Hi there Molasses Creek fans,
We are deep in the midst of a toasty summer here on Ocracoke . . . figs have just started to ripen this week, and soon we will be putting away preserves so that we are ready for fig cakes in the winter.
Gerald Hampton is visiting the island this week and will be joining us at our Deepwater Theater shows, so we will have the full touring band. What fun! Also, our friend Rodney Kemp is joining us for the Opry this week and will be bringing plenty of Down East stories.
Many of you experienced stormy weather this last week and so did Ocracoke. Last weekend, a waterspout crossed Hwy 12 towards the north end and took out several electric poles, leaving the village without power for about 8 hours. Tideland electric worked through the night to restore electricity to the village (thank you!).
This weekend (July 19), Molasses Creek will be performing at Greenville, NC’s Sunday in the Park. We are so excited that the Green Grass Cloggers will be joining us again this year, and that the concert will be dedicated to long-time event producer and friend, Stuart Aronsen. The evening begins at 7:00 PM. For more information visit http://www.greenvillenc.gov/government/recreation-parks/programs-and-activities/special-events/sunday-in-the-park.
We are very excited that we have just received a proof of the “Waterbound” video and will soon be making it available for your viewing pleasure. Stay tuned! We see a Oscar for Gerald Hampton’s portrayal of a waterlogged hobo! “Waterbound" is the title track of our new Molasses Creek album . . . coincidentally named “Waterbound.” To listen to selections from all the tracks, click the image below.