In 2007 Riely OConnor & Molly B. Moon decided to focus their individual musical pursuits into a duo. Since then the pair has performed in nine states from Michigan to Arizona. At each stop they give audiences their unique blend of category-defying original songs along with an intriguing sampling of classics from the catalogue of tunes from the British Isles and Appalachia.
2009 has found OConnor and Moon recording their first joint CD. That album, Who Knows When will be released in November. Who Knows When features nine of their originals (including the duo’s first recorded co-write, The Reckoning) and one traditional song from the 1920’s.
Riely OConnor began his solo singer-songwriter career in 2004 with the release of his Nashville-recorded CD, Workin’ On A Memory. In 2006 he released a second CD, A Dream Or Two. OConnor has performed frequently in the Northern Indiana/Southern Michigan area and has toured regularly in the South and out West. His songs are known for their powerful themes, insightful lyrics and “hum-able” melodies. In his live performances OConnor delivers the goods with energy and dynamic stage presence.
Molly B. Moon is well known in the Northern Indiana-Southwest Michigan region for her wonderful singing voice and distinctive mandolin. In the 1980’s she was a founding member of several fine Celtic music groups including Paddy’s Racket, where she played with fiddle and banjo legend Dan Gellert. Moon has recorded with many area artists in the Irish and American folk genres. Her original songs range from touching ballad to swinging blues—each imbued with wit and insight.
Riely OConnor & Molly B. Moon call South Bend, Indiana home, but they are very much “at home” on stages all over the Midwest, South and West.