This Saturday we welcome Matt Miller to the Tasting Room from 2:00–5:00 pm. Matt is a singer/songwriter and baritone guitarist. A longtime resident of Flagstaff, Arizona, Matt Miller grew up on a farm outside of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He has been a full-time musician since 2007, and in 2013 he began spending winters playing shows back east to be near family. The baritone guitar is built to be tuned between a guitar and a bass; with longer and thicker strings than a conventional 6-string, it is extremely versatile. Coupled with a Boomerang 3 loop pedal, alto saxophone, and concert flute, Matt Miller’s sound is extremely varied, with a quorum of funk and jazz influence, but a smattering of many styles and flavors. His lyrics are heavily influenced by his classical education and somewhat extensive familiarity with nerd literature. Don’t miss this unique musician.
April 1, 2017
April 2, 2017
Acoustic Soul is the duo of Steven Shaffer (Saint) and Bruce Turner who play Classic Rock, Blues, Soul covers. Saint, a vocalist and rhythm guitar, lives on his farm in Charles Town, WV, where he hosts and sings in a blues radio show syndicated in the US and UK. Turner, lead guitarist and background vocals, plays in several groups and in theater and church throughout DC and Northern Virginia.
April 8, 2017
October Skies is an acoustic trio who plays a mix of originals with tantalizing harmonies and some of the old favorites you all know and love!
April 9, 2017
Casey Klein can’t remember a time when music was not a part of his life. He started his musical journey while in high school, learning to play violin, drums and guitar. Casey’s gift and love of music, especially beautiful harmonies, found its way to his voice, where he would play guitar and sing at his church for over a decade. His proudest and most cherished moments were singing harmonies with his children.
In 2015, Casey met musician and singer/songwriter, Lisa Fritsch, graduate of Shenandoah University Conservatory of Music. As a duet, they specialize in vocal harmonies, playing a mix of crowd-pleasing favorites from the 60s and 70s to today’s contemporary hits. Their repertoire includes James Taylor, The Beatles, The Eagles, Jimmy Buffett, Loggins and Messina, Seals and Croft, in addition to more contemporary groups such as Blues Traveler, Extreme and Pink. Together they have formed a strong musical connection, creating a rich, harmonious, enjoyable listening experience
April 14, 2017
Tonight we welcome The Brahman Noodles to the Tasting Room. The duo is James Petrohilos on guitar, slide guitar and vocals, and Scott Innes on bass and vocals. With influences including Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, and Johnny Cash, they are always a hit! Grab a glass or bottle of vino, relax and enjoy their mix of acoustic blues, folk, rock, and reggae. Come hungry, because we’ll have GK’s BBQ serving up some delicious fare. Food will be available for purchase from 6:00–8:00 pm.
April 15, 2017
Join us at the winery from 2:00–5:00 pm this Saturday. Grab a seat, grab a bottle, and listen to our musical guest Deane Kern. Deane performs acoustic rock, blues, soul, folk and even the odd reggae rhythm. Deane’s solo act shows the influences of players like Van Morrison and the Band. He has performed at regional festivals, and some large venues internationally. In 2017, he performed with Billy Thompson in a series of school assemblies celebrating blues history at the Loudoun county school where Deane teaches. He has performed on the Northern Virginia scene for a half dozen years and also performs with Dan Cronin in The Hokums, a jumpy alt-blues band with duo and four-piece incarnations. Deane also plays his own music and is currently recording his first album.
April 16, 2017
April 20, 2017
April 22, 2017
Jim Steele has been entertaining audiences for years as a solo artist and as half of the popular acoustic duo Steele and Oglevee. With diverse influences ranging from 30s swing bands to today’s pop and country acts (and everything in between), Jim plays an eclectic and fun mix of music that’s sure to please! Steele says his greatest joy is to see someone smiling and feeling happy when he plays!
April 23, 2017
Join us on Sunday from 2:00–5:00 pm for Music and Wine on Rt. 9 with Ken Francis Wenzel. Ken brings his Midwestern-accented musings to 8 Chains North, telling stories spun from a life spent moving from town to town. Nominated for four Washington Area Music Awards in 2016, Wenzel has come into his own as one of the DC region’s most recognizable, unique performers and songwriters. A saxophonist, guitarist, and singer/songwriter, Ken has been described as a purveyor of restless Midwestern sentimentality, who searches in his songs for the kinds of truth that’s often best found within oneself. You won’t want to miss this performer.