Homegrown Coffeehouse

The Bluegrass Gospel Project opens our 34th season!
8 pm, Saturday, October 1

Bluegrass Gospel Project. May, 2011. (BEN SARLE | PHOTO)

Bluegrass Gospel Project. May, 2011. (BEN SARLE | PHOTO)

The Homegrown Coffeehouse launches our 34th season on Saturday, October 1, with one of the finest bluegrass bands in the country  —  Unparalleled vocal harmonies, eclectic, stirring repertoire, and roots firmly planted in the bluegrass tradition create complex, inspiring music. This is the Bluegrass Gospel Project, a group that’s been doing something special for over ten years: exploring and expanding the tradition of bluegrass gospel, from U2 to the Stanley Brothers, Sam Cooke to Steve Earle.

The six members of the BGP bring decades of experience to the group. Taylor Armerding, the group’s front man, mandolin player and singer, was a founder and lead singer for Northern Lights, the progressive bluegrass group that took the bluegrass world by storm in the 1980s. He was invited by Gene White, Jr. (fiddle) to form the group in 2001 along with Paul Miller (vocals, guitar), Steve Light (banjo, Dobro, guitar, vocals) and other notable musicians to do a one-time performance to a packed house on New Year’s Eve. The band’s chemistry and the music’s broad appeal was powerful beyond anyone’s expectations, and the group continued to perform, with Colby Crehan (female lead vocalist) and Kirk Lord (upright bass) joining the BGP in 2007. The group’s natural on-stage abilities sweep the audience off their feet with smooth, blissful vocal work, seminal musicianship, and a camaraderie that few other bands exhibit.

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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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