Welcome to the Grass Roots Coffeehouse

The Grass Roots Coffeehouse

presents our

2020 Concert Series

UPDATE:

THE GRASS ROOTS COFFEEHOUSE HAS CANCELED THE SHOW WITH REDWOOD HILL.

We hope to reschedule at a later date.

 

OUR MAY SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS.

 CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.  THANK YOU!

 

Saturday March 7, 2020

The Bill Thibodeau Band

Bill Thibodeau Band

The Bill Thibodeau Band is hitting the Southern New England bluegrass music scene hard and fast with powerful rhythmic-drive and hard core traditions. This ambitious energized band is rapidly becoming a local favorite at several festivals and venues. Bill Thibodeau and band members are descendants of first generation bluegrass pioneers, pickers and families which adds a marinated flavor to this unique group. We hope to pluck at your heart strings and raise your spirits in laughter, tears, and uncontrollable tapping of your feet!

Bill Thibodeau on guitar

 Debbie Hall on bass

 Larry Neu on banjo

 Cathy Bumgarner Day on fiddle

 Sal Sauco on mandolin

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DATE TBA

Blackstone Valley Bluegrass

The Blackstone Valley, often referred to as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, runs from Worcester, MA to Providence, RI. In the 1800's many of the farming communities here turned to the Blackstone River, one of the most powerful rivers in the country, to lead the way to a new way of life. Mills were built all along the river and employed thousands of people. Canals were constructed, then the railroads, and the turnpikes. Blackstone Valley Bluegrass was formed the summer of 1998 and the original band members all had ties to the area, so the band was aptly named Blackstone Valley Bluegrass, following a tradition in bluegrass music for naming yourself after your locality. Blackstone Valley Bluegrass plays traditional, original, and contemporary bluegrass music with powerful 3 and 4 part harmonies, tasteful and innovative picking, and a good dose of fun!

Dave Dick - banjo, guitar & vocals

Tim St. Jean - mandolin, fiddle & vocals

Ken Taylor - bass, guitar & vocals

Bob Dick - guitar, dobro, bass & vocals

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Date TBA

Redwood Hill

Redwood Hill is a group of friends who have banded together to pay tribute to Bluegrass music’s legendary Country Gentlemen, a group highly acclaimed as one of the most important progressive bands for their unique blend of Folk and Bluegrass music.

Keith Edwards - Guitar & Vocals
Dave Orlomoski - Mandolin & Vocals
Dave Shaw - Banjo & Vocals
Lillian Fraker - Bass & Vocals

 

All shows start at 7:30 PM; doors open at 6:45

Hot food, beverages and dessert available before the show and during intermission.

Admission: $15/$5 children under 16

Seating is on a first come/first serve basis.

Parking is limited, please be considerate of our neighbors as the streets are narrow.  DO NOT BLOCK ANY DRIVEWAYS PLEASE!

NO PARKING ON FOWLER ROAD. 

Street parking on Ash St., and other side streets in the area is available.

 

Thanks to Krissy Dick, Jean Taylor, Pam Betts and all the folks from Rockdale Congregational Church who support the coffeehouse, run the kitchen and bring in great food for all to enjoy!                       


7:30 PM doors open at 6:45
Hot food, beverages and dessert available!
Admission: $15/ $5 children under 16
The Grass Roots Coffeehouse is located at the Rockdale Congregational Church, 42 Fowler Road in Northbridge, MA
For more info email aplandbob@aol.com or call 617-429-0347

The Grass Roots Coffeehouse was formed around the year 2000 to promote Bluegrass music in the Blackstone Valley and to provide a comfortable place for the community to enjoy great music.  The first few shows were benefits to help in the restoration of the Rockdale Congregational Church and it's parsonage.  We have had many great artists come and play and hope to continue to keep the doors of our church open to the community.  We are entirely volunteer run by members of the Rockdale Congregational Church.  The concerts are held in our function room, with the exception of the annual "Christmas in the New England" concert which is held in the sanctuary.  We offer hot foods like chili or soups, sometimes other dishes too, plus great desserts, and of course, coffee! 

Other artists who have performed at Grass Roots:

Grass Routes Bluegrass

Phil Rosenthal

Howie Newman

Bob Amos

Slograss          Click here Slograss performing "Song My Heart Sings" at Grass Roots Coffeehouse!

huck & Mud

The Pine Hill Ramblers

Erica Brown

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