Momma Molasses is the musical project of singer-songwriter Ellen "Ella" Patrick. Growing up with a deep love of music, Patrick began playing stringed instruments at an early age while singing Gospel music in church, and learning folk ballads from her parents dusty late 60’s record collection. While in college at Warren Wilson, just outside of Asheville, Patrick studied Fine Art, Old-time, and Bluegrass music.
Two years ago, Patrick decided cook up some songs of her own, with a recipe consisting of equal parts Southern Appalachia, 1940's Country Swing, and 1960's folk revival. With her sweetly stirring voice, Momma Molasses has been likened by listeners to artists such as Patsy Cline, "Mother" Maybelle Carter, and early (pre-rock n’ roll) Janis Joplin