Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore

  • Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore
  • Genre
    Folk Americana
  • Date
    Sunday 08/14/2016
  • Time
    2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Place
    Singer-Songwriters Stage
  • Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore met in 1981 at the Denver Folklore Center on April Fool'€™s Day and married a few years later. For nearly 30 years, they have quietly made it their mission to find, mine and reinvent other artists' songs. They are masters of the craft of interpretation, following in the tradition of the great singers that, since the beginning of popular American music, have made and remade the songs of their eras as their own. Also songwriters, they add their own original tunes to the canon of the American roots music that all their work draws from.

    O'€™Brien has long been known as a singer who does not work within set musical boundaries. Audiences love her fluidity and her ability to make herself at home in any genre while never sacrificing the essence of each song. She is a Grammy Award-winning singer at who takes the risks that pay off, both in her vocal stylings and in the material she chooses.

    Moore, while known to produce some of the funniest onstage running commentary, is a powerhouse guitar player who keeps pace with O'€™Brien'€™s twists and turns through blues, traditional folk, jazz and rock '€™n'€™ roll. He provides the support of a whole band with his one guitar, and he and O'Brien collaborate and perform as an equal and balanced partnership.

    Elmore Magazine said, "€œO'€™Brien'€™s stunning vocals swing from delicacy to domination in a heartbeat, and Moore'€™s exquisite guitar provides more than just background. This marriage was made in heaven."€

    Their latest release is 2014's "€œLove Runner"€ on Remington Road Records.