This past year, the ladies were invited to open multiple shows for music legend Willie Nelson and they performed at the venerable RockyGrass festival in CO. Their new CD "Light in the Sky" spent 20 weeks on the Americana Music Association's Top 40 radio chart and charted as Folk DJ's #3 Top Album of 2012.
In 2013, the band will spend the month of March touring throughout Australia, and in August will head to Europe for the first time, for Denmark's Tonder Festival. They have also been invited to appear for the third time at NC's legendary music gathering, MerleFest. Also scheduled is a fourth appearance at the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, where in September 2012 the Bristol Herald Courier dubbed Red Molly "The Twin City's sweethearts", saying the band "lit up the stage, as a massive crowd of adoring fans sat mesmerized by their silky smooth harmonies and superb musicianship."
Opening for Red Molly will be very special guest, Jake Armerding. The Boston Globe calls singer-violinist Jake Armerding "the most gifted and promising songwriter to emerge from the Boston folk scene in years."
"Cosmos in the Chaos" is his sixth full-length release. "Leonard Bernstein once said that for him, music is cosmos in chaos. It seemed to fit with this collection of songs: that they could serve as an oasis for someone wrapped up in this chaotic life. They get closer to the sound in my head than anything I've done before," says Armerding.
After joining a farm CSA in 2009, he adopted the idea for his own projects, and launched Community Supported Art in late 2011. The Jake Armerding CSA, now in its second year, delivers a digital box of new, independent music and artwork to subscribers each month. A collection of songs from this musical experiment became the basis for the new album.
Armerding grew up playing classical violin and listening to 80's pop radio. Over the course of 1500 performances, he has shared the stage with Bela Fleck, Nickel Creek, Josh Ritter, David Wilcox and Toad the Wet Sprocket.
This program is supported in part by the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. Sponsorship provided by Hillside Dental Associates. Accommodations provided by the Heidel House Resort & Spa.