Known for her roughneck operatic voice which packs a lungful of dusty soul and straight-shooting lyrics, her music feels equally at home either hitchhiking across the windswept Texas Panhandle or boot-stomping in a greaser’s roadhouse in Detroit.
She has shared stages with Wanda Jackson, Chuck Berry, Rev. Horton Heat, Barrence Whitfield and more. Her new record was tracked live at Loud House Studios in South City through a soundboard that Ike and Tina used in the 1970’s; co-produced with Zagk Gibbons of CaveofSwords and Old Capital Square Dance Club, and was mastered by Brian Lucey of L.A., most known for his work on The Black Key’s Brothers and El Camino.
The album’s 10 all original tracks act as a heartfelt road trip through the rustic struggles of a working class prodigal. The familiar sights pass by: love, loss, drinking, dying. But Molly navigates this age-old, blues/country terrain with a rock ’n’ roll beat; revealing both a hard-worn grace and a lonely courage beyond her years.
“Molly Simms’ voice is too big to be contained by one mere band or project.” -River Front Times
“She hits the righteous vigor of Lucinda Williams (a common comparison) in songs like the white-knuckling “Goodbye St. Louis” (first heard as a Bible Belt Sinners cut) and the swampy bayou grooves of “Low Down Broke.”’ -River Front Times
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