Musicians: Jay Morelock, Lalie Mole, Jada Mole
What’s your sign?
Jay Morelock: Gemini
Lalie Mole: I pick hippie flower child because I have a huge heart. According to astrology, it’s Cancer … but girl, why my sign gotta be a disease someone hates? So, I don’t really follow it among other reasons. LOL.
Jada Mole: Taurus
Most underrated song that, in your opinion, should be a classic?
JM: “Parked Out By The Lake” by Dean Summerwind, https://youtu.be/D_zS_uiPWxs
LM: I would have to say I’m not sure all the classics are running through my brain right now.
JM: “Return of the Mack”
Biggest compliment you’ve ever gotten from a fan?
JM: Last week, a lady walked up to me during a set break and told me that I’m cute. I really don’t get compliments.
LM: Definitely the chemistry the band and I have with each other—especially with my daughter Jada.
JM: “You’re gonna be like your mother.”
What do you sing in the shower?
JM: Usually I use my shower time coming up with terrible jokes or imagining myself in fictional scenarios where I’m totally awesome.
LM: Old ’90s R&B songs like “Baby can you stop the rain from falling? Won’t you chase my clouds awaaaaaayyyyy? I’d give anything to see the sun again…” And I sing it loudly!
JM: “Piece of my Love” by Guy
LM: Cinnamon Toast Crunch when I can handle the sweetness and I’m feeling childish, but when I get on my health kick, definitely Basic 4.
JM: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
What is your favorite piece to perform?
JM: Playing music all of the time, I cycle through favorites. I recently discovered Larkin Poe’s cover of “Staying Alive,” so I’ve been digging on that lately.
LM: My favorite piece to perform would have to be “Black Horse and The Cherry Tree,” because they don’t expect the chick to rock out like that. My military background has me in love with our very eclectic song list that is full of everyone’s favorites.
JM: “Isn’t She Lovely?” by Stevie Wonder
At what venue do you most like to perform?
JM: The one that pays the most.
LM: I would have to say all of them, because I love people and I love spreading joy and making them laugh. Sometimes even the shiest person taps their feet and smiles. But if I had to choose one, it would be Fat Patties, because it’s always full with kids, and they make my heart smile! My husband Brad and I have four of our own, so yeah.
JM: Southern Barrel because of all the babies and dogs that show up, and it stays packed from first song to the last.
Most requested song at shows?
JM: With A&G2, we don’t really get many requests. Playing solo shows, there’s always a redneck in every crowd that yells out “Free Bird” as a cliché. Ironically, that’s the only Lynyrd Skynyrd song I enjoy playing.
LM: “Give Me One Reason to Stay Here,” cuz I def have a smoky, raspy, rich, soulful voice like Tracy Chapman/Lauryn Hill.
JM: “Give Me One Reason to Stay Here” by Tracy Chapman
First concert you attended?
JM: I saw Vince Gill in 1992 when I was 16. That dude shreds a guitar and sings like an angel.
LM: The Hopeville Tour with Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams and Donnie Mcclurkin in 2003. I was pregnant with Jada. But the biggest was the Essence Festival when I turned 40 and I heard H.E.R., And Mary J., Pharrell, Missy Elliot … to name a few
JM: Never been to a concert actually, but hopefully I can go to a … who’s still alive that I like? New Edition maybe? Lol.
JM: Stephen Kasun—extraordinarily talented painter in Savannah.
LM: India Arie, hands down
JM: Tevin Campbell
Place you go to get away from it all?
JM: I can’t afford to actually go places, so my bedroom is my retreat. It’s got a bed and my Xbox to watch Netflix.
LM: The May River and just sit and watch nature and meditate.
JM: My room. We just decorated it, too.
Do you tweet, gram, or book?
JM: Over the past few years, social media has become a cesspool of hate and self-righteousness. I dropped all of it, and I’ve become much, much happier as a result.
LM: Book all day. I’m an “old head” as my daughter and her generation say; that’s why they are not on the book hardly at all anymore. I’m pushing 42 this year and proud of it! I’ve grown and I’m not where I used to be…. I gram too, never tweet.
Finish this verse as if it were the hook of a song: “Sally went down to the bayou…”
JM: She’s gonna get bit by skeeters. She’s changing her name to West Nile Sally.
LM: “To get some shucking corn….” LOL. I dunno.
JM: “And wished upon a star.”
Who would star as you in the epic retelling of your life on film?
JM: I’ve never really considered it. Probably David Spade. He’s an asshole, but somehow still loveable. Just get him a box to stand on for his scenes.
LM: The younger me, Keke Palmer; the older me, Viola Davis.
JM: Quvenzhané Wallis
First instrument you learned to play?
JM: Technically the recorder in elementary school. Early on, I had dreams of being a legendary recorder virtuoso, but sadly, my dumb parents bought me a guitar. On a side note, I really hope sarcasm comes through in print.
LM: Piano, with my Great Aunt Egan.
JM: Trombone, in middle school.
Song you were thrilled to finally master?
JM: A classical Spanish piece called “Mallorca.” Absolutely beautiful, and quite a bit to memorize. https://youtu.be/wN9w3wK3w4o
LM: “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers.
JM: I never mastered anything on the trombone … in singing, “Isn’t She Lovely?”
What do you wish you knew more about?
JM: Everything. Literally everything.
LM: I wish I knew more about the future—just a little bit.
What animal do you most identify with?
JM: My dog’s got a pretty good handle on life, I feel. She sleeps a whole lot, eats whenever she can, and pees on the things she likes.
LM: Unicorn, cuz I’m super rare and the most fun!
If you got super-famous and had to change your name, what would your new name be?
JM: Can you change your name to just a long, exhausted sigh? “Hi, my name is Uuuuuggggghhhhhhhh.”
What famous musician would you love to sing a duet with?
JM: I’ve been in love with Sara Bareilles for a long time. She is gorgeous and fantastic. I would definitely love to sing off-key harmonies with her.
LM: Eddie Murphy, because my Donkey impression is fire! He did music back in the ’80s when I was a kid! He actually did a song with MJ if I’m not mistaken.