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.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=601435

 

 

 

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.  http://www.kendrabraggmusic.com

 

 

 

 

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.

http://www.jvcmusic.info/who_am_i_/

 

 

 

 

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.

Soup & Sing – Potluck Dinner and Jam Session

Soup & Sing – Potluck Dinner and Jam Session

Location: Stonefield Cellars Winery

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Reservations for Soup and Sing are Required – Please call 336-644-9908. Soup & Sing is a combination pot-luck dinner, jam session, and folk gathering for local musicians/singers and music lovers that harkens back to a time when there were no radios or TVs and music was what we made together, face to face, an essential part of our soul as necessary as the food that nourished our bodies.   Many different genres of music may be represented during the evening (bluegrass, celtic, blues, folk, rock, gospel, etc.), but usually it is acoustic (we do mike vocals though, so singers can be heard).  If you are not a musician but are a friend or family member of a musician or are a Friend of Stonefield Cellars that loves wine and music, you are welcome to come.   We appreciate your support of local music and local wine!  (Wine sales provide the financial support to make this event possible.)

Large Parties/Groups Policy:  Due to our policy to preserve the intimacy of the gathering and the need to stay within our capacity limit, Soup & Sing is not an event for large private parties or groups (more than 8 people in a single party/group).   We do however rent our barrel room for private parties and we can provide you with contact info re: bands for hire.   We also hold barrel room concerts and outdoor music events at the winery during which we can provide concert/festival seating for large groups.

If you are interested in attending, RSVP at 644-9908 or email nwurz@stonefieldcellars.com.  You will be given more details about the evening.

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

Our 11th Annual Holiday Open House

11th Annual Holiday Open House

We invite you to celebrate the holiday season with complimentary mulled wine and wine cake Sunday, December 3rd, from 1-6pm! Bring your friends & family for a tasting of our newest wines, or come to stock up on your favorites for the holidays.

Our festive Barrel Room will be open all afternoon with table seating for those enjoying a glass or bottle of wine. Live music in the Barrel Room will be from 2-4pm (Glenn Craver & John Cox will be performing all your holiday favorites).

Open House Discounts: 10% Off Merchandise (excluding clearance & food items), 10% off Non-Reserve Wines by the Bottle, and 15% Off Cases of Wine (mixed cases allowed)!

 

Soup & Sing – Potluck Dinner and Jam Session

Soup & Sing – Potluck Dinner and Jam Session

Location: Stonefield Cellars Winery

HN1A7919

Reservations for Soup and Sing are Required – Please call 336-644-9908. Soup & Sing is a combination pot-luck dinner, jam session, and folk gathering for local musicians/singers and music lovers that harkens back to a time when there were no radios or TVs and music was what we made together, face to face, an essential part of our soul as necessary as the food that nourished our bodies.   Many different genres of music may be represented during the evening (bluegrass, celtic, blues, folk, rock, gospel, etc.), but usually it is acoustic (we do mike vocals though, so singers can be heard).  If you are not a musician but are a friend or family member of a musician or are a lover of wine and music, you are welcome to come.   There is no cover charge but please bring a nutritious dish to contribute to the pot-luck dinner and plan on purchasing beverages from Stonefield Cellars (no outside alcohol allowed, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale). We appreciate your support of local music and local wine! Wine sales provide the financial support to make this event possible.

Large Parties/Groups Policy:  Due to our policy to preserve the intimacy of the gathering and the need to stay within our capacity limit, Soup & Sing is not an event for large private parties or groups (more than 6 people in a single party/group).   We do however rent our barrel room for private parties and we can provide you with contact info re: bands for hire.   We also hold barrel room concerts and outdoor music events at the winery during which we can provide concert/festival seating for large groups.

If you are interested in attending, RSVP at 644-9908 or email nwurz@stonefieldcellars.com.  You will be given more details about the evening.

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

 

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).

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).

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.

 

 

Laura Jane Vincent

Laura is a professional performer, multi instrumentalist, singer songwriter. She writes ballads of strength, loss, and triumph, features folk tales of those who should know better but just simply can’t help themselves. She performs hundreds of concerts and shows every year. She now lives in southeastern North Carolina in a 200 year old farmhouse with her bandmate and husband, drummer Dave Tippetts

 

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. 

 

TICKETS: Available Online (scroll down to the bottom of this page) or Over-the-Phone by calling the winery at 336-644-9908 (Thursday-Saturday 12-6pm & Sunday 1-6pm). Groups should purchase tickets together or call ahead to be seated at the same table.  We highly recommend advance purchase as our Barrel Room Concerts typically sell out and we would hate to turn you away at the door.  Also note that we fill the Barrel Room up first, then offer overflow seating in the adjacent Tasting Room.  

COST: $20 per person 

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.  Important Note:  We fill the Barrel Room up first, then offer overflow seating in the adjacent Tasting Room.  Ticket prices are the same however, but early purchase increases your chance of seating in the Barrel Room.

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 POLICIESNo 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). 

Concert tickets are non-refundable but are transferable.

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.