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Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 8:00pm

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Los Lonely Boys @ Uptown Theatre | Fully reserved seating. Special Guest: Maxx Cabello Jr.

Hailing from San Angelo, TX, Los Lonely Boys are a sibling trio whose music draws equally from Rock, Blues, Tex-Mex, Conjunto, and Tejano.

Such a combination is shaped by the band’s three brothers: guitarist Henry Garza, bassist JoJo Garza, and drummer Ringo Garza, Jr. The siblings’ father, Ringo Garza, Sr., was a member of another sibling band, the Falcones, who played conjunto music around Texas during the ’70s and ’80s. After that group broke up, Garza went solo, backed by his three sons even before they reached their teens. The family relocated to Nashville in the 1990s, and gradually the sons emerged as a group separate from their father.

After moving back to Texas, the boys recorded their debut album, 2003′s Los Lonely Boys, at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales studio in Austin with Nelson sitting in. Epic Records picked the album up for major-label distribution in March 2004, resulting in a high chart placement for the album’s lead single, “Heaven,” as well as a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance the following year. The Boys released their eagerly awaited sophomore album, Sacred, in 2006, and Forgiven followed in 2008. A holiday album, Christmas Spirit, also appeared in 2008, and the band hit the road for an acoustic tour one year later, punctuated by the release of the covers-only 1969 EP. They released their last recording for Epic, Spirit of Christmas, in 2008.

Though touring nearly constantly, the trio has stayed deeply rooted to community causes. They recorded the single “Solid Ground,” about the Family Justice Center of Erie County (which won the Austin-based CTK Foundation’s Heart and Soul grant for 2009). The FJC provides services for victims of domestic violence. Written with poet Nancy Ghoston, “Solid Ground” was released in January of 2010.

During touring in the spring of 2010, JoJo Garza developed vocal problems. Physicians discovered lesions on his vocal cords and recommended that he rest them, causing the band to cancel its April and May appearances in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. This also pushed back the release of their debut independent offering, Keep on Giving: Acoustic Live!, their first release on the Lonelytone/Playing in Traffic imprints; the album was eventually issued in the fall of 2010. Los Lonely Boys returned with their first new studio offering of all original material in three years with 2011′s Rockpango (a made-up Spanish word that the band translates to English as “rock party”).


Contact:
Uptown Theatre Napa
1350 Third St., Napa
707.259.0123
Cost: $45/$55
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:00pm
Hot House Blues: Tribute to Eli's Mile High Club II @ Historic Empress Theatre | Doors & Premium Wine & Martini Bar Opens at 6:00 with Saxophonist, Kevin Frazier! VIP Pre-Show Party Honoring Donors! After Concert Party!

Tribute to Eli's Mile High Club II - The Legendary East Bay Blues Venue!

Don't miss our second Tribute to Eli's Mile-High Club, the legendary East Bay Blues venue. The line-up will include Eli's veterans Larry James, Timm Walker. Wilson Brooks, Lorenzo Hawkins, Oscar Myers, and Julien Vaught. Don't miss this show!
Contact:
Historic Empress Theatre
330 Virginia Street, Vallejo
707.552.2400
Cost: $7 - $9 at the door

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:30pm

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Bob Castell Blanch @ Uva Trattoria | Bob Castell-Blanch has worked as a professional guitarist for over twenty-five years throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The electric and acoustic guitar along with a computerized soundtrack is at the heart of the music he performs. He uses the latest technologies to record and mix these sound tracks to a computer format, which he plays back through a small sound system during performances. This results in giving the live performance a quality rivaling anything played on the "smooth jazz" radio channels today.

His style of music ranges from light jazz to standard jazz to R&B by artists such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, George Benson, Carlos Santana, the Rippingtons, Sting, Toni Braxton, The Yellow Jackets, Whitney Houston, Miles Davis, Earth Wind & Fire, plus some of his own original material. He successfully blends his electric and acoustic guitars to create an atmosphere that is pleasing to audiences ranging from a cocktail environment and extending to that of a concert setting. Bob Castell-Blanch has recorded and performed with such artist as Narada Michael Walden, Sister Sledge, Stacy Lattisaw, Pete Escovedo, Sheila E., Carl Carlton, Ammi Stewart, Wayne Wallace, The PHDS and many others. He currently is actively involved in production work and song writing in his recording studio at his home as well as performing live throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.


