Molly Parden

Born in Jonesboro, GA to a family of 9 children that had little exposure to music apart from a church hymnal, Molly Parden’s career in music is something of a mystery—something that happened to her more than it was ever anything she set out for. When none of her siblings took a particular interest in music at a young age, Molly inherited a violin built by her great uncle when she was 8 years old, discovering her lifelong love for music through the haunting simplicity of melodies long before she ever heard pop music, picked up a guitar, or started singing songs of her own.

Molly moved to Nashville in the spring of 2013 after 3 years of growing in the lush songwriting community of east Atlanta, and soon discovered she could pay her bills as a singer, providing her memorable and uniquely captivating harmony vocals on over 50 records in just a few years. Though she rarely performed her own songs live, her increasing number of fans and champions—everyone from her mom to her fellow songwriters in Nashville’s vibrant underground—encouraged her to finally make another record of her own.

What resulted is a voice that is as haunting as it is comforting, beautifully raw and yet effortlessly just out of reach—a disarming union of aloofness and intimacy that runs throughout her songs, lulling the listener with its cadence of melancholic melodies and searching phrases that whir in your head long after her songs have gone silent.

But for all its unapproachable beauty, the heart of Molly’s music is humble and profoundly human. They are songs that remind us that heartbreak isn’t simply another marketable human emotion, but is more like a familiar place—a sacred space within all of us. We are all born with a deep sense of loss, and great art has a way of articulating the personal tragedy inside of us. It makes listening to Molly’s songs feel like falling into a dream or a distant memory—a beautiful reminder of something we’ve known all along.

-James McFetridge Wilson

Past Shows


Feb
22
nd
2020
Turf Club
Feb
22
nd
2020
Turf Club

SUSTO

with Molly Parden
Apr
2
nd
2018
7th St Entry
Apr
2
nd
2018
7th St Entry

Courtney Marie Andrews

with Molly Parden
Dec
1
st
2017
7th St Entry
Dec
1
st
2017
7th St Entry

David Ramirez

with Molly Parden
Aug
9
th
2016
7th St Entry
Aug
9
th
2016
7th St Entry

Sam Outlaw

with Matt Jennings and Molly Parden

More Shows

Oct
15
th
Fine Line

Rina Sawayama

Mar
14
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

An Evening with
Gaelic Storm

Jan
9
th
Palace Theatre

Doomtree

Aug
11
th
7th St Entry

MY BABY