John Molo in 2009. Photo by David Gans.
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
|Labels||RCA Records, Columbia Records, Arista Records|
|Associated acts||Bruce Hornsby
The Other Ones
Phil Lesh and Friends
John Molo (born 1953, Bethesda, Maryland), is an American rock and jazz drummer and percussionist. He has played with a variety of bands, combos, and soloists, including Bruce Hornsby and the Range, The Other Ones, Phil Lesh and Friends, Delaney Bramlett, John Fogerty, Keller Williams, Mike Watt, Paul Kelly, David Nelson, Jemimah Puddleduck, and Modereko.
John Molo is the product of immigrants - he counts three grandparents who came to the United States from Ireland and one from the border of Switzerland and Austria which is where his surname comes from. Molo grew up and lived in Washington, D.C. but his oceanographer father became increasingly concerned about the safety of the inner city and moved the family to the suburbs of Langley, Virginia where he went to high school at Langley High School in McLean, Virginia.
Molo was a member of Bruce Hornsby and the Range when the band won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist of 1986. After the Range disbanded in 1990, Molo continued to collaborate and tour with Hornsby until 2000.
- The Way It Is — Bruce Hornsby and the Range (1986)
- Scenes From the Southside — Bruce Hornsby and the Range (1988)
- A Night on the Town — Bruce Hornsby and the Range (1990)
- Harbor Lights — Bruce Hornsby (1993)
- Wanted Man — Paul Kelly (1994)
- Ball-Hog or Tugboat? — Mike Watt (1995)
- Hot House — Bruce Hornsby (1995)
- Spirit Trail — Bruce Hornsby (1998)
- The Strange Remain — The Other Ones (1999)
- Jemimah Puddleduck — Jemimah Puddleduck (2000)
- Modereko — Modereko (2001)
- Meisner, Swan & Rich — Meisner, Swan & Rich (2001)
- Trumpet Ride — Willie Waldman (2001)
- There and Back Again — Phil Lesh and Friends (2002)
- Solar Igniter — Modereko (2003)
- Intersections (1985-2005) — Bruce Hornsby (2006)
- The Long Road Home - In Concert — John Fogerty (2006)
- Live at the Warfield — Phil Lesh and Friends (2006)
- Dream — Keller Williams (2007)
- A New Kind Of Blues — Delaney Bramlett (2008)
- Walk Through the Fire — Mark Karan (2009)
- Jackson, Blair. "John Molo: Putting the Big Beat into Phil & Friends". Dead.net. Retrieved 2009-07-11.
- "Moonalice Welcomes Drummer John Molo into the Tribe", JamBase, May 20, 2009
- Bruce Hornsby and the Range 1986 Grammy award for Best New Artist, Grammy.com
- Weingarten, Marc. Review of The Strange Remain, Rolling Stone, February 8, 1999
- John Molo interview on Digital Interviews
- Flaherty, John. "Phil and Friends Endless Journey", Jammed Online
- Gatta, John Patrick. John Molo interview on jambands.com, August 20, 2001
- Jackson, Blair. John Molo interview on dead.net, 2007
- John Molo profile on SABIAN.com
- "Welcome John Molo to the Tribe", Moonalice official web site, May 20, 2009