Molly Hatchet To Play Bar Harbor This April
Flirtin' With Disaster, baby!
Molly Hatchet, the southern rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, that's been around for almost 50 years now will take the Criterion Theatre stage in Bar Harbor this coming April 8.
The band is fronted nowadays by CJ Solar, a 29-year-old singer/songwriter from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who has opened for various southern rock acts like Lynyrd Skynyrd and 38 Special.
Molly Hatchet rose to fame following their self-titled debut album back in 1978 when southern rock had reached its peak, the record contained their remake of the Allman Brothers Band classic, "Dreams I'll Never See." That record was followed by Flirtin' With Disaster in 1979, their most successful album, ever. The band, which now includes no original members because they have all passed, has released a total of 14 studio albums over the years.
Molly Hatchet played the old Bangor Auditorium on October 21, 1981, and this author was there sitting in the upper section to the right of the stage where the acoustics were absolutely horrible.
Nowadays, they're just as energetic as ever.
The show is being promoted by Waterfront Concerts and tickets to see Molly Hatchet at the fabulous and acoustically excellent 1932 Criterion Theatre at 35 Cottage Street in Bar Harbor go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster. Remember, you will be expected to adhere to whatever Covid-19 protocols are in place at the time, which may include wearing a facemask.