“Newgrass” group Molly in the Mineshaft finds a perfect balance between celebrating the diverse musical heritage of bluegrass music and presenting it with a new twist. They’ll wow the audience with their upbeat take on traditional favorites from around the world, mixed with roots-inspired original compositions. Expect toe-tapping solos from remarkable players, including three-time national twin-fiddle champion from the Weiser, Idaho Fiddle Festival. Their purpose is to uplift, entertain, and inspire people of all ages through high-energy, diverse music. Members of the band have performed throughout North America and Europe, including the United States, Mexico, Croatia, France, Switzerland, and Spain. Their audiences range from Elementary school children to international dignitaries.
Awards and recognition include three-time national twin-fiddle champion; “Best of State” small instrumental group; “Best Original Composition”, Utah Percussive Arts Society; and a combined 7 state instrument championships in violin, banjo, and mandolin. Members of the group have shared the stage with Natalie MacMaster, Bar J Wranglers, Rory Feek, Jon Schmidt, Lincoln Highway, Evan J. Marshall, Cold Creek, and the Lux Singers.
Band members have degrees in music education, business, English, and occupational therapy. Outside of school and music, they serve their communities at youth camps, church organizations, senior living centers, hospitals, and schools.