Molly McGinn Sends "Postcards from the Swamp"
8:59am Mar 27, 2015
As Molly says, "the record is an immersive, multi-media experience that combines blogging, music, video, and Instagram photos." She drew her inspiration from the Great Dismal Swamp and more specifically, the writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Bland Simpson and their depictions of this place.
As she does with multi-media, McGinn also weaves together creation myths, poems, and fairytales with her own interpretations to create a modern story about one of North Carolina's wildest places.
You can hear Molly perform live once a month at the Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen in Greensboro. On April 10th, she'll be at Scuppernong Books for Eddie Huffman's reading from his new book about John Prine. And April 23rd, she'll be at the Down Home Supper for Riverrun International Film Festival.
Molly joined Bethany to discuss the inspiration behind Postcards from the Swamp, how to re-capture the LP experience, and the research that went into her six-song series.
For more of Bethany's conversation with Molly, tune in to Triad Arts Weekend Friday at 1pm and Sunday at 4pm.