Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Molasses Creek Prepares for Big Tour and Records a New Album!

Fiddler Dave's winter garden goes nuts with the sunny weather! Yum!

Hey there folks,

A lot of exciting activities have happened this last week on and off of Ocracoke. As Molasses Creek prepares to launch a month-long Northeast tour and complete recording tracks for its 11th album, warm weather on Ocracoke Island brings a steady stream of spring-breakers to the beach and happiness to salt-sprayed gardens.

Lou and Gerald tackling "It's a Sin to Tell a Lie!"

Marcy and Lou add parts to a track while Mr. Big (Gary Mitchell) masterminds

Mandolin Orange Performs at Deepwater Theater

Mandolin Orange

Last Friday at Deepwater Theater, we the Ocrafolk Festival Winter Concert Series hosted our friends, Mandolin Orange from Chapel Hill, for a day of school residencies and a wonderful evening concert. Mandolin Orange is a band fronted by songwriter Andrew Marlin and vocalist/instrumentalist Emily Frantz. The duo ornaments lyric and harmony-focused tunes with acoustic & electric guitars, fiddle, and mandolin. They are currently finishing up their second album with Jeff and James at Arbor Ridge Studios in Chapel Hill. Wonderful songwriters, performers and people! Take a listen and find out more about them at

Molasses Creek Joins Mainland Performers at Music Across the Sound
On Saturday all of us traveled over to perform at Music Across the Sound at Mattamaskeet High School in Swan Quarter. In addition to Molasses Creek & Mandolin Orange, the crew was joined by storyteller Rodney Kemp, Jamie Tunnell, the Mac and Tammy McRoy with Chuck Williams, the Snow Hill Baptist Choir, and more! Here are some pictures.

Rodney Kemp

Katy Mitchell

Lou Castro

Mac and Tammy McRoy

Chuck Williams and daughter

Snow Hill Baptist Choir

Mattamaskeet Band

Become a Tour Sponsor and Your Rewards Will Be Endless!

Well perhaps not endless (unless your are referring to a general sense of well-being that will stay with you the rest of your life). But by becoming a tour sponsor YOU WILL BE THE FIRST TO RECEIVE THE HOT NEW MOLASSES CREEK RELEASE, CATHARSIS, AUTOGRAPHED WITH MANY THANKS BY THE BAND, and sent to your doorstep at the beginning of June.

For the mere $30 you will also have your name listed on our tour sponsor page on the website, and will be able to proudly point out to your friends that you helped pay for those new van tires that took Molasses Creek to 15 performances from North Carolina to Maryland, Buffalo to Albany, Vermont to Boston, and back! Thank you! Thank You! Click here (or on the funny little van above) to find out more about sponsorship! Here is where we are going. Please let all your friends know! For more details click on the Google Calendar Shows at the bottom of the page.

Fri Mar 18 8pm – 10pm Molasses Creek Concert with the Beaufort County Arts Council - Turnage Theater, Washington, NC

Sat Mar 19 8pm – 10pm Molasses Creek in Concert at The Washington Theatre, Washington, VA - Washington, VA

Sun Mar 20 7pm – 9pm Molasses Creek in Concert with the Frederick Arts Council - Cultural Arts Center, (15 W. Patrick Street, Frederick), Frederick, MD

Tue Mar 22 7pm – 9pm Molasses Creek in Concert in Cranberry Township (N of Pittsburgh) - Dutilh United Methodist Church, Cranberry Township, PA

Wed Mar 23 7pm – 9pm Molasses Creek House Concert at Music Right Next Door - Pittsburgh, PA

Thu Mar 24 7pm – 9:30pm Molasses Creek Benefit Concert for YWCA Northeast Regional Council - Riviera Theater, North Tonawanda, NY

Sun Mar 27 2pm – 3:30pm Molasses Creek in Concert at the Bethlehem Public Library - Delmar, NY

Sat Apr 2 7:30pm – 9pm Molasses Creek in Concert at The Grange Hall, Whallonsburg, NY - Whallonsburg, NY

Sun Apr 3 11am – 1pm Molasses Creek at the Bee's Knees - The Bee's Knees, 82 Lower Main Street, Morrisville, VT

Thu Apr 7 8pm – 10pm Molasses Creek in Concert at the Skinny Pancake, Burlington, VT - The Skinny Pancake, Burlington, VT

Fri Apr 8 7:30pm – 9pm Molasses Creek in Concert at the Chandler Center for the Arts - Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, VT

Sat Apr 9 8:30pm – 10pm Molasses Creek in Concert at Delrossi's Trattoria, Dublin, NH - Delrossi's Trattoria, Dublin, NH

Fri Apr 15 All day Molasses Creek in Concert: Produced by the Chelsea Players Norwich, CT - Norwich, CT

Sat Apr 16 8pm – 10pm Molasses Creek in Concert at the Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham, MA - Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St (Rt 126), Framingham, MA 01702

Sat Apr 17 7pm – 8:30pm Molasses Creek in Concert -- Vanilla Bean Coffeehouse and Restaurant, Pomfret, CT

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