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[M O N D A Y | March 23]

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Monday, March 23, 2015, 6:30pm
** Vintner Vinyl ** Monday Nights **Featuring EMMA SWAIN OF ST. SUPERY** @ City Winery Napa | ANNOUNCING: The Launch of CW Napa’s Vintner Vinyl series!

Join us at 6:30p for a complimentary tasting. Additionally enjoy specials on other delicious wines that we offer by the bottle.

**Featuring EMMA SWAIN OF ST. SUPERY**!

Starting Monday, August 11th, come see some of Napa’s favorite vintners show their stuff behind the bar – and the turntable! We’ll listen to their favorite tunes and serve up their delicious wines. Every week promises complimentary tap wine samples and specials on bottled wines from the featured vintner – and, of course, the charms of the vintners themselves! Support them by swinging by for tune & a glass of wine anytime after 6:30p every Monday.

Bar & Dinner menus also available


Contact:
City Winery Napa
at the Historic Napa Valley Opera House
1030 Main Street
707.260.1600
napaconcierge@citywinery.com
Cost: No Cover!

[T U E S D A Y | March 24]
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 8:00pm

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Napa Valley Opera House Presents: Altan @ City Winery Napa | No Irish traditional band in the last dozen years has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan.

Altan has existed as one of the most important artists to play traditional Irish music in Ireland and on the World stage for nearly 30 years. Using orchestral arrangements to explore and experiment with their music, they’ve come to be known as “one of the Celtic world’s great treasures” (The Los Angeles Times). Some of their most popular pieces include "Donal agus Morag," "Gleanntain Ghlas Ghaoth Dobhair," and "Dun Do Shuil". With their sensitive and touching old Irish songs to stirring jigs and reels, Boston Globe aptly describes them as "the hottest group in the Celtic realm!"

With their exquisitely produced award-winning recordings, ranging dynamically from the most sensitive and touching old Irish songs all the way to hard hitting reels and jigs, and with their heartwarming, dynamic live performances, Altan have moved audiences from Donegal to Tokyo to Seattle. Throughout, there has been the unwavering commitment of the band to bringing the beauty of traditional music, particularly that of the Donegal fiddlers and singers, to contemporary audiences in a way that brings out all its qualities and destroys none. In fact, Altan have always believed that Irish traditional music is a modern music in every sense and its growing influence and popularity have proved them right.

The seeds of the band lie in the music and fun of gatherings and sessions in kitchens and pubs in Donegal where virtuoso music was heard in an atmosphere of respect and intimacy – it is here that the band’s heart lies still whether they are performing on tv in Australia or jamming with Ricky Skaggs on the west coast of the United States.


Contact:
City Winery Napa
at the Historic Napa Valley Opera House
1030 Main Street
707.260.1600
Cost: VIP $35.00 Premier $30.00 Reserved $25.00

[W E D N E S D A Y | March 25]
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 8:00pm

Jonny Lang
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Jonny Lang w/ Runaway Saints @ Uptown Theatre Napa | Sixteen years ago, at the age of 16, Jonny Lang found incredible success with the release of his major label debut album Lie To Me. Fame does not seem to have impacted him from being the same country farm boy from Fargo, ND who got his start in the local clubs of Minneapolis. He survived the passage of youth to adulthood, fell in love, began a family, and in the process passed through the life lessons we all endure. He has a keen sense of what he aims to achieve creatively, what music means to him, and is focused on the impact that his songs bring to the lives of those that encounter his repertoire. For Lang, with the release of Fight For My Soul, he is entering a chapter wherein he has found his true voice.

When asked what he would tell his younger self if he was afforded the opportunity to share advise, he wisely answers, “I would say all of those voices steering you away from questionable decisions, listen to them. They are right.” He has encountered many in the public eye through his career that approaches two decades. With those experiences, and the personality traits he has witnessed, he has a clarity of how he wants to be, and how he wants to treat others.

This sense of who he wants to be is the core of the album. Lang shares, “The inspiration for the songs on the record vary widely. Some are about personal struggles, some are focused on injustices I have seen. Some are random fictional stories that hopefully can relate to people in some way that is a blessing to them. I’ve wanted to make this album for a long time. Creatively, I think there is a lot more going on inside of me than I’ve been sharing on recordings.”

