Woodyfest 2019: Carolann Solebello
Red Molly cofounder Carolann Solebello performed an [Sidenote: This is the tenth post in our coverage of the twenty-second annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. We’ll be alternating our reporting with essays and photo galleries from the sixteenth festival in 2013, so check in often for a mix of old and new Woodyfest goodness.] intimate solo set on the Crystal Theatre Stage during Woodyfest 2019. The small audience attending the mid-morning performance were treated to songs that blended rural folk traditions with Solebello’s distinctly urban rhythmic sensibility, peppered in between with pithy, humorous anececdotes.
Since the dissolution of Red Molly, Solebello has alternated between solo performance and touring with modern folk quartet No Fuss and Feathers. She is a member of New York City’s Jack Hardy Songwriters’ Exchange and the winner of numerous musical awards, including first-place at the 2011 Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival (MD) and the 2015 Musicians on a Mission Songwriting Contest (NJ).
Solebello’s most recent album, Shiver, is out now.