Molly Nova - 5-String Electric Violin, Bass & Vocals
Evan Stock - Guitar, Vocals

Turk E. Krause - Drums & Vocals
Russ Moore - Keyboards
Vinny Benyshek - Guitar, Bass & Vocals

This band brings together several professional musicians from Eastern Iowa - Molly Nova (Violin, Bass,Vocals), Turk E. Krause (Drums, Vocals), Evan Stock (Guitar, Vocals), Russ Moore (Keyboards) and Vinny Benyshek (Guitar, Bass, Vocals).

Molly Nova and the Hawks have many years of experience playing all kinds of music, resulting in a style of music that is all their own – original timeless music with ballads, rockers and grooves not limited to any genre. It’s just Sweet Rockin’ Roots & Blues!

Molly was inducted into the Iowa Blues Hall Of Fame on April 2nd, 2023 in Des Moines. Other awards include the 2003 Minnesota Music Academy Award for Best Blues Recording in 2003 and Molly & Turk have both been inducted twice into the Iowa Rock N' Roll Music Association Hall Of Fame.

Molly's signature acrylic violins were made by  T.F.Barrett

Tour History

The Washington, Burlington, IA
Music In The Junction, West Des Moines, IA
NewBo City Market, Cedar Rapids, IA
Captain Roy's, Des Moines, IA
Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, Davenport, IA
McGrath Amphitheatre, Cedar Rapids, IA
River Place Plaza, Cedar Falls, IA
Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, IA
Roosevelt Park Summer Sundays, Ames, IA
CIBS Winter Blues Fest, Marriott, Des Moines, IA
Olympic Theater, Cedar Rapids, IA
Aberdeen Blues Fest – Aberdeen, SD

Bailey Ray's – Santiago, MN
Baxter Fun Days – Baxter, IA
Bayfront Blues Festival – Duluth, MN
Bill Riley Bandshell – Iowa Falls, IA
Chicago Blues Festival – Chicago, IL
Chrome Horse – Cedar Rapids, IA
City Park Bandshell – Clear Lake , IA
Clive After Five – Clive, IA
Clive Fest – Des Moines, IA
Famous Dave's – Minneapolis, MN
Fargo Blues Festival – Fargo, ND
Friday Fest – Urbandale, IA
Fridayloo Celebration – Waterloo, IA
Hambone Blues Festival – Austin, MN
House Of Bricks – Des Moines, IA
Illinois Blues Festival – Peoria, IL
Legend's – St. Cloud, MN
My Waterloo Days – Waterloo, IA
Pint's Pub – Rochester, MN
Raccoon Ridge Music Hall – Stuart, IA
River Run Lodge – Sun Valley, ID
Roof Garden Pavilion – Arnolds Park, IA
Sturgis Falls Days – Cedar Falls, IA
St. Anthony Main – Minneapolis, MN
The Busted Lift – Dubuque, IA
The Powerhouse – Proctor, MN
The Red Rock – McGregor, MN
Torge's Live – Austin, MN
Trempealeau Hotel – Trempealeau,WI
Wells Fargo Street Fest – Davenport, IA
Whiskey Junction – Minneapolis, MN
Women's Resource Center – Winona, MN
X-Winos Motorcycle Rally – Gaylord, MN

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