Upcoming Concerts

August 20 – Charlie McNeill

Charlie was the first to perform at Sacred Grounds and has performed many times over the past 21 years. He has a wide genre of music, from Southern Gospel, Contemporary Gospel, Country, popular and folk songs. He was featured in four different shows at Raleigh Little Theater. Did I mention that Charlie grew up at St. Paul? He’s a home town talent and we’re very proud of him so please come and support his concert.

August 27 – Marigold Collective

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. This is their 2nd trip to Sacred Grounds.

September 3 – 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.

September 10 – Night Teacher

Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Night Teacher is a collaboration between poet and composer Lilly Bechtel, and multi-instrumentalist and producer Matt Wyatt. Braiding elements of traditional folk with electro-pop, blues-rock, and Afro-Cuban rhythm, Night Teacher’s songs reflect the work of two musicians who lean into each other with a willingness to be changed by what they hear. Music writer Robb Donker writes of the single in American Pancake: “Wyatt’s percussive tones sort of feel like they are improvised (whether they are or not), as if the duo found things around the house to play, which is what (for me) persists in making their texture so organic and interesting… Bechtel’s vocal aesthetic works perfectly as a storyteller; there is at once a sage presence in her powerful lilt, but it is also one that feels broken- as hopelessness and hope play a fierce game of tug of war.” Since the 2020 release of their debut record Night Teacher, the duo has won the Music With a Conscience Series, been featured on Women of Substance Radio, and noted by the music magazine Relix as an “artist to pay attention to.”

September 17 – 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.

September 24 – Todd Parrott

“Todd is a Christian harmonica player, keyboardist and singer – if you haven’t heard a really good harmonica player perform you will be shocked at the great and varied sounds Todd can produce. His appearances are not merely “performances”, but are opportunities for those present to be blessed as they open their hearts through singing and music. Come and see why Todd is so highly thought of at Sacred Grounds.

October 1 – 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 a really talented singer/writer – you’ll be glad you came.

October 8 – Ace & T-Bone

T-Bone are an acoustic duo consisting of Peter Laiosa (guitar, harp and vocals) and Trey Marchant ( bass and 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.  They will be joined in the upcoming show with the acclaimed and noted vocalist Sarah Glasson. This will be a fun show!

October 15 – Robert Buxton

Robert Buxton will play his 6th 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.

October 22 – Flatbed

“Flatbed is a band from Durham, NC, comprised from members primarily from the local area. Flatbed has the distinction of being ranked as the #1 Bluegrass Band in the Durham area on ReverbNation, for 5 weeks consistently!
Our reverbnation site is https://www.reverbnation.com/flatbed7 where we have songs and videos posted from when we played WHUP radio station in Hillsborough.
Original Members are Tony Morris- banjo, vocals,Cindy Ribet- fiddle, vocals, Marc Morris- guitar, vocals (special guest Grayson Baur), Jan Pulley- upright bass, vocals, and Jim Prichard- mandolin, guitar, vocals.

October 29 – Retro Cats

The Retro Cats are a group of musicians who reinterpret old country, folk, rock songs. You will hear lots of 3 part harmonies. Bob Setzer is a multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, mandolin, strum stick and harmonica. Stuart Gordon plays guitar and Steve Gage plays bass. The group is fond arranging these great old standards in their own style and are known to color outside the lines when the mood strikes.