The Shady Grove Coffeehouse

Creating community through music since 2001

at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Glen Allen, VA

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Jackie Frost is a long-standing favorite in the Richmond, Virginia music scene, having fronted several of her own groups and collaborated with Among Friends. She has performed at SGCH many times.  Her album, Calliope, was a finalist in the 2006 Independent Music Awards.  She'll be joined by virtuoso instrumentalist Doug Hepler.

Gene and Gayla Mills play new roots music—modern folk tinged with bluegrass and country, featuring Gene’s award-winning original songs. In their 2015 album, Walk on Solid Ground, Gene and Gayla appeal to the head and heart with original songs exploring the breadth and nuance of life. Gene’s songs tell rich stories, many based on real people from Virginia—miners, farmers, lovers, and soldiers.  In 2015 they formed the band Gene and Gayla and the Fireflies with Barry Lawson and Kent Ippolito.

Since the 1980’s, multi-instrumentalist Kent Ippolito has performed and recorded with numerous artists, including Stony Man, John Starling and Carolina Star, Laurie Rose Griffith and Peter Mealy, Stuart Whitford, and Vertical Land. He plays dobro and clawhammer banjo with the Fireflies, though he is most experienced on guitar and mandolin.

Barry Lawson has a decade of experience in the Richmond acoustic music scene, primarily on mandolin, but with additional experience on upright bass and guitar.  He has performed and recorded with The Honey Dewdrops, the Mill Run Bluegrass Band, and other regional and national acts. He has performed with Gene and Gayla since 2011 and appears on both of their albums.

Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door.  Children 12 and under admitted free of charge; teens 13-18 admitted at half price.  Purchase advance tickets online here, or reserve tickets by sending e-mail to or by calling (804) 323-4288.

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