The album defies categorization by a single genre. The textured arrangements, broad worldview, gorgeous vocal melodies, and expressive guitar playing are what defines Fight For My Soul. It is unequivocally what Lang aimed to achieve over the long period he has been working on reaching a realized vision. He offers, “Much of what I’ve experienced through music and life in general is in these songs. I really like reaching out and connecting with people. For me, this is what it’s all about. It keeps it fresh with different experiences every day.”

Lang has been working on the release for three years with Producer Tommy Sims, who co-wrote Eric Clapton’s Grammy winning “Change the World.” The duo collaborated on the project from the ground up. The first step was fine-tuning the soulful numbers Lang demo’d at home. He relates, “Sometimes I write music that I could never imagine putting on a record, and thanks to Tommy’s ability to see the continuity in these songs, where I might not have, they are on the album. Sims also brought in one number, the acoustic-electric soul-rocker “Blew Up (The House),” and played several instruments the album that include resonator guitar on that tune, and contributing world class bass guitar performances on select others.

vThis grass roots approach was new to Lang, whose four earlier studio albums were written and crafted under the watch of his previous record labels. It was a welcome change. After Lang released his Grammy winning Turn Around in 2007, he made the decision to forego the major label route and became an independent artist. The first result was 2009’s Live At the Ryman, but Fight For My Soul, by its nature, is his first fully realized artistic achievement through his own label SayRai Music, featuring his own touring band: drummer Barry Alexander, bassist James Anton, rhythm guitarist Akil Thompson, keyboardist Dwan Hill and background vocalist Missi Hale. “Recording with the band for the first time was really gratifying,” says Lang. “They’re all amazing musicians and we’ve grown together musically and personally by playing hundreds of live shows. This served us well in the making of Fight For My Soul. Because of them, I have grown musically in ways I never thought I could, and it really is an honor to have them on this record.”

Lang’s full touring schedule as well as making his family a priority in his life, are the primary cause for the length of commitment it took to deliver this album. He reflects, ” Between being with my family, and being out on the road touring, the last thing you want to do when home is to go and make a record. We have had to pick our spots to fit in recording time. In the last year, we’ve been able to work on it more consistently, and to finally wrap this thing up. And with the delivery to label partners Mascot in Europe and Concord for North America, he achieved what he set out to deliver offering, “I’m really happy with the body of work we have for this one. It’s kind of hard to be excited and know what the record was going to be like when the process is extended over such a long period of time. Today sitting here I am really proud of the recordings.”

The path Lang has been on has brought him the opportunity to interact with some of the most respected legends in music. On the way up, he shared the stage with The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Aerosmith, Sting, and Buddy Guy, who he continues to tour with today. As a 12-year-old, he began a journey in Fargo, ND that has brought him to points across the Globe, and as he looks on the upcoming near-term future, he shares, “With this album, I really look forward to bringing our music to people in places where I’ve never been before. Music is one of the greatest conveyers of ideas and emotions, and in a sense that doesn’t have as much to do with the individual performing, but the power of the connection. One of my goals is the music can be a blessing to the people listening to it in some way. And if Fight For My Soul can help somebody by making them feel better or that they’re not alone, that’s my idea of success for this album.”


Contact:
Uptown Theatre Napa
1350 Third St., Napa
707.259.0123
Cost: $75/$60/$40 Age: 12+ (under 16 with adult)
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7:00pm

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Hot House Blues: Mark Hummel @ Historic Empress Theatre | Hot House Blues at the Empress Theatre featuring Mark Hummel. Mark is a Grammy Award winner of two Blues Music Awards this year. Mark Hummel started playing harmonica in 1970 & has gone on to become one of the premier blues harmonica players of his generation.

Grammy Award nominee Mark Hummel started playing harmonica in 1970 & has gone on to become one of the premier blues harmonica players of his generation. Thanks to over thirty recordings since 1985, including the Grammy nominated 2013 release Blind Pig recording "Remembering Little Walter", part of the Blues Harmonica Blowout cd series Hummel started in 1991. These events have featured every major legend (Mayall, Musslwhite, Cotton, etc.) on blues harp as well as almost every player of note on the instrument- a who's who of players.

