Feb 17 – Java Jivers
On April 2015, the Java Jivers were formed as a house band for the Common Grounds Coffee & Music House in Bunn, NC. Three of the musicians in the group were co-owners of the coffee house as well as seasoned musicians; Peggy Harris, Buck Harris and Tiger Faircloth. Peggy & Tiger have been fellow musicians and played together for years; while Peggy & Buck Harris had been musical partners for nearly 30 years. Upon the passing of Buck Harris in August 2016 and the closing of the coffee house, the Java Jivers live on thru Tiger and Peggy with a passion for music and love of people. Tiger’s amazing talent with the stand up bass (Dusty) give the group it’s thunder. Peggy’s wide vocal style and rhythm guitar bring up the front. The Java Jivers are a musical variety show filled with humor, fun and a richness in soulful melody. Performing traditional songs from the 1920’s and spanning across the years to modern day contemporary soft rock, country, folk, blues, gospel, bluegrass and jazz…. The Java Jivers are filled with surprises and warmth, choosing songs they love and the audience loves back. Their performances often include many wonderful local popular guest performers who enrich their events. You never know what will happen at a Java Jivers’ concert. Join us for an awesome occasion in music and fun!
Feb 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.
Mar 3 – City Folk
City Folk (Pete Smith and Jane Muldoon-Smith) is an acoustic folk group that plays music spanning contemporary folk and pop music to country-folk music. They are one of our long time favorites at Sacred Grounds, having performed here for over 12 years – Pete is a fine singer and master on guitar and Jane has one of the purest voices you’ll hear on our stage. Their daughter Joanna (bass player) will join them and add to this already great night of music. Be sure to pick up one of their new CDs also.
Mar 10 – Brien Barbour
Brien brings his huge range of music and humor – he’s trained formally as a vocalist and guitarist and cultivated an appealing performance style that blends easy listening, light rock and folk music, with a little bit of country and bluegrass tossed in just for fun. Brien is always a crowd favorite and has been a regular performer at Sacred Grounds since 2004 – come and be prepared to laugh at his whimsical jokes and enjoy his great music.
Mar 17 – The Parsons
Jon and Caroline Parsons have shared the joys and trials of their lives together with audiences for 25 years. It’s all there – the love, the loss, the work, the celebration – and it’s the real thing. Their songs, stories and voices are built for audiences ready to embrace the humor, beauty and mystery of life They live in rural southeastern NC (Grays Creek), and are sometimes joined by their long-time musical partner and friend Jerome Hawkes. Caroline is a gifted songwriter, singer and bassist, and Jon and Jerome will juggle guitars, banjo, and mandolins – in addition to doing their best to keep up with Caroline’s singing! This trio is seasoned by more than 17 years of playing and singing together – and it shows.
Mar 24 – String Beings
String Beings is a trio from Durham, NC who plays originals and standards in Americana, Roots, Country and Bluegrass genres. Comprised of Jim Prichard on mandolin, guitar, and vocals, Glen Stewart on guitar and vocals plus Jan Pulley on the bass fiddle and vocals, their vocal flair is delivered through a collection of original pieces, heartfelt ballads, gospel inspiration, country classics, with some folk and traditional standards sprinkled in. This is their third visit to Sacred Grounds and we are pleased to bring them back.
Mar 31 – Mike Poole
Mike is another of our multi-talented regulars and has always supported Sacred Grounds – we’re happy to have him back. 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.
April 7 – TBA
April 14 – TBA
April 21 – Block Party feat. Gnarly Blue
April 28 – String Peddlers
The String Peddlers is an acoustic band out of Raleigh, NC. composed of Stuart Gordon (sings and plays guitar, mandolin and harmonica), Bob Setzer (sings and plays harmonica, strumstick, mandolin and kalimba), Bill Olding (sings and plays electric and acoustic guitars) and Frank DeFillippi on electronic persussion. They play an eclectic mix that could range from blues to reggae, from calypso to folk. You might hear mandolins, harmonicas, strumsticks, and even the occasional kalimba. Without missing a beat it could go from Johnny Cash, to Jimmy Reed, to the Melodians. String Peddlers are regularly scheduled artists at Sacred Grounds and are always a lot of fun so please come hear for yourself.
May 5 – Dogwood Blossom Band
The Dogwood Blossom Band is a five-piece mostly acoustic band based in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC. Tom Williams, Cathy Klein, and Mike Paris have performed together for more than six years in various projects and this current collaboration has been playing as a band in the region since August 2012. New members, George Michaels and Rebecca Ogus, joined the band in the Fall of 2015.
Their music incorporates Americana, folk, a dash of bluegrass, a little country, and some Dogwoodized classic pop/rock tunes, and original songs written by band members. Songs by artists such as Levon Helm, Gillian Welch, Alison Krauss, John Prine, J.D. Souther, Ryan Adams, Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash, Jason Isbel, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Nanci Griffith, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Bob Dylan, Zac Brown Band, Paul Simon and others are in their repertoire.
Cathy Klein – vocals, rhythm guitar, percussion
George Michaels – vocals, guitar, banjo
Rebecca Ogus – vocals, violin, percussion
Mike Paris – vocals, upright and electric bass, guitar, dobro, percussion
Tom Williams – vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, percussion