An 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?
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!