Homegrown Coffeehouse

Picture of the bandSouthern Rail
8 pm, Saturday, February 25

If any Bluegrass band could be called a “perennial Homegrown favorite”, Southern Rail is it. 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. Banjo player Rich Stillman is back from  a brief sabbatical – A 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’s songs have appeared on Bluegrass Unlimited‘s Top Thirty Singles. Their gospel CD Glory Train, was nominated for Best Gospel Recording of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association.

 

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 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 homegrownneedham@gmail.com   

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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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