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Goodnight Moonshine Bio

Goodnight Moonshine is a guitar and vocal duet, and a musical marriage in all senses. The Duo combines the evocative voice and songwriting of Molly Venter, with Eben Pariser’s adventurous guitar playing. The result is folk music with a depth of improvisation and tonal subtlety usually reserved for jazz. 

 

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.

Press Release for Latest Single, "What Do You Wanna Know"

 

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.

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GOODNIGHT MOONSHINE REVIEWS

“Modern-day troubadours, Goodnight Moonshine…”

“Goodnight Moonshine Walks The Edge”

“It takes a City to Make an Album”

“Pariser’s harmonic sensibilities are wide, imaginative, while Venter’s singular voice recalls pre-diva singers who could lay out emotions without melodrama.”

“Goodnight Moonshine's 'Dark Side of the Rainbow' mashes Pink Floyd with the Wizard of Oz" 

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