Saving the best for last, Red Molly closed out the Crandall Library’s spring Folklife Concert Series to a SRO crowd Thursday night. Red Molly members Laura MacAllister (on guitar and banjo), Abbie Gardner (dobro) and Carolann Solebello (guitar) opened the show with the rollicking Gillian Welch murder ballad, “Don’t You Call My Name,” which had the audience smiling, dancing and grooving in the their seats.
There was no need for any librarians to hush this rapt audience as the three-part harmonies awed the crowd. Songs would come to an end as whispers of “Oh, yeah” and approving moans could be heard before the applause would rise. Between songs, the proud Adirondack audience members would occasionally shout out facts of the area to the band members. Straight-faced, MacAllister quipped, “Really, this is the Adirondacks? I just love your chairs!”