John Molo

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John Molo
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John Molo in 2009. Photo by David Gans.
Background information
Born December 5, 1953 (aged 64)
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Genres Rock, jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums, percussion
Labels RCA Records, Columbia Records, Arista Records
Associated acts Bruce Hornsby
The Other Ones
Phil Lesh and Friends
Moonalice
Jemimah Puddleduck

John Molo (born December 5, 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.

Biography[edit]

Early Years[edit]

John Molo was born in Bethesda, Maryland of mostly Irish descent. His surname is Swiss-Italian but his other three grandparents all emigrated from Ireland. He was raised Catholic in Washington, D.C..[1] His father was an oceanographer who became increasingly concerned about the safety of the inner city and, when Molo was 12, the family moved to suburban Virginia, where Molo attended Langley High School in nearby McLean, Virginia.[2]

Later career[edit]

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.[citation needed]

In May 2009, Molo joined the band Moonalice.[3]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I had great Catholic nuns as a kid; the Sisters of Notre Dame., dead.net; accessed April 10, 2018.
  2. ^ Jackson, Blair. "John Molo: Putting the Big Beat into Phil & Friends". Dead.net. Retrieved 2009-07-11. 
  3. ^ "Moonalice Welcomes Drummer John Molo into the Tribe", JamBase, May 20, 2009.

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