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Songwriter Sunday Concert – Barrel Room – Four Fabulous Songwriters!
May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$10
Songwriter Sunday Concert – 3-5 pm – $10.00 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 FOUR singer/songwriters 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 Fee is $10.00 for 7 wines and a signature wine glass.
Brian McFarland –
Independently releasing his first CD in 2004, Bryan’s calculated vocals draw comparisons to some of his influences – James Taylor, Bruce Cockburn, and David Wilcox.
Bryan lives in Greensboro, NC with his wife & daughter.
Martha Bassett –
Martha Bassett was raised on the bluegrass and gospel of her native West Virginia farmland. Classically trained, Martha is blessed with a crystalline tone, a remarkable range, and sultry delivery. Her performances are known for their emotional honesty and visceral impact, making everyone in the room feel she’s singing directly to them. Her musical inspiration moves effortlessly through swing, jazz, folk, country, and rock guaranteeing playful variety at her live shows. Mixing originals with choice covers, she navigates sexy torch songs, rip-your-heart-out ballads, and slinky groove tunes with ease supported by a band equally comfortable in acoustic and electric settings. With her fourth disc, The Goodbye Party, Martha explores longing, anger, loss and love. The songs are heartbroken and wistfully triumphant. No Depression describes Martha’s music as “intricate and resoundingly captivating, each song takes me further into a scene.”
Regularly seen on stages at Merlefest, the Eastern Music Festival, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival and concert venues throughout North Carolina and Virginia, she’s opened for Lyle Lovett, Tony Bennett, the Avett Brothers, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Jim Lauderdale, and Chuck Prophet. Martha contributed music to the Sony Classics film, “Junebug,” as well. Her tours have taken her up and down the east coast and into the Midwest. To find a show near you, go to www.marthabassett.com
William Nesmith –
William Nesmith has been singing and playing piano since his hands could reach the keys. After wowing his peers with an original song he wrote for his senior solo in high school chorus, he began to view songwriting as more than just a fun hobby.
William stepped into the North Carolina songwriting scene by attending several writing circles in the area including Doodad Farm, Nashville Songwriters Association International, Gate City Songwriters and The North Carolina Songwriter Co-op. With comparisons to Stevie Wonder, Sam Smith and Bruno Mars, William delivers his songs with a passion and effervescence that illuminates the room.
Anita Lorraine Kinney
Folk and Old Country is how Burlington native Anita Lorraine Kinney describes her music on her ReverbNation page https://www.reverbnation.com/slakfac
Her music and songwriting is driven by her personal love and work experiences and her passion for support of social justice.