Black Molly was/is a one person band consisting of Alison Corbett playing plethora of instruments including mini drum kit, organ, guitar, banjo, violin and more. I’ve already listened to a lot of this album, but never did give it the full album, start to finish, listen. Alison popped into my head after listening to Gillian Welch and I figured I should dig up some of her material.
I met Alison back in 06′ (I think) when she was hosting an original open mic in St. John’s and myself and good friend, Brad Lannon, ventured down to try out some material. I was super impressed with her songs and with her performance of “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall,” with all lyrics intact (I think). Not long after, she lent her talents to my former band’s debut album. Check out her violin playing on one of our tracks, “Going Over.”
This RPM recording is full of lo-fi singer songwriter gold. The songs are eclectic in their variety and instrumentation. I love her lyrics and delivery. Give this album a listen folks. From the foot stompin’ pop of “Little City Big Time” and “Russian Poets” to gorgeous folk tunes like “Dirty Dynamite” and “Let It Hang.” You can hear another hometown favourite of mine, Patrick Canning, lending harmonies on “Dirty Dynamite” and I plan to get to one of Pat’s albums very soon.