Southern Rail - Outstanding Bluegrass
The holidays are in the rearview mirror, the weather is cold -- time to crank up the Bluegrass Express at the Homegrown. After more than thirty years playing together, Southern Rail continues to delight audiences with their contemporary energy, spirit and drive, matched only by the warmth and humor of their performances. Their music is upbeat, high voltage vintage Bluegrass, featuring stunning instrumentals, powerful gospel quartets, and a world of onstage fun. They feature: Jim Muller on guitar and lead vocals -- born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Jim's rich, distinctive lead vocals and offbeat humor have become one of the group's trademarks. Sharon Horovitch on upright bass -- aggressive, creative and irrepressible, Sharon is known for her infectious smile, her limber bass work, and her tenor and high-baritone harmonies. Rich Stillman on banjo -- has been playing bluegrass banjo for over 30 years. And for this show only, while their regular mandolin player is away, mandolin legend Taylor Armerding, who was featured for many years with New England favorite Northern Lights. Southern Rail's recordings have climbed to #11 on Bluegrass Unlimited's Top Thirty Single's Chart, and have hit #1 on a number of radio stations across the nation. Their songs have graced Bluegrass Unlimited's Top Thirty Singles Chart for a combined total of 32 months, receiving heavy national airplay. One of Southern Rail's earlier CDs, a special Bluegrass Gospel compilation entitled Glory Train, was nominated for Best Gospel Recording of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Southern Rail at the Homegrown Coffeehouse, Saturday, January 26, at 8:00 P.M.
The Homegrown Coffeehouse is located at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, at the corner of Great Plain and Dedham Avenue in Needham center. There is free parking and full handicapped access. Admission is $18.00 / $15.00 students and seniors to benefit the Church. For more information, call (781) 444-7478, or visit us at www.uuneedham.org/Coffeehouse for directions, performer links, and advance tickets.
Homegrown Coffeehouse (View)
First Parish in Needham UU, 23 Dedham Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
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