Contact:
Uva Trattoria
1040 Clinton Street, Napa
707.255.6645

 


Cost: No Cover!
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 9:30pm
DJ Imagine + Special Guests @ Downtown Joe's Brewery | Join DJ Imagine + Special Guests for some tunes and a drink every Wednesday night!
Contact:
Downtown Joe's
902 Main Street, Napa
707.258.2337
Cost: No Cover!

[T H U R S D A Y | APRIL 24 ]

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Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:30pm

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The Gentlemen of Jazz @ Uva Trattoria | This sterling group of musicians form one of the best bands on the West Coast. Whether you are dancing or just sitting back and enjoying their great sound, you will be treated to superb musicianship and quality entertainment. Dancers love the band because of its wide variety of tempos and styles. The 'Gentlemen' play swing jazz of the forties and fifties, bossa novas, and other latin rhythms. Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, Glen Miller, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Artie Shaw, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, are just a few of the many artists and composers this group has in its song book.

The Gentlemen of Jazz were featured at the Silverado Country Club and resort for a two year engagement and provide the music for the Chrysler/David L. Wolper annual Tournament of Stars that benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Napa Valley. They have been in great demand at every major winery in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys and each year provide the music for many wedding receptions because their music is appreciated by all age groups. The members of The Gentlemen of Jazz have performed and recorded with the very best in the music industry including Duke Ellington, Johnny Mathis, Henry Mancini, Earl Fatha Hines, Joe Williams, Stevie Wonder, and Engelbert Humperdink, to name a few.


Contact:
www.uvatrattoria.com
Uva Trattoria
1040 Clinton Street, Napa
707.255.6645
Cost: No Cover!
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Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:00pm
Syria T Berry @ Silo's Napa | I do music of Van Morrison, James Taylor, Crosby. Stills and Nash, Smokey, Garth Brooks and Elvis.(to name a few). I have been the lead singer for the Fabulous PhDs for over 30 years. I have done two Tv commercials and have two CD's. "Very Berry" and a praise CD currently on iTunes and Amazon named "Hallelujah" (with wife Rita)
Contact:
Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
707.251.5833
Cost: No Cover!
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Thursday, April 24, 2014, 8:00pm

Jeff Fetters @ Downtown Joe's Brewery | Rocking the house tonight and playing your favorite country and classic rock songs is Jeff Fetters!
Contact:
Downtown Joe's
902 Main Street, Napa
707.258.2337
Cost: No Cover!
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Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:00pm
Pint Night: Dyonesus @ Billco's Billiards | Pint Night special is St. Fullien La-Trap!

Dyonesus take over!


Contact:
Billco's Billards
1234 3rd Street, Napa
707.226.7506
Cost: No Cover!

Weekly Live Music...

  • Bluegrass Jam @ The Pizza Hut. Led by The CA Bluegrass association president Pat Calhoun, starts at 7
  • Thursday Night Drumming Circle with Art Cavagnaro at Napa Glass
  • Karaoke at Ana’s Cantina in St. Helena

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Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:00pm
Lucky Penny Productions + 6th Street Playhouse Present: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS @ City Winery Napa | 6:00 PM DOORS / 8:00 PM START
(SUNDAY) 12:00 PM DOORS / 2:00 PM START

SHOWS:
Friday 04/25
Saturday 04/26
Sunday 04/27
Friday 05/02
Saturday 05/03
Sunday 05/04

ABOUT:
Book by Jeffrey Lane
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Based on the film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels written by Dale Launer, Stanley Shapiro, & Paul Henning

Based on the popular 1988 film, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS centers on two con men living on the French Riviera. Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing, humming, and guessing to the end!


