About Us

Rare Birds in Flight took off in 2010 in Austin, Texas, when twin sisters Elizabeth and Laura Moliter decided they actually did have something to say and a unique way of saying it. The Moliters have been singing and harmonizing since their Wisconsin-bred childhoods and they return to their sister-sounds with renewed fervor, with original songs that honor the past with an eye to the future. Elizabeth performed in musical theater for 10 years in New York City and has stories to tell about it, and a voice that thrills. Laura was a radio journalist, published poet, author, and self-professed spiritual activist. 

Their folk-rock songs really took flight when they were joined by bandmates, Billy Sederholm and Scotty Scott. Sederholm’s bass contributes to each song the nuanced sounds that can make one song really groove and another caress. Scotty Scott, a songwriter in his own right, comes from a punk-rock background, and brings his energy and creativity and undeniable exuberance to the Moliters’ sometimes sensitive, sometimes rousing, always soulful material. The group is based in Austin, Texas.

Rare Birds in Flight’s third recorded collection, and first album length CD, Just Because, was released in October, 2023, and includes a collection of their best work to date, solidifying their reputation as powerhouse musicians with unique songs, sung with the passionate magic of twin sisters in sync.