Friday, August 27, 2010

August 27, 2010 -- Drew Sablon

A solo singer and songwriter from eastern NC, Drew is a local favorite! In addition to his solo gigs, he has played with a variety of local bands (Trigger Finger, Audio Slide Show). Drew sings songs from multiple genres, including classic rock and roll from the 60s through the twenty-tens, with a heavy play list from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. He'll perform blues and blue grass and "a good scattering of original music, as well."

Monday, August 16, 2010

August 20, 2010 -- Murphy

Murphy is four seasoned musicians with a love for everything from bluegrass to classic and modern rock and a sound that proves it. The band has been playing together for over a year and cover songs by Fleetwood Mac, Lucinda Williams, Otis Redding, Tom Petty, Van Morrison, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Cheryl Crow and more. Allen Godfrey - Bass and vocals; Butch Yost - Lead guitar; Lisa Creef - Guitar and vocals; Toby Tate - Drums, mandolin and vocals.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

August 13, 2010 -- Toby Tate

Stop by on Friday evening to hear the unique sounds of Toby Tate, aka Thomas Rose. Toby's style is "pop-rock with a country/bluegrass flavor." He will entertain with his laid back style. He has a new CD that you can check out on iTunes. Visit his website to learn more about him.
Music from 7-10; Deli fare served until 9 pm

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August 4, 2010 -- Wednesday Wine Tasting -- Wines from Spain

We have chosen Spanish wines for our August wine tasting, in honor of Spain winning the World Cup for the first time ever! ¡Felicidades, Spain. Some other interesting news in Spain this week: Michelle Obama and her daughter, Sasha, will be visiting the resort city of Marbella today. Santander, Spain’s largest bank is set to buy 318 branches in Britain from the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). I guess they won’t have to change the initials. Beaches across Spain have been closed to swimmers as the jellyfish arrive in what is being described as the largest jellyfish invasion in two years. Ouch.
With regard to wine, Spain has over 2.9 million acres of grapes planted, making it one of the most widely planted wine producing nations, according to Wikipedia. It’s the third largest producer of wines (US is fourth), and it ranks ninth in wine consumption. Spain is known for their wines from the Rioja region, as well as their fine sparkling Cava. We’ll try those, as well as a few more! ¡Salud

Valencia La Loca Moscatel de Espumoso Cava
Montecillo Rioja Blanco, 2007
Opera Prima Chardonnay, La Mancha, 2008
Marques de Riscal Tempranillo, 2006
Penelope Sanchez Garnacha Syrah, Campo de Borja, 2008
Opera Prima Cabernet Sauvignon, La Mancha, 2008