Bruce Keedy, or ‘BK’ as he is known, is a seasoned acoustic musician. BK originally hails from Nashville, TN where he has spent most of his career. BK has performed with multiple bands singing, playing guitar, mandolin, and upright bass. When performing, his Nashville roots show through and his engaging style and enthusiasm becomes infectious with audiences. In short, BK is a versatile, dynamic, and accomplished acoustic music performer.
Diana Wade grew up singing folk songs since the age of ten. Peter Paul & Mary, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell, Ian & Sylvia, to mention a few, influenced Diana's strong folk style. Early on she sang with groups at churches, civic events, county fairs and radio shows. Diana plays guitar and writes songs, performs at open mics, leads the songwriter's circle for The Charlotte Folk Society and is Volunteer Coordinator for The Tosco Music Party.
Julie Dean Julie Martin Dean grew up singing in church. After a dozen years and two degrees in singing classical music, she came back to her Southern Gospel roots a few years ago with a new found love of old country and Americana music. With training in a variety of musical styles, Julie is a singer for hire about town, and you can often see her at local open mics singing her favorite pop/jazz/country tunes, or songs of her own. One of her favorite gigs is singing regularly with the Tosco Music Party sing-along choir. www.juliedeanvoicestudio.com
Diana and Bk met at a Si Kahn event in Davidson a few years back where they shared their originals songs in a song circle. Diana and Julie are members of the Tosco Music Party in Charlotte and Diana is a voice student of Julie's. Julie and Diana are members of a songwriter's group and all three are NSAI members.
Sweetgrass Serenade have their roots in old country, bluegrass, folk, southern gospel and jazz. They delight with smooth harmonies, mandolin pickin’ and guitar strummin’ on old classics from Patsy, Dolly, Emmylou, Gillian, Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel and originals too.
The sweet voice of Julie Dean singing her song "Shennendoah" with Sweetgrass Serenade.
Sweetgrass Serenade sings for the Swannanoah Gathering. Featuring BK Keedy singing his song "Come Home"
With a little help from her Sweetgrass Serenade friends, Diana Wade sings her song "Promise Land" for the folks at Swannanoah Gathering.
Great time playing for the folks at Charlotte Uptown Mint Museum Gift Shop for Wine on Wednesday
Sweetgrass Serenade performs at Eagle Speak Coffee House, April 12, 2017
Open Street 704, April 2018
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