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Barrel Room Concert – The Early Mays
May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$15
THE EARLY MAYS…
“…bring traditional and original material to spectacular life” (Cindy Howes, Folk Alley, WYEP) with Appalachian-inspired songs built on deep country sensibilities, masterful singing and a sweet old-time sound. They burst on to the folk scene in 2014 with a #2 debut on the National Folk-DJ Charts: an eponymous album where fiddle, banjo and guitar are the backdrop to heart-melting three part vocals. Most recently, they took home the blue ribbon in the Neo-Traditional Band Competition at Clifftop 2016 (The Appalachian String Band Music Festival), appeared on NPR’s Mountain Stage in 2017, and hit the #1 position on the folk charts with their latest release, “Chase the Sun.”
Emily Pinkerton, Ellen Gozion, and newest member, Rachel Eddy, share songs based in a love of American tradition, while also exploring their own creative voices. All three are celebrated solo artists who bring their rich, and carefully honed craft to The Early Mays. Emily weaves folk, classical and world music traditions together in her songwriting. She recently won a New Music USA award for the commission of a piece for old time banjo and chamber ensemble, “Rounder Songs,”released in November 2017 on New Amsterdam Records. Ellen is an accomplished ballad singer and visual artist who has taught at the Augusta Heritage Center, and was an American Music Abroad finalist with the US State Department. Rachel is a prolific old-time fiddler and multi-instrumentalist, with a long touring history, who has shared the stage with Tim O’Brien, Uncle Early, Bruce Molsky and others.
There is an unsurpassed magic that springs from entwined and entrancing vocal harmonies. The Early Mays love the camaraderie of the studio, the road and rehearsals, and you can feel the gratitude radiate from whatever stage they are on. You’ll always leave a show carrying a little bit of that warmth away with you.
Seating is limited – advance purchase tickets are necessary for reserved table seating.
TICKETS: Available Online (scroll down to the bottom of this page) or call the winery at 336-644-9908 to purchase over the phone during business hours (Thursday-Sat. Noon-6pm, Sunday 1-6pm) Groups should purchase tickets together or call ahead to be seated at the same table.
COST: Advance Ticket Sales: $15 per person/$13 Wine Club Member (discount price limit is 2 per Wine Club Member Household). At the Door: $18
EVENT TIMELINE: Concert is from 7:30-9:30 pm. Door opens at 7:00 pm.
LOCATION: This concert is held INSIDE in our rustic Barrel Room.
SEATING: Family style table seating will be provided in our Barrel Room. Groups should purchase tickets together or call ahead to be seated at the same table. If you have a seating preference (such as sitting in the front, middle or back section) please make a note on your online order or mention it when purchasing tickets over the phone and we will try to seat you as close to your preference as possible.
DRINKS: Wine, Beer, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
FOOD: As there is no food vendor for this concert we recommend eating beforehand. Outside food is allowed in small quantities (think snacks, small plates, or tapas), but please be considerate of other guests- don’t bring smelly or pungent food items. We will also be selling snacks such as cheese, crackers, peanuts, and a wide assortment of locally-made chocolate for dessert during the evening!
EVENT POLICIES: No Pets, No Outside Alcohol, No Smoking (no smoking indoors, but there is a designated outdoor area for smoking- do not litter our property with cigarette butts or other trash).
*Barrel Room Concert Etiquette Reminder: This concert will be held in our intimate barrel room and is intended to be a listening experience. The audience is expected to be respectful of the artist’s performance and their listening neighbors, so loud talking and cell phone use is discouraged.
Concert tickets are non-refundable but are transferable.
(We fill the Barrel Room up first then place overflow seating tickets in the adjacent Tasting Room. Get your tickets early to get the best seats!)