Mark Hummel is a road warrior - a true Blues Survivor. Along the way, he has crafted his own trademark harmonica sound - a subtle combination of tone, phrasing and attack combined with a strong sense of swing. Mark has been with Electro Fi Records since 2000,releasing five CDs. Thanks to Mark's earlier albums, constant touring and appearances at the major blues festivals, he's firmly established his solid reputation around the US and Europe.

Hummel was born in New Haven, CT but raised in Los Angeles till he graduated high school. Mark moved to the Berkeley at age 18 to pursue a career in blues music, where he felt the music was taken more seriously.

Mark started the Blues Survivors in 1977 w/ Mississippi Johnny Waters. By 1984 Hummel began a life of non- stop touring of US, Canada & overseas, which he still continues at least 130-150 days out of each year. Hummel has toured or recorded with blues legends Charles Brown, Charlie Musselwhite, Lowell Fulson, Billy Boy Arnold, Carey Bell, Lazy Lester, Brownie McGhee, Eddie Taylor, Luther Tucker and Jimmy Rogers.

Hummel penned a memoir in 2012 for Mountain Top Publishing, "BIG ROAD BLUES: Twelve Bar On I-80", to which Huey Lewis says "This book should be required reading for ANY aspiring blues musician, LOVED it!" The memoir has been heralded in Blues Revue, Living Blues plus many blues publications coast to coast.


Contact:
Historic Empress Theatre
330 Virginia Street, Vallejo
707.552.2400
Cost: Ticket Price: $9 online – $11 at the door
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 6:30pm

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Tom Duarte @ Uva Trattoria | Jazz, Latin, Flamenco!

Duarte's musical style is firmly based in traditional Latin music, while referencing elements of funk and jazz fusion. His playing remains beautiful and communicative throughout, reflecting a true sense of the gypsy spirit. In his solo acoustic playing, as well as in his searing electric solos, he plays with a passion that equally captivates the listener.


Contact:
Uva Trattoria
1040 Clinton Street, Napa
707.255.6645
Cost: No Cover!
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7:00pm
Locals Wednesday: Brian Coutch @ Silo's Napa | Vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, Brian is originally from Seattle, where momma bought him his first guitar. After moving to the Bay Area, Brian continued his musical quest as co-founder of Marin County R&R bands "Genuine Parts" & "INDUSTRIAL Cha Cha". INDUSTRIAL Cha Cha "ICC", enjoyed a 14 year run, sharing the stage with such notables as Average White Band, Wall Street, Pride & Joy, Zig Modelieste, Eric Martin and Kevin Russell. Brian was one of 4 vocalists in the band, as well as playing guitar & bass. ICC eventually progressed into "Jack Van Paris & Co", and they recorded the album "Someday is Today".

Brian has now put together his long awaited acoustic show, "The Rhythm & Soul Tour". With Brian on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, accompanied by friend & family member, Charles Zook on backing vocals & guitar.

The show features some of Brian's original music, as well as some blue-eyed soul favorites that Brian has really brought into his own style.

Brian is an emotional & soulful vocalist & storyteller. The "Rhythm & Soul Tour" is his story...
Contact:
Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
707.251.5833
Cost: No Cover!

[T H U R S D A Y | March 26]

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Thursday, March 26, 2015, 8:00pm

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Pint Night @ Billcos featuring C4INC |

Pint Night & Chris's Birthday!

C4INC started rocking Northern California in 1997. This group of experienced musicians put together their own sound drawing on influences of Classic Rock, R & B, funk & country. The band writes their own music and covers music that they love to play. They are favorites at the Napa Chefs Market and the local SF Bay Area club scene. Venues the band has performed include the Oakland Raiders Fan Appreciation Day at the Napa Memorial Stadium, Infineon Raceway Festival of Fire, Laguna Seca Raceway, Far Niente Winery, Napa 4th of July Festival and the list goes on. The line up includes, Dan Fritz Guitar/Vocals, Chris Chesbrough Guitar/Vocals, /Rick Durocher Drums, Susan Chesbrough Bass/Vocals and Scott Meloney on keyboards. 


