We wrote last month about the final live performance of Cherryholmes, the powerhouse family band that rocked the bluegrass scene this past few years. After 10 years of running the roads, and seeing the quartet of talented siblings grow into young adults, the Cherryholmes family made the decision to take a step back and pursue their separate interests.
As young adults are wont to do, the kids are heading in different directions. Skip has married and moved to North Carolina where he is working in construction, Cia is considering musical opportunities and working with Sherri Clark Media, and B.J. is looking at working in musical productions in Myrtle Beach, SC.
The youngest of the four, Molly, is the first to hit with new music. She has spent much of the past year completing a short-form EP of her original songs, titled Corporation Insania. It’s quite a step beyond bluegrass music, putting her in a keyboard-centered pop setting, with percussion.
We have made special mention of Molly’s songwriting before on Bluegrass Today, and remarked on her unique and compelling voice. It’s a dark and somewhat smokey sound, immediately recognizable, and quite unlike any others that come to mind. Will she find success in this crowded contemporary music market? That’s to be seen, but if not, it won’t be for lacking in talent.
Don’t go checking out Corporation Insania looking for anything like the Cherryholmes vibe, but if you have enjoyed Molly (now M.K.’s) contributions to the band, you are liable to find something here to like.
Audio samples are available in iTunes.