Friday Flavors Concert – Tyler Millard Band (Rock, Blues, Folk)

Friday Flavors Concert – Tyler Millard Band

Tyler Millard had been performing by himself for two years when he met Kyle Vessa and Carl Heck. Millard was heavily influenced by 9o’s alternative music and modern blues, while Vessa and Heck had played mostly southern rock. The result of these three coming together can best be described as a folk/blues mix.  If you missed this band at the winery from earlier this summer, now’s your chance to see them!

Note: Advanced ticket purchase is always recommended because: 1) It helps our food vendor anticipate food amounts and 2) If the concert is held indoors, seating is limited (we’d hate to turn you away at the door). All tickets purchased in advanced are held at Will Call under the name of the purchaser.   Online Ticket Purchase Available until Noon Day of Concert (after 12pm please call the winery for ticket availability) – See Below to Purchase Tickets!

COST: $10 per person.

EVENT TIMELINE:   Concert is from 7-9 pm. Gate/Door opens at 6:30 p.m. (advised for food and beverage purchase).

INSIDE OR OUT?: This concert will be held OUTSIDE in fair weather in our lovely garden. If there is chance of rain or extreme heat, the concert will be held INSIDE, in our air-conditioned Barrel Room. We make the call early afternoon the day of the concert and will likely update the website to reflect our decision.

SEATING: If the concert is OUTSIDE, we offer 4-person VIP Bistro Seating on the Front Row or Upper Patio for $45 (includes admission for four). You may also bring a lawn chair for our terraced lawn area, or we have first-come-first-seat picnic tables in the upper garden next to the featured food truck. If the concert is INSIDE, family style table seating will be provided in our barrel room with our VIP and advanced ticket purchasers seated first. 

DRINKS:   Wine, Fresh Sangria, Beer, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

FOOD: Marty’s BBQ (BBQ, Sandwiches, Subs, Sides)

EVENT POLICIES – No Pets, No Outside Alcohol or Food.  Concert tickets are non-refundable (but you are welcomed to send a friend in your place!).  Stonefield Cellars is a No Smoking property.  

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:

July 6th –  “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead 

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  6/25/17

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. 

 

Friday Flavors Concert – Tyler Millard Band (Rock, Blues, Folk)

Friday Flavors Concert – Tyler Millard Band

Tyler Millard had been performing by himself for two years when he met Kyle Vessa and Carl Heck. Millard was heavily influenced by 9o’s alternative music and modern blues, while Vessa and Heck had played mostly southern rock. The result of these three coming together can best be described as a folk/blues mix.

Note: Advanced ticket purchase is always recommended because: 1) It helps our food vendor anticipate food amounts and 2) If the concert is held indoors, seating is limited (we’d hate to turn you away at the door). All tickets purchased in advanced are held at Will Call under the name of the purchaser.   Online Ticket Purchase Available until Noon Day of Concert (after 12pm please call the winery for ticket availability) – See Below to Purchase tickets!

COST: $10 per person.

EVENT TIMELINE:   Concert is from 7-9 pm. Gate/Door opens at 6:30 p.m. (advised for food and beverage purchase).

INSIDE OR OUT?: This concert will be held OUTSIDE in fair weather in our lovely garden. If there is chance of rain or extreme heat, the concert will be held INSIDE, in our air-conditioned Barrel Room. We make the call early afternoon the day of the concert and will likely update the website to reflect our decision.

SEATING: If the concert is OUTSIDE, we offer 4-person VIP Bistro Seating on the Front Row or Upper Patio for $45 (includes admission for four). You may also bring a lawn chair for our terraced lawn area, or we have first-come-first-seat picnic tables in the upper garden next to the featured food truck. If the concert is INSIDE, family style table seating will be provided in our barrel room with our VIP and advanced ticket purchasers seated first. 

DRINKS:   Wine, Fresh Sangria, Beer, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

FOOD: Hickory Tree BBQ will be our food vendor for this concert.  

