** Vintner Vinyl ** Monday Nights ** Gustavo Gonzales and Rick Ruiz of Charles Woodson** @ 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: David Mahaffey of Olivia Brion**!
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.
Asleep at the Wheel @ City Winery Napa |
Can a wheel reinvent itself while it’s still rolling?
Sounds like an impossible task -- but you never want to say “impossible” to Asleep at the Wheel, the famed western-swing, boogie, and roots-music outfit that’s, amazingly, still on the upswing. That’s saying something, too, considering the group’s been around for nearly 40 years, turning out an incredible 25+ albums while playing an unrelenting schedule of one-nighters that would make a vaudevillian dizzy.
“In terms of how many people we played for, what we accomplished, and how much money we made – well, we didn’t make any money – this year was absolutely our best year ever,” says Wheel founder and front man Ray Benson with a chuckle.
And even as the Wheel rolled on, the reinvention had begun. You could see and hear it in their live shows, where new vocalist Elizabeth McQueen invited comparison with the classic female vocalists of the band’s earlier era, and fiddler-singer Jason Roberts gave the band a second male lead voice to complement Benson’s immediately identifiable baritone.
These days, the reinvented Wheel is also rolling down a couple of new avenues. One involves to the critically acclaimed musical play, A Ride With Bob, which stars Benson as himself -- encountering the ghost of Bob Wills on a tour bus – Roberts as the young Wills, and McQueen as Minnie Pearl and other famed entertainment figures, with the rest of the band members featured as well. Originally designed as a one-off celebration of Wills’ 100th birthday in ’05, A Ride With Bob quickly took on a life of its own and, notes Benson, “it’s absolutely a part of what we do now.” Another success has been the adaptation of the Wheel’s repertoire for pops symphony.
NAPA'S EMERGING ARTIST SHOWCASE HOSTED BY SHELBY LANTERMAN, FEATURING: Alec Lee, Caroline Sky, Blood & Dust |
Join us for an evening with local emerging singers and songwriters!
Alec Lee - 18 year old singer/songwriter from Napa, California. This artist blends his acoustic roots with hip-hop, pop and rap. His debut EP "M" will be hitting stores this summer.
Caroline Sky - 14 year-old singer songwriter from San Anselmo. Having performed regularly for the past 7 years - - first with the San Francisco Girls Chorus and the San Francisco Opera -- she more recently picked up guitar, piano and songwriting. She plays frequently at festivals and benefit events, singing both covers and original music influenced by folk, blues and pop. Caroline has shared the stage with legendary artists: Arnold McCuller (James Taylor band), Vicky Randle (Jay Leno’s Tonight Show band leader), Jose Neto (guitarist for Steve Winwood), Narada Michael Walden (producer for Whitney Houston), members of the Santana Band and legendary musician and activist Joan Baez. In January 2015, Caroline released her first EP with singer-songwriter and producer, Jeff Campbell, to rave reviews. Visit: www.carolinesky.com
Blood & Dust - with a voice that’s one part whiskey and two parts honey, Blood & Dust blurs the lines between folk, blues, and soul. Born the son of a farmer and hailing from Southern Oklahoma, this ex-Baptist preacher takes every raw emotion you know and channels it into the strings of his guitar. Coming onto the Bay Area Music Scene in early 2012, Blood & Dust is most recognizable for gritty melodies and intensely emotive guitar playing; it’s like having the barrel of a six shooter pointed straight at your chest. Listen at your own risk.
Shelby Lanterman is a Nashville based singer/songwriter from Napa, CA. Early on in her childhood, she was exposed to rock n roll music by her father and was quickly inspired to start playing music herself. At the age of 12, she picked up the guitar and signed up for the Garage Band 101 program at Napa School of Music, which helped her to start playing her own shows. She has played at many festivals, clubs, theaters and restaurants in the Napa area and beyond including the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, Silo's, Napa Porchfest, Bottle Rock, Uptown Theatre, NV Opera House, San Francisco Zoo and many more. She has also made appearances on KVON 99.3 The Vine and has music on iTunes, Amazon, Google and other online services. Shelby started writing music at the age of 16 and has put together a wonderfully diverse set list of covers and original songs. Reminiscent of classic rock bands such as Led Zeppelin and Heart, Shelby's music will make you want to clap your hands and stomp your feet. Her high energy shows will remind you why you fell in love with rock and roll in the first place
Contact: City Winery Napa at the Historic Napa Valley Opera House
1030 Main Street
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
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.
530 Main Street, Napa
No Cover / All Ages!
