Vintner Vinyl * Monday Nights* Faith and Steve Ventrello of **PARADOR AND VINTAGE WINE** @ 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: Faith and Steve Ventrello of **PARADOR AND VINTAGE WINE**!
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.
NVOH PRESENTS: TUESDAY NIGHT FLICKS: “FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT“ *HOSTED BY RICHARD MIAMI* @ City Winery Napa |
Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
In 1940, Alfred Hitchcock made his official transition from the British film industry to Hollywood. And it was quite a year: his first two American movies, Rebecca and Foreign Correspondent, were both nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. Though Rebecca prevailed, Foreign Correspondent is the more quintessential Hitchcock film. A full-throttle espionage thriller, starring Joel McCrea as a green American reporter sent to Europe to get the scoop on the imminent war. it’s wall-to-wall witty repartee, head-spinning plot twists, and brilliantly mounted suspense set pieces, including an ocean plane crash climax with astonishing special effects. Foreign Correspondent deserves to be mentioned alongside The 39 Steps and North by Northwest as one of the master’s greatest adventures. 120 minutes
Hot HOuse Blues: Mike Schermer @ Historic Empress Theatre |
Mighty Mike Schermer and his band will be delivering some smoking “Hot House Blues” at the Empress Theatre. Be prepared for a jamming night of music. Watch for great solos by Mighty Mike and his crew.
"Mighty Mike Schermer is probably the best blues guitarist, singer and songwriter you've never heard of…and probably not for long!"
"Every time I play with him my booty hurts afterwards from him kicking it all night!"
Funky and authentic!"
Mighty Mike Schermer has been a fixture on the Bay Area Blues scene for over 20 years. In that span of time he has carved out a solid solo career, with two critically acclaimed CDs, an award winning single and thousands of performances at festivals and nightclubs the world over. He has also become the "go to guy" sideman for such heavyweights as Elvin Bishop, Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Musselwhite, Maria Muldaur, Howard Tate, Angela Strehli, Sista Monica, Shana Morrison and many, many more. Oh yes…we may be judged by the company we keep, but when the spotlight shines a solo artist also must be able to bring the goods all on his own.
Mighty Mike Schermer delivers on all fronts.
Charlie Lange of Bluebeat Music writes "…equally at ease with hard-ass blues or the spare necessities of vintage soul, Schermer steps forward with clever tunes, sturdy vocals and loads of great guitar!" Paul Liberatore of the Marin Independent Journal calls him "… one of the most extraordinary guitarists of the new generation."
All Jazzed Up! ~ Wednesdays with Mike Greensill @ Silo's |
No Cover! $6 Drink Specials!
After graduating in 1972 from Leeds College of Music in England, Mike toured Europe and the Far East and lived in Hong Kong for 4 years before finally settling into his adopted home, San Francisco, in 1977. Well known in his role as musical director to acclaimed vocalist Wesla Whitfield with whom he has recorded twenty albums, Mike is also resident piano player on Sedge Thomson's weekly Public Radio show to the world, "West Coast Live" - more info at wcl.org. Mike can also be caught playing jazz with his trio in many a Bay Area saloon and jazz club.
