When you were in college writing your first songs, what sorts of moods or feelings or inspirations were you working with?
When I was in college I was just starting to write for the first time. I remember just feeling very focused on just very simple song crafting and chord progressions. It took me a while to feel comfortable with writing. I was inspired by fun young love! When I started writing the songs for 'Please Be Mine' my first full length record, I was dealing with a super painful break up.
What was the first song you wrote and at what point did you say, "i can do this."
Hmm, I can't remember the first song I ever wrote. I probably blocked it out. But, the first song I wrote for the album was the title track, "Please Be Mine." I had just moved to Austin from Asheville and felt a surge of independence just from the very act of moving somewhere alone. That gave me a lot of confidence.
Also, you have a very mature and developed palate shown in the music. How did you get there? The harmony on the Audiotree version of "I Still Love You" is strikingly beautiful. Will you be playing with the same lineup?
Aw, thank you so much! Such a nice compliment. I grew up listening to jazz and then majored in jazz performance in college so maybe that has something to do with my palate! And yes, I will be playing with the same line up as the audio tree session which is Dailey Toliver on guitar and back up vocals, Kitty Beebe on bass and back up vocals and Ignacio Guerrero on drums.
You have a beautiful voice. Did you receive formal training and do you exercise your voice often?
Again, thank you! I've been singing all my life and didn't receive formal training until college. I definitely exercise my voice often! Especially the past few months of touring!
What do you want from music and where do you want to go?
I've always wanted the opportunity to play and make records and I feel very fortunate that I've been able to do so. I want to continue to tour and write and ride the wave. And to stay present ?.
Right now seems to be a renaissance for powerful American female singer-song writers. Do you think that there is anything, in particular, catapulting this?
Ahhhh, the renaissance is not new! It's constant. Women are the best!
See Molly Burch at the Red Museum with Mariee Sioux, Rose Italic and Pierce and the Gals