Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Molasses Creek

Molasses Creek's Fiddler Dave told me how to make a small fortune as a folk musician. "Start with a large fortune," he explained, with a smile.

As most of our readers know, music is a long established, and important tradition on Ocracoke Island. Every year the cost for producing CDs looms larger, as does the cost of promotion. Molasses Creek, Ocracoke's long established roots/folk band, is planning another international radio push and winter tour to coincide with the release of their 13th recording ("Something Worth Having"). They hope to beat their 2012 record of #4 on the national folk charts for "An Island Out of Time"!

To help reach their current goal, Molasses Creek has initiated a crowd fundraising campaign that includes a promotional website with a quirky (what else would you expect?) 3 minute video, information about the history of the band, their current projects, and associated costs. There is a wide range of pledge opportunities, with appropriate prizes associated with each one.

Click on the image below, or the following link for complete information.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a 1921 letter written by a former slave, Harrison Williams, to Ocracoke native, Martha Ann Howard Wahab. You can read it here:  


  1. Bear MacDonald10:36 AM


  2. I had no idea that there was a studio (public or private) on Ocracoke. How cool is that?!?!