Molly Thomas & Rick Hirsch

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The Bay, 24215 Hwy. 331 South, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

MOLLY THOMAS With her new release, Honey’s Fury, Molly Thomas has seamlessly woven 12 songs into a powerful album. Thomas effortlessly transforms the depth, range, and complexity of her existence into enlightening learning experiences that are touching and inspirational to her listeners. “Molly Thomas sings what my guts can’t find the words to say. She offers us the freedom to sit back and listen while she explores heartache on our behalf. I feel lucky I found her music.” - Jason Segel (actor) Born in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Thomas has made her home in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee, a hive for songwriters and artists whose emotive storytelling and beautifully gritty swampy swagger personify the region. As a side-person, Thomas has recorded and toured internationally, including late night performances on David Letterman and Jay Leno’s Tonight Show with folk icon Todd Snider. Her violin, string arrangements and vocals have been featured on recordings and live performances with Guster, Matthew Ryan and Will Hoge amongst others, and her reputation as a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and collaborator speaks for itself. Throughout her career, Thomas has released three critically acclaimed records as a solo artist and her music has appeared in films.

RICK HIRSCH Musician/composer and BMI songwriter, Rick Hirsch's roots are imbedded in the antebellum South, Georgia and Alabama to be specific. It was there, on the Gulf Coast, that he grew up in the land of Drivin' Miss Daisy and down the path from Forrest Gump, as a yung'un always falling asleep at night with guitar in hand. After graduating from the U. of Alabama with his degree in Biology/Chemistry, he did the obvious and began to play guitar professionally around the South. And quite soon in 1969, he helped found the Seventies rock and roll band eventually known as WET WILLIE, a group on the Capricorn label sharing the roster with several other bands including the Allman Brothers (the original ones). Wet Willie enjoyed some nice successes during the band's tenure on Capricorn, eg. a Billboard Magazine top 5 hit, Keep On Smilin' and a dozen or so albums. By 1976 though, "thrill turned to chill", or was at least put on the back burner, and Rick had an opportunity to record and tour with Cher and Gregg Allman, who were preparing to do their duo album, Allman and Woman. He did so and subsequently moved to Los Angeles in 1977, where he resides today. He has worked with numerous acts as a guitarist and is a published songwriter, having had his songs and music performed and recorded by various artists as well as being featured in film and television. Today, he perseveres in the capricious world of music.