Interview: Molly Parden; Playing @ Eddie’s Attic June 2!

molly parden_1An amalgamation of country, folk, and pop conjured up by an easy-going acoustic and a sweet southern voice is the best way to describe singer/songwriter Molly Parden. The Atlanta native has been trying out this songwriting thing on guitar for about 6 years and it seems to be the most efficient expression of her inner creator. She has written a few songs about her life thus far in a 9-song recording entitled Time Is Medicine.

Atlanta Music Guide caught up with Molly before she heads to Eddie’s Attic for her show on June 2. Take a look at what she had to say about her fan encounters, her music and pre-show rituals!

What is the strangest thing a fan has done for you or at your show?

I signed a poster in a bathroom once. That’s a tiny bit weird.

What is the funniest moment you have had as an artist?

I played two shows two nights in a row in August of 2010 at Eddie’s Attic, opening for Jay Brannan, an act I had never heard of before. I was very relaxed and unencumbered by nerves or expectations and for some reason the crowd was thoroughly enjoying my stage banter. I was so pleased with my entertaining that I posted the show online at my BandCamp site for a free download. It’s probably a lot less amusing than I think it is.

Do you have any pre-show rituals?

Back bends, prayers of thanksgiving and a bit of liquid courage, if available.

If you could describe your music in one word, what would it be?

FLOWERFOLKPOP.

How do you connect with a crowd?

I embrace my stutters and awkward silences and remember that I am not in any way higher than anyone else in the room. I laugh at my own jokes and ask semi-rhetorical questions.

What is the best way to write music?

With a heavy heart and a glass of wine.

Catch Molly Parden playing at Eddie’s Attic Sunday, June 2 with special guests Erin Rae and Jonathan Rich!

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