The Curry Coastal Pilot

PISTOL RIVER - The Pistol River Concert Association presents Red Molly in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Pistol River Friendship Hall, 24252 Carpenterville Road.

The Americana trio consists of Laurie MacAllister (vocals, guitar, banjo), Abbie Gardner (vocals, guitar, dobro, lap steel guitar), and Molly Venter (vocals, guitar). They perform original works composed by each of the group members, as well as covers of other songwriters including Hank Williams, Gillian Welch and Ryan Adams.

Red Molly was formed late one night at the 2004 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.Three solo singer-songwriters were the last ones left at a song circle; they liked the way they sounded together and decided to form a band.The name Red Molly is taken from a character in the Richard Thompson song, "1952 Vincent Black Lightning."

They have performed on NPR's Mountain Stage, festivals throughout the country and last year they were invited to open multiple shows for music legend Willie Nelson.

Tickets are $15 and are available at Wright's Custom Framing and Art Supplies in Brookings and at Gold Beach Books in Gold Beach. Tickets may also be reserved online at or by calling 541-247-2848.