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Genres  Rock, jazz
Role  Drummer
Name  John Molo
Instruments  Drums, percussion
Occupation(s)  Musician

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Labels  RCA Records, Columbia Records, Arista Records
Associated acts  Bruce Hornsby The Other Ones Phil Lesh and Friends Moonalice Jemimah Puddleduck
Music groups  Phil Lesh and Friends (1999 – 2008), Moonalice (Since 2009), The Other Ones, Modereko
Movies  Phil Lesh and Friends: Live at the Warfield
Similar People  Barry Sless, Rob Barraco, Pete Sears, Roger McNamee, Phil Lesh

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John Molo (born 1953, Bethesda, Maryland), is an American rock and jazz drummer and percussionist. He has played with a variety of bands, combos, and soloists, including Bruce Hornsby and the Range, The Other Ones, Phil Lesh and Friends, Delaney Bramlett, John Fogerty, Keller Williams, Mike Watt, Paul Kelly, David Nelson, Jemimah Puddleduck, and Modereko.


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Early Years

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John Molo is the product of immigrants - he counts three grandparents who came to the United States from Ireland and one from the border of Switzerland and Austria which is where his surname comes from. Molo grew up and lived in Washington, D.C. but his oceanographer father became increasingly concerned about the safety of the inner city and moved the family to the suburbs of Langley, Virginia where he went to high school at Langley High School in McLean, Virginia.

Later career

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Molo was a member of Bruce Hornsby and the Range when the band won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist of 1986. After the Range disbanded in 1990, Molo continued to collaborate and tour with Hornsby until 2000.

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In May 2009, Molo joined the band Moonalice.


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  • The Way It Is — Bruce Hornsby and the Range (1986)
  • Scenes From the Southside — Bruce Hornsby and the Range (1988)
  • A Night on the Town — Bruce Hornsby and the Range (1990)
  • Harbor Lights — Bruce Hornsby (1993)
  • Wanted Man — Paul Kelly (1994)
  • Ball-Hog or Tugboat? — Mike Watt (1995)
  • Hot House — Bruce Hornsby (1995)
  • Spirit Trail — Bruce Hornsby (1998)
  • The Strange Remain — The Other Ones (1999)
  • Jemimah Puddleduck — Jemimah Puddleduck (2000)
  • Modereko — Modereko (2001)
  • Meisner, Swan & Rich — Meisner, Swan & Rich (2001)
  • Trumpet Ride — Willie Waldman (2001)
  • There and Back Again — Phil Lesh and Friends (2002)
  • Solar Igniter — Modereko (2003)
  • Intersections (1985-2005) — Bruce Hornsby (2006)
  • The Long Road Home - In Concert — John Fogerty (2006)
  • Live at the Warfield — Phil Lesh and Friends (2006)
  • Dream — Keller Williams (2007)
  • A New Kind Of Blues — Delaney Bramlett (2008)
  • Walk Through the Fire — Mark Karan (2009)
  • References

    John Molo Wikipedia

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