Contact:
Billcos
1234 3rd Street
(707) 226 - 7506
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Thursday, March 26, 2015, 6:30pm

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The Gentlemen of Jazz with special guest Phil Smith @ 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, March 26, 2015, 7:00pm

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Locals Thursday: Nate Lopez ~ 7 & 8 String Guitar @ Silo's Napa | “The extended range of my 7 and 8 string guitars allow me to play the bass, chords, and melody simultaneously. This gives me complete control of the music.”

Nate Lopez plays a custom electric 8-string hybrid bass/guitar and an acoustic 7-string guitar weekly at local festivals, restaurants, and wineries.

Nate has been playing all over California for over a decade at many venues including recently Earthfest L.A., Winter NAMM, The Catalyst Club in Santa Cruz, Laguna Beach Jazz and Art Festival, Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, Reno Jazz festival, and countless Wineries.

He has also been a featured artist on radio stations KRSH, KBBF, KVYN and KGGV.

Nate studied Jazz and Classical music at Solano College, then went on to study North Indian Classical Music at the Ali Akbar College of music. Over the years, Nate has acquired a broad array of musical interests and skills, and is always exploring different sounds and experiences.


Contact:
Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
707.251.5833
Cost: No Cover!

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Thursday, March 26, 2015, 8:00pm
EVERYONE ORCHESTRA @ City Winery | The Everyone Orchestra’s conductor, Matt Butler has been leading a rotating cast of accredited musicians through full-length shows that are entirely improvised, since 2001, after touring with the rock band Jambay. In 2012, Butler gathered particularly well-known musicians from bands like Phish, Moe., and others, and recorded Everyone Orchestra’s first studio album, Brooklyn Sessions [2012], which was still largely improvised.

“The experience of playing with different musicians, improvising every night, and getting the crowd involved in ways that they can’t be at a regular show has provided an unparalleled live music experience,” said Butler.

The Everyone Orchestra conductor/founder Matt Butler has taken its participants, both on stage and off, on improvisational journeys with the most diverse of lineups at festivals, theaters and philanthropic events both nationally and internationally. A laundry list of hundreds of musicians, dancers, singers, guest conductors and community organizations have embraced the experience of EO in single shots of musical adrenaline to the soul. Tuning in to his energy, the band and audience utilize The Conductor as their pivot to the set mood of each passing jam as he communicates with the musicians using hand signs, whiteboard and assorted mime suggestions.

The list of Everyone Orchestra participants is an increasingly wide and intercontinental group including members of The Grateful Dead, Phish, Furthur, Ratdog, Trey Anastasio Band, Gov’t Mule, String Cheese Incident, moe., members of Allman Brothers Band. including Oteil Burbridge, Yonder Mountain String Band, The New Mastersounds, Big Gigantic, The Punch Brothers, Dumpstaphunk, Galactic, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Railroad Earth, Thievery Corporation, Lettuce, Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, The Flecktones, Club d’Elf, ALO, Tea Leaf Green, Tuvan throat singers, live painters, dancers, chanters, choirs, hula hoopers, firespinners, jugglers, stiltwalkers, storytellers, a presidential candidate and hundreds of others among a growing legion of other performers.
Contact:
City Winery Napa
at the Historic Napa Valley Opera House
1030 Main Street
707.260.1600
Cost: VIP $35.00 Premier $30.00 Reserved $25.00


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

[F R I D A Y | March 27]

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Friday, March 27, 2015, 8:30pm

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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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Friday, March 27, 2015, 8:00pm

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Paula Poundstone @ City Winery | 25 years ago Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country -- stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went. A high school drop-out, she went on to become one of the great humorists of our time. You can hear her through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me. She tours regularly, performing standup comedy across the country, causing Bob Zany with the Boston Globe to write: “Poundstone can regale an audience for several hours with her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy.” Audience members may put it a little less elegantly: “I peed my pants.”

While there is no doubt that Poundstone is funny, the thing that probably separates her from the pack of comics working today and that has made her a legend among comics and audiences alike is her ability to be spontaneous with a crowd. Poundstone says: “No two shows I do are the same. It's not that I don't repeat material. I do. My shows, when they're good, and I like to think they often are, are like a cocktail party. When you first get there, you talk about how badly you got lost and how hard it was to find parking. Then you tell a story about your kids or what you just saw on the news. You meet some new people and ask them about themselves. Then, someone says, "Tell that story you used to tell," and then someone on the other side of the room spills a drink, and you mock them. No one ever applauds me when I leave a party, though. I think they high five.”

