Music on the Delaware brings back to the Walton Theatre the popular high-energy acoustic band Molasses Creek on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. This will be the band’s fourth appearance in Walton. A pre-concert open jam session will be held at 6:30 on the second floor of the theatre.
Hailing from Ocracoke Island off the coast of North Carolina, Molasses Creek brings to audiences their love of their coastal home. The band has won accolades around the United States and abroad for their elegant harmonies and song-writing, their blazing instrumentals, and their quirky sense of humor.
Their concerts run the gamut of traditional to contemporary acoustic music, along with ballads, instrumentals, and quirky vaudevillian pieces. The band has recorded 13 albums over the past 20 years; in April 2012, their release, “An Island Out of Time,” reached the #4 spot of the National Folk Radio DJ charts.
Band members include Gary Mitchell (guitar and vocals), Dave Tweedie (fiddle and vocals), Marcy Brenner (mandolin, bass, vocals), Lou Castro (dobro, bass, vocals), and Gerald Hampton (mandolin and bass).
Laura Ward, Director of the Davie Arts Council in Mocksville, N.C., said of Molasses Creek in a media release: “They exude sheer joy and talent when it comes to entertaining and more than that – they are delightful people. . . I hail them as a North Carolina Treasure.”
For more information about the band, see www.molassescreek.com/band.cfm. For details about the Walton Theatre, see www.waltontheatre.org.
Remaining concerts in the Music on the Delaware 2013-14 season are as follows: Brother Sun on Nov. 16, 2013; Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters on Feb. 8, 2014; and Cherish the Ladies on April 5, 2014.
Tickets for the Molasses Creek concert are available at the door of the theatre, at www.waltontheatre.org, or at the following businesses: in Andes at NBCD; in Delhi at Good Cheap Food; in Downsville at Catskill Country Market; in Franklin at Paul White Insurance and NBDC; in Hamden at NBDC; in Masonville at Masonville General Store; in Walton at the Walton Theatre, Sidney Federal Credit Union and NBDC. Further information is available at 607-865-6829 or 865-6983. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $30 for family.