FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jennifer Baer, Director of Lifetime Learning
Center and Community Engagement
Molasses Creek to perform at Craven Community College
on Thursday, November 6th at 7:30 p.m.
NEW BERN, NORTH CAROLINA, October 13, 2014 – The Molasses Creek band will appear as the second performance in the 2014-2015 Lifetime Learning Center’s Explorations in The ARTS series. This popular eastern North Carolina band will entertain the audience with its Folk and Americana music stylings on Thursday, November 6th at 7:30 p.m. at Craven Community College (CCC) in the newly renovated Orringer Auditorium.
Award-winning band Molasses Creek, is from Ocracoke Island, N.C. The band is made up of group of phenomenal songwriters and interpreters of song, running the gamut of traditional to contemporary acoustic, sweet ballads with ensnaring vocal harmonies, hot instrumentals, and quirky vaudevillian pieces. Molasses Creek’s newest album was release this year. Something Worth Having is their 14th album and it has achieved the number five 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).
“We look forward to spending a fabulous evening sharing music and stories with the audience. We will be performing a combination of material from Molasses Creek’s two most recent national releases, plus some new songs that we have been working on this year that have not yet been recorded,” said Tweedie.
“We are honored and excited to have Molasses Creek perform because they are so talented and from our very own backyard,” said Jennifer Baer, director of the Lifetime Learning Center and community engagement.
Returning for the second Explorations in the ARTS season, host Colleen Maloney Roberts will lead the interviews and facilitate audience questions. This “informance” format includes a performance plus an interview that allows the audience the opportunity to learn more about the artists and their craft. Colleen spent several years working locally as a WCTI News Channel 12 anchor, reporting on stories from across the state and around the globe. She is now the City of New Bern’s Public Information Officer. Roberts also manages New Bern’s government access channel, City 3 TV.
Molasses Creek single ticket prices are $20 for general public and $12 for students. Tickets can be purchased by calling 252-638-7351, or online at www.cravencc.edu/llc, Select “Registration/Tickets.”
Funding for the Lifetime Learning Center is provided in part by corporate sponsors Terry and Teeny Tait of Raymond James Financial Services Inc. of New Bern.
Craven Community College Foundation’s Lifetime Learning Center provides adult learners with numerous and unique opportunities to learn about history, culture, arts and more, in an arena that includes and reaches beyond the classroom. In addition to the Explorations International Film and Lecture Series, the center provides:
- Statewide day-trips to museums for major exhibitions, Broadway Touring performances in Raleigh and Durham and the vast array of North Carolina’s cultural resources, historic sites, and parks
- Overnight trips to historic towns and landmarks
- International trips
To learn more about the many programs offered, visit the Craven Community College Web site at www.cravencc.edu/LLC.
Public Radio East (PRE) is a media sponsor for Lifetime Learning Center events. PRE is a non-profit, non-commercial broadcasting facility licensed to the Board of Trustees of Craven Community College. Established in 1984 as WTEB-89.3 FM, PRE now broadcasts 24 hours on two complete program networks. The News & Ideas Network can be heard on WZNB-88.5 New Bern, WKNS-90.3 Kinston/Goldsboro, WBJD-91.5 Atlantic Beach, and in Greenville at 88.1. NPR News and Classical Music can be heard on WTEB-89.3. The mission of Public Radio East is to provide the residents of Eastern North Carolina with programming that inspires, challenges thought and provides opportunities for individual life-long educational experiences. PRE broadcasts nationally and regionally relevant in-depth news programming and a diversity of enriching musical experiences. The station provides connections to the rich cultural life of Eastern North Carolina. To learn more about the diversity of programming offered on PRE, please visit us at www.publicradioeast.org or call 1-800-222-9832.
Photo Caption: Eastern North Carolina favorite and award-winning band, Molasses Creek, will perform at Craven Community College on Thursday, November 6th. Molasses Creek band members include (L-R) Lou Castro (dobro/bass/vocals), Marcy Brenner (mandolin/banjolin/bass/vocals), Gerald Hampton (mandolin/upright bass), Fiddler Dave Tweedie (fiddle/vocals), Gary Mitchell (guitar/vocals). Photo credit: Justin Casey.