From The State
Article by Erin Shaw
Columbia singer Molly Ledford has been nominated for a 2016 Grammy award for the children’s album she created with friend Billy Kelly of Lewisburg, Penn.
Ledford also sings in the indie children’s band Lunch Money. Her debut collaboration with Kelly on “Trees” was nominated for Best Children’s Album.
“Trees” features 14 songs about – you guessed it – trees, but is by turns informative, fun and quirky.
“You’re unlikely to hear a more joyful celebration of the natural world, and our relation to it, this year,” NPR’s Stefan Shepherd’s reviewed for “All Things Considered.”
The musical frolic about all things trees is competing with José-Luis Orozco’s “¡Come Bien! Eat Right!, ”Gustafer Yellowgold’s “Dark Pie Concerns,” Tim Kubart’s “Home” and Lori Henriques’ “How Great Can This Day Be.”
Ledford said she knows almost all the nominees as the genre is very close-knit. “I am excited to go to this big party with my friends and cheer each other on,” she said. “It is wonderful and surreal to be nominated.”
Ledford and Kelly will be performing in Columbia Dec. 12 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Richland Library, 1431 Assembly St.