Paula's interchanges with the audience are never mean or done at a person’s expense. She even manages to handle politics without provoking the pall of disapproval less artful comics have received.

Her newest comedy CD, I HEART JOKES: Paula Tells Them in Boston, was recorded during a performance at the Wilbur Theatre in the heart of the city and was released on April Fool’s Day 2013.

Over the span of her career, Paula has amassed a list of awards and accolades that stretch the length of a great big tall guy’s arm. She not only shot through the glass ceiling, she never even acknowledged that it was there. Never one to stereotype herself as a ‘female comedian’ or limit herself to comedy from a ‘female’ point of view, in the early 90’s she was the first woman to win the cable ACE for Best Standup Comedy Special and the first woman to perform standup at the prestigious White House Correspondents dinner where she joined the current President as part of the evening’s entertainment.

In March, 2013, Paula joined Whoopi Goldberg, Joan Rivers and several other prominent women in comedy for a feature-length documentary produced by Lions Gate to air on Showtime entitled, WHY WE LAUGH TOO: Women of Comedy. In November, 2012 in Washington DC, Paula was honored with the 2012 Moment Magazine Creativity Award at their 35th anniversary symposium and dinner.

Paula has starred in comedy specials on HBO and BRAVO, won an Emmy Award, served as "official correspondent" for The Tonight Show during the 1992 Presidential race, pioneered the art of backstage commentary during an Emmy telecast, steps up to the plate for causes she believes in, and is almost always included in any compendium noting comedic influences of the 20th/21st century, most recently, We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy (October 2012, Sarah Crichton Books). Paula also appears on "Late Night w/Craig Ferguson" about 3 times a year and she'll do an occasional editorial for NPR's "All Things Considered".

In April 2013 NPR Laughter Therapy (Highbridge Audio) was released, a collection of NPR’s best interviews and stories with “funny folks” including Paula’s Talk of the Nation interview. She is recognized as one of Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand-ups of all time. Paula won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic, and in 2010 she was one of a select group voted into the Comedy Hall of Fame.

Paula is also a published author and lecturer. Her book, There is Nothing In This Book That I Meant To Say (Crown, 2006, with a forward by Mary Tyler Moore) is still in release. Other writing credits include the back page columnist of Mother Jones, The Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, and Glamour magazine.


Contact:
City Winery Napa
at the Historic Napa Valley Opera House
1030 Main Street
707.260.1600
Cost: VIP $50.00 Premier $45.00 Reserved $40.00
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Friday, March 27, 2015, 12:00am
Live In The Vineyard *Tickets Not Available-Must Enter to Win* @ Uptown Theatre Napa | Tickets to this event are NOT available thru Uptown Theatre – Must Enter to Win

MARCH 2015 LINEUP:
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, LIFEHOUSE, MELISSA ETHERIDGE, FAMILY OF THE YEAR, LIFE OF DILLON, NEEDTOBREATHE, OH HONEY, PRIORY, THE TING TINGS, THE VERONICAS, GREG HOLDEN

Live In The Vineyard marries peoples’ access to recording artists, top tier wine makers, and world- renowned chefs during a “once-in-a-lifetime” event. The three-day event consists of a series of private and exclusive “winner” only acoustic concerts from some of today’s hottest pop superstars and emerging artists. These Vineyard events take place in the foothills of California’s famed wine country – Napa Valley, and include lodging from some of Napa’s finest resorts, tours and private tastings with the most revered vintners, exquisite foods, and intimate concerts unmatched by any other public show. All of our attendees have a chance to meet and talk with our participating artists, chefs, and wineries for a total immersion in music, wine and food!
Contact:
Uptown Theatre Napa
1350 Third St., Napa
707.259.0123
Cost: Tickets Not Available-Must Enter to Win

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Friday, March 27, 2015, 8:00pm
Rusty Evans & Ring of Fire ~ A Tribute to Johnny Cash @ Silo's Napa | Often considered as the world’s finest tribute to the Man in Black, Rusty Evans looks and sounds just like Johnny Cash. Whether you’re a casino owner looking for that special one-of-a-kind entertainment for your VIP’s, or CEO of a large corporation in need of a unique country performance for an important event; no one plays a better live tribute to Johnny.

