Tunes on Tuesday – High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Jam

 

Stonefield Cellars hosts the  High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association Jam – 7:00 -10:00 pm

– Members and prospective members welcomed! If you have

questions about this event, contact Natalie at 336-689-4071.

For more information about High Lonesome Strings, visit

http://www.highlonesomestrings.org

Bring your instruments or just come to listen – either way, it’s always a

great time! Wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages are for sale during

the session.

 

Photo by Levi Austin

Sippin’ and Readin’ Book Club Meeting

bookfood10 - Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM  

We encourage you to join us for lively discussion paired with wonderful wine.

This month we will also do a Book and Cookie exchange!   Bring a book you’d like to give away and a plate of your favorite holiday cookies to share.

Call Natalie if you have questions – 336-689-4071.  

New members are always welcome!

Book to be discussed this evening:

December 7th – ‘The Snow Child’ by Eowyn Ivey

Tunes on Tuesday – High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Jam

 

Stonefield Cellars hosts the  High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association Jam – 7:00 -10:00 pm

– Members and prospective members welcomed! If you have

questions about this event, contact Natalie at 336-689-4071.

For more information about High Lonesome Strings, visit

http://www.highlonesomestrings.org

Bring your instruments or just come to listen – either way, it’s always a

great time! Wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages are for sale during

the session.

 

Photo by Levi Austin

Barrel Room Concert – Songwriters Encore!

Host Kris Ferris

 

Our Barrel Room Concert this evening is a Songwriter Encore!  We loved the combination of four of our previously featured songwriters (from our June Songwriter Sunday concert) so much that we wanted to offer up the magic to folks preferring an evening event.   So if you missed them the first time (or just want to see these talented artists again), we suggest you purchase tickets in advance (we recommend in advance because our Barrel Room Seating is limited and it may sell out… see below for online ticket option, or call 336-644-9908).

Come enjoy some wine & live music by the best of our local songwriting talent! Kris Ferris hosts this performance melange, with each singer/songwriter performing his or her songs in the round. They will also take you behind the scenes and learn what inspires their compositions, the stories behind the songs and the process of song writing through each songwriter’s eyes and experience. It is an interactive event and audience participation is encouraged (but please be respectful and don’t converse with your neighbor while the artists are speaking or singing).

Wine and Non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase throughout the evening.

Songwriters featured:

Brad Reaves

 

Brad Reaves  – Add expressive words to vibrating air and a song emerges. Inspired by the 1960s British invasion Brad Reaves’ list resonates with the maturity of diverse experience. A journeyman musician his songs, vocal prowess and instrumental chops showcase his love for the art form as he shares a ramble through the good, good, good, good vibrations.

 

 

Carrie Pazdziora

Carrie Pazdziora

Carrie Paz’s Carolina roots show up in her music–her clear alto is captivating, her picking weaves images of cypress trees and beach skies, and a touch of the blues gives her music a sly edge. Carrie lives in Greensboro, and performs regularly across the Triad and beyond. Find out where she’ll be next at carriepaz.com.

 

Jack Gorham is a junkman/songwriter-it says so on his business card.  When he’s not rummaging through someone’s attic he can be found playing keys in bands such as Shaken and Stirred, Stained Glass Canoe and the El Dorados.  Gorham’s songs shed light on ideas about time, place, love and the human condition.  They are loaded with imagery and metaphor and delivered by engaging melodies and thoughtful piano accompaniment.

 

Sarah Sophia

Sarah Sophia is a 21 year old Folk/Americana Singer-Songwriter. She grew up in Hopewell, a small town in central New Jersey, and is now based out of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Sarah’s musical influences range through many different genres giving her original music a whole new sound and feel of its own. Some of her main influences include Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, Grace Potter, Kacey Musgraves and Jason Isbell.   Sarah is a solo acoustic performer. She preforms at many local, North Carolina venues ranging from cafes to small bars. Sarah has also booked many Singer-Songwriter rounds in Nashville, Tennessee.  Sarah recently released her first EP that she worked on with local Winston- Salem producer John Pfiffner. 

 

Sippin’ and Readin’ Book Club Meeting

bookfood10 - Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM

We encourage you to join us for lively discussion paired with wonderful wine. Some folks bring a light snack. New members are always welcome!

Book to be discussed this evening:

November 2nd – “Crimes Against a Book Club” by Kathy Cooperman 

Songwriter Sunday – Local Songwriters Perform in our Barrel Room

Host Kris Ferris

 

Songwriter Sunday – $5.00 Cover charge (tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance –  we recommend in advance because our Barrel Room Seating is limited.. see below for online ticket option, or call 336-644-9908).

