August 10 – 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 five years at Sacred Grounds.”
August 17 – 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 – Pete is a fine singer and master on guitar and Jane has one of the purest voices you’ll hear on our stage. Their daughters Jessica (vocals) and Joanna (bass player) occasionally perform and add to this already great night of music.
August 24 – Gnarly Blue
Gnarly Blue is a quartet from Durham, NC who plays primarily old time fiddle and Americana songs. It is composed of Carl Badger is on fiddle, banjo, vocals, Jim Prichard on Mando, guitar, pennywhistle and vocals, Mike Paris (vocals, upright and electric bass, guitar, dobro, percussion) and Jan Pulley on bass and vocals and banjo for one song! You will remember Jim and Jan from the String Beings who were very successful in their first concert at Sacred Grounds earlier this year. This is their 3rd concert at Sacred Grounds and should be a toe tapping evening!
August 31 – 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
September 7 – 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 14 – 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. 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 Tokyo Rosenthal on guitar/vocals (also one of our favorite solo artists) and Gerald Bozarth on banjo (he’s also a member of our popular Shadowhawk Band). You never know what will happen at a Java Jivers’ concert. Join us for an awesome occasion in music and fun!
September 21 – 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 28 – 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. This is their 2nd concert together here and the first was a rousing success. Brian is an accomplished country singer and Robert is a master pianist, whether playing Classical, Jazz, Gospel or Country music.
October 5 – Kent Dixon and Neil Allen
Kent Dixon and Neil Allen are singers/ songwriters /musicians that have performing in bands together for the last 15 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 15 years in one configuration or the other. So come out and join them for powerful and worshipful Christian music.
October 12 – Blake Addison and Savanna
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 & lives! 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 will be joined by daughter Savanna who will sing with Blake and some songs she composed – a very talented little lady. Please come out and see why they have become so popular at Sacred Grounds.
October 19 – 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. and will just have returned from another round of singing dates in Scotland just prior to this concert. 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.