Interview with Mollie O'Brien, Denver, Colorado

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Mollie O'Brien
Mollie O’Brien (Denver, Colorado)

Mollie O'Brien and her husband, guitarist Rich Moore, have for nearly forty years quietly made it their mission to find, mine, and reinvent other artists' songs. They are geniuses at the craft of interpretation in the way that great singers since the beginning of popular American music have made the songs of their era their own. As songwriters, they add their own tunes to the canon of American roots music they inhabit and show us they’re completely at home with their musical selves. A Grammy winner, Mollie has long been known as a singer who doesn’t recognize a lot of musical boundaries, and audiences love her fluid ability to make herself at home in any genre while never sacrificing the essence of the song she tackles. She is a singer at the very top of her game who is not afraid to take risks both vocally and in the material she chooses. 

Interviewed by Raquel Paraíso, 10/06/2020.
Raquel Paraíso
Music; United States; Covid-19 Pandemic
Denver, Colorado
Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Society for Ethnomusicology

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