Molly in the Mineshaft was founded in 2014 and is based out of Provo, Utah. They met while attending college. They play a fusion of styles including contemporary folk, bluegrass, jazz, celtic, and rock, revealing the band’s wide range of influences.
Members of the band have performed in the United States, Croatia, France, Switzerland, Spain, and other European countries. Their audiences have varied from Elementary school children to international dignitaries at a UN Meeting. Awards and recognitions include three-time national twin-fiddle champions 2009, 2010, 2012; multiple state fiddle championships; “Best of State” small instrumental group 2012; two-time state mandolin champion 2012-2013; state banjo champion 2012; and “Best Original Composition” Utah Percussive Arts Society 2012. Members of the group have shared the stage with Natalie MacMaster, Jon Schmidt, Lincoln Highway, Evan J. Marshall, Cold Creek, and the Lux Singers.
Band members have experience running a music program for those with disabilities and have degrees in Music Education, Business, English, and (almost) a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. The band can cumulatively speak Spanish, French, German, and Danish. Outside of school and music, they serve their communities at youth camps, senior living centers, hospitals, and schools.
Molly in the Mineshaft is:
Jordan Benson – Banjo & Cello
Alex Vincent – Voice & Bass
Talmage Haines – Guitar
Erin Patterson – Voice, Mandolin & Octave Mandolin
Alina Bagley – Voice, Violin & Mandolin
Scott Monson – Percussion & Piano
Grace Dayton – Voice, Violin & Mandolin
Molly in the Mineshaft’s purpose is to uplift and inspire people of all ages through our special blend of high-energy entertainment and diverse musical heritage.