Nashville-based singers and songwriters Molly Stevens and Declan McGarry formed Me & Molly in 2015. Despite having spent a few years writing and playing together across the States and Canada as solo artists sharing a bill, it wasn’t until Grammy-winning producer Neal Cappallino (Alison Krauss) suggested they try performing as a duo that the idea crossed their minds.
“We have a really unique sound together and a natural chemistry in our writing and performing,” says McGarry. “It just made sense. We had the songs, our voices blended great and we were good friends”.
Both thoughtful and charming, their songs are honest, thought-provoking ruminations on the universal yearning for self-knowledge.
Drawing on their broad backgrounds and disparate influences, their unique take on Americana works so well because they each bring something different to the songwriting table.
McGarry and Stevens’ command of the stage has been honed individually through years of hard work on the road. As solo artists Stevens and McGarry have had their fair share of success. McGarry was one of four artists nominated in 2012 for the CCMA New Artist Showcase.
In 2013 and 2014 Stevens played CMA Fest in Nashville, and has performed with the Indigo Girls, opened for Wynona Judd, and more. Yet in the case of Me & Molly the whole is truly greater than the sum of the parts; in their short time performing as a duo they’ve shared the stage with acts as diverse as the Dirty Guv’nahs, Angie Aparo, Griffin House, Billy Joe Shaver, Amy Ray, and Darlingside.