February 18 – Danny Smith
Danny has been a favorite at Sacred Grounds since his first appearance with Trilogy – he has had music ministry experience in the local church areas of choir, soloist, and praise and worship leader. He was in a solo ministry before forming Trilogy, a contemporary Christian vocal trio, and is now returning to solo ministry. His talent as a songwriter won him a finalist position in the nation Kentucky Fried Chicken Songwriting Contest in 1983. God began giving Danny lyrics for Christian songs in 1999. Five of those songs are on the Trilogy CD “Hungry World” and another all original music project, “I Surrender”, was released in September 2005. Danny desires his gifts to be used to bless the body of Christ and reach the lost. Danny’s first set is primarily oldies such as My Girl, Only You, Lady and a bunch of other favorites. The 2nd set is primarily Contemporary Christian, both from his previous CDs and other cover songs. His oldies sound as good if not better that the original artists so come out for this great concert.
February 25 – Jim Prichard
Jim States “I’m a singer/songwriter, originally from Central New York. I started playing guitar at 16 and played in a few small time rock bands. I attended the Recording Workshop in the Summer of 1984, and met some great people there and achieved my Audio Engineer Certificate. I play guitar, mandolin and bass, as well as some brass instruments. I currently share my time between 3 Bluegrass/Americana bands (String Beings, Gnarly Blue and Flatbed).”
March 4 – Ace and T-Bone
T-Bone and friends is a folk/ blues / jazz doing both originals and covers. The band consist of Peter Laiosa (guitar, harp and vocals), Trey Marchant ( bass and vocals) Sarah Glasson ( vocals) and Bob Gill ( fiddle/vocals).
They have been playing at festivals, radio shows and venues throughout the state for close to 10 years. Much of their work is original in the Americana genre with influences from the Jazz, Folk and Blues traditions. They have 2 cd’s out and are currently working on a 3rd. You can hear many of Peter’s original tunes on Spotify, Apple, Itunes.
This is always an entertaining and fun show!
March 11 – Fairtomiddlin
Fairtomiddlin is a local 6-piece string band featuring a mix of original and familiar tunes in the Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, and Old-Time tradition set to acoustic instruments and vocal harmonies. The group is comprised of Nick Hutson (Mandolin), Susan Johnson (Acoustic Guitar), John Krall (Violin), Lynn Spears (Banjo), Jim Suiter (Acoustic Guitar) and Matthew Velkey (Bass). This is this group’s second visit to Sacred Grounds and we are really excited to have them back. You can check them out at http://www.fairtomiddlin.com.
March 18 – Blake Addison
Blake wrote “My music is about people, and their relationship with our Creator. God loves us so much, and wants to be a part of our daily routine and amplify our lives for His glory ! All of the songs that I wrote on the “Unreachable” were God inspired and pulled right out of the Bible. I am giving back to Him what He has so freely given to me! The gift of music!!” Blake is sometimes joined by daughter Savanna who will sing with him and some songs she composed – she is a very talented singer and songwriter.
Please come out and see why they have become so popular at Sacred Grounds.
March 25 – Marigold Collective
The Marigold Collective began when Larry Bach, John Gillespie, and Jack Frost gathered on Jack’s porch in the Fall of 2020 to share some songs and alleviate the stress of the pandemic. Each invited a friend from earlier musical endeavors, bringing Ames Herbert, Linda Grenville, and Keirsten Hill-Douglass into the project. What began as a song circle gradually grew into a full-fledged band with a repertoire consisting of classic songs by Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and John Prine alongside originals written by Larry and John. Their first shows in late 2021 earned glowing praise for their eclectic song choices and joyful spirit, and The Marigold Collective are eager to share their music with more audiences in 2022.
April 1 – Mike Poole
Mike is another of our multi-talented regulars – he has the best repertoire of old country favorites that we’ve had on our stage and he’s also an accomplished Southern Gospel singer. Mike has also added 50s/60s songs (great fun for us older guys) and he often mixes genres – with his rapid-fire banter and funny stories and jokes he always entertains.
April 8 – The Hodnett Family
We are a family bluegrass and gospel band from central NC. Our 3rd and 4th generation music heritage draws us close as a family and close to our audience. We work together, play together and ‘life’ together.
Brooke on fiddle and vocals – she puts her heart in all she does! From her fiddlin’ to her biscuit makin’ we’re never disappointed! Greyson ‘Foggy’ on banjo – Hand him 3 picks and 5 strings and watch him roll! He loves Jesus, Mama and Earl Scruggs…in that order! Evan on Dobro and vocals – Our little guy with a big ole’ heart and merry ole’ soul. What he lacks in size he makes up for in personality! Jamie, dad, on guitar and vocals – and cook, and bus driver, and sound guy, and roadie, and the most blessed dad in the world to pick with these awesome kids! Melissa, mama – Last but certainly not least, she holds this whole thing together. Her love and devotion are our glue. You won’t find her picking or singing but we wouldn’t be who we are without her! We love you!
April 15 – Tim Fast, Herschel Lee Browne & Allen Hayes
Allen, Herschel, and Tim first met over 15 years ago as yearly attendees of the Swannanoa Gathering Folk Arts Music Camp near Asheville, NC !
The two most important days of our lives are the day we are born and the day we find out why! Native Minnesotan, Tim Fast has been blessed to find an understanding of these days early in his life. Now credited with three award-winning albums, this nationally touring artist hangs his hat with some of the best American singer songwriters today! His love for adventure has given him a catalog of great original songs that have touched audiences from coast to coast!
Allen Hayes fell in love with the guitar at an early age. The Beatles, John Denver, John Prine, and Don McLean were early role models when he began writing his own songs in high school. Allen’s approach to songwriting has developed into an eclectic, slice-of-life approach to telling stories. Folk, Americana, Country, Jazz, and Blues influences all erupt from time to time. Allen performs solo these days but has played with various folk groups throughout the years. He has a self-released CD called “Landfall”. An unsolicited endorsement states, “Your music was impressive—good guitar playing, excellent songwriting and your singing was strong and authentic. You’ve got a good thing going on…”.
Herschel Lee Brown grew up singing. From Methodist hymns around the old piano at his Grandparents home in South Carolina, through church choirs, to the boogie piano of his Uncle Troy and country/guitar ballads of his Uncle Neil. Add many distant radio voices from Nashville and Chicago in the 60’s, and finally the rock and roll and folk music of the 70’s. Along the way he taught himself to play guitar and write songs, and became enlightened to the power of music to communicate peace, love, and joy.