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IMAGES: Molly Healey on Studio Live

To many people in Springfield, Molly Healey is known as a fiddle player. Over the last few years, she has developed her style into folk-inspired orchestral looping. She uses a looping pedal to overlay different instruments and rhythms, creating a sound that feels like an entire ensemble rather than just one musician.

On Studio Live, Healey demonstrated how she creates each sound – layering them one at a time, to build up an impressive wave of music. She performs without shoes, in order to work the array of pedals with her feet, much like a pipe organist would do.

Healey also performs as a trio with Zach Harrison on guitar and Kyle Day on bass. With Harrison and Day both being based in Columbia, Missouri, the trio often travels between Columbia and Springfield for gigs. Healey finds musical inspiration in her travels.

You have three chances to catch Healey perform live this month at the following gigs:

Pappo’s South on August 17 at 7 pm

Mother’s Brewing Company on August 18

Queen City Shout at Lindberg’s on August 24 at 9:40 pm

To watch a video of Healey performing her song "Flight" on Studio Live, click here.

Jessica Gray Balisle, a Springfield native, grew up listening to KSMU. When she's not wrangling operations and compliance issues, she co-hosts live music show Studio Live and produces arts and culture stories. Jessica plays bass in local band the Hook Knives. She and her husband Todd live with their two cats, Ellie and Jean-Ralphio, and way too many house plants.
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