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.
June 3 – 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.
June 10 – Littlechurch Gospel Group
Littlechurch is a band with an eclectic sound including folk, southern rock, country and street gospel. Born out of a calling to bring Jesus to every venue they play, Littlechurch brings beautiful harmonies and an attitude that culminates in a sound that is all their own. Members are Rob on guitar/vocals, Jay on keyboard/vocals, George on drums, Henry on guitar and Lisa on vocals. This is their 2nd visit to Sacred Grounds and were well received. You’ll enjoy their music so please come and make them welcome.
June 17 – 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. Chech him out at http://toddparrott.com
June 24 – Mike Paris & John Gillespie
Michael Paris is a singer/songwriter/musician from Durham, NC. His music covers many topics, and his musical style is Americana/folk along the lines of Don McLean, Gordon Lightfoot, Harry Chapin, and John Denver. Many of his songs use themes from his Appalachia roots that come from the first half of his life in West Virginia. Michael mostly performs songs that he has written (over 100) and uses an acoustic guitar for most of them. He is a multi-instrumentalist and will sometimes use other instruments in his performances (e.g., dobro, Irish bouzouki, Hawaiian lap guitar). Michael has performed in the Triangle region for over a dozen years. He has been at Sacred Grounds previously when he performed with the groups The Dogwood Blossom Band, Up Cane Creek, and Gnarly Blue. This will be Michael’s fifth solo performance at Sacred Grounds. John Gillespie has performed for us on numerous occasions with other groups – he sings classic as well as some of his own creations. John and Mike complement each other very well and will make a very entertaining evening.
July 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!” Blake has been one of our favorites for many years so please come and enjoy his music.
July 8 – TBD
July 15 – 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.
July 22 – 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 nine years at Sacred Grounds.
July 29 – Robert Buxton
Robert Buxton will play his 7th 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.
August 5 – 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.
August 12 – TBD
August 19 – 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 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. You will also want to catch them in December when they perform their highly acclaimed Christmas Special.
August 26 – Ace & T-Bone
Ace & 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!