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  12/17/17



Brian “Songbear” Smith (Country-bluegrass): Brian has been writing and performing his own music for several years, performing solo and with others in the NC Piedmont and beyond.  Brian is the proud owner of SONGBEAR PRODUCTIONS, a company dedicated to promoting NC’s best writers and musicians.




Kendra Bragg  is a composer and songwriter from the Piedmont area of North Carolina, and graduate of the UNC School of the Arts. She grew up surrounded by influences ranging from Liszt to Led Zeppelin and it shows in her music. She mixes folk, rock, and pop influences with classical techniques and sensibilities to create a unique body of work for a wide audience.





Jame Vincent Carroll is a full time musician/performer that loves his family, motorcycles, and supporting the live music scene with his prolific writing, recording, and performances, both public and private.





Emily Stewart plays original tunes rooted in the folk, country, and blues traditions of the deep south. She first discovered her voice while perched in a south Alabama church pew as a child, and her vocal stylings are those of a true southern siren. Her roots as a writer reach back to her hometown well, Alabama’s literary capital, where she was raised in the belly of a family newspaper and commissioned as a columnist before even growing tall enough to reach the employee time clock. With lyrics and melodies that channel the strength of Odetta, the delicate twang of Kitty Wells, and the forthright softness of Loretta Lynn, Emily finds a song in every story. She also currently performs in the indie folk duet Magpie Thief and as a supporting guitarist and vocalist in Lightweight.