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Sassy Molasses

Middletown, Ohio, United States | INDIE

Middletown, Ohio, United States | INDIE
Band Country Folk


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"Sassy Molasses plans to "folk you up" at Southgate House"

Middletown,OH – Sassy Molasses is in the line up for the 6th annual Adjust Your Eyes festival at Southgate House at the end of this month. The trio has only been playing together since February but is already booked several places. WNKU's Cheri Lawson talked with founder Moriah Haven Lawson (no relation) about the band and its name, Sassy Molasses. - WNKU

"Sassy Molasses brings Cincinnati some barefoot-Bluegrass sweat and heart"

We meet at the Waffle House. Behold the brown and orange seats, the slippery booths, the jukebox, the clock sporting the name of the place. Yeah, we’re on Waffle House time.
Moriah Haven Lawson, founder of modern Bluegrass trio Sassy Molasses (providing vocals, mandolin, violin, guitar and songwriting), chose the meeting place.

“We country folk feel at home there,” she says. - Cincinnati Citybeat

"Sassy Molasses Puts a Twang To The Grief Cycle With EP Series"

The band, Sassy Molasses, is releasing a series of 5 concept ep's . The first installment “Denial and Isolation” just debuted at the Clifton Heights Music Festival. Sassy Molasses was nominated for the 2011 Cincinnati Entertainment Award for Best Folk/ Americana act .WNKU’s Cheri Lawson spoke with the group’s writer and lead singer Moriah Lawson (no relation) about the new round of ep’s. - WNKU


The 5 Stages EP project:

Stage One: Denial & Isolation, Released 4-7-12
Stage Two: Anger, Release Date 5-25-12



Sassy Molasses sprang from brainchild Moriah Haven Lawson's love affair with eclectic tastes in all things sonic. After playing with several local acts spanning several genres, Lawson was seeking a more personal expression for her musical wackiness.

So, she joined forces with Thomas Curran (Funky bass man supreme), Michael J. Hamilton (man of many t-shirts), T.J. Crenshaw (the sauce on top), Luke Pace-Scrivener (the artsy one) and Chelsea Myers (the sexy one) to cull out every musical influence they had hidden in their delicious nooks and crannies to come folk up your lonely little world.

With influences spanning from Patsy Cline to Frank Zappa to Billie Holiday, birthing something unique only came naturally for this odd crew of musicians. Grabbing inspiration from all of their beloved genres, from country blues, bluegrass, and even a tad bit 'o funk, Lawson's compositions still hold form in some twisted pop sensibility. Teamed with steamy, brutally honest lyrics, they create one hot, delicious mess you won't soon forget. After less than a year as a band, Sassy Molasses was nominated for the 2011 Cincinnati Entertainment Award for Best Folk/ Americana act. Already sharing the stage with many Cincinnati favorites, forward and up are the only directions Sassy has to move in.

Currently underway in the studio, Sassy's "5 Ep's Project" is, as Lawson states, "An overly melodramatic way to do a breakup album." It will be comprised of, you guessed it, 5 ep's, each corresponding with it's respective partner on the Kubler-Ross model's "5 Stages of Greif". In this case, the stages referring to the loss of a meaningful relationship. The first installment, "Denial" was released on April 7, 2012 at the Clifton Heights Music Festival. The second installment, "Anger" is set for release on May 25 at the Mad Frog with special guests, The Tammy Whynots! Look for it all on Grasshopper Juice Records.

"...Moriah Lawson had my “musician crush” vote for the night. Amazing to watch. Barefoot, with brown straight, short hair hanging in her face, her fingers move in a mad blur, and she’s the real thing." -C.A. MacConnell, Cincinnati Citybeat.