Mollie O'Brien has long been a favorite on the touring folk circuit, performing solo or with her Grammy Award-winning brother, Tim. And her voice is familiar to public radio fans as part of Garrison Keillor's Hopeful Gospel Quartet. Now, she is on the road with her husband, bassist Rich Moore, and the pair stopped by the Folk Alley studios to chat with Jim Blum.
After O'Brien's post-college try at Broadway failed, she joined her brother, who was already a rising bluegrass star. With her beautiful voice and ability to connect with quality songwriters, Mollie established a successful performing career. She met and married Rich and they toured as a duo until family responsibilities curbed their activities with Rich eventually staying put so Mollie could continue appearing around the country. Now that they are empty nesters, the two are together again on stage and sounding better than ever.