Upcoming Concerts

January 29 – Mike Poole

Mike is another of our multi-talented regulars – he’s been singing here for over 15 years. 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.

February 5 – City Folk

CityFolk is a personable and engaging acoustic duo/trio that present well crafted songs and arrangements in a wide variety of styles with tight vocal harmonies, varied instrumentation and repertoire that highlight stories from life experiences.

Having performed at numerous restaurants, festivals, concerts, clubs, and coffee houses throughout the Triangle area for over 20 years, they exhibit a comfortable and friendly stage presence that has audiences both relaxed and engaged. In addition, they have opened for nationally known folk artists Kate Campbell and Carrie Newcomer.

Their music spans contemporary acoustic folk and pop to rock, country and jazz. Their repertoire includes such artists as Simon and Garfunkel, Peter, Paul and Mary, Jim Croce, the Beatles, Norah Jones, Van Morrison, Brandi Carlile, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, the Eagles, Judy Collins, Kathy Mattea, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Janis Ian, Dan Fogelberg, Old Crow Medicine Show, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash.

February 12 – TBA

February 19 – Ace and T-Bone

Ace & T-Bone are an acoustic duo consisting of Peter Laiosa (guitar, harp and vocals) and Trey Marchant (bass and vocals). Much of their work is original in the Americana genre with influences from the Jazz, Folk and Blues traditions. They have been playing at festivals, radio shows and venues throughout the state for close to 10 years. They are seasoned players and songwriters with potent lyrics, lots of energy and are just plain fun to hear.

February 26 – Delsin Menolascino

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).

March 5 – Ernest Collins

Ernest wrote “I have enjoyed a great deal of life creating good relationships with the human world and creating masterpieces. It was inspiring entertaining at the 4-star ‘Pfister Hotel’ in Milwaukee, Wt. for 10 years having the opportunity to play for Tony Bennett, Mitch Miller, Doc Severson, Angela Bassett, Lou Rawls, Al Jarreau, Prince and many others. My expertise is playing piano, or keyboards and singing. It has been my pleasure to entertain at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cancun, Mexico and Ontario, Canada.” Ernest has been performing at Sacred Grounds for a while and he has always impressed us – please come and enjoy his fine talent.

March 12 – Birdsong Bluegrass Band

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.

March 19 – Tim Fast and Herschel Lee Brown

A Folk/Americana singer/songwriter, Tim has performed on live radio shows, been featured on cable TV and has been nominated for and received many awards for his skillful songwriting. In 2003 he released his self titled debut CD and in 2007 his 2nd CD, Starlite Drive-in and he recently released his 3rd CD. James Keelaghan said of Tim “Excellent songwriter, exquisite guitar player and the sweetest voice I’ve heard in a long time”. Tim is a regular at Sacred Grounds although he lives in Minnesota – he has performed for us nearly every year for the past 13 years. Tim is accompanied by Herschel Lee Brown for the first time in many years. Herschel (from South Carolina) is an accomplished performer and he and Tim played together for many years.

March 26 – Elizabeth June

El Elizabeth June is a gospel singer who has sung spirituals and hymns in church since
the age of 7. She started directing choirs when she was in the third grade and
continued directing choirs all through college. June has toured with gospel ensembles
to England, Scotland, Wales, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Israel and the
Caribbean. June’s music video, “FREEDOM” was Video of the Week by MTV’s
website mtvU.com. A native New Yorker and graduate of the MFA program at the Actors Studio Drama School (2003), June is also co-founder of SilverLox Films with her husband Jason S. Williams. Their indie films have been featured in film festivals across the country. June’s Stage Credits include: Seven Guitars, Balm in Gilead, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Colored Museum. TV Credits include: Fresh Off The Boat, As The World Turns, Criminal Minds and ABC’s hit sitcom Black-ish where she played Harriet Tubman in Season 1. Elizabeth performed at Sacred Grounds in August, 2020,  and we’ve anxiously been awaiting her return. She has an awesome stage presence and you don’t want to miss this. For more info visit: elizabethjune.com

April 16 – 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.