What do you follow? How did you find yourself here? You can follow signs, leads/ers, the sun, idols, guts, angels, hearts, paths. I followed melodies and made this. It found you.
"Follow"; years in the making, fearful of moving at glacial pace JT Bates reminded her that "Dude, glaciers are unstoppable". Inspired by Latin Playboys, Calexico , bus rides and records that make you want to take the long way home. Players on "Follow" include Erik Koskinen, Todd Clouser, Noah Levy, JT Bates, Chris Bates, James Anton, Gabriela Sweet, Josh Gravelin, Paul Bergen, James Tyler O'Neill, Anastasia Ellis, Krissy Bergmark , and Iraida Noriega.
"Molly Maher has done it. She combines simplicity and heartfelt melody and creates something that is equally haunting and hypnotic. I can't stop listening. Bravo! "
Louie Perez of Los Lobos
"“Follow” is an alluringly organic, relaxed album that sounds like skilled musicians grooving together on a street in Mexico — and someone pressed “Record.”" Jon Bream/Star and Tribune
"Follow.... is embodied, threadbare, bold and refined. I find it as full of breath as any other living creature I have encountered out in the world. Its aliveness is a gift. To have music woven of so many threads, channeled onto the ferociously forked road that culture has found itself, provides some mist, some dust, to fragment the sun into magic, helping to reveal new paths through the tumult. Most importantly paths followed in imagination. " BEN WEAVER is a songwriter, poet, bicycle advocate
released June 12, 2020
Produced by Molly Maher & Erik Koskinen
Engineered and Mixed by Erik Koskinen at Real Phonic Studios
Mastered by Tom Garneau at AudioActive
2020 Real Phonic Records
Album Artwork: Dan Miggler at Noiseland
Photos by: ILIA PHOTO + CINEMA
Molly Maher and her DisbelieversSaint Paul, Minnesota
Molly Maher resides on the border between the lands of Americana and the Blues and moves beautifully between them, blending
simmer and cool with fine guitar playing. She has traveled the roads of the American music tradition and returned to sing about it with an authentic and sage voice. To see her perform live is an unforgettable experience. Roots music with a rock swagger....more
The best I've heard from Steve Earle in a while. The songs have a subtler, earthier tone, tastefully rendered in authentic sounding country/blues and bluegrass styling. 'J.T' reminds of earlier records like 'Feel Alright' or 'Train a Comin'. A deep sense of grief, love and compassion is felt on the final track, the only composition from Steve, all others composed by J.T. That they sound so good confirms what a great songwriter J.T. really was. tideracer
I knew Bob before he was 'Slim'. Then lost touch. Always followed him musically from Buzz Barker and the Atomic Bums to his solo work. I was never much into listening to live music at First Ave or bars so I didn't really get to watch him play and sing. I did see him open for Roseanne Cash once. Take care Bob! clayb