Sacred Soul & Bluegrass Revue
- Dates: June 16, 2023
- Presenting Organization: PineCone, Piedmont Council of Traditional Music
- Venue: A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
- Location: Downtown Raleigh
- Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
- Phone: 919.664.8302
- Times: 7:30pm
- Admission: $18 and up
Sacred Soul and Bluegrass will feature revue style performances pairing traditional gospel artists from the Black church in Eastern North Carolina with bluegrass and old time musicians who carry on the string band gospel traditions of the Piedmont and Mountain regions. The artists are all relatively unknown to the general public but are extraordinary. They are gifted, inspired and deeply devoted to their craft as a reflection of their faith. Faith, and the music that supports it, was what helped get many of the artists involved with this show through the pandemic.
The Glorifying Vines Sisters – Alice, Aubrey, Dorthy and Mattie have been singing as a group since the 1950s. They are well suited for this event as they frequently perform in secular venues including festivals, bars and concert halls. Their music is rooted in the quartet gospel style prevalent in Eastern North Carolina.
The Cockman Family – This group from Western North Carolina brings two generations of musicians to the tradition. The band is steeped in the straight-ahead bluegrass and gospel sound and has been widely recognized for their musicianship.
Faith and Harmony – A family group that features two sets of three sisters who also happen to first cousins. They grew up singing together in Greenville North Carolina and bring a show that bubbles over with spirit and soaring vocal harmonies.