Molly Dean

Molly Dean involves herself in a multitude of creative projects as a vocalist, instrumentalist, and composer. Her music has been described as "deceptively simple" and her presence "enrapturing - a songstress that eschews archetypal female folk-isms with sexy, subtle rebellion."

With performances including the Guthrie Theater, singing duets with Garrison Keillor on A Prairie Home Companion, opening for Atmosphere & Trampled by Turtles at Bayfront Festival Park, to being featured on the cover of Vita.MN magazine - representing one of the top 4 bands in the Twin Cities, you will find that Molly Dean truly does revel in the creative diversity of it all.

It began with studying classical piano and fostering an unfolding love of instrumentation and composition. Being exposed to a multitude of genres of music at a young age, Molly found her focus begin to sharpen as a lyricist and songwriter. This graduated into solo performances, new musical collaborations, and national & international travel & performance. As a college student studying vocal performance and communication studies, Molly took the opportunity to both study and perform abroad while living in London & Amsterdam for just under two years. Upon returning home, Molly completed an additional degree in Sound Arts, and shortly after graduating, she moved to Alaska to be a waitress and sing in the small town bars in SE Alaska for the better part of a year. This sense of adventure, cultural influences, love of nature, and independent spirit is prominent throughout the music that Molly creates.

"...A diverse performer and a quick study"

Garrison Keillor

A truly exciting time is taking shape, with a new Acoustic record to release - produced by Dave Simonett, an amazing collaborative project 'Dusty Heart' with the lovely Barbara Jean, and writing new music with Moon & Pollution... stay tuned...

Past Shows


Jan
12
th
2024
Turf Club
Jan
12
th
2024
Turf Club

Jack Klatt

in the Clown Lounge (Turf Club basement)

★ Local Show ★
with Molly Dean
Sep
25
th
2022
Fine Line
Sep
25
th
2022
Fine Line

Tamino

with Molly Dean
Oct
4
th
2015
Clown Lounge
Oct
4
th
2015
Clown Lounge
Apr
30
th
2011
Turf Club
Apr
30
th
2011
Turf Club

Joe Pug

with Strand of Oaks and Molly Dean

More Shows

Sep
6
th
7th St Entry

Austin Williams

Aug
24
th
Turf Club

Scrunchies

with In Lieu and Mary Jam
Nov
20
th
7th St Entry

Hunter Root

Sep
23
rd
Fine Line

The Lemonheads