Rusty Evans and his band, Ring of Fire, have been burning up the California festival circuit with a rollicking tribute to Johnny Cash. With a voice of rolling thunder and a spirit like gentle rain, Rusty has performed for audiences from Nashville to San Francisco. This stunning tribute to the “Man In Black” includes the voice with weighted drawl that doles out molasses-coated syllables. Lending his own touch to world famous songs, Rusty honors the Cash legacy with soulful honesty.

His early musical endeavors include performing on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, touring with the New Christy Minstrels, working with renowned producer Phil Spector; as well as producing or recording for CBS, Reprise and Folkway records.

Rusty has performed live at many Las Vegas and Native American Casinos, Performing Arts Centers, fairs, festivals, corporate events, private parties, and rodeos all over the World.


Contact:
Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
707.251.5833
Cost: $20

[S A T U R D A Y | March 28]

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Saturday, March 28, 2015, 8:30pm
Special Guest: Jackie and Friends @ Uva Trattoria | R & B - Jazz - Blues
Contact:
Uva Trattoria
1040 Clinton Street, Napa
707.255.6645
Cost: No Cover!
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Saturday, March 28, 2015, 12:00am
Live In The Vineyard *Tickets Not Available-Must Enter to Win* @ Uptown Theatre Napa | Tickets to this event are NOT available thru Uptown Theatre – Must Enter to Win

MARCH 2015 LINEUP:
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, LIFEHOUSE, MELISSA ETHERIDGE, FAMILY OF THE YEAR, LIFE OF DILLON, NEEDTOBREATHE, OH HONEY, PRIORY, THE TING TINGS, THE VERONICAS, GREG HOLDEN

Live In The Vineyard marries peoples’ access to recording artists, top tier wine makers, and world- renowned chefs during a “once-in-a-lifetime” event. The three-day event consists of a series of private and exclusive “winner” only acoustic concerts from some of today’s hottest pop superstars and emerging artists. These Vineyard events take place in the foothills of California’s famed wine country – Napa Valley, and include lodging from some of Napa’s finest resorts, tours and private tastings with the most revered vintners, exquisite foods, and intimate concerts unmatched by any other public show. All of our attendees have a chance to meet and talk with our participating artists, chefs, and wineries for a total immersion in music, wine and food!
Contact:
Uptown Theatre Napa
1350 Third St., Napa
707.259.0123
Cost: Tickets Not Available-Must Enter to Win

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Saturday, March 28, 2015, 8:00pm
Gaucho ~ Gypsy Jazz @ Silo's | Ari Munkres - Stand Up Bass
Internationally acclaimed bassist Ari Munkres has been performing professionally for well over two decades. He has performed everything from classical to rock and has been excelling in the jazz world for the last ten years. One of the best gypsy jazz players in the country, he feels very fortunate to be playing with Gaucho, a group of musicians who share his abiding passion for the gypsy tradition.

Dave Ricketts - Guitar
A talented Gypsy Jazz guitarist as well as an accomplished classical player, Dave studied with William Feasley and holds a B.A. in Music from the U. of New Mexico. The CD “Django in Brussels” awoke in him a love for Gypsy Jazz, resulting in his playing for the Hot Club of San Francisco since 1999. He has performed with Kevin Nolan, Elizabeth Prior-Runnicles and Evan Price, and has toured to places as varied as Iceland, Amsterdam, Mexico and Samois-sur-Seine (Django’s final home.) These experiences combined with his classical background have enriched Dave‘s approach to Django's music.

Rob Reich - Accordion
Rob Reich has been playing music on various instruments since age three. After receiving his degree in composition from Oberlin Conservatory, he began focus on what is now his primary instrument, the accordion. Besides being a longtime member of Gaucho, Rob performs regularly with Nice Guy Trio and Tin Hat. He contributes a passionate and playful musicality to all the music he approaches. More info at robreich.com

Mike Groh - Guitar
guitar player, he heard Django and then realized what is old is new Gaucho Stepping through rock, jazz, country and blues, Michael brings his perspective to the Gaucho mix with gratitude to be able to play the music with such fine practitioners. A Hot Club of San Francisco alumnus, his favorite colors are blue and green, & he likes to drink tea out of a glass.

