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Molasses Creek to play at Whallonsburg Grange

WHALLONSBURG-The beautiful coves and tidewater marshes of Ocracoke Island, N.C. are home port for the compelling harmonies and blazing instrumentals of Molasses Creek, who will bring their high-energy acoustic music to the Whallonsburg Grange Hall on Saturday, April 2.

They are on tour in the Northeast and will take the stage in this historic and newly renovated building at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, on sale at the door, are $6; 16 and under half-price.

Molasses Creek's captivating stage presence and quirky sense of humor, along with their collection of songs about the lives of fisherman and other island-folk, have won fans all along the Eastern seaboard. Award winners on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion," they are regular performers at music festivals and folk venues.

In addition to their shining vocals, the group will feature Gary Mitchell on guitar, Dave Tweedie on fiddle, Marcy Brenner on mandolin, bass and banjo, and Lou Castro on dobro and bass in their concert at the Grange. 2011 marks Molasses Creek's 18th anniversary.

Along with the evening performance, the grange will host a Meet Molasses Creek event at 1 p.m. on the same day, Saturday, April 2, for children, parents and everyone interested. The group will present music, island folk dance, and stories, for kids of all ages and their parents in a fun and engaging program.

The concert is supported by a grant from the Arts Council of the Northern Adirondacks. For more about Molasses Creek, visit their website at www.molassescreek.com. For information on the Children's Workshop or concert, please call 518-570-2382 or email ghall@westelcom.com.

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