Friday, September 21, 2018
Thanks to the generosity of Jonathan, Ever, and Reagan Owens, renowned folk trio Red Molly will perform a benefit concert for Heartwood on September 21, 2018, at the historic Garner Performing Arts Center.
“Reagan’s first concert was when she was six weeks old to see Red Molly in Durham,” Ever says. “We had fallen in love with their music the previous year when we fell back into ‘roots’ music in our hometown at MerleFest. They
signed her cloth diaper that night and she’s been their biggest littlest fan ever since.”
Red Molly combines the talents of Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar), who weave together the threads of American music — from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk. In 2015, the group took a hiatus while Molly had her son, but began touring again this year.
Gracing stages from Denver to Denmark, from Australia to Austin, Red Molly is renowned for their live shows. As four-time featured artists at MerleFest, breakout stars at RockyGrass, and the darlings of the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, the “Mollies” bring audiences to their feet. We can’t wait to experience it ourselves!
So how best to utilize this amazing opportunity? The staff voted! Montessori supports the imagination found in our research-based curriculum, so proceeds from the concert will help fund improved technology for the Elementary and Upper School, and music supplies for the Children’s House.