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Molasses Creek to perform at BRCC

Molasses Creek of the Outer Banks is known for music and humor. Molasses Creek of the Outer Banks is known for music and humor.

An award-winning bluegrass band from Ocracoke Island will play an outdoor concert at Blue Ridge Community College next month as part of the Arts & Humanities Series.

Molasses Creek will play Tuesday, May 15, at 6 p.m. behind the Patton Building beside the college lake. Admission is $10 and concert goers should bring lawn chairs.

Molasses Creek's humble beginnings arose amidst the rich tidewater marshes of Ocracoke Island, a magical place where stunning natural beauty mixes with community to create a rich melting pot of musical traditions. This high-energy acoustic group continues to win loyal followings with a captivating stage presence, elegant harmonies, blazing instrumentals, and a quirky sense of humor.

Longtime favorites at Southeast festivals and award winners from Garrison Keillor's 'A Prairie Home Companion,' the band holds membership in the Southern Arts Federation, has nine albums to their credit, and has traveled many thousands of miles across the country to concerts and residencies.

All of their nine albums have received radio airplay on stations around the US and some in Europe as well. Their newest release An Island out of Time produced in 2012 will be available for purchase at the concert along with all their previous recordings.

Molasses Creek's roster includes Gary Mitchell on guitar and vocals, Fiddler Dave Tweedie on fiddle and vocals, Lou Castro on dobro, bass and vocals, Marcy Brenner on mandolin, bass and vocals, and Gerald Hampton on mandolin and bass.

This program is sponsored by the Community Enrichment Department.

Inforrmation: Martha Howell at (828) 694-1743 or at marthah@blueridge.edu.