Mike Greensill - Evening Jazz @ Silo's |
Join us for an evening of songs and storytelling from nationally acclaimed jazz pianist Mike Greensill and weekly special guest vocalists. This week, Mike brings up close and intimate personal performances to the Silo's stage with guest vocalist Denise Perrier.
Imagine you're in Manhattan clutching a dry martini. Immerse yourself in The Great American Songbook, with classic tunes by writers ranging from Gershwin and Irving Berlin to Harold Arlen and Leonard Bernstein and everything in between, and walk away with a swing in your step and a clearer insight into the history and magic of American songwriting.
Mike Greensill solo piano - 5 to 6 p.m.
Special guest vocalist - 6 to 8 p.m.
Mike solo piano - 8 to 9 p.m
Contact: Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
Papa Joe & The New Deal @ Silo's |
Performing everything from James Brown to Santana, Earth Wind & Fire to Bruno Mars! This soulful band from the Bay Area, with vocal harmonies from five singers and a funk driven rhythm section, takes you on a musical journey of R&B with a flavor that puts them in a class of their own! Contact: Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
$17 - $22
<-!Join us at the new ALBA restaurant inside River Terrace Inn where we will resume our live music series. Enjoy music, a new menu, and a full bar on our outdoor terrace featuring some of the area's top talent.-->
<div> Contact: River Terrace Inn
1600 Soscol Avenue, Napa
The Robert Cray Band @ Uptown Theatre |
With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered "one of the greatest guitarists of his generation." Rolling Stone Magazine in their April 2011 issue credits Cray with reinventing the blues with his "distinct razor sharp guitar playing" that "introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues".
Since then, Cray has gone on to record sixteen Billboard charting studio albums and has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from Bonnie Raitt to John Lee Hooker. Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2011 at the age of 57, he is one of the youngest living legends to receive the prestigious honor. And while he can look back over an astonishing four-decade career punctuated by his trademark sound and distinct playing style, Robert Cray is too busy moving forward on an amazing journey that has him releasing his seventeenth studio album IN MY SOUL on April 1, 2014 and embarking on yet another world tour with the Robert Cray Band.
As ever with Robert Cray's undefinable sound, his music remains stubbornly beyond category. Although blues is the foundation, his music is a melting pot of traditional American rock, soul, jazz, gospel, funk and R&B. "When I first started playing guitar, I wanted to be George Harrison - that is, until I heard Jimi Hendrix. After that, I wanted to be Albert Collins and Buddy Guy and B.B. King. And then there are singers like O.V. Wright and Bobby Blue Bland. It's all mixed up in there. You just never know. I always attribute it to the music we grew up listening to and the radio back in the '60s. It's pretty wide open. It's hard to put a tag on it."The oft-quoted line reads 'that bluesmen improve with age', and Cray's evolving output through the next three decades gives weight to the theory. In 2000 he took home a Grammy for the album Take Your Shoes Off and went on to release two additional Grammy nominated albums Twenty (2005) featuring the poignant anti-Iraq war song of the same name, and This Time (2009) featuring the soul drenched favorite "I Can't Fail." The following years, the Robert Cray Band released the live album Cookin' In Mobile(2010) and the critically acclaimed Nothing But Love (2012).
"We have been very lucky," says Cray, "we've been afforded the luxury of having a great loyal and amazing fan base around the world, allowing a band like ours to continue to work."
Contact: Uptown Theatre Napa
1350 Third St., Napa
$75/45/35 Age: 12+ (under 16 with adult)