“Molloy's particular ability lies in assimilating many different styles and musical approaches, working with them and emerging with something better and uniquely Cameron Molloy”
— CBC Radio Canada International
Maybe there is something about growing up in a town sandwiched between two towering mountain ranges----where the sunrise shadows linger and the sunset shade arrives early --- that creates a one-of-a-kind artist and songwriter such as Cameron Molloy
Maybe an inquiring mind, a talent for storytelling, and a pressing need to pare away the non-essentials and arrive quickly at the heart of the matter are part and parcel of an artists innate understanding that, as with daylight, true insight becomes more precious where there is less of it.
Perhaps it's a boyhood spent lost in the wild wilderness of worlds and words of Jack London, Louis L'Amour, Zane Grey, Rudyard Kipling and Robert W. Service, where characters are larger than life, a quest is a sacred undertaking; and fearless determination, an unquenchable thirst for adventure , and a taste for the vagabond life are earmarks of heroes and villains alike.
Whatever the factors, it's an undeniable truth that Cameron Molloy is a unique and gifted storyteller. The fact that songwriting is his chosen medium and music his mode of communication is a gift for which we should all be grateful. Cameron's life and career as a musical veteran of "the road" is a testament to his undeniable talent and unyielding commitment to his craft.
Cameron's varied songwriting influences, ( Gordon Lightfoot, Ian Tyson, Hoyt Axton, Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter) surface in the numerous albums--- the latest being "The Drivin' WheeL"---he has recorded during his extended career. Songs, such as the gritty "Honky Tonk Life", the achingly beautiful "Emilia Ann", the swampy Southern country rocker "Talkin Louisiann", the sophisticated "Pardon MY Heart" and the upbeat "Just One Tender Kiss" trace a wide array of musical elements that Cameron has melded into his trademark "Molloy"sound.
In the late seventies, Cameron and I had the opportunity to play Cam's version of "Pancho and Lefty" for its writer, Townes Van Zandt. Townes immediate reaction was "You nailed it, if I ever record that song again, I'm going to do it exactly like that."
Cameron's stage performances and recordings have evoked such positive comments for years. His charisma and authenticity on stage won him opening act spots for the likes of Hoyt Axton, Charlie Daniels band and many others as he honed his ability to create an immediate rapport with his audiences. Cam and his music touch hearts and lives in a rare and special way that must be seen and heard to be truly appreciate.
If there were such a genre as AmeriCanadiana, Cameron Molloy would already be a familiar name. Born in Canada and now a long time resident of the untied sates, Cameron Molloy is a musical treasure. If you have the opportunity to catch one of his shows, make sure you don't miss it.
Jesse McRae, 2016
It is really quite simple, I am a singer songwriter and my work is in service of the song.
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