Contact:
City Winery Napa
at the Historic Napa Valley Opera House
1030 Main Street
707.260.1600
napaconcierge@citywinery.com
Cost: VIP $35.00, Premier $30.00, Reserved $25.00
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Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:00pm

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Forejour @ Silo's Napa | Forejour (pronounced 'forger'), a tribute to the music of 80's mega bands FOREIGNER & JOURNEY, launched in early 2013 by professional musicians with decades of experience. A unique tribute act, Forejour combines two beloved multi-platinum selling bands, keeping audiences on their feet with wall to wall hits for the entire length of their two hour show. The band's set list includes Journey's "Don't Stop Believing", which enjoys the singular distinction of being the 20th century's most down-loaded song on Apple's iTunes. The show also includes power ballads such as Foreigner's "Waiting For A Girl Like You", and Journey's "Send Her My Love".


Contact:
Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
707.251.5833
Cost: (ALL AGES) $15 Gen Adm, $20 Reserved Seating ($10 Club Members reserved) A VIP SEATING OPTION (UPSTAIRS & WITH YOUR OWN SERVER)
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Friday, April 25, 2014, 9:30pm

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Highwater Blues @ Downtown Joe's Brewery | The name says it all, they do Rock, R&B and Blues; great music, even greater beer on draft!

Musicians with a passion for blues-based American music. Since 2000, we've played a range of Bay Area venues, such as Lou's Pier 47, The Grant & Green, The Mojo Lounge, Eli's Mile High Club, The Old Princeton Landing, Nick's Restaurant, The Warehouse, The Baltic, Skip's Tavern, JJ's, Konocti Harbor Resort, Roundup Saloon, Vinnie's, Downtown Joe's, The Pleasanton Hotel and The Saloon.

We have performed at various fairs and festivals, such as Oakland's Blues and Art On The Bay (now called Art & Soul), Hayward's Zucchini Festival, Albany's Solano Stroll, San Jose's Tapestry Arts Festival, San Ramon's Art & Wind Festival, Burlingame's Summer Concerts in the Park, Moraga's Music in the Park, Berkeley's 4th of July Festival and the Bernal Heights Fiesta on the Hill.

We were chosen to be participants in the Monterey Blues Festival's 2005 Battle of the Bands. We also play for private parties.


Contact:
Downtown Joe's
902 Main Street, Napa
707.258.2337
Cost: No Cover
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Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:00pm

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Tony Macaroni Trio @ Uva Trattoria | R&b.-Blues-Jazz
Contact:
Uva Trattoria
1040 Clinton Street, Napa
707.255.6645
Cost: No Cover!

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Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00pm

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Gavin DeGraw **SOLD OUT** @ Uptown Theatre Napa | Fully reserved seating. Parachute opening the show!

Gavin DeGraw’s powerful new album MAKE A MOVE is a victorious and creative musical return. On the follow-up to 2011’s Sweeter, Gavin DeGraw has experienced a creative and commercial renaissance displaying his even more focused vocal and artistic talent, his assured energy, musically expanded palette, and sharp, detail-driven lyrics.

The first single, “Best I Ever Had,” is the most up-tempo thing DeGraw has done yet, charging out of the gate with a galloping rhythm and lively horns. “I feel like this album is the strongest record I’ve made,” DeGraw says. “It’s a clear evolution from what I’ve been doing. I’ve taken more risks, like learning the value of having space in the writing. Silence is louder than the highest note.”

“It’s like being born again,” he says. “It’s crazy. I think very few people get to experience that sort of luck-of-the-draw moment.” DeGraw is referring to the double-platinum success of his single “Not Over You,” a “soulful, majestic ballad” (as Billboard put it) co-written with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder that reached No. 1 on the Hot AC charts, was a top 10 hit at Top 40 radio, and was certified double platinum. The track helped propel Sweeter (which Rolling Stone’s review called “taut, efficient and hook-packed,” going on to praise DeGraw as “an excellent singer”) to a No. 8 debut on the Billboard album chart, his second Top 10 album after his 2008 self-titled release. That album debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard’s album chart, and spawned the hit singles “In Love With A Girl” and the gold-certified “We Belong Together.” (The South Fallsburg, NY, native first broke through in 2003 with his platinum debut Chariot, which yielded three hit singles: the No. 1 Top 40 smash “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track.)

