Molly & the Badly Bent Bluegrass Boys Album Release Party


Molly and the boys are proud to announce the release their second album, “The Whistle’s Refrain” with a special Album release party at the Center for the Arts in Homer. Join the band and a special opening act, The Local Farmers Union on Saturday June 17th.  Doors open at 6:00pm with dinner, drinks and music!

Molly and the Boys will perform their entire new album plus other favorites at 7:00pm. The event is pay what you will with a cash bar, dinner, concession options and the FIRST CHANCE TO BUY Molly & The Badly Bent Bluegrass Boys’ new album!

Molly & The Badly Bent Bluegrass Boys
w/ Special Guests: The Local Farmer’s Union
Saturday, June 17
Doors at 6:00pm (preshow/dinner)
Admission: Pay what you will
A $5.00 convenience fee is added for online reservations. This show is “pay what you will,” and you are welcome to make an additional donation at the time of reservation. All donations will be split between the Center for the Arts, and the performers.



badly-bentHailing from Cortland, New York, are a high-energy, traditional style bluegrass band with a modern flair consisting of soaring harmonies backed by exciting hard-driving instrumentation. Molly and the Badly Bent Bluegrass Boys combine a reverence for the traditional bluegrass sound exemplified by Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and Del McCoury and genre pushing contemporaries such as Hot Rize and Della Mae to create a sound all their own. The band is made up of Molly (lead vocals) and Ted Andrejko (bass, vocals), Aaron Berthelette (banjo), Nathan Francisco (mandolin, fiddle, vocals), and Gabe McNaughton (guitar). In support of their debut album Grass Fed, which was released in the spring of 2015, and sold out of their first run as well as their new album release, The Whistle’s Refrain out in the Summer of 2017, the band has appeared at every major venue in the region getting folks up and dancing and spreading the gospel of bluegrass at every stop.  For pictures, videos, and contact information, get BENT at:


Local Farmers UnionThe Local Farmers Union was started in May of 2015 at a Taco Tuesday on a farm in Homer, NY, when three farmers started a jam. They started out finding some common ground in Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and The Grateful Dead. Local Farmers Union 2.0. consists of Bob Cat (mandolin, guitar, and vocals), Bret Morris (upright and electric bass), Elias Kushner (percussion and vocals), and Peter Blanchard (keys and vocals).