Contact: Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
Collaboration Jazz Groove Fusion @ Uva Trattoria |
Collaboration Jazz Band is a unique fusion of musical styles as well as musicians. In Collaboration we see four uniquely talented Sonoma County musician friends from widely varied backgrounds coming together to mix a blend of jazz, African, Brazilian, pop, and more. You’ll want to get these cool dudes for your next hot summer event! Contact: Uva Trattoria
1040 Clinton Street, Napa
ERIC JOHNSON and MIKE STERN@ City Winery Napa |
GUITAR GODS ERIC JOHNSON AND MIKE STERN JOIN FORCES ON SLAMMING SIX-STRING SUMMIT MEETING, ECLECTIC
Acclaimed players find common ground on their first-ever collaboration
Two bona fide guitar heroes in their respective fields – Eric Johnson in the rock realm and Mike Stern in the jazz world – go toe-to-toe on Eclectic, a scintillating musical showcase that brings together their disparate influences in one potent package. Guitar aficionados of all stripes will stand slack-jawed hearing these formidable six-stringers exchanging high octane licks on Stern’s funky “Roll With It” and Johnson’s cruising pop anthem “Hullabaloo” (a kind of answer to his catchy GRAMMY®-winning rock instrumental “Cliffs of Dover” from the platinum-selling 1990 album Ah Via Musicom). The two dip into a jazzy bag on Eric’s “Tidal” (a tribute to his own personal guitar hero, Wes Montgomery) and on Mike’s surging modal romp “Remember” (patterned after John Coltrane’s “Impressions” with some allusions to Jimi Hendrix’s “Third Stone From the Sun”). More fretboard flights ensue on Johnson’s jazzy “Benny Man’s Blues” (a kind of ode to Benny Goodman and Charlie Christian) and on Stern’s dark, slow-grooving “You Never Know.” And it is somehow fitting that these two sons of Jimi close out this six-string extravaganza with a scorching rendition of the famous Hendrix blues, “Red House,” with each of them trading vocal choruses. “It was my singing debut,” says Stern. “I sang the first verse and Eric sang the second verse, then he sings the first two lines of the third verse and I sing the last two lines of the third verse.” (Stern also sneaks in a quote from Jimi’s “Third Stone From the Sun” on a smoking rendition of “Dry Ice,” an Electromagnets tune which Eric revived for this session). Sterns sums up the project by saying, “This whole record, even though we did it in the studio, was really recorded live. A couple of things were fixed but there was that spontaneous quality which is what we were looking for and I definitely think that's what we got. I really dig the way this record came out. It has a lot of energy and a lot of musicality.” Contact: City Winery Napa at the Historic Napa Valley Opera House
1030 Main Street
707.260.1600 email@example.com Cost:
VIP $50.00 Premier $45.00 Reserved $40.00
WEDNESDAY TRIVIA NIGHTS! *FEATURING QUIZ MASTER: TED DAVIDSON* @ CITY WINERY Napa |
Come hungry for knowledge! (and fine food and wine off the CW Menu!)
Come thirsty for victory! (and drinks from our full bar, 30 wines on tap, and house brews!)
PRIZES: Winners will receive Gift Cards good for dining in the Restaurant and Concert Venue!!
Trivia Nights every Wednesday 7PM - 10PM
***Maximum 6 people per trivia team. To ensure your place in the game (especially for large groups) it is suggested you make advanced reservations by calling or emailing: (707)-260-1600 or NapaConcierge@CityWinery.com***
BLONDE REDHEAD w/ PALL JENKINS from (THE BLACK HEART PROCESSION) & GHOST AND THE CITY @ City Winery Napa |
Blonde Redhead - American alternative rock band composed of Kazu Makino (vocals, rhythm guitar) and twin brothers Simone and Amedeo Pace (drums/vocals and lead guitar, respectively) that formed in New York City in 1993.
The band's earliest albums were noted for their noise rock influences, though their sound evolved by the early 2000s with the releases of Misery is a Butterfly (2004) and 23 (2007), which both incorporated elements of dream pop, shoegaze and other genres.
OPENING ARTIST: Pall Jenkins from (The Black Heart Procession) and Ghost and The City Contact: City Winery Napa at the Historic Napa Valley Opera House
1030 Main Street
707.260.1600 firstname.lastname@example.org Cost:
VIP $26.00 Premier $22.00 Reserved $18.00
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
1040 Clinton Street, Napa
Lindsey Stirling ***SOLD OUT*** @ Uptown Theatre Napa |
Lindsey Stirling is one of the biggest artist development breakthrough stories in recent years. A classically trained violinist from Gilbert, AZ, Lindsey has entered a futurist world of electronic big beats and animation, leaping through the music industry with over 675 million views on YouTube, Billboard chart-topping hits and sold out tours worldwide.
Lindsey’s self-titled debut album featured twelve original tracks; including the viral smash “Crystallize,” which has racked up over 97 million YouTube views. The album has sold over 350,000 copies in the US without the backing of a major label, and has gone platinum in Germany and gold in Poland and Switzerland. The album reached number one on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Chart and the Billboard Classical Album Chart and also peaked at #22 on the Billboard Top 200.
On April 29th, 2014 Lindsey released her new album Shatter Me, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, her highest charting album to date. The album features 12 new songs written by Lindsey and includes collaborations with lead singer Lzzy Hale from the Grammy winning band Halestorm and The Voice runner-up Dia Frampton of Meg & Dia.
