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New Single From Guitarist Molly Miller, “66 West”



Songwriter and guitarist Molly Miller released the single “66 West” from the forthcoming Molly Miller Trio album The Ballad of Hotspur, due out in May.

“66 West” is a wild ride through the impeccable level of musicianship and creative chemistry of the Molly Miller Trio.  According to Miller, the “song feels like the ultimate collaboration for us.”  The intro elicits sonic landscapes that would be right at home on an  Ennio Morricone score for a Quentin Tarantino-style western, before leaping into avant-garde and heavy-hitting guitar and drum work that is reminiscent of legendary afrobeat drummer Tony Allen.  

The Molly Miller Trio is Molly Miller on guitar, Jennifer Condos (Don Henley, Steve Nick, Bruce Springsteen) on bass, and Jay Bellerose  (Robert Plant, Allison Krauss, Elton John)  on drums.  The Ballad of Hotspur is the trio’s third album and draws its name from a character in Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part 1, based on the 14th-century English knight  Sir Henry Percy, who fought in numerous battles against the French in the Hundred Years War. He was given the nickname “Hotspur” as a tribute to his speed in advance and readiness to attack.  The album was written remotely over a two-year period at the height of the pandemic, with members exchanging ideas and tracks back and forth before coming together at LA’s Valentine Studios to record the album in just two days.

The Ballad of Hotspur is available for pre-order in multiple formats, including digital, CD, and vinyl.

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