Smokin' Joe + Steelhead - Three on a Match @ Uva Trattoria |
Groove to the blues of Smokin' Joe Herrschaft, a Sonoma songwriter, vocalist and harmonica player, and Paul "Steelhead" Christopolous on National slide guitar, as they play original and traditional Delta blues!
Together since 2006, they have covered many genres and artists, as well as producing original songs. Some material that they have been known to cover is that of (early) Howlin Wolf, Rolling Stones, Mississippi John Hurt, Bob Dylan and Sonny Boy Williamson. Although primarily a duo, the team has been known to beef up the roster with a drummer and/or bass player on occasion!
The Doors Legendary Guitarist ROBBY KRIEGER and his band JAM KITCHEN |
Born on January 8, 1946, in Los Angeles, California, Robby Krieger was convinced by a Chuck Berry concert to give rock music a go, which resulted in the guitarist trading in his classical guitar in for a Gibson SG, an instrument that he would eventually become his signature instrument. Studying physics and Indian music at UCLA, Krieger played in bands with friends, and eventually bumped into a drummer he’d met a few years before, John Densmore. The two began jamming on blues together, while Krieger’s interest in Indian music and culture continued to flourish, as he began dabbling with sitars (studying at the Kinnara School, which was founded by Ravi Shankar), and attending meditation classes. It was at one of these meditation classes that Krieger met keyboardist Ray Manzarek. Manzarek eventually convinced Krieger to come down and rehearse with a poet/singer he’d been working with, Jim Morrison. Their first rehearsal supposedly resulted in the playing of “Moonlight Drive,” resulting in the birth of the Doors.
Quickly building a name for themselves in L.A. with their unpredictable live shows, the Doors were signed to Elektra Records, and issued their debut album, the Doors, in 1967. The album would become one of rock’s all-time classics, as it spawned the monster hit “Light My Fire,” a tune penned entirely by Krieger. Subsequent studio releases — 1967’s Strange Days, 1968’s Waiting for the Sun, and 1969’s the Soft Parade — all included several classic songs, and by the dawn of the ’70s, the band issued a pair of strong releases, 1970’s Morrison Hotel and 1971’s L.A. Woman.
Krieger would go on to issue solo albums (debuting in 1977 with Robby Krieger & Friends), in addition to playing live dates, and guest appearances on albums by other artists (the Butts Band, Blue Öyster Cult, etc.). In the early 21st century, Krieger and Manzarek resuscitated the Doors (with the Cult’s Ian Astbury taking Morrison’s position, and the Police’s Stewart Copeland initially taking Densmore’s spot) for live shows and recordings.
Krieger’s latest release “Singularity” is a mix of all of his eclectic influences, resulting in a stunning display of his guitar prowess.
Robby Krieger of The Doors
Arthur Barrow of Frank Zappa’s band
Tommy Mars of Frank Zappa’s band
Larry Klimas (Neil Diamond, WAR, Chicago)
Tom Brechtlein (Chick Corea, Al Di Meola, Robben Ford)
Contact: City Winery Napa
1030 Main St. Napa
VIP $45.00 Premier $40.00 Reserved $35.00
Locals Thursday: 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
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
Fundz Jazz @ Uva Trattoria |
Fundz Jazz is a group of talented San Francisco Bay Area musicians that have performed together in a wide variety of musical ensembles over the last 20 years. They come together in Fundz Jazz to perform some of their favorite jazz and R&B compositions from the last six decades.
Fundz Jazz features: John Xepoleas on drums; Mike Williams on guitar;Marc Levine on bass; Dave Scott on Trumpet and Chris Cole on Vocals. The repertoire includes classic compositions by Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver and Duke Ellington, as well as vocal gems by Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Tony Bennett, Van Morrison, Michael Buble and Peter Gabriel.
World Class musicianship and a Crowd Pleasing attitude makes Fundz Jazzthe ideal choice for your restaurant, nightclub or special event jazz entertainment.
BottleRock 2015 Artists: The Bad Jones w/ special guests Gold.. |
Featured BottleRock Napa Valley performers The Bad Jones will host a special, up close & personal preview concert at Silo's a week prior the festival's third annual presentation. The Bad Jones are a rock band from the Bay Area known formerly as the notorious Soul Pie. Upon changing their name, the band has reemerged with a new attitude and sound in efforts to focus their strengths as songwriters--and more importantly to shed a fresh and reverent light on what they see
Hip Shake with Michael Madden @ City Winery Napa |
Marie Ferrini (vocals), and Ced Curtis (guitar ) spent many years in concert tours throughout Europe , before re-locating to Napa valley, where they have played the local area extensively. In the last two years they joined with the excellent musicianship of Joe Shotwell on drums, and Chris Justin on bass to create “HIP SHAKE”, with music rooted in jazz, blues and R & B, always played with great spontaneity and depth of feeling.