It is hard to believe that Piers Morgan told Lindsey Stirling the world had no place for a dancing dubstep violinist. But being voted off 2010’s “America’s Got Talent” at the quarterfinals turned out to be the best thing that’s ever happened to her. Rejection simply strengthened Stirling’s resolve to be herself. “The same reasons I was told I wouldn’t succeed are the reasons people travel hundreds of miles to see me now,” she laughs. “Because it’s different. Because it’s something you haven’t seen before…” Since the show, Lindsey has flourished as an artist.
Raised in a Mormon community in Arizona, Lindsey studied classical music rigorously as a teenager. Lindsey’s love for the violin would not let go, and it became a comfort throughout her struggle with an eating disorder during her early adulthood. Through this passion, Lindsey has created a new music world where the romance of Celtic folk music and modern classical meet the infectious energy of dance and electronica.
On stage, Stirling moves with the grace of a ballerina but works the crowd into a frenzy, “dropping the beat” like a rave fairy. Stirling is the model of a modern independent recording artist, with a symbiotic relationship with her fans. She is famed for taking “requests” and has recorded unique versions of the themes from “Phantom Of The Opera” and “Game Of Thrones”, the computer games “Zelda,” “Pokemon,” and “Skyrim,” as well as pop songs by Michael Jackson and Rihanna; She uploads them all to Lindseystomp, a secondary YouTube channel packed with music videos and short comedy films, many featuring her alter-ego – a ‘superfan’ named Phelba.
A motivational speaker in her spare time, Stirling uses her own story to show teenagers that you’ve got to have confidence in the very thing that makes you unique – then wait for the world to catch up.
Contact: Uptown Theatre
1350 Third St., Napa
$75/$55/$35 Age: 10+ (under 16 must be with an adult)
Locals Thursday: BRIAN CLINE **Solo Acoustic** @ Silo's Napa |
Local performer Brian Cline has been entertaining the masses with his Brian Cline Band for nearly two decades; and with a songbook of covers and original songs that draw from the 60's to today, he's got something for audiences of any age.
Join us for the next installment of Locals Thursday with a rare, acoustic, solo performance with Brian on our up-close & personal stage. Contact: Silo's
530 Main Street, Napa
No Cover / All Ages!
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
Juke Joint Band @ Uva Trattoria |
Juke Joint is an experienced six-piece “horn” band playing Memphis Soul and R&B, a shimmering, sultry and funky style produced in the 1960s and 1970s at Stax and Hi Records in Memphis, Tennessee, featuring soulful vocals, dynamic horn lines, tasteful guitar, and a driving beat by the drums and bass. We flavor ours with some blues harp as well!
Juke Joint plays the music of James Brown, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Ray Charles, Sam & Dave, Al Green, Cannonball Adderly, Horace Silver, Little Milton, Louis Jordan, Albert Collins, Muddy Waters and many, many more Soul, R&B, Blues and Jazz greats!
Rivvrs w/ Anadel ***CD release party!*** PLUS Vincent Costanza @ Silo's Napa |
Rivvrs is a singer/songwriter based in San Francisco, CA.
With an eclectic blend of folk, pop, and elements of soul, Rivvrs blurs the lines of traditional genres; often drawing comparisons to such artists as Ray Lamontagne, Jackie Greene, and Paul Simon. With a tamed rasp that hovers between a soft whisper and a booming roar, Rivvrs regularly performs around the United States; most recently opening for the likes of Jewel and Matt Costa.
Rivvrs' Debut EP 'Hold On' is now available.
Rivvrs has been featured on NBC's 'About a Boy', FOX's 'Red Band Society', MTV's 'Finding Carter', and TBS's 'Cougar Town'.
Bay Area atomspheric-folk favorites Anadel share the bill tonight in celebration of the release of their full length album Well & The Wild.
Anadel have been featured locally and nationally, most recently noted as feature contributors to the acclaimed Walking Dead video game soundtrack. Contact: Silo's
530 Main Street, Napa
CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS w/ KEVN KINNEY @ City Winery Napa |
Night Surfer, the thirteenth studio album for acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Chuck Prophet, will be released September 23 on Yep Roc Records.