DeGraw points to co-writing every song (with Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, Busbee, Martin Johnson, Kevin Rudolf, and others) on MAKE A MOVE as another risk (though it paid off handsomely with “Not Over You.”) Sweeter marked the first time DeGraw had collaborated with outside writers (on four out of its ten songs). “I was apprehensive because my early success came from doing it alone,” DeGraw says. “But experiencing this other form of writing success opened my mind because I see that it’s possible to do something in a room with someone else and still have it feel completely personal. That changed everything. It has been a complete reawakening for me as an artist. It allowed me to approach this new album differently.”

The songs on MAKE A MOVE brim with confidence. “Best I Ever Had,” the album’s first single, co-written with Boys Like Girls’ Martin Johnson, is part pointed social commentary on the information age (with references to a “night sky full of drones” and a “neighborhood of clones…staring at their phones” and part love song (“I’m trying not to get stuck in my head / But I passed a lonely sign on the Interstate / Saying ‘find someone before it gets too late’ / You’re the best I ever had”). Along similar lines is “Finest Hour,” which is critical of the diminishing safe space for people to cut loose in the era of social media. “I think society doesn’t allow us to just let go anymore,” DeGraw says. “Everyone’s taking pictures of everybody at all times and recording what they say, even when they’re just blathering on with buddies and having a great time. Then you walk into work the next day and everyone’s talking about it. I think the reason I write a lot about letting loose is because I’m seeing people more and more uptight about doing it.”

MAKE A MOVE has also been influenced by DeGraw spending much of his time in Nashville and Los Angeles while writing (as opposed to his previous home base of New York City), as well as by his participation in Dancing With The Stars in 2012. His appearances not only revealed some of his personal backstory, but also got him more comfortable with being more physical while performing. “A lot of artists have had movement or dance training and I have never done anything like that,” DeGraw says. “I think I had been at a disadvantage. Even just a few weeks of training helped my moves onstage. It definitely made me more comfortable standing and singing instead of sitting at piano. The new album is still piano-heavy, but it gave me more opportunities to work the stage with the mic and still save the special moments for the piano, which added to the dynamic of the music and performance.”

Those who saw DeGraw perform while on tours with Maroon 5, Train, and Colbie Caillat over the past two years have seen his growth and maturation as a performer occur before their eyes. “Making music is still what I’m most passionate about,” he says. “It’s the one thing I’ve always identified with. It’s what I did when I got sent to my room as a kid, and what I did on the way home from a ballgame. You can’t help it; it’s just your thing. So I was lucky enough to have something that pulled me in so aggressively. It’s either this or go to therapy,” he says with a laugh.


Contact:
Uptown Theatre Napa
1350 Third St., Napa
707.259.0123
Cost: $52 Ages: 12 & Over (under 16 must be w/adult)
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Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00pm

They Went Ghost
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Trevor Lyon
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They Went Ghost w / Trevor Lyon @ Silo's Napa | The members of They Went Ghost all come from different types of music backgrounds ranging from many different genres of music. Their artistic combination of Rock and Reggae opens ears to melodies and lyrics that tell real life stories that the band has experienced.

Kolby's ability to write a song just by explaining situations whether its Love, Hate, Life or Death is extraordinary. Inspired by Incubus, Minus the Bear, and a variety of other genres.

"They Went Ghost" is a new upcoming band with over 10 years of experience in the Northern California music scene, standing out from ordinary rock bands by blending two different styles of music and putting on an energetic live performance.

Trevor Lyon:
From the rolling hills north of the San Francisco bay comes the unexpectedly amiable voice of Trevor Lyon. Creating his own robust blend of West Coast Reggae infused with elements of Rock Blues Hip hop and Jazz, Trevor Lyon is who he is today because of the road he has traveled. Lot's of stories told, life lived, and lessons along the way. Each story is a song, and every song tells a story. #onelittlestory


Contact:
Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
707.251.5833
Cost: (ALL AGES) $15 Gen Adm, $20 Reserved Seating ($10 Club Members) A VIP SEATING OPTION (UPSTAIRS & WITH YOUR OWN SERVER)
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Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00am

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Sunset on the Terrace: Jeff Campbell @ Jamieson Ranch Vineyards | Jeff’s onstage experiences have taken him to coast to coast countless times and have found him have found him sharing the stage with John Mayer, members of Counting Crows, Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead and opening for multiplatinum selling, multi-Grammy-winning band Train!

