Gates open at 10am • Music starts at 11am • Wine flows at noon
The BGST (Baxter, Goss, Speake, and Turnbull) Band from Creede represents a blending of musical styles. Steve Baxter (guitar, mandolin, bass, vocal) brings the church and country flavor of Tennessee. John Goss (guitar, harmonica, vocal) names the Beatles as his major influence, so he loves melody and harmony. Tommy Speake (bass, guitar, mandolin) left Texas behind, but brought the blues with him. Originally from San Diego, Jim Turnbull (drums, percussion) brings solid rhythms that round out the ensemble for a rock solid sound that covers all the bases.
Beth Wood is a modern-day troubadour with exceptional musicianship, crafty songwriting, and commanding stage presence have been winning over American audiences for nineteen years. Beth’s music is soulful, organic, intelligent, barefoot, high-energy communication of joy. Thousands of shows, nine albums, three cars, and numerous awards later, Beth has never looked back. Beth has been featured on OPB’s “Artbeat” and on “Troubadour, TX”, a nationally syndicated documentary-style singer-songwriter reality television series airing in almost 40 million households and 140 U.S. markets. Beth has also been a three-time featured artist on Cayamo: A Journey Through Song, a week-long Caribbean songwriters’ cruise along with Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, John Prine, Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris, Richard Thompson and many more. Her Song of the Month Club is an innovative way to engage fans and offer a steady stream of new work. The result of that work is “Sometimes Love,” Beth’s ninth album, recorded in her adopted home state of Oregon with rising star producer Tyler Fortier and released in 2014. Beth released her first book of poetry, "Kazoo Symphonies" (Mezcalita Press) in 2015 and her 10th album of original work, "Spring Tide", in 2016.
Blending dusty American grit with a worldly amalgam of global influences, Santa Fe-based duo Round Mountain presents a singular take on folk music that is both foreign and familiar. The multi-multi-instrumentalist band of brothers has traveled the globe absorbing bits and pieces of musical cultures, returning to filter them through their own sepia-toned Americana framework. Char and Robby Rothschild have been writing songs and singing together since they were kids harmonizing in the back of the family car. They live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where they grew up, now with families of their own, yet their musical horizons are as broad as the world. They weave elements of world music into their original songs, providing both the comfort of the familiar with the excitement of the new. They themselves are family men as well as travelers, whose performances bridge folk and world genres. They play their original songs on a multitude of instruments from around the world, often playing several of those instruments at once. Their lyrics evoke family, giving listeners a path to access universal and rugged beauty conveyed by global traditional music.
Blue Recluse plays a wide range of blues, rhythm and blues, and country blues from the ‘40s to the present day. Powerful, sultry vocals in combination with a hard-groovin’ rhythm section and classic electric blues guitar and keys makes this band a blues lover’s dream. Put on your dancing shoes, because Blue Recluse will rock your soul with its unique brand of rare and classic songs by the likes of Koko Taylor, Etta James, Big Maybelle, Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin, as well as original songs like Run Me Ragged and South Austin Blues, with a traditional Chicago blues feel. Blue Recluse has played a variety of clubs and festivals in the mountains and on the Front Range including opening the Greeley Blues Jam; The Island Grill Loveland; El Chapultepec, Denver; The Boulder Outlook, Boulder; FibArk, The Boathouse, Thursdays at 6, Brewer's Fest, and ArtWalk in Salida; The Lake City Wine and Music Festival; Western State Music Series in Gunnison; as well as private parties, weddings and corporate functions.
Blue Recluse MEMBERS:
SHAWNTEL ROYALE began her music career in Austin, Texas, as the lead singer of the R&B/blues band, Blue Recluse featuring Shawntel Royale. The band played at the legendary Antone's and helped close the Guadalupe location with blues greats Jimmie Vaughan, Lou Ann Barton and Angela Strehli. Blue Recluse was the regular opener at the Continental Club on South Congress for Miss Lavelle White. In 2000, Royale relocated to Colorado and reformed Blue Recluse. Her powerful vocal style reflects the soul of her heroes: Koko Taylor, Etta James and Susan Tedeschi.