EVENT POLICIES – No Pets, No Outside Alcohol or Food.  Concert tickets are non-refundable (but you are welcomed to send a friend in your place!).  Stonefield Cellars is a No Smoking property.  

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:

June 1st –  “The Reincarnationist” by M J Rose 

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:

April 6th –  “The Gates of Evangeline”  by Hester Young

 

Wine and Art Workshop – Introduction to Pastels Technique by Jim Smythe

Saturday, March 25th, 2017 – 2:00 – 5:30 pm.

Stonefield Cellars Winery is hosting a Wine & Art Event – “Introduction to Pastels Technique Workshop”   

Cost is  $45 – includes Wine Tasting, Souvenir Glass, Painting Supplies, and Instruction.

About Your Instructor: James (Jim) Smythe is a university-trained artist with a Master of Fine Arts degree. Jim has taught art on the adult level for almost 50 years. Jim’s experiences living in both the southern coastal and western NC mountain regions have been the inspirational source and subject of his works as a realist painter.           

Workshop Goals: This Pastel Workshop will be an informal, stress free and fun experience with the pastel medium. Jim will walk the class step by step through painting a beach scene while demonstrating the basic techniques of the medium and alerting you to the pitfalls. Tips will be given for ways that you can add your own imagination to the final painting. You may wish to bring photos that you have taken at the beach as reference.

Levels: Beginner to Intermediate

Materials:   A starter set of pastels and pastel paper will be provided. If you have some experience with pastels and have your own supplies, feel free to bring them to supplement what is provided. Jim will be using an easel to demonstrate so all can see. You can work on the flat tables that will be provided or you can bring a stand up easel or a table easel and support board.

If you have questions about the workshop please feel to call, text or email Jim at:

282-399-9961 – email: jimesmythe@mac.com

Blog site: jamesesmythe.wordpress.com – Emil: jimesmythe@mac.com

 

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).

 

Songwriters featured  3/12/17

Dave Cecil

Dave Cecil started writing on the piano at age 6. Putting notes together just seemed to make sense to him. He began writing lyrics shortly after and while secretly playing one of his brother’s guitars he wrote his first song. Through the years he has developed a style all his own and totally original. Dave now on his 3rd record, plays & performs his original style of music regularly throughout the Southeast in collaboration with guitarist Jack King.

 

 

Abigail Dowd

Singer/songwriter Abigail Dowd grew up under the longleaf pine trees in North Carolina and comes from a long line of musicians. She taught herself to play the guitar at age 14 and went on to study classical guitar with Danny Infantino.

In 2009, with a duffle bag and her guitar, Abigail moved to Florence, Italy, and then to Maine, where she spent five years writing songs and developing her own style. Her bluesy voice has been described as “at once strong and generous in its vulnerability.” Abigail has written and performed music for the cultural theater performance Bleeding Pines of Turpentine as well as for documentary film and shorts.  Her debut album Don’t Wake Me was released in January 2017. 

Benjy Johnson

Songwriter Benjy Johnson has been writing, producing and playing music for over 20 years.  He has released 3 records of original material over 15 years under the band name Benj-o-Matic and written scores of songs that didn’t make or to those band releases. His latest release is with his band The Sonic Prophets.  All his releases are avilable on iTunes and all digital media outlets.  He owns and operates Earthtones Recording Studio in Greensboro NC and serves as co-writer, engineer and producer on many fine releases from there.  Visit benjyjohnsonmusic.com and earthtonesrecording.com 

 

Bobbie Needham

Songwriter Bobbie Needham grew up in Greensboro for the most part but left after graduating from UNC/G. After years away she’s back to find that Greensboro is “…just full of music” and that it is so good to be home. Realizing the vicarious musical life provided by her musician daughters would end as they fledged, Bobbie began playing guitar, singing and eventually writing her own songs. Initially drawn to country, honky-tonk and bluegrass, she has edged her way into her current favorites – blues and swing. Inspiration comes to her “from odd words found in crossword puzzles, comments overheard by hopefully discrete eavesdropping and ideas wafting through the clouds just waiting to be noticed and claimed”. Bobbie also says that “Sharing the “aha!” realizations that come with time just on the off chance it might save someone else some missteps is the best part. Sometimes singing it aloud makes things clear in a way speaking cannot.”

