‘Homespun’ To Perform In Suntree Aug. 16

By  //  August 6, 2013

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performing Free at Advent Lutheran Church

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J.T. Shealy has been bringing bluegrass to Brevard since 2007, but his roots in the American music form go back decades in the Carolinas. A bluegrass musician from a musical family, J.T. Shealy has performed with numerous bluegrass bands and knows what true aficionados want to hear. (Photo courtesy of Homespun)

BREVARD COUNTY • SUNTREE – The down home sound of authentic bluegrass music will fill the sanctuary of Advent Lutheran Church in Suntree at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 16th. 

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The six musicians collectively known as Homespun will perform featured selections such as, Sunny Side of Life, Life’s Railroad to Heaven, I’ll Fly Away, There is a Fountain, Rocky Top and Kentucky Waltz. (Photo courtesy of Homespun)

The six musicians collectively known as “Homespun” will perform a free concert at the church located at 7550 North Wickham Road.

Featured selections include, Sunny Side of Life, Life’s Railroad to Heaven, I’ll Fly Away, There is a Fountain, Rocky Top and Kentucky Waltz.

Formed in 2001 by Brevard bluegrass promoter and musician J.T. Shealy, Homespun is loyal to its roots in traditional bluegrass and old time gospel music. The group’s two CDs will be available for purchase after the concert.

TRADITIONAL BLUEGRASS AND OLD GOSPEL

The band’s composition has changed slightly over the years, but at the core of the group are J.T. Shealy and his sister, Millie Smith. The entire Shealy family settled in Mims in 1957.

“We were seven kids from South Carolina and everybody sang or played an instrument. Bluegrass is a wholesome music, about enjoying family, sitting on the porch, drinking iced tea. It’s very patriotic.”

“Millie and I grew up in a musical family,” said Shealy.

“We were seven kids from South Carolina and everybody sang or played an instrument. Bluegrass is a wholesome music, about enjoying family, sitting on the porch, drinking iced tea. It’s very patriotic.”

The group performs for churches, private parties and organizations in Brevard and Orange counties and says they’d love to do more.

“We have two CD’s, but we’re not doing it for the money,said Shealy.

“It’s enjoyment, it’s fun, it’s entertaining. We have a message of hope in the Savior Jesus and eternity and peace and contentment in this life. The word gospel means ‘good news’ and the music is uplifting, happy, toe-tapping music. Sometimes people get up and dance.”

ABOUT J.T.’s BLUEGRASS

J.T’s Bluegrass has been bringing bluegrass performers to Brevard since 2007.

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Eight of the top 15 acts of 2012 named by Bluegrass Unlimited magazine have performed in Titusville for Shealy’s audiences, including the Grammy-winning Grascals and Blue Highway.

J.T. Shealy has been bringing bluegrass to Brevard since 2007, but his roots in the American music form go back decades in the Carolinas. A bluegrass musician from a musical family, J.T. Shealy has performed with numerous bluegrass bands and knows what true aficionados want to hear.

Now a bluegrass promoter, J.T Shealy of J.T’s Bluegrass is dedicated to “bringing the finest in bluegrass to Central Florida; promoting quality, acoustical, all-American music.”

All seats, unless otherwise indicated, are $21.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT JTsBluegrass.com

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ABOVE MAP: Homespun will perform a free concert at Advent Lutheran Church located at 7550 North Wickham Road in Suntree.


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