About Harry & Friends
In 2024, the tradition continues! Our founder, Harry Tuft, will be coming by to swap songs and stories with his talented musician friends. Donations will instead be collected at the venue, suggested donation of $15 (give what you can).
The evening begins at 7 PM with an interview and performance with Harry’s guest. This time it’s Mollie O’Brien. The first part of the evening ends at 8:15. After a 15 minute break there is a song circle, to which players and listeners are all invited. The song circle ends at 9:45 in order for the building to close at 10.
All attendees will still be required to “register” for a ticket, either before the show or at the door. So if you can, please save us time by registering in advance. Thanks!
About the Artist
Mollie O’Brien came to Denver in June 1980 and started a band with Washboard Chaz, Don “BBQ” DeBacker, Otto Koch and Larry Worster. She also worked part time as the bookkeeper at Rick Kirby’s iteration of the Denver Folklore Center on South Broadway. Geoff Withers, a founder and board president of the brand new Swallow Hill Music, hired her as a bookkeeper too. (Bookkeeping was a good thing to learn for a self employed musician.)
Since then, Mollie has recorded 15 + albums under her own name, with her husband Rich Moore, her daughters and other family members, and more. She won a Grammy for her contribution to 1996’s True Life Blues and is a member of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. She lives in Northwest Denver.
Fans of Mollie know her for her unlimited boundaries in any genre and for her fearless musical risks; her spot-on takes on the art of interpretation never sacrifices the song or the singer. She’s at home with whatever she sings.
Rich Moore will be appearing with Mollie at this performance.