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 Bobby’s son, Kendall, 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. Their Christmas Special has been a highlight of the Christmas season for many years at Sacred Grounds.
December 17 – 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 eight years at Sacred Grounds.
December 24 – Closed for Christmas
December 31 – Closed for New Years Day
January 7 – Birdsong
This is a Family acoustic trio consisting of Wendell Thornton and his 2 very talented daughters who are both award winners on the mandolin and fiddle. Sounds of Appalachia with folk, country, bluegrass, and gospel sprinkled in! Sharing God’s love through music and entertainment.
January 14 – 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.
January 21 – Delsin
Delsin Menolascino is a guitarist, pianist, singer, and songwriter originally from rural Wisconsin. He has performed in churches, in dance clubs, in bars, at festivals, in subways, at Busch stadium, on street corners, at executive conferences, on mountaintops, at a pig roast, and around countless campfires. He has directed touring choirs and recorded several albums. His eclectic tastes and variety of life experience are reflected in a diverse repertoire. Expect to hear heartfelt original acoustic tunes, Bach fugues, spiritual meditations, rousing covers from the folk/rock/pop catalogue, and much more. He is joined by his talented children Chiara (violin, guitar, piano, and voice) and Ivan (cello, piano, and voice).
January 28 – Kent Dixon and Neil Allen
Kent Dixon and Neil Allen are singers/ songwriters /musicians that have performing in bands together for the last 18 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 18 years in one configuration or the other. So come out and join them for powerful and worshipful Christian music.