Night Surfer was recorded in Prophet’s hometown of San Francisco at Decibelle Recording Studio and in Nashville at Alex the Great with noted producer Brad Jones and was mixed in upstate New York by Paul Q Kolderie. Of the album, Prophet comments, “This record is loosely conceptual but universal all the same. It’s all about a path forward, about looking around and imagining where we’ll be in 20 years if we just follow that path. And of course, you’ll find a persistent anxiety throughout; we live, after all, in anxious times. As John Murry told me after a first listen, ‘It brings a tear to the eye and blood to the johnson.’” So yeah, a new record, new sound. It’s got it’s own groove with in your face guitars that snake and harmonize. They jangle too, thanks in no small part to special guest Peter Buck.”
The new record follows Prophet’s widely praised 2012 release, Temple Beautiful, of which Paste Magazine asserted, “Not since Lou Reed paid homage to the city and era that forged him with New York has there been a song cycle dedicated to a place and reality that offers the core immediacy with the thump, churn and ferocity of Chuck Prophet’s Temple Beautiful.”
Since emerging onto the music scene at age 18 as a member of the seminal rock band Green on Red, Prophet has collaborated with everyone from Warren Zevon and Kelly Willis to Jim Dickinson and Lucinda Williams among many others. In recent years, Prophet’s music has been featured in several hit television series including HBO’s “True Blood,” Showtime’s “Californication,” and FX’s “Sons of Anarchy.” He also co-wrote all the songs on Alejandro Escovedo’s 2008 critically acclaimed album Real Animal.
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
Delbert Bump & SA-ZIL @ Silo's Napa |
UC Davis jazz director Delbert Bump has established himself in the musical world as a performing artist playing piano, keyboards, and jazz organ. He has released seven CDs and a number of other recordings . Check him out!
"This exciting and innovative Latin Jazz group features primarily original music written by the group's leader, pianist and performing composer, Delbert Bump.
The music represents the influences of the Caribbean and the sounds of the Brazilian forms. The musical form is called SA-ZIL, part Salsa and part Brazilian. As all of us know, these forms of musical languages have gone through a tremendous diaspora. As a composer, the music we play is a combination of these concepts.
The group features Piano/Bass, Guitar, Trap Drums, Congas/percussion, and three horns: Trumpet, Alto Sax, and Tenor Sax. The compositions are perhaps more Jazz influenced than Latin, but the result is a new sound and concept that immediately catches the ear and will ignite the passion that is so much a part of the Latin pallet. The music of this Latin based tradition is totally new yet familiar enough so the listener can immediately hear the references with regard to the rhythms, harmony, melodic lines, and the overall forms presented. Don't miss this opportunity to witness a new sound in the making. Musicians include Delbert Bump, Tony Dey, Greg Reginato, John Webster, Carlos Mc Coy, Jimmy Toor, and Aaron Smith. We look forward to seeing and meeting all of our new musical friends at this exciting show."
Contact: Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
Forejour - FOREIGNER & JOURNEY TRIBUTE @ City Winery 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".
NVOH Presents: The San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows @ City Winery Napa |
The prestigious San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows will perform in concert at the Napa Valley Opera House. The program will feature arias and ensembles from famous operas. Selections may include works by opera’s greatest composers, such as Mozart, Verdi or Puccini.
Founded in 1977 as the San Francisco Affiliate Artists Opera Program, Adler Fellowships are two-year performance-oriented residencies for classical music’s most promising young artists. This internationally acclaimed training program has launched the careers of many of the artists working on and off stage this season. The Program operates under the auspices of San Francisco Opera Center led by San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald. Former Adler Fellows include sopranos Jane Archibald, Susannah Biller, Leah Crocetto, Heidi Melton, Melody Moore, Patricia Racette, Nadine Sierra, Ruth Ann Swenson, Elza Van den Heever and Deborah Voigt; mezzo-sopranos Zheng Cao*, Kendall Gladden, Daveda Karanas, Maya Lahyani, Daniela Mack, Renée Tatum and Dolora Zajick; countertenors Brian Asawa, Ryan Belongie and Gerald Thompson; tenors Andrew Bidlack, Brian Jagde, David Lomelí, Daniel Montenegro, Matthew O’Neill, Sean Panikkar, Alek Shrader and Noah Stewart; baritones Eugene Brancoveanu, Alfredo Daza, Mark Delavan, Austin Kness, Lucas Meachem and James Westman; bass-baritones Joshua Bloom, Ryan Kuster, John Relyea, Philip Skinner and Daniel Sumegi; and basses John Ames, Magnus Baldvinsson, Kenneth Kellogg and Dale Travis.