Molly Rae has covered every relevant controversy that has reached mainstream news ranging from sexual and domestic abuse to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as touched upon mental illness and everyday trials and tribulations that deal with love, . . . . . . and personal insecurity. Writing from the heart, her voice is not the only one that is accounted for in her work, but that there are countless individuals, that can be heard when you listen closely. You can find out more about Molly Rae and her music at her website mollyraemusic.com.
In addition to covering relevant, controversial topics, Molly take lots of time to give back to the community by participating in benefit performances and raising awareness through her writing. She also teaches music to an exceeding number of Pittsburgh’s youth all throughout the area. The music video “Heart Beater” incorporates visual artistry and dance as well as music and deals with domestic abuse.
Jeremiah Clark has been writing music and performing most of his life, cutting his first demo at age 14. This self-taught pianist and guitarist has traveled a musical journey from playing Christian music until he came out as a gay man and embraced a different direction. Though you won’t find religious themes in his music these days, the influence is still quite evident. His albums Underneath and Regrets of Yesterday showcase a style of writing similar to Duncan Sheik and Rufus Wainwright.
Clark’s highly-anticipated Leaving a Broken Heart EP was released in late 2008. Clark toured nationally with Tom Goss in Spring 2010, including a stop at the Camel here in Richmond, and Clark’s newest album Just Another Sad Song was released that fall. His newest albums reveal a more mature perspective of acceptance, growth and understanding. Visit his official website for more information about the upcoming album, tour dates and music/video downloads.
Clark’s song Understood is an in your face ballad of living an authentic life. Watch him perform Understood on YouTube.
Tickets are $5 in advance, available on Wednesday July 27 at Diversity Thrift, DT2 and online at www.GayRichmond.com. Tickets will be $10 at the door.