*Update 3/3/14. Moasses Creek's "Something Worth Having" Album debuts on the February Folk Radio Charts at #7!
*Update 1/29/14. Molasses Creek's Radio "Something Worth Having" Campaign goes live today. Kari Estrin Management has sent the new release out to over 540 folk radio DJs across the US, Canada, and Europe! We'll keep an eye on the charts and let you know what is happening! EMAIL US if you have a suggestion of a folk radio show that should receive it.
**Update 1/1/14. Happy New Year! Thanks to everyone who helped out with our Indiegogo Fundraiser! It was a huge success! If you contributed, we will be contacting you in the next couple of days about your Patron Rewards. Thank you so much for helping us out in our quest to spread Molasses Creek music around the world!**
CANCELLED: WE ARE ICED IN BURLINGTON/BASS PLAYER ACCESS BLOCKED BY FALLEN TREES. Molasses Creek at the Purple Fiddle
The Purple Fiddle Cafe, Brews and Stage is a family-friendly and non-smoking music venue and deli-style restaurant. We are located in the old DePollo General Store in historic Thomas, WV, in the beautiful Allegheny mountains. They encourage families to bring children to the shows no matter what their age. (Children under 12 are free!) They believe the warm crowd and amazing (mostly acoustic) music is a great experience for all. Just look for the purple bass fiddle hanging over the street, the eight-foot bears or the purple elk!
SongSpace at First Unitarian is a celebration of folk, Americana, bluegrass, singer-songwriter, old-time, and world music, featuring local, regional and national artists. They are dedicated to establishing a welcoming and meaningful space both for making and listening to quality music. Shows are open to the public. The venue is smoke-free and wheelchair accessible; on-street parking is available adjacent to our venue.
Molasses Creek's high-energy performances and heartfelt songwriting bring the love of their coastal home to the stage. The band's elegant harmonies and arrangements, blazing instrumentals, and quirky sense of humor have won loyal followers throughout the United States and around the world.
Molasses Creek’s inspiration arose amidst exotic fig trees and rich tidewater marshes of isolated Ocracoke Island, NC. Only accessible by ferry, Ocracoke is an enchanting step out of modern times into a world of captivating natural beauty, rich maritime history, ghostly shipwrecks, heroic lifesavers, crafty pirates, and a community of 900 independently minded residents.
Award winners from Garrison Keillor's “Prairie Home Companion,” Molasses Creek has recorded 13 albums over the past 20 years. In April of 2012, Molasses Creek's new release, "An Island Out of Time" reached the #4 spot on the National Folk Radio DJ Charts!
Molasses Creek’s roster includes Gary Mitchell (guitar/vocals), Fiddler Dave Tweedie (fiddle/vocals), Lou Castro (dobro/bass/vocals), Marcy Brenner (mandolin/banjolin/bass/vocals), and Gerald Hampton (mandolin/upright bass)
Photo by Justin Casey and Randy Woolard
Ocracoke Island! 23 miles off the coast of North Carolina.