Join us for an evening of music with Momma Mollases.
Momma Molasses is the musical project of singer-songwriter Ellen “Ella” Patrick. Growing up with a deep love of music, Patrick began playing stringed instruments at an early age while singing gospel music in church and learning folk ballads from her parent’s dusty late 60’s record collection. She spent most of her childhood summers in a Swamp south of her home in Moore County, where she began playing for friends around the campfire, or sneaking out in canoes after dark to sing by herself to the moon. While in college at Warren Wilson, just outside of Asheville, NC Patrick became greatly influenced by Appalachian folk music and took classes in old-time, murder ballad singing, and bluegrass music.
Patrick has since then decided to cook up some songs of her own, with a recipe consisting of equal parts Southern Appalachia, 1940’s Country Swing, and 1960’s folk revival. With her sweetly stirring voice, Momma Molasses has been likened by listeners to female greats such as; Patsy Cline, “Mother” Maybelle Carter, early (pre-rock n’ roll) Janis Joplin. Now with two years of touring under her belt, and a self-released EP, Momma Molasses recently released “Anthems from a Broken Heart” Chronicling the process of falling “out of love” and into self-respect, a collection fit for those broken by past relationships, aiming to bring a sense of power, self-worth, and clarity from the knowledge that loneliness, heartbreak, and hope all walk hand in hand.