John Molo

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John Molo
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John Molo in 2009. Photo by David Gans.
Background information
Born 1953
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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
Jemimah Puddleduck

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.


Early Years[edit]

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.[1]

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.

In May 2009, Molo joined the band Moonalice.[2]



  1. ^ Jackson, Blair. "John Molo: Putting the Big Beat into Phil & Friends". Retrieved 2009-07-11. 
  2. ^ "Moonalice Welcomes Drummer John Molo into the Tribe", JamBase, May 20, 2009