Top Eastbourne folk group Black Strap Molasses are back at the town’s Under Ground Theatre in March – with songs from the new CD they’ve just recorded, for release in the summer.
At their last UGT appearance, in October, Black Strap were “road-testing” some of the songs that they’d been considering for inclusion in what will be their seventh CD. The plan was that the songs that the audience seemed to like most would make it onto the disc. So: be at the Under Ground for the Saturday coffee-morning on 15th March, and you’ll find out whether you think they’ve made the right choice! The music onstage lasts for two hours, from 10am, and entry will cost you nothing.
Among the contenders were “Ani Couni”, a lullaby that originated with the native Indians of North America. There was strong backing for “Streets of the Ghetto”, a song written by the founder of Black Strap Molasses, Nick Westcott, after a visit to Warsaw.
The March show will include not only songs from the CD, but also some old favourites. As ever, Nick Westcott will share lead vocals with daughter Melody, and the line-up will be completed by Sean Markwick (bass guitar) and Veronica Clark (keyboard). All being well, the CD will be given its official launch at the UGT in July.
Fairtrade coffee & tea, and home-made cakes, will be on sale throughout the show, and then until 4pm so you can catch up with the latest art exhibition in the theatre foyer.