Molly Brandt

With her powerful vocals, compelling storytelling, and unforgettable performances, Molly Brandt is making waves in the independent music scene. Drawing inspiration from songwriting legends like Dolly Parton and Tom T. Hall, her songs weave tales of heartache, resilience, and triumph, delving into blue-collar struggles, dive bar revelries, long car rides, and cold-blooded revenge.

With a musical background that includes stints as a classical pianist and jazz vocalist, Brandt found her songwriting voice when she turned to roots music, using a tapestry of Americana styles to tell her vivid, gritty stories. She released her first singles in 2022 and was soon performing at venues and festivals across the Midwest.

Brandt captivates audiences with her fiery delivery, memorable attire and evocative lyrics. Her 2023 debut album, Surrender to the Night, blends honky-tonk, countrypolitan, and alt-rock influences, and she’ll return to the studio in early 2024 with plans to explore an even broader range of roots music.

While we’ll have to wait to hear what this next iteration of Molly Brandt sounds like, one thing we can count on is that it’s going to be unforgettable. “Take a ride with me,” she sings in one song that could be an advertisement for her own music. “Light me up, you know you can't resist / ’Cause I’m like propane and cigarettes.”

Past Shows


Apr
7
th
2024
Turf Club
Apr
7
th
2024
Turf Club

A Tribute to Merle Haggard ft. The DL4 and Trevor McSpadden

★ Local Show ★
with Molly Brandt
Jan
31
st
2024
Turf Club
Jan
31
st
2024
Turf Club

Lanue and Ryan Necci and The Buffalo Gospel

★ Local Show ★
with Molly Brandt
Jan
19
th
2024
Fine Line
Jan
19
th
2024
Fine Line

A Tribute To
Dolly Parton

featuring Faith BoblettMolly BrandtRachel CalvertClare DoyleHaleyLaura HugoJaedyn JamesSarah MorrisSavannah SmithLeslie Vincent • with Cole Diamond performing the songs of Alan Jackson

★ Local Show ★
Dec
28
th
2023
Turf Club
Dec
28
th
2023
Turf Club

All Tomorrow's Petty

guest appearances by Sam CassidyNona InvieLucy MichelleMina MooreEllen Skoro

★ Local Show ★
with Molly Brandt
Nov
22
nd
2023
7th St Entry
Nov
22
nd
2023
7th St Entry

Boy Golden

with Molly Brandt
Jul
22
nd
2023
Turf Club
Jul
22
nd
2023
Turf Club

Molly Brandt

Album Release Show
with Pit Stop and Becky Kapell
Jun
24
th
2023
Turf Club
Jun
24
th
2023
Turf Club

New Fashioned Honky Tonk

A Salute To Cuntry Femmes
with Molly Brandt
May
3
rd
2023
Turf Club
May
3
rd
2023
Turf Club

BARN DANCE at the Turf Club ft. Trailer Trash and Friends

with a late night performance by Molly Brandt
hosted by Alan Subola
with Leslie Ball
Mar
23
rd
2023
7th St Entry
Mar
23
rd
2023
7th St Entry

Willow Creek Brothers

Album Release Show
with Tommy Goodroad and Molly Brandt
Jan
27
th
2023
Turf Club
Jan
27
th
2023
Turf Club

A Tribute to
Dolly Parton

featuring Faith BoblettMolly BrandtClare DoyleMadison HallmanLaura HugoJaedyn JamesLeslie VincentSavannah SmithSiri Undlin • with Cole Diamond performing the songs of Alan Jackson
Jan
16
th
2023
Turf Club
Jan
16
th
2023
Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms

January 2023 Monday Residency
with Molly Brandt
Dec
31
st
2022
Turf Club
Nov
12
th
2022
Turf Club
Nov
12
th
2022
Turf Club

Maggie Rose

with Molly Brandt
Sep
3
rd
2022
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater
Sep
3
rd
2022
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater

First Avenue Goes to the Fair

featuring Cindy LawsonMae SimpsonMolly BrandtThomas Abban • Hosted by Zeke
with Al Church and The Congregation
Jan
14
th
2022
Turf Club
Jan
14
th
2022
Turf Club
Cancelled

A Tribute to
Dolly Parton

with CECELIA ERHOLTZ (of TABAH), DIANE, FAITH BOBLETT, JAEDYN JAMES, JILLIAN RAE, LESLIE VINCENT, LYDIA LIZA, MADISON HALLMAN, MOLLY BRANDT, SIRI UNDLIN (of HUMBIRD), and THEYSELF

More Shows

Nov
6
th
7th St Entry

Atta Boy

Sep
18
th
7th St Entry

GEL

with MSPAINT, Destiny Bond and The Mall
Jul
10
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

"A Better Trip" with Shane Mauss

Jun
21
st
Turf Club

Jack Klatt

with Becky Kapell and Paul Bergen