Skinny Molly was founded in 2004 by Mike Estes (formerly of Lynyrd Skynyrd) and drummer Kurt Pietro. What was meant to be a one off tour of Europe has turned into one of the hardest working and popular rock bands out of the southern United States. Skinny Molly now includes guitarist Jay Johnson (Blackfoot/Rossington Band), and Grand Ole Stalwart bassist  Luke Bradshaw. This line up has toured relentlessly, crossing the States and three continents on the strength of their "No Good Deed" debut CD in 2008, which has established the band as popular touring outfit across the USA and Europe.
The music and live reputation of the band caught the attention of legendary Ruf Records label president Thomas Ruf. Skinny Molly subsequently signed a deal with Ruf Records, becoming the second "southern rock" band to be signed in the wake of Ruf's expansion into the genre. At the time of the signing, Skinny Molly was in the studio cutting what would become their new and widely acclaimed CD, "Haywire Riot" released last year. The band hit the road over the next year, playing all over the world. They are now cutting their as of yet untitled third CD, and have begun booking dates for next year as well. 2014 will take Skinny Molly from California and all over the USA to Scandiavia and all points in Europe. This band is on the move and have become a major force to be reckoned with on the Southern Rock scene. Skinny Molly's mantra is "Never let one fan leave a show disapointed" They have made good on that promise, and by all acounts are committed to keep it for many, many years to come. Check out Haywire Riot for the best songs in southern rock since the good ol' days...This is no retro act though. These guys stand on solid songs, unique playing and creative insturmentation and arrangements to make even the most jaded rock fan (or even country or blues fan) a fan for life. Jump on and enjoy the ride. You won't be dissapointed!

Skinny Molly News

Notes From The Road: Day Two 

Finland Finally!After waking up to leave my beloved Tennessee, I found myself in the constantly under renovation  Vantaa airport near Helsinki. Both of my bags had miraculously arrived, which is always a great way to start a tour. I have one huge suitcase with scarcely anything in it; my day clothes, stage clothes, shaving kit and little else.  I mostly have this monstrosity for bringing cool stuff from… Read more

Notes From The Road: Day One 

"The Hell Of Flying And Europe's Best Kept Secret" I hate flying. Absolutely hate it. Pushing, shoving, screaming, arguing; the proverbial wailing and gnashing of teeth. And that's just me and the dogs at the house before I leave to get on the plane.The only thing that I hate worse than flying is booking flights. I used to have a method for doing this that yielded many a greenback saved,… Read more

Finland Tour 

We are touring Finland for the rest of May! Check out the tour dates! For more show information visit www.skinnymollyrocks.com/tour 

No Good Deed - Limited Edition 

By fan request, and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the band,we are are re releasing our first CD, No Good Deed" The first 100 copies will be signed by the band. This is the release that contains the fan favorite "Better Than I Should" This is a limited edition and will sell out quickly. Order NOW!  

The Reason Skinny Molly's Eyes Are Red  

It was hard to believe, but it had been four years since I'd been on, and I was really glad to be going on as a panelist this time. I was honored that they thought I could cut it; One must swim in the deep end comedically and intellectually to be on Red Eye. Read the full article on Mike's Blog here!Listen and download the Red Eye theme song here! 

Photo by Tony Beazley


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