Molly & the Heymakers

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Molly & the Heymakers
Also known asMolly and the Danger Band, Molly Otis, Molly Stoddard, Molly Scheer, Molly & The Makers
OriginHayward, Wisconsin, USA
Years active1987-1995
Muskie Queen Records
Media Records
Associated actsMolly & the Danger Band, Molly & The Makers, Freedy Johnston, Molly Otis Band, Molly Scheer, Molly Stoddard, Molly O
WebsiteMolly and the Danger Band featuring Molly Scheer Otis Stoddard
Past membersMartha "Molly" Scheer
Andy Dee
Jeff Nelson
Joe Lindzius
Chad "C.J." Udeen

Molly & the Heymakers was an American country music group formed in 1987. The band consisted of Martha "Molly" Scheer (lead vocals, fiddle, mandolin, rhythm guitar), Andy Dee (lead guitar), Jeff Nelson (bass guitar), Joe Lindzius (drums) and Chad "C.J." Udeen (steel guitar). Their highest charting single, "Chasin' Something Called Love," peaked at No. 50 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in 1991; it was included on their self-titled debut album, issued in 1992 on Reprise Records.

Transition to new sound[edit]

In 1998, Molly Scheer and Andy Dee, along with Rick Berger (bass guitar) and Scott Tate (drums), released an album of harder-edged material under the moniker known as "Molly & The Makers." The music on this album featured a mixture of styles including, Cowpunk, Country, folk rock, Rock and Roll, Alternative rock, rock, power pop, punk rock, garage punk, indie rock and indie pop.



Title Album details
Molly & the Heymakers
Live In Tokyo
  • Release date: 1993
  • Label: Grieving Rhinoceros Records
B-Sides from the Milkhouse
  • Release date: 1993
  • Label: Muskie Queen Records
Big Things
  • Release date: 1995
  • Label: Muskie Queen Records
Lucky Flame
(as Molly & the Makers)
  • Release date: 1998
  • Label: Media Records
Live at the Palomino
(as Molly & the Makers)
  • Release date: 2005
  • Label: Unknown Bootleg


Year Single Peak chart
US Country CAN Country
1990 "Chasin' Something Called Love" 50 38 Molly & the Heymakers
1991 "He Comes Around" 59 51
1992 "Mountain of Love"[1] 79
"Jimmy McCarthy's Truck" 69 86
"Swinging Doors"[2]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1990 "Chasin' Something Called Love" Joanne Gardner
1991 "Mountain of Love" Jim Shea


  1. ^ Smith, Lisa; Hoelzle, Cyndi (January 24, 1992). "Reviews" (PDF). Gavin Report: 16.
  2. ^ "Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard. August 29, 1992.

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