Second installment of "Songwriters in the Round" at Hatchet Coffee. Featuring local and regional artists: Momma Molasses, Will Easter, and Laura Boswell.
All ages are welcome. Be sure to arrive early to grab a delicious Hatchet beverage, and a good seat.
Molasses's music is soul stirringly resonate, and smothered in good old fashioned folk sentiment; blending Americana, Old-Time, Alt-Country, Piedmont Blues, Swing, Appalachian, and Bluegrass music into a uniquely timeless sound. Momma Molasses has toured extensively in the South East playing around 200 shows in the past year, and is continuing to gain momentum as a new voice in roots music. Momma Molasses aka Ella Patrick grew up in Carthage, NC where her family has roots dating back more than 200 years and began playing stringed instruments at an early age, while singing gospel music in church, and learning folk ballads from her parents dusty late 60’s record collection. An alumni of Warren Wilson College, Patrick studied fine art, and Appalachian folk music; taking classes in old-time, murder ballad singing, and bluegrass music. Currently Momma Molasses tours full-time while pursuing her passion for roots music through writing, researching, and curating a weekly radio program ,"Folk Yeah", which broadcasts live from The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, VA. on WBCM Radio Bristol.
Will Easter was born in the Sauratown Mountain Range of Western North Carolina. The Sauratown Mountains are sometimes called "the Mountains away from the Mountains” as they are an isolated range totally separate from the Appalachians formed by a massive glacier and are home to both Hanging Rock and Pilot Mountain State Parks. Hearing Will’s original carefully crafted songs, one is imbued with heartfelt honest hardworking and earthen lyrics that reveal stories of love, of love lost, and the singers own genuine unique pain of human progression. As a music lover, Will has big ears for many genres, but is primarily focused on performing his own original Sauratown Mountains country folk sound, which some fans have referred to as “grunge grass”.
Laura exhibits a poetic and technical depth that has garnered comparisons to Joni Mitchell, Sufjan Stevens, and Norah Jones. She writes intimate folk music with classical influence; along with being a singer-songwriter, Laura has a degree in classical guitar performance and studied classical piano from a young age. She draws upon her training and many classical composers when crafting her own intricate style of songwriting. Laura views music as a bridge to human connection and vulnerability, as well as a powerful tool for fostering community. Laura has self-released two albums, Counting Eyes (April 2014) and Fall Away (November 2017). Hailing from the valleys of Central Pennsylvania, Laura has made a new home for herself in Western North Carolina where she continues to write, record, and perform.