Molasses Creek Breaking News

*Update 4/1/14. Molasses Creek is the #5 Artist on the National Folk Radio DJ Charts!

*Update 3/3/14. Molasses Creek's "Something Worth Having" Album debuts on the February Folk Radio Charts at #7!


Upcoming Appearances


Molasses Creek at LEAF in the Schools

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Black Mountain, NC


Molasses Creek will be in residence as part of the Lake Eden Arts Festival in the schools.



Molasses Creek at the Lake Eden Arts Festival

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Black Mountain, NC


Twice a year we invite ONE AND ALL to explore a magical world music festival where the very best of music, art, and culture join together to strengthen community through the power of creativity. LEAF festival takes place on the site of the old Historic Black Mountain College with a stunning mix of rolling hills, lakes, streams, and mountain beauty on hundreds of acres of comfortable camping grounds.

LEAF scowers the globe for artists, musicians, performers, entertainers, presenters, and teachers that not only are the great in their craft, but who also care deeply for education through arts. Many of our musicians and artists not only offer multiple shows at our festival, but remain within our community for up to a week before the event to teach in school residencies, perform in local showcases, and share their gifts with children of all ages to help engender a culture of service through the arts.

LEAF Community Arts is a non-profit organization in which all donations and festival profit goes towards music and arts education programming locally and globally! Since 2004 we have served over 41,000 youth with programs in over 15 community locations and in 10 countries worldwide. Your attendance at LEAF not only provides you with an amazing weekend experience for your friends and family, but supports those without opportunity to live their dreams through music and arts.

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Molasses Creek at a private event in Richmond

Richmond, VA



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Molasses Creek's New Release!

Take a listen to the new Molasses Creek album, Something Worth Having, below!
(Official Album release date, January 28, 2014).

Something Worth Having Album Teaser

About Molasses Creek

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.

Molasses Creek appears on Michael Jonathan's Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour (Show # 695)

Molasses Creek's album, An Island Out of Time, hit the #4 spot on the FOLKDJ radio charts!