Come enjoy some wine & live music by the best of our local songwriting talent! Kris Ferris hosts this performance melange, with each singer/songwriter performing his or her songs in the round. They will also take you behind the scenes and learn what inspires their compositions, the stories behind the songs and the process of song writing through each songwriter’s eyes and experience. It is an interactive event and audience participation is encouraged (but please be respectful and don’t converse with your neighbor while the artists are speaking or singing).

Also note:  If this is your first time visiting and you would like to do a tasting before the event, we suggest you come at least 30-45 minutes before to allow for a relaxed tasting experience.  Tastings are conducted in our Tasting Room.  You will be served there and when the door opens for the Songwriter Performance, you will then be seated in the Barrel Room.  Tasting Fees are $7/$10 for regular or reserve wine options, respectively.

Songwriters featured  10/22/17

Donna Hughes (Country-bluegrass) – 

Donna Hughes is a prolific songwriter (over 500 songs) with over 200 songs on iTunes.  Donna has performed at some of the finest venues in the Nation, (e.g., Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta, The Birchmere in Washington D.C., and BB King’s in NYC) and has opened for stars such as Marty Stuart,  Tony Rice,  Jerry Douglas, and Sam Bush. She has had songs recorded by Artists big and small around the globe, including Grammy Winning Alison Krauss & Union Station (who also performed Donna’s song at the CMA Awards), Grammy Winning Group The Seldom Scene, Wyatt Rice, Kati Penn, The Snyder Family, Kim Robins, Nu Blu, and many others. With 6 albums in her discography, one of which was produced by Acoustic Guitar Legend Tony Rice (Gaining Wisdom), and one produced by Banjo Legend J.D. Crowe (Hellos, Goodbyes & Butterflies), Donna’s talent has been endorsed through  superstars’ guest appearance (Mary Chapin Carpenter, Alison Krauss, Claire Lynch, Buddy & Melonie Cannon, James Carroll, Rhonda Vincent, Sonya Isaacs, Carl Jackson, and many others). Donna currently resides in Trinity, NC and is a Realtor with Keller Williams.

 

 

Tom Troyer   (Folk-Alternative Country)”Tom Troyer is the singer songwriter and producer responsible for the indie folk rock group Farewell Friend. Based out of Greensboro, he has spent the past decade crafting songs that deal with the criss cross of culture, history, religion, and race as they pertain to the south. With a voice that might make you believe in angels, he sings songs crafted to confront demons and the skeletons hidden in the American experience. His third independently released EP ‘Grandfather Clock’ is expected to release this winter. Find Farewell Friend on noisetrade or bandcamp or anywhere you get your music.”

 

 

Bonnie Allyn (Americana-blues) 

Bonnie Allyn’s is a journey of folk,rock,blues,country and jazz to create a unique Americana style. Jordan Greene, of The Triad City Beat in Greensboro states “ Her voice is an exquisite instrument that suggests of the 70’s folk,soul acts of Joni Mitchell and Carol King. A songwriter with a knack for jazzy phrasing and a free spirited and strong sensibility

 

 

 

 

 

Michael “Blind Dog” Gatewood (Blues)

“Blind-Dog” Gatewood is a native of the Motor City and has been a music teacher, instrument technician and professional musician since the age of 16. His early exposure to some of the diverse musical influences in Detroit created the framework for his extensive mastery of the blues via R&B, funk, rock, and fusion. He is an award-winning one-man act who has polished his chops in places as diverse as the Sierra Foothills, the Mojave Desert, Mississippi Delta and the streets of New Orleans. In September 2002, he took the first prize in Colorado at the Telluride Acoustic Blues competition. First place winners are honored with a performance on the main stage the following day at the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival for over seven thousand attendees. That same year he won the Kentuckiana Blues Society’s Blues Challenge out of Louisville Kentucky and represented the Society at the International Blues Challenge on Beale Street in Memphis Tennessee. In 2004 “Blind-Dog” was a Finalist for the first Annual International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) in the category of AMERICANA/ROOTS/AAA, for his song “TELLURIDE”. In addition, a Simi finalist in 2006 in the International Song Contest (ISC), Blues category, for his song “Monkey On My Back”. In June of 2005, “Blind-Dog” took first place in the Memphis Blues Society’s Battle of the Blues solo division on Beale Street and represented them at the 22nd annual International Blues Challenge that January in Memphis. In 2006 “Blind-Dog” wins the Battle of the Blues two years in a row and represented the Memphis Blues Society at the 23rd annual International Blues Challenge, this was his third time to compete at the IBC in Memphis. 
“Blind-Dog” was recently crowned “King of the Blues” at the Guitar Center Evansville IN October 2009. Truly, a one-man band, “Blind-Dog” is now based out of Uniontown,Kentucky.
 

