Red Molly


  • From New York City.
  • A female vocal trio specializing in folk/Americana with a bluegrassy feel (lots of Dobro™, occasional banjo).
  • Formed in 2004 by Laurie MacAllister (guitar, banjo, bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro™, guitar) and Carolann Solebello (guitar, bass) at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (New York).
  • 2010, Solebello left the group and was replaced by Austin-based singer songwriter and guitarist Molly Venter.
  • Fans are called “Red Heads.”
  • “Red Molly” is the name of a character in Richard Thompson’s song “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” which was IBMA Song of the Year in 2002 (recorded by the Del McCoury Band).
  • Abbie Gardner has released several solo projects featuring her resophonic guitar.
  • 2010, released James album (no label). James is also a character in the song 1952 Vincent Black Lightning.
  • 2011, released Light in the Sky album (no label).
  • 2014, released The Red Album (no label).