner, a swing jazz and stride pianist and dixieland trombonist who has played with Wynton Marsalis, Roy Eldridge, Henry “Red” Allen, Jimmy Rushing, and Doc Cheatham.

The video was shot at the Cape Cod Carousel Funhouse Arcade. A fitting place for a song abut love I think.

The band has scored #3 on Folk DJ’s Top Album list of 2012 with Light in the Sky, and reached #10 on the Americana Music Association’s Top 40 radio chart. They’ve appeared on NPR’s Mountain Stage, MerleFest, RockyGrass, and about 100 other venues per year since their start in in 2004. In 2013, they’ll head to Australia for four major music festivals, and are booked to perform at Denmark’s Tønder Festival. (See full schedule below)

The name Red Molly is taken from a character in the Richard Thompson song “1952 Vincent Black Lightning.”


March 8-11, 2013: Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy VIC AUSTRALIA
March 12, 2013: Community Hall, Valencia Creek VIC AUSTRALIA
March 14, 2013: Private Concert, Cadgee NSW AUSTRALIA
March 15-17, 2013: Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba NSW AUSTRALIA
March 18, 2013: Private Concert, Nowra NSW AUSTRALIA
March 19, 2013: Private Concert, Moruya NSW AUSTRALIA
March 21, 2013: Groove Factory, Wagga Wagga NSW AUSTRALIA
March 22-24, 2013:Yackandandah Folk Festival, Yackandandah VIC AUSTRALIA
March 25, 2013: Yea Music Group, Alexandra VIC AUSTRALIA
March 26, 2013: Bendigo Folk Club, Bendigo VIC AUSTRALIA
March 28, 2013: The Quarterdeck, Narooma NSW AUSTRALIA
March 29-April 1, 2013: The National Folk Festival, Canberra ACT AUSTRALIA
April 19, 2013: Irvington Town Hall Theater, Irvington NY
April 20, 2013: Sounding Board, West Hartford CT
April 25-27, 2013: MerleFest, Wilkesboro NC
April 28, 2013: The Hamilton, Washington DC
May 10, 2013: Catherine Cummings Theatre, Cazenovia NY
May 11, 2013: Golden Link Folk Society, Penfield NY
May 17, 2013: Center for Arts at Natick, Natick MA
May 18, 2013: Landmark on Main St., Port Washington NY
May 19, 2013: Susquehanna Folk Music Society, Harrisburg PA
May 31, 2013: Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River MA
June 1, 2013: Hurdy Gurdy, Fair Lawn NJ
June 29, 2013: Kate Wolf Music Festival, Laytonville CA
July 10, 2013: Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood CO
July 11-13, 2013: High Mountain Hay Fever Festival, Westcliffe CO
July 14, 2013: Aspen Bluegrass Series, Aspen CO
July 21, 2013: Bartlett Arboretum, Stamford CT
July 23, 2013: Meeting House Park Summer Music Series, Hampstead NH
July 30, 2013: Boathouse Theater, Schroon Lake NY
August 22-25, 2013: Tønder Festival, Tønder, DENMARK
September 20, 2013: CenterStage, Reston VA
September 22, 2013: Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Bristol VA/TN
October 4, 2013: BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown MD
October 5, 2013: Sanctuary Concerts, Chatham NJ
October 12, 2013: Chenango Arts, Norwich NY
October 18, 2013: Me & Thee Coffeehouse, Marblehead MA
October 19, 2013: Circle of Friends, Franklin MA
October 25, 2013: Naked Soul at The Rubin, New York NY
October 26, 2013: St. Paul’s Church, Elkins Park PA
November 3, 2013: University of FL Performing Arts, Gainesville FL
November 4, 2013: Straz Center for the Arts, Tampa FL
November 8, 2013: Riverhawk Music Festival, Brooksville FL
November 9, 2013: Labyrinth Cafe, Fort Lauderdale FL
November 22, 2013: Whiskey Tasting Fundraiser, Fredericksburg TX
November 24, 2013: Winter Wind Concerts, Norman OK
January 25, 2014: Randolph County Community Arts Center, Elkins WV
February 13, 2014: Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick MD
March 8, 2014: Music in Corrales, Corrales NM
March 22, 2014: Emelin Theater, Mamaroneck NY
March 29, 2014: Steinman Hall at The Ware Center, Lancaster PA
April 29, 2014: VA Arts Festival, Richmond VA
April 30, 2014: Salisbury University, Salisbury MD
May 9, 2014: River Club Music Hall, Scituate MA
May 10, 2014: Sounding Board, West Hartford CT
May 11, 2014: New Hope Winery, New Hope PA
June 13, 2014: Livermore Valley PAC, Livermore CA
August 30, 2014: Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg PA

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