Grounds and Sounds is proud to present a very special double feature of amazing singer-songwriters in July. Weaving between two continents, Chris J. Connolly’s music has been his support system and a reflection of his journeys. Originally from Staffordshire, England, Chris spent his early years performing in hometown venues before eventually crossing the Atlantic to reside in his current home on Long Island. Inspired by both early American roots music and modern alt-rock, Chris grew to craft his own unique style of writing and phrasing that moves between sublime, evolving and hook based melodies.
To hear some of Chris' music, go to https://www.chrisjconnolly.com/music.
Mary Timmons is an acoustic guitar player and a singer/songwriter. Her unique style comes from being self-taught. She first picked up a guitar at the age of 11, and wrote her first song at age 13. She has been singing and playing ever since. Influenced by the beautiful melodies of The Beatles, and the lyrical ballads of Paul Simon, her original compositions tell powerful stories of life, love and hope. Mary is excited to be returning to Grounds & Sounds as it is one of her favorite venues. She'll be playing some original music, and some of her favorite covers. You can expect to hear anything from Patsy Cline to Melissa Etheridge, and everything in between!
The Grounds & Sounds Café features the best in live acoustic music in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Enjoy gourmet coffee, pastries and desserts. Bring a bottle of wine and we’ll pour it for you (small fee) – fruit and cheese plates are available, too.
The doors open and sign-up for the open mic begins 7:30 and the show begins with an open mic at 8 p.m.