Meeting Across the Water
8 pm, Saturday, April 8
Meeting Across the Water was THE smash hit at this year’s New Year’s Needham. The band jumps headfirst into the pool of American Gospel music, bringing together influences from blues, folk, jazz, and Black and White spiritual traditions. The result is a dynamic, harmony-filled, poignant, rhythmic, and uplifting experience, with each member contributing in different ways to the band’s unique sound. Fred Griffith, the senior member of the group, had a doo-wop band in the late-50’s in Boston with a charting hit, and has fronted bands ever since. Louise Grasmere, vocals, percussion and guitar, has been a principal soloist at Boston area churches, and with the Mystic Chorale,and has two critically acclaimed albums. Jonathan Singleton, keyboards and vocals, is the music director at 12th Baptist Church in Roxbury, and is an award-winning gospel choir conductor and Berklee professor. Eric Kilburn, Needham High School Class of ’74, guitar, mandolin, mandocello, and vocals, has performed solo and in various jazz and folk groups since the early 80’s and has recorded over 800 albums at his Wellspring Sound Studio in Acton.
About the Homegrown Coffeehouse
The Homegrown Coffeehouse is thrilled to be celebrating 33 years at First Parish UU in Needham — and what a time it’s been! Check back often — we’ll have advance tickets for all of our shows. Our new space is a treat, visually and acoustically, so come join us — we miss you! See below for directions to the Homegrown.
Shows starts at 8:00 pm; doors open at 7:30 om. Tickets for all shows will be available online. Remaining tickets are sold at the door beginning about 7:30 p.m.
For more information about any show, call us at (781) 444-7478, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Directions to the Homegrown Coffeehouse at First Parish in Needham, Unitarian Universalist
From the North: Take Route 128 (I-95) south to exit 19B (Highland Avenue Needham). Take Highland Avenue to Great Plain Avenue in Needham Center. Cross over Great Plain Ave. onto Dedham Ave., the church will be on your right. Parking is available on Lincoln St., the first right after the church. Enter on Lincoln Street.
From the South: Take Route 128 (I-95) north to exit 17 (Route 135). Take Route 135 to Lincoln Street (see map). Parking is off Lincoln Street.
From Boston and Cambridge: Take Route 9 west to Route 128 South. Follow directions above “from the North.”
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