Momma Molasses

About the Momma:


Currently based in Johnson City, T.N. , and originally from the Pines of North Carolina, (just south of the Pedimont) Momma Molasses’ music is truly “Americana”, influenced by a broad rage of sounds; Folk, Alt-Country, Piedmont Blues, Soul, Bluegrass, Swing, and Old-Time which blend into a uniquely timeless sound. Harnessing her rolling contralto voice which scales over homespun finger-picked guitar, her sound is warm, rich, and passionate, with songs that embrace, and captivate listeners.
​    Momma Molasses is the musical project of singer-songwriter Ellen “Ella” Patrick. Growing up with a deep love of music, Patrick began playing stringed instruments at an early age while singing gospel music in church, and learning folk ballads from her parents dusty late 60’s record collection. She spent most of her childhood summers in a Swamp south of her home in Moore County, where she began playing for friends around  the campfire, or sneaking out in canoes after dark to sing by herself to the moon. While in college at Warren Wilson, just outside of Asheville, Patrick became greatly influenced  by Appalachian folk music, and studied old-time, murder ballad singing, and bluegrass music.

January 18 @ 20:00

8:00 pm

– 11:00 pm

Bone Fire Smokehouse Abingdon VA