August 18 – Mike Poole
Mike is another of our favorite 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. Please come for this entertaining evening.
August 25 – Brian and Robert Buxton
Brian and Robert Buxton perform classic country, bluegrass, and gospel music together. This father and son duo perform songs famously done by Hank Williams Sr., Lefty Frizzell, Johnny Cash, and other classic country musicians.
September 1 – Charlie McNeill
Charlie was the first to perform at Sacred Grounds and has performed many times over the past 15 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.
September 8 – 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.
September 15 – Java Jivers
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. In 2018 Java Jivers added a third member, Tokyo Rosenthal, a popular singer/author in the Triangle.
“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. 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!
September 22 – 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 percussion. 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.
September 29 – 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.” This is Ernest’s 9th performance at Sacred Grounds and he has always impressed us – please come and enjoy this fine talent.
October 6 – Shadowhawk
Shadowhawk Bluegrass Band started several years back in the Raleigh Durham area. They play mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass music.
The band is known for their rich three and four part vocal harmonies, including gospel and accapella singing. Shadowhawk is Kelly Tew on mandolin
and vocals. Rick Stanley on rhythm guitar and vocals. Kenny Knox on Bass and vocals. Eddie Choplin on lead guitar and vocals, and Gerald Bozarth on banjo.
This is Shadowhawk’s 2nd trip to Sacred Grounds and they were well received on their 1st concert so please come and enjoy this concert.
October 13 – 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.This group is comprised of 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) and Tom Williams (vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, percussion).
October 20 – 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 4th visit to sacred Grounds and we always have requests to bring them back – hope you can come and enjoy their music.
October 27 – Up Cane Creek
It started when two couples Sandra Herring and Gary Gaddy, and Jay Miller and Ebeth Scott-Sinclair held an impromptu living room jam that evolved into a weekly commitment to play music together simply because it was fun. An invitation to perform in front of an audience in 2008 pushed them into picking a name and becoming an official band. In 2015, Mike Paris a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter added his talents to the band. Up Cane Creek has performed original and traditional bluegrass, folk and Americana at fundraisers, parties, and festivals in North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland. Their enjoyment at playing together is infectious, setting toes to tapping and voices to humming. Up Cane Creek is Sandra Herring on banjo, bass, and vocals, Gary Gaddy on harmonica, Jay Miller on guitar, mandolin, and vocals, Mike Paris on bass, guitar, and dobro, and Ebeth Scott-Sinclair as lead singer. This is their 2nd trip to Sacred Grounds and we enjoyed their 1st visit so well I was anxious to bring them back.