BIOGRAPHY

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“What Do You Wanna Know” is a song that celebrates aging as a product of growth, with lines such as “I’ve got marks on my two sides. I’ve got a little girl to show for it, so I ain’t trying to hide.” Molly’s smooth vocal delivery is not asking for permission to age gracefully, nor is she seeking validation to be confident in her own skin. Instead, she exudes an easy sexuality and grace with such authenticity that the song quickly becomes infectious. The song is delightfully original, with influences spanning artists like Bonnie Raitt in Molly’s vocals, the finger-picking style of Taj Mahal, and a production style in the vein of Ry Cooder’s Paradise and Lunch album.

“Very tasty” - John Platt, WFUV

“[This song] continues their compelling musical marriage of intelligently fun lyrics with dynamic harmonies woven into a timeless, Americana-infused performance.” - Derringer Discoveries

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Goodnight Moonshine is an Americana/Folk duo out of New Haven, CT composed of married couple Molly Venter (Red Molly) and Eben Pariser (Roosevelt Dime). Their partnership both in and out of the recording studio allows them the unique opportunity to address themes of love and aging in a buoyant and intriguing way. “What Do You Wanna Know” is a song that celebrates aging as a product of growth, with lines such as “I’ve got marks on my two sides. I’ve got a little girl to show for it, so I ain’t trying to hide.” Molly’s smooth vocal delivery is not asking for permission to age gracefully, nor is she seeking validation to be confident in her own skin. Instead, she exudes an easy sexuality and grace with such authenticity that the song quickly becomes infectious. The song is delightfully original, with influences spanning artists like Bonnie Raitt in Molly’s vocals, the finger-picking style of Taj Mahal, and a production style in the vein of Ry Cooder’s Paradise and Lunch album.

 

While Molly and Eben have been successful musicians separately, their combined talents leave nothing more to be desired. Their relaxed harmonies and obvious chemistry leave the listener impressed by the vulnerability of the artists and hopeful that such honest communication becomes the norm and not the exception – both for musicians and marriages.

Goodnight Moonshine pairs the intimacy and immediacy of the 90's with the sonic explosion of the 60's. Molly Venter (Red Molly) is a viscerally potent singer, à la Fiona Apple and Tracy Chapman, whose songwriting is redemptive and playful. Consummate musician and producer Eben Pariser (Roosevelt Dime), is a devotee of Ray Charles, Wes Montgomery, The Beatles and The Band. Courageous unveiling and depth of experience make the collaboration between married couple Molly Venter and Eben Pariser addictively captivating.  
 
Molly Venter's voice bends from a sweet moan to a gritty shout and back into a playful run in the space of a few bars and "it all goes down like silk," writes American Songwriter Magazine - "few singers turn first time listeners into eternal fanatics as effortlessly as Molly Venter." The potency of her voice is surrounded and supported by a lush landscape of orchestration, and improvisation created by Eben. The couple uses the creative process to explore a healthy authentic relationship. Both wholesome and  irreverent, songs of grief and joy in equal measure; Molly gives smooth delivery to Eben's energy while Eben gives form and focus to Molly's passion. 
 
This musical marriage encourages us to embrace opposing desires, to challenge and support each other through inspiration and dissolution- all while totally killing a live show. 
 
Venter’s voice has caught the ear of industry giants, and been prominently featured on FOX television, Apple Computers and in Warner Brothers films.  Molly and Eben’s Co-write "Willow Tree" was a #1 hit on the folk charts in 2014 and was featured in USA Today. Consummate performers, Molly and Eben have also appeared nationally and internationally, with their respective bands Red Molly and Roosevelt Dime.