High Lonesome Strings Monthly Meeting – Concert and Jam

High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association presents The Rorrer Family  in Concert 2:30 – 3:30 pm  (Bluegrass Jam follows, pick till we close at 6:00 pm!) –

This event is open to High Lonesome Strings Members and Prospective Members.  Feel free to come and listen, and if you play, bring your instrument for the jam! 

Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are available for sale.  

About The Rorrer Family

Doug Rorrer grew up in Eden, North Carolina listening to his great-uncles Charlie Poole and Posey Rorer on old 78s on his father’s old Victrola. He cut his musical teeth on Poole’s music. His guitar “heroes” were Roy Harvey of Poole’s band, Riley Puckett of the Skillet Lickers, and a local guitarist, Gene Meade, who played in the Puckett style. Doug cites Doc Watson as one of his present day inspirations. Over the years, Doug has been fortunate enough to learn from and play with the likes of Norman Woodlieff, Lonnie Austin, and Buck and Alice Easley. Austin and Woodlieff played fiddle and guitar respectively with Poole’s North Carolina Ramblers. Doug has taught guitar workshops and performed at the Augusta Heritage Festival in Elkins, WV; the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival in Ferrum, VA; MerleFest in Wilkesboro, NC; the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, WA; the Alaska Folk Festival in Juneau, AK; the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival; and the University of Chicago Folk Festival, among others. Doug and Taylor performed on a tour of England and Scotland in July of 2001 and also June of 2003. They also performed at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. June 25-29 of 2003. They were also featured (as a part of the Hungry Hash House Ramblers) at the 2004 Celtic Connections Festival at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, Scotland, where they performed with Archie Fisher and Martin Stephenson.  Along with his late wife, Kathy, he started Flyin’ Cloud Records and recording studio, which specializes in old-time, bluegrass, and other traditional acoustic music. He still keeps the label/studio in operation. 

Doug’s son, Taylor Rorrer is keeping the family’s musical tradition alive. Taylor has become an accomplished musician in his own right. He draws his influences from Poole’s music and also contemporary musicians such as Norman Blake, Tony Rice, and Doc Watson, among others. Taylor has also become an accomplished at fiddle, old-time Poole style banjo, and numerous other instruments. He is a 4th generation musician in the Rorrer family and is the only Rorrer to take up the fiddle. Taylor played with and learned from fiddler, Lonnie Austin who was a member of Poole’s North Carolina Ramblers. He has released the CD, Playing Poole, which pays homage to Charlie Poole. 

 Courtney Rorrer is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Originally from Stoneville, NC, she now makes her home in Madison, NC with her husband Taylor and son Ben. She is actively involved in the local music scene. Courtney plays fiddle and sings with the bluegrass group Alan Bibey and Grasstowne. Rorrer began to delve into music by singing and playing at local churches with her family’s gospel group “The Burroughs Family”. Entering local fiddler’s conventions eventually led her to front the bluegrass group, Broken Wire. After releasing one album with Broken Wire, Rorrer went on to sing harmony and play fiddle for five time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Dale Ann Bradley and was able to add two Grand Ole Opry performances and a Daughter’s of Bluegrass recording to her belt. Rorrer has performed on many stages and won 2nd place in the Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at Merlefest in 2016. Currently, she performs with Alan Bibey and Grasstowne throughout the year as well as solo shows with her husband Taylor Rorrer and at many churches with her husband and her sister, Amy Wilson.    Together, Doug, Taylor and Courtney form The Rorrer Family Band, a hybrid of bluegrass and oldtime music. For this group, a plethora of musical influences and experiences come together to create a sound like no other.

For Information about High Lonesome Strings visit:  http://www.highlonesomestrings.org