Goodnight Moonshine featuring Molly Venter is Molly’s latest musical project, a collaboration with her husband Eben Pariser. Co-writing often, Eben and Molly explore what it means to be in a healthy authentic relationship; both wholesome and irreverent, they sing of joy and grief in equal measure.
On Goodnight Moonshine’s second studio recording, I’m the Only One Who Will Tell You, You’re Bad, the duo delivers a funny, smart, explicit, raw, honest, mature, witty collection of Folk-Pop songs that reflect the messiness of ‘partnership’ (in its many forms), parenthood and growing up, while evoking the emotionally resonant aesthetic of Shawn Colvin and Patty Griffin. Every once in a while, an album comes along that’s a breath of fresh air...a statement of substance and grace that reminds us of life’s bigger picture: keeping a marriage afloat, raising children, dealing with death, loving your partner, finding yourself, claiming your independence.
Molly'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, who go on to say, "few singers turn first time listeners into eternal fanatics as effortlessly as Molly Venter." The emotional potency of her voice is surrounded and supported by a lush landscape of harmonies and minimalist orchestrations conceived by Eben on vocals and electric guitar. Molly’s voice has caught the ear of industry giants, and been prominently featured on FOX Television, Apple Computers and in Warner Brothers films.
Consummate performers, Molly and Eben have also appeared nationally and internationally, performing 100+ shows a year with their respective bands Red Molly and Roosevelt Dime. Their composition "Willow Tree" was a #1 hit on the folk charts in 2014 and was featured in USA Today.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!