With the 2005 release of her first album “Shoot the Sky” however, Molly’s time spent as a studio and side musician is quickly becoming overshadowed by her stand alone talent. In fact, some of the musicians that Thomas stood so faithfully beside are now next to her on stage, taking their turn playing second fiddle, so to speak. The self produced 12 track project features Thomas on vocals, violin, guitar, cello, bass, piano, moog, Hammond organ, mandolin, and assorted percussion instruments, including some wonderful, yet self proclaimed “trashy drumming” on a track or two.
More than just talent, Molly Thomas has staying power and she is proving it over and over again. Her gripping voice, commanding stage presence, eclectic fashion sense and fragile beauty has a way of captivating an audience without overpowering them; leaving them always wanting more.
During her spring tour of Europe, Thomas found herself yet another audience. UK music aficionados were taken with this southern girl. Michael Mee of The Hawick News, (Hawick, UK) said about Thomas, “Molly Thomas is no little lady, bemoaning her trials and tribulations at the hands of the wrong kind of man. There’s a streak of defiance a mile wide in her voice and, as a writer, she kicks where it hurts and with unerring accuracy.” The unexpected attention from abroad landed her a distribution deal with Proper Distribution and some interest from the company’s record label along with a few offers from agents in the UK who are vying to sign the American Southerner.
The coming year promises many new projects for Thomas, including several studio projects for other musicians, but the most exciting news yet may be the release of her second album. She has been busying herself when not on stage or in a studio with writing and perfecting the haunting and beautiful new songs that will be her sophomore release. While it is true that she is an electrifying accompaniment to other acts, it is her addictive and unforgettable solo performances where she truly shines.