Tunes on Tuesday – High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Jam

 

Stonefield Cellars hosts the  High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association Jam – 7:00 -10:00 pm

– Members and prospective members welcomed! If you have

questions about this event, contact Natalie at 336-689-4071.

For more information about High Lonesome Strings, visit

http://www.highlonesomestrings.org

Bring your instruments or just come to listen – either way, it’s always a

great time! Wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages are for sale during

the session.

 

Photo by Levi Austin

Sippin’ and Readin’ Book Club Meeting

bookfood10 - Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM

We encourage you to join us for lively discussion paired with wonderful wine. Some folks bring a light snack. New members are always welcome!

Book to be discussed this evening:

October 5th  – ‘The Secret History of the Pink Carnation’ by Lauren Willig 

Songwriter Sunday – Local Songwriters Perform in our Barrel Room

Host Kris Ferris

 

Songwriter Sunday – $5.00 Cover charge (tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance –  we recommend in advance because our Barrel Room Seating is limited.. see below for online ticket option, or call 336-644-9908).

Come enjoy some wine & live music by the best of our local songwriting talent! Kris Ferris hosts this performance melange, with each singer/songwriter performing his or her songs in the round. They will also take you behind the scenes and learn what inspires their compositions, the stories behind the songs and the process of song writing through each songwriter’s eyes and experience. It is an interactive event and audience participation is encouraged (but please be respectful and don’t converse with your neighbor while the artists are speaking or singing).

Also note:  If this is your first time visiting and you would like to do a tasting before the event, we suggest you come at least 30-45 minutes before to allow for a relaxed tasting experience.  Tastings are conducted in our Tasting Room.  You will be served there and when the door opens for the Songwriter Performance, you will then be seated in the Barrel Room.  Tasting Fees are $7/$10 for regular or reserve wine options, respectively.

Songwriters featured  9/17/17

 

Barry Gray  –

Barry Gray is a 2017-18 N.C. Arts Council Fellowship recipient. Also the winner of the 2016 Triad Music Festival Songwriter Stand-Off, he lives in Burlington and attended Elon University.

Like many musicians, Gray has paid the bills with a day job in another field, earning money as an upholsterer. Since 1995, he has played with the acoustic rock band Graymatter, and often contributed to other artists’ work as a vocalist or arranger. For his own work, he has had many influences, including The Beatles, The Four Seasons, The Kingston Trio, Cat Stevens, CSN, and others, but says his music has been most profoundly affected by playing with family and friends, and where he finds his greatest joy: “My biggest love in music is the harmony. I hear most of the beauty in the harmonies, in voices coming together to carry, support, and shape the emotions of the song. That’s where I live.”

 

Lyn Koonce

Lyn Koonce is a local singer/songwriter with 3 CDs. She founded Harmony Music School, a non-profit organization which offers free music lessons and instruments to at-risk youth. Lyn is Music Director at Hinshaw United Methodist Church, works in production at radio stations Rock 92 and 1075KZL and sings and plays with her band, Lyn Koonce & Friends. Check out Lyn Koonce & Friends as well as Harmony Music School on the web and on Facebook.

Fun Fact: Lyn wrote and sang the Greensboro Grasshopper jingle you might hear on the radio.

 

 

 

 

Wes Collins 

Wes got a late start to songwriting but he took first place in the 2012 North Carolina Songwriter’s Co-op Song Contest and made the finals in the 2013 Kerrville TX New Folk Competition. He released his first CD ‘One Layer Down’ in January 2013, and in 2015 made it back to Kerrville, placing as one of the six winners.

In the past year he’s played Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, The Threadgill Stage in Kerrville, TX, Blue Rock Studio Stage in Wimberley, TX and more. He is now hard at work writing songs for his second album, planning to take these new songs into the studio some time within the next year.

 

Casey Noel Perkins

Casey Noel is a Greensboro native and a rising Junior at UNCG. A 21 year old singer- songwriter, Casey started playing classical guitar when she was 5 yrs old and decided to switch to acoustic her junior year in high school. It was then that she started to try her hand at singing. It soon turned into a passion and she started songwriting about two years ago. Being a fan of all genres, her personal style tends to lean towards the folk, country, blues, singer songwriter style.

 

Tunes on Tuesday – High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Jam

 

Stonefield Cellars hosts the  High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association Jam – 7:00 -10:00 pm

– Members and prospective members welcomed! If you have

questions about this event, contact Natalie at 336-689-4071.

For more information about High Lonesome Strings, visit

http://www.highlonesomestrings.org

Bring your instruments or just come to listen – either way, it’s always a

great time! Wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages are for sale during

the session.

 

Photo by Levi Austin