MICHAEL TWAROGOWSKI has been playing blues and rock guitar around Colorado for the last 30 years. Musically educated at the School of Life, Twarogowski's playing is raw, edgy and soulful. He plays from the heart like many of his heroes: Albert Collins, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan. The results will melt your face off.
CHRISTOPHER HUDSON has been playing both acoustic and electric bass in the mountains and on the Front Range since the 1980s. His repertoire includes latin jazz, swing, blues, rock, country, bluegrass and blues. Hudson has played with the likes of Drew Emmitt, Romano Paoletti, Buckskin Stallion and Free Beer, and his influences include Pino Palidino and Gary Granger.
ERNIE MOSE is a rock solid drummer who can sing like an angel. He has played in a number of Front Range bands in all genres for the last three decades, including Bob Purcell and the Outriders.
ERNIE HATFIELD has played keyboards for a variety of Salida bands, most notably, Moshampimple and Alan and Martin Band. His father toured with Ella Fitzgerald and many other blues and jazz greats of the day. Hatfield has the bluesman’s touch on keys and vocals, lending an undeniable authenticity to Blue Recluse’s sound.
A Lake City favorite is the tribute band Cash’d Out that channels Johnny Cash in about as close a manner to the real thing as it gets. How can you tell? Well, beyond critics having anointed Cash’d Out (Douglas Benson on vocals, Kevin Manuel on guitar, Ryan Thomas on bass and George Bernardo on drums) the “next best thing to Johnny Cash,” and the group having won four San Diego Music Awards for Best Tribute Band, the real proof lies in what members of Cash’s inner circle have said. “Cindy Cash came to a show, we made her cry,” explains front man and Cash impersonator Douglas Benson. Benson added that Cash producer Lou Robin has also been to several Cash’d Out shows, and claimed that if he closed his eyes it was like “going back in time.” Cash’d Out has played to over 1.2 million fans since forming in 2005. And those fans continually tell the group how grateful they are that Cash’d Out brings back memories of loved ones who once raised them on the music of Johnny Cash. The band’s live shows respectfully reference the late, great Man in Black's Sun Records and early Columbia era sound, combined with the energy of the classic multi-platinum live recordings from Folsom Prison and San Quentin.
Knight Groove is bringing its heavy back-beat and old school grooves to the Lake City Uncorked Wine & Music Festival. The soulful voice of Mahlon Knight, drummer and vocalist, leads the group through a wide range of funk, blues and improvisational adventures. Knight Groove is a 5-piece band that plays its unique style of funky originals and diverse covers. Heavily influenced by James Brown, the Allman Brothers, The Meters, Led Zeppelin and countless blues artists, Knight Groove brings its pocket groove style that never quits. Get your groove on!
Music provided between acts by Bruce Hayes who plays a fusion of the musical styles that combine acoustic and electric instruments with elements of rock, bluegrass, celtic, and R&B. Collaborating with The String Cheese Incident and Acoustic Junction, Hayes helped define the acoustic jam band sound. He continues this tradition performing original songs and arrangements on mandolin, guitar, dobro, foot board, and his latest creation - the stratobassto.
The 2011 original poster design is by Angela Hollingsworth of APH Creative Design
The 2012 original poster design is by Angela Hollingsworth of APH Creative Design
Artwork by Russ Brown
Artwork by by Anne Kelley, art teacher at Lake City Community School and featured artist at the Artists' Collective.
The 2015 image was created local artist Yolie Brown
The 2016 image is created by Anne Kelley, art teacher at Lake City Community School and featured artist at the Artists' Collective.
The 2017 festival poster artwork was created by Lake City resident Taylor Long. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Taylor and his family came to Lake City in 2007. He graduated from High School in 2010 and then attended Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado. Taylor received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2014. “There’s great inspiration all around in these Colorado Rockies. I’m honored to paint this year’s Wine and Music Festival poster incorporating local symbolism,” says Taylor.