Mollie O'Brien at Roots Revival Stage
On February 19, we welcome Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore to the Roots Revival Stage, the free community concert series component of our Wednesday night worship service. The evening will begin at 7:30 with an abbreviated worship service centered on the song "Sunday Street" by Dave Van Ronk as performed my Mollie and Rich, then the duo will offer a one-hour concert. This event is free and open to the public, but you'll need to reserve a spot.
About Mollie and Rich: Sometimes the story is just about the ordinary. No big bang, no big gig, no big promoter or writer hearing the band and telling the rest of the world. Sometimes the story is just about doing what you do and keeping at it. In the case of Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore it means 30 years of marriage, two kids, numerous day jobs, and making music together and apart. They met in 1981 at the Denver Folklore Center on April Fool's Day and married a few years later. At the time they were involved in their own bands and working solidly all over Colorado - Mollie was singing with Prosperity Jazz Band, a vintage swing band which featured local luminary Washboard Chaz among others; Rich was playing bass with the rock-steady blues band, The Late Show. Within a year Mollie joined The Late Show, and they attracted notice outside the bar band scene and began playing Colorado blues festivals and concerts. A few years of marriage and two daughters later, things began to change. O'Brien quit the blues band and Moore got a day job that he held until both of their daughters graduated from college. Now, here's how things turned out.
RootsRevival is a service of worship grounded in Americana/roots-based music at Centenary United Methodist Church. We strive to be an open space for people to engage in a participatory worship experience. Each service is centered on one or more "focus songs" and an accompanying Bible passage that drive the theme of the evening. We use everything from old hymns and spirituals to songs by Leonard Cohen, Mumford and Sons, Gillian Welch, U2, and more. We meet each Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Roots Revival Stage is our community concert series, which has featured Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jonathan Byrd, Dar Williams, The Amigos, and David Holt. Visit www.rootsrevivalws.com for more and to join our email list.
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Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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