BottleRock 2015 Artist: grass child w/special guests Sweet Hayah @ Silo's Napa |
From the stages of BottleRock, Gregg Allman, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Los Lonely Boys, Jimmy Cliff & more....join Northbay Bohemian's 2015 Readers's Choice for Best Napa Band: grass child for an evening of original rock, ska, reggae, blues and funk.
Grass Child is a true collaborative effort between five veteran performers, each contributing their own signature sound. With a rich history of performances with pedigree artists over their 17-year history, Grass Child has recently been invited to share the stage with legendary performers the likes of Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Cure, Outkast, Eric Church, Gregg Allman, Jimmy Cliff, Blues Traveler, Los Lonely Boys, Weezer, TV on the Radio, Heart, Matt & Kim, Sublime, The Fray and many more.
Brant Roscoe's perplexing rhythms & electrifying solos along with Jonny Tindall'sgenre-bending, intricate bass-lines set the group's melodic foundations. The unmatched & timeless dexterity whilst navigating both a specialty kit & traditional trap at the hands and feet of Barry Forsythe keeps listeners moving & weightless. Sarah Madsen colors the Grass Child sound & weaves universal tales with vocal prowess ranging from raw power to heartwrenching melancholy and brings the Grass Child sound together into one delicious mix. New addition Rob Sherman brings a new flavor & dimension to the collective's sound, making the tapestry of the band more colorful, vibrant & complex with every passing note.
Whether fully electric on an outdoor stage or completely stripped down for an intimate acoustic engagement; versatility in sound is but one of the tools Grass Child masters. Let yourself be mesmerized by the dance between guitar & bass; let your bones be caressed by driving drums; let even your skin enjoy the sensation of the soaring vocals.
Contact: Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
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
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Uptown Theatre |
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is returning to Uptown Theatre Napa on Sunday May 24th, almost 5 years to the day after BBVD was honored as the first headlining artist to perform at the newly renovated entertainment venue’s official Grand Re-Opening back on May 14th of 2010.
It’s been 22 years since Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s remarkable arrival onto the music scene. In its first years, having secured their legendary residency at the Derby nightclub in Los Angeles, they reminded the world—in the middle of the grunge era, no less—that it was still cool to swing, big band style. Today the multiplatinum selling, Grammy nominated, high-energy nine-piece ensemble continues the party and takes things to the next level with the release of their tenth album, IT FEELS LIKE CHRISTMAS TIME. Commonly recognized as one of the best live bands on the planet, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy continues to craft great studio albums that match the intensity of their live shows. Their previous album, Rattle Them Bones, put Big Bad back at the top of the Billboard Charts making an impressive debut reaching #1 on the Jazz Album Chart on both iTunes and Amazon and was the highest debut on the Billboard Jazz Chart entering at # 2. Jazz Times called it “a compelling reminder that this is a collective of superior players, deserving of attention outside of the niche they helped spawn.”
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy hit pop music superstardom with their appearance in front of millions during the halftime show of the 1999 Super Bowl, while their 2003 New Orleans inspired album,
Save My Soul, shifted focus to playing theaters, performing arts centers, and large outdoor venues to selling out shows at the Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Lincoln Center, Chastain Park and Constitution Hall, to name just a few. The band often plays more than 150 shows a year and has appeared as special guests with many of the great American symphony orchestras
including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, and U.S. Air Force Band.
Joining BBVD is The Klipptones! A swing, blues and rockabilly band who play the classics, and sometimes the classics remixed.
1350 Third St.,
$55/40/35 Age: 10+ (under 16 with adult)
Nate Lopez Trio @ Uva Trattoria |
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 can also be seen performing with Maria Jameau as part of Blue Brazil. 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, 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.
Garage Band 101 for Adults @ Silo's Napa |
Napa School of Music presents Garage Band 101 for Adults. Garage Band 101 is a group program that places adults in rock bands where they are coached by NSM’s experienced professionals to play 10 to 12 cover songs during a 16-week semester.
At the end of the 16 weeks the bands play a concert at Silo’s for family, friends and the general public.
The theme for this concert is: "Peace, Love & Rock 'n' Roll" - Music From The 60’s”. Please join us for a Rockin good time!!!
Contact: Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
ROCK N ROLL: (ALL AGES) $20 Adv Gen Adm