Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman at Roots Revival Stage
On June 4, we welcome Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman to the Roots Revival Stage, the free community concert series component of our Wednesday night worship service. The evening will begin at 7:30 with an abbreviated worship service centered on one of their songs, then the duo will offer a one-hour concert. This event is free and open to the public, but you'll need to reserve a spot.
In October 2013, Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman released their first duo album We Made It Home, capturing the essence of their experiences on the road and of returning. Produced by Grammy-winning bluegrass/roots music legend Laurie Lewis, the album projects comfort and intimacy. Their voices raised in harmony, their instruments intertwined, Melody and Jacob's original songs and carefully chosen covers tap into their collective eclecticism. Under the layers of rich acoustic tones and powerful vocals, the songs draw from the realms of astronomy, ethnomusicology, feminism, folklore, and family history. The power of Melody and Jacob's duets make these different topics seem natural together, like a fascinating dinner table conversation, and the ease with which they create music together can only be born from two people who've traveled long miles, finding home wherever they are.
Roots Revival is a service of worship grounded in Americana/roots-based music at Centenary United Methodist Church. We strive to be an open space for people to engage in a participatory worship experience. Each service is centered on one or more "focus songs" and an accompanying Bible passage that drive the theme of the evening. We use everything from old hymns and spirituals to songs by Leonard Cohen, Mumford and Sons, Gillian Welch, U2, and more. We meet each Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Roots Revival Stage is our community concert series, which has featured Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jonathan Byrd, Dar Williams, The Amigos, and David Holt. Visit www.rootsrevivalws.com for more and to join our email list.
Centenary United Methodist Church
646 West Fifth Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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