Molly Kummerle, also known as “Ruby Slippers” on the vibrant Asheville music scene, will be gracing the Mooged-Out stage at our Bele Chere After Party on July 25th. Molly is no stranger to Bob Moog Foundation events, having shared her ethereal jazz/hiprock vocals at Enter The Mind Of Moog in November 2007 and Enter the Mind of Moog:Bob’s Birthday Celebration in May 2009. You can hear Molly performing “Give Me the Sun”, for which she wrote the lyrics, here and on “Me Have Fun” on our Mooged-Out: Asheville CD.
Molly has garnered much critical success in the local scene with Stuart Gaines of the Mountain Xpress writing that her performance is “stunning, if not plain sexy — jazz and rock sway. Her voice melts like butter across the room with microwaves ease, while vaguely evoking the best of Ani DeFranco or even Fiona Apple.” Add an analog delay moogerfooger to that and the result is pure magic.
Molly’s connection goes well beyond lending her talents to our events — she is connected to our cause.
“It is an honor and an adventure in creativity to work with the Moog Foundation on this and all events. As an artist, this is an opportunity to participate in something really special. It is a collaboration that brings together different backgrounds, influences, schools of music, technology and improvisation, resulting in a living celebration of the true innovative spirit of Bob Moog.”
Molly will be performing from 11:15 to 12:00 with one of four Moog Foundation House Band’s, “The Adaptors”. The band will feature Chris Tanfield on guitar and theremin, Jeremy Ferguson on bass, Frank Bloom on drums, Franklin Keel on cello and John Paul Hess on keyboards. Dave Hamilton will be running them all through moogerfoogers from the front of house.
Come join Molly and all the other musicians as they get Mooged-Out, and raise their voices for the benefit of the Moogseum. Tickets are on sale at MoDaddy’s for a $5 donation in advance and at the door. The event runs from 10pm to 2am.
To find out more about Molly, see her myspace page.