Over the past week, Nashville has been whipped into an Americana frenzy. Boots and hats galore, the four-night Americana Fest was packed with huge, rootsy talent. But just down the street (at fooBAR, of all places,) a Southern folk duo was making magic on stage at a Palaver Thursday. And we found 'em for ya.
Hailing from the Great White North and the Deep South, Me and Molly joined forces earlier this year, and they are bursting onto the Nashville scene with guns blazing.
Declan McGarry, of Winnipeg, Canada, and Molly Stevens of Macon, GA, had been making great music separately for years until a local producer brought the two together. With a range of influences from John Denver and Neil Young to down-home gospel music, Stevens and McGarry create soulful, heartfelt tunes that reflect their individual skills and undeniable musical chemistry. On stage, their strong yet tender voices entwine over the strumming of road-worn guitars, entrancing their boot-stomping, hand-clapping audience.
The duo is currently recording their first release, but their live recordings are more than enough to tide us over. Give "Stay Baby Stay" a listen below. -Caroline Bowman