We have some exciting news before we tell you all about our travels these past two weeks. About a week and a half ago we confirmed with the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio hour that we would be on their upcoming show this next Monday, November 19th at 7:00 PM. The show is out of the historic Kentucky Theater, in Lexington, KY, so it means a bit of a drive from North Carolina. But it should be worth the trip! We will be sharing the stage with Caravan of Thieves. The WoodSongs Radio Hour is taped in front of a live audience and streamed immediately to the show's website. In about two months, the show will air on almost 500 radio stations to an audience of well over 1.3 million listeners. We're looking forward to a wonderful concert! Here is the website to find out more. http://www.woodsongs.com/
Molasses Creek Travels: Where were we the last two weeks?We are just returning from 11 days on the road. Whew! It has been a lot of fun . . . and we did have some unexpected adventures along the way. We caught the Swan Quarter Ferry on Thursday, November 1st, and made it as far as Roanoke Rapids, NC, when we decided to check out a funny noise coming out of the van. What we thought would be a couple hour fix turned into the replacement of a front ball joint. The part wouldn't be able to arrive until the next Monday, so we rented a van and went merrily on our way (okay, slightly less than merry).
http://forthunter.org/. Thanks so much to Jess Hayden and all of the friends at the Susquehanna Folk Music Society for a packed out concert night!
|Sound check time at the Susquehanna Folk Music Society|
|Did we mention that there was also a bowl of chocolate treats next to each bed?|
|Our instruments were protected from midnight barnyard attacks by this fierce chicken-eating terror!|
|Gerald was initially reluctant to visit the local antique shoppe.|
|Until he found this treasure! He'll never doubt Gary again!|
|Hershey Park was originally built for the benefit of the Hershey community|
|Lobby of the Hotel Hershey, built in 1933.|
|Here we are at home at the Hershey Area Playhouse|
|Did you ever wonder what happens backstage before a concert?|
|Ooops. That was a mistake!|
|Fortunately Marcy always looks nice at showtime. Here she is sporting her hobo digs!|
On Sunday, Molasses Creek drove back down to Sykesville, MD to perform for Uptown Concerts at the Baldwin Station. Baldwin Station is an old railway station that has been converted into a fine restaurant. Hmm. Hmm. Tasty!
After the Sunday concert we returned to Jefferson and then Gary and Dave spent the next day driving to pick up the van (5 hours south . . . 5 hours north). On Tuesday, we resumed our journey up to Albany area to spend a few days with Dave's uncle and aunt in Delmar. Ron and Carolyn Tweedie are close to winning the fig-stuffed turkey for putting up with more Molasses Creekness than anyone else we know. Ron is our #1 Albany are promoter, and Carolyn takes the prize as the #1 cook. Thanks to them for another incredible visit. We look forward to returning the favor this summer at the Ocrafolk Festival!
|The repaired van made it safe and sound to Albany!|
|Backstage Getting ready to go on!|
|Pear, melted cheese sandwich|
|This looks like some traditional German fare!|
|And back over the mountain|
|Up to visit the glacial lake on top of the mountain|
|Look at this ball of white stuff Fiddler Dave found! Must of been a big polar bear!|
|Louie jamming at the conference|
On Sunday, we journeyed back to Jefferson one more time (kudos to Mark and Judy Coyne! We love you!). And on Monday we headed south . . . aiming for that 4 PM Swan Quarter Ferry.
On the way home we found an interesting town of Milford, PA. Here are some shots from that visit.
|Fiddler Dave, eat your heart out!|
|Ah! Swan Quarter Ferry on our way home to Ocracoke Island!|