Molly McGinn is an award-winning multimedia artist, journalist and musician living outside Hanging Rock State Park in North Carolina.
Born in Dodge City, Kansas and raised on the Willie Nelson album Stardust, Molly brings a journalist’s approach to songwriting, fusing the history and the myth from the various places she’s lived and visited.
Music projects include The Woodshed Experience, a live songwriting experience; “Postcards from the Swamp,” a story and song series inspired by the Great Dismal Swamp in North Carolina; and bands Amelia’s Mechanics, Wurlitzer Prize, Joy Band, and The Ramble Family Band.
She’s sailed with a media crew producing daily video stories for the grueling-yet-amusing Race to Alaska. And produced one of the first “how to” series for electric and gas powered cars. She’s collaborated with writers Sam Peterson and visual artists such as the Church Goin’ Mule, and her photos were featured in the Bitter Southerner and she snapped the album cover for Drums, Roots & Steel.
She’s shared stages with some of North Carolina’s most treasured musicians such as Laurelyn Dossett, Rhiannon Giddens, Alice Gerrard, Riley Baugus, DaShawn Hickman, Sam Frazier, Phil Cook and Possum Jenkins; and performed with the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra and Triad Stage.