Beth Goodfellow - Percussion

Ralph Carney - Horns
Probably best known as Tom Waits' main horn player since 1985, multi-instrumentalist Ralph Carney has an impressive résumé that is deep as it is wide. During his two-decade career, Carney has worked with David Thomas, Bill Laswell, Victoria Williams, Marc Ribot, Grant Lee Buffalo, Allen Ginsberg and Kathy Acker, and has played saxophone, clarinet, harmonica and trumpet. However, the banjo was his first love, and he immersed himself in it, along with bluegrass and country blues, as he grew up in Akron, OH. As time went on he embraced jazz and rock, and punk in particular; his involvement with the burgeoning Ohio punk scene included a stint with the group Tin Huey. This early eclecticism shaped Carney into a versatile sideman as well as a wide-ranging solo artist, as his 1997 debut Ralph Sounds and 1999 follow-up I Like You (A Lot) proved. Both albums ranged from Krautrock to Dixieland jazz, and featured him playing everything from sax to musical saw to pan pipes.


Contact:
Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
707.251.5833
Cost: $15

[S U N D A Y | March 29]

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Sunday, March 29, 2015, 6:30pm

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Trio Soleá ~ Spanish/Latin Jazz @ Uva Trattoria | (Spanish, Latin Jazz) Trio Soleá has been making beautiful guitar music in the wine country for more than 10 years. Ken Kunst and Bo Martin have helped make Trio Soleá a favorite for all kinds of events. They combine Flamenco guitar techniques with Latin rhythms to produce an elegant, exciting, and exotic music. Trio Soleá has performed at the Napa Opera House, The Mondavi Summer Concert Series, and numerous weddings and winery events.  Their sound goes well with the wine country lifestyle, and they enjoy many happy customers.Recently moved to Napa, Sirirat Martin "el Bo" (Guitarist and Engineer) began playing guitar at the age of thirteen in Thailand, following in the footsteps of his brothers and uncle. He learned to play guitar by listening to records and studying various method books. After coming to the United States, he studied flamenco guitar with Augustine Rios, David Brewer and attended workshops given by Canitos, Chuscales and Jason McGuire. Prior to forming Trio Soleá with Ken, he performed in various local bands in Marin including his own trio. Considering himself a recording artist, he concentrates his talent on developing his writing, composing and engineering skills.
Contact:
www.uvatrattoria.com
Uva Trattoria
1040 Clinton Street, Napa
707.255.6645
Cost: No Cover!
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Sunday, March 29, 2015, 3:00pm
Peter Coyote and Dmitry Sitkovetsky with Symphony Napa Valley | Acclaimed actor Peter Coyote, fresh from his triumphant narration of the PBS series The Roosevelts, lends his distinctive voice to Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait andBenjamin Britten's The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, highlighting a program of popular orchestral classics for all ages. The orchestral program, performed bySymphony Napa Valley and led by the renowned violinist and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky, also includes Grieg's Suite Number 1 & 2.
Contact:
Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater
100 California Drive, Yountville
707.944.9900
Cost: $35-85
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Sunday, March 29, 2015, 8:00pm
AN EVENING OF MUSIC, FILM & WINE W/ SPIKE LEE @ City Winery | Join Brooklyn Filmmaker Spike Lee as we celebrate Spike’s career of thirty-six Joints, spanning from She’s Gotta Have It to his most recent release, Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus.

During an evening of Film, Wine, and Music, Spike will discuss and show selections from a wide range of his Joints as well as share an exclusive special sneak peak of his latest, Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus.

All tickets will include six wines specially chosen and paired with Spike’s films, as well as a Special Music Performance to close out the evening.

*Spike Lee Q&A

*6 wine pairing tasting included with each ticket
Contact:
City Winery Napa
at the Historic Napa Valley Opera House
1030 Main Street
707.260.1600
Cost: TICKETS VIP $75.00 Premier $65.00 Reserved $60.00

 

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