Southern Rail Bluegrass
Finally, FINALLY, after two very long years, the Homegrown Coffeehouse is back! Our wonderful space at First Parish in Needham has been checked out as much as we can, the ventilation is good, and we can once again open it to the community you.
This first in-person show since March of 2020 will be a bit of a hybrid, with a COVID vaccination check at the door, masks inside, and carrot cake to go (We absolutely could not do a show without carrot cake). These extra precautions early on will be in place at the request of the performers, who all have to appear in front of a lot of crowds. Come Fall, we expect to be back to normal, and for now we just get to celebrate being open again to share live music with you. Feel free to bring your own water, coffee, or tea.
We couldnt think of any better way to get back on track than perennial Homegrown favorite, Southern Rail. 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. He's also a polished flat-picker, about as slick as they come. 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. Sharon and Jim were inducted into the Rhode Island Bluegrass Alliance Hall of Fame in 2019. Banjo player Rich Stillman has played bluegrass banjo for over 30 years, Rich has founded or been involved with of a number of influential bluegrass bands, including the Jersey Travelers, WayStation, and Adam Dewey and Crazy Creek. Rich was New Jersey banjo champion in 1983, New England banjo champion in 2002 and 2003, and a six-time winner of the annual banjo contest held in Lowell. Mandolin player John Tibert, hailing from Northboro, MA, is a prolific songwriter whose mandolin playing is fluid, lyrical and from the heart, and his superb bass vocals are a powerful addition to the group's signature quartet harmonies. Southern Rail at the Homegrown Coffeehouse, Saturday, May 7 at 8:00 P.M.
The Homegrown Coffeehouse is located (as we have been since 1983!) 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 $20.00 general admission to benefit the Church. For more information, call (781) 444-7478, or visit us at www.uuneedham.org for directions, performer links, and advance tickets.
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First Parish in Needham UU, 23 Dedham Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|
Proof of COVID vaccination will be required. Masks will be required. Our building in handicapped accessible.