Recently selected as the winner of Guitar Center's National Singer Songwriter 2 Competition (http://guitarcenter.com/songwriter), Jeff Campbell just finished up a 4 song EP with 6 time Grammy Winning Producer John Shanks set for a fall 2013 release, with a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live slated as the release show.

Chuck Dauphin of Music News Nashville said Jeff's 2012 release 'Stop and Go' is "...an album that will leave you wanting more".

A Philadelphia native, Campbell moved to San Francisco in 2004 specifically for the newer Rock scene he had heard was developing. After a few years of trying to balance learning the West Coast Music Scene with his day job, the job was cast aside in favor of full time touring, writing and recording for a living.

Early 2012 saw the release of Campbell’s first-ever acoustic album, "Stop and Go". A live audio/video reproduction of the album was recorded and released later in 2012. Jeff has been touring the US to support these new releases since the fall of 2011. He will continue to do so throughout 2012 and beyond and will not stop until his piece of history is defined. He has played hundreds of shows in dozens of cities and continues to build a loyal following through live performances with personality everywhere he goes.

Live Music. Wine. Food. Art.

Jamieson Ranch Vineyards hosts live music from some of the Bay Area’s top bands every Saturday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Situated at the southern gateway to Napa, the winery is conveniently located to many San Francisco, North/East and South Bay locations, as well as Sacramento and points east.

Live music is complimentary for our tasting room visitors, and we offer our chef’s special food and wine pairings at each event!


Contact:
Jamieson Ranch Vineyards
1 Kirkland Ranch Road, Napa
707.254.8673
Cost: 21+/Free Admission/Tasting Fees apply
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Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00pm

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Jack Pollard & Dan Daniels Party of 3 @ Uva Trattoria | As an entertainer and a showman, Jack brings a lifetime of experience to the stage. His silky baritone and impeccable vocal interpretation brings to life a repertoire of songs which span decades of hits from the 30's to the 80's. His shows encompass; Jazz, Blues and R and B to bring you a varied palette of song with something to please everyone. During his career, Jack has shared the stage with B.B. King, Stevie Wonder and The Temptations.


Contact:
Uva Trattoria
1040 Clinton Street, Napa
707.255.6645
Cost: No Cover!
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Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:30pm

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Walter Hand + the Blue Hand Band @ Downtown Joe's Brewery | Walter Hand and the Blue Hand Band is back for another night of jamming out with their very own blend of unique blues music!

Walter Hand began his love for music at the age of ten when he won the elementary school talent show impersonating Jerry Lee Lewis with Great Balls of Fire. He bought his first Hohner harmonica at thirteen, and around the same time played saxophone with the school band. In school Walter learned the technical fundamentals of music theory, but at home with his harmonica is where he learned to express himself and really feel the music. In 1970, after two years in the army, Walter joined the choir at Contra Costa College, while taking voice training and singing with a barbershop quartet. Still playing his sax, Walter hooked up with good friend John Doukas, lead singer for the rock group Earthquake.


Contact:
Downtown Joe's
902 Main Street, Napa
707.258.2337
Cost: No Cover!

[S U N D A Y | APRIL 27 ]

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Sunday, April 27, 2014, 6:00pm

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James & Ted - Jazz Duo @ Uva Trattoria |

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Contact:
Uva Trattoria
1040 Clinton Street, Napa
707.255.6645
Cost: No Cover!
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Sunday, April 27, 2014, 9:00pm

DJ Night w/ Aurelio @ Downtown Joe's Napa | Come get Down to Joe's and let your Hair swing!!!
Contact:
Downtown Joe's
902 Main Street, Napa
707.258.2337
Cost: No Cover!

 

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