Conceived in 2015, Gnarly Blue is Carl Badger’s Old Time music project centered around old songs from the hills of old Virginia to the cliffs of Moher in Ireland. Carl’s facility and versatility on instruments shows in his guitar, clawhammer banjo, and fiddle playing, while Jim Prichard switches back and forth with ease on mandolin, guitar, and penny whistle, and Jan Pulley round out the trio on bass fiddle. All three write songs worthy of a listen both in tune and story. Take a ride on the roots music caravan and see where the old time music takes you.
November 27 – Closed for Thanksgiving
December 4 – New Direction
New Direction is one of our favorite Bluegrass Gospel Bands at Sacred Grounds and always give a great performance. Bobby Gales plays guitar and banjo, Charity Dixon Gales plays a bass guitar, Billy Mickel plays guitar and their pastor, Greg Burris, plays the mandolin. This group is comprised of fine musicians and singers – if you’re a bluegrass fan you don’t want to miss this concert. You will also want to catch them in December when they perform their highly acclaimed Christmas Special.
December 11 – Robert Buxton
Robert Buxton will play his 5th appearance at the Sacred Grounds Coffeeshop as solo piano recital. He will play Classical music, Jazz arrangements, and Southern Gospel music. Robert has his doctorate in music from North Texas State and is a gifted pianist.
December 18 – Dackel
“Dackel is a singer / songwriter duo. Walter Miller on guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and vocals; Phil Hatchett on vocals and guitar. Dackel plays Rockin’ Americana Blues after our major musical influences. “Dackel” (cute name for dachshund on German) was chosen in tribute to one of first songs written by Walter. The band has performed live on WCOM and WHUP radio stations, and at festivals and venues in the Triangle and surrounding areas. Dackel has played a mix of songs written by the band members and a variety of cover songs for the past seven years at Sacred Grounds.”
December 25 – Closed for Christmas
January 1 – Closed for New Years Day
January 8 – Blake Addison and Savanna
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 will be joined by daughter Savanna who will sing with Blake 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.
January 15 – Kent Dixon and Neil Allen
Kent Dixon and Neil Allen are singers/ songwriters /musicians that have performing in bands together for the last 15 years. Those bands include, Gone Fishing, Audio Revival and Broken Rooster. They have also been a part of two different praise bands. Kent and Neil have a unique vocal blend that could only come from singing together for so many years. They now come together for a Christian music show that will highlight original and popular Christian covers. These two accomplished musicians will perform a variety of styles that will bless all Christian music lovers.
Kent and Neil are not strangers to Sacred Grounds. They have played at the coffee house for the better part of 15 years in one configuration or the other. So come out and join them for powerful and worshipful Christian music.
January 22 – Tokyo Rosenthal
“Rosenthal can draw you into his lyrics much the same way that James Taylor and Don Henley can”. “Take Jackson Browne’s personal confessions and wrap them in Kris Kristofferson’s world weary tales of broken relationships and you have an idea of what to expect from Tokyo Rosenthal.” “This is Americana with real teeth in the lyrics”. This and more is what the critics are saying about Tokyo Rosenthal. Tokyo has opened for America, Stephen Still and other recording stars plus toured the US, Canada, Europe, Japan, Scotland, Netherlands , etc. To save room listing his accomplishments, please go to tokyorosenthal.com and see for yourself. This should be an interesting night of music you don’t want to miss.