Molly Dean is involved in a multitude of creative projects as a vocalist, instrumentalist & composer. Her music has been described as "deceptively simple" and her presence "enrapturing - a songstress that eschews archetypal female folkisms with subtle rebellion."
With performances at the Guthrie Theater, singing duets with Garrison Keillor on A Prairie Home Companion, opening for Atmosphere & Trampled by Turtles at Bayfront Festival Park, to being featured on the cover of Vita.MN magazine- representing one of the top 4 bands in the Twin Cities, you will find that Molly Dean truly does revel in the creative diversity of it all.
It began with studying classical piano and fostering an unfolding love of instrumentation and composition. Being exposed to a multitude of genres of music at a young age, Molly found her focus begin to sharpen as a lyricist and songwriter. This graduated into solo performances, new musical collaborations, and national & international travel & performance. As a college student studying vocal performance and communication, Molly took the opportunity to study and perform abroad while living in London & Amsterdam for two years. Upon returning home she completed an additional degree in Sound Arts and shortly after graduating, moved to Alaska to be a waitress and sing in the small town bars for the better part of a year. This sense of adventure, cultural influences, love of nature and independent spirit is prominent throughout the music that Molly creates.
"...A diverse performer and a quick study" -Garrison Keillor
A truly exciting time is taking shape, with a new Acoustic record released - produced by Dave Simonett, an amazing collaborative project 'Dusty Heart' with the lovely Barbara Jean, and writing new music with Moon & Pollution... stay tuned...