Gates open at 10am • Music starts at 11am • Wine flows at noon
2018 Music Lineup:
Lions Share is the musical journey of local musician Kris Bloomer. Surrounded by the inspirational San Juan mountain range, which has helped with writing many of the songs he sings, he always has a guitar in his hands, ready to play. The music he writes holds tones of isolation, nature, love, and self-discovery. The music is about connecting to that deeper part of ourselves and opening up the world around us. Let the music play…
The music of the Cody Sisters Band falls from the clouds like a soft warm rain and in an instant, thunders down like a Colorado storm. Audiences are left emotional, inspired, and exhilarated all at the same time. The soft sister harmonies remind the crowd of a simpler, slower time. As the show builds, the award-winning sound of their guitars, mandolins, banjos, and bass will fill the hall such that the audience is swimming in roaring river of perfect sound. These are just three musicians, but their almost entirely acoustic sound is the feeling of a full orchestra. Seeing the Cody Sisters Band is an experience. These young women and their bass player fuse so many different influences, it’s often difficult to define them. The Cody Sisters experience blends Old Time, Swing, Gypsy Jazz, Jazz, Folk, and Modern Bluegrass together in a completely unique sound that stays with the audiences for weeks to come. Their original songs and sound always leaves a lasting impression. Not simply a family band by any stretch of the imagination. Any bio of the Cody Sisters would be remiss if their chief roadie ‘Heather’ wasn’t mentioned. While not on stage, her influence provides the perfect grounding for this unique sound.
Freddy & Francine is an Americana-Soul duo comprised of Bianca Caruso & Lee Ferris. With voices reminiscent of Aretha Franklin & Van Morrison, their songs blend Soul, R&B, Folk, and Americana with a modern, yet timeless appeal to all ages. Based in Los Angeles, Ferris and Caruso met in the 40th Anniversary of a musical production of HAiR in LA in 2007. As individuals, Caruso developed a comedy television show with ABC and Ferris racked up 500 performances as Carl Perkins in the Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet. Freddy & Francine have released 2 EPs & 3 full length records since 2008. Their latest, “Gung Ho” was produced by renowned producer Todd Sickafoose (Ani DiFranco, Andrew Bird, Anais Mitchell) and featured members of Ryan Adams, Rufus Wainwright, and Andrew Bird’s touring bands. “Ferris and Caruso have found their respective vocal soulmates, the kind of perfect harmonies that send a gripping shiver down the backbone of the listener” says The Deli Magazine. No Depression says, “Freddy & Francine currently top my list. There is definitely a palpable chemistry between these musicians, with their vocals blending like milk and honey.”
Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines is returning to the Uncorked stage. Joy, hope, inspiration (and laughter, too) are all essential ingredients to the acclaimed singer-songwriter's art, and it's a recipe Hendrix has been perfecting for the better part of two decades now. Hendrix is a veritable pioneer in the running-your-own-label revolution sweeping the music industry. Having actually now released 14 albums (counting two official "bootlegs"), it's only fitting that this Texan trailblazer lives by the motto "Own Your Own Universe". A classically trained vocalist and deft multi-instrumentalist, Hendrix is a ﬁrm believer in the theory that "life's too short for one genre," dodging musical pigeonholes by weaving folk, pop, country, blues and swinging jazz into an eclectic style all her own that plays like a lovingly compiled mix-CD. Add to that her charismatic stage presence and reputation for always delivering an energetic and spiritually uplifting live show, and it's no wonder why she's been embraced by three generations of loyal fans around the world. Lloyd Maines is an American Grammy Award-winning country music record producer, musician and songwriter. Arguably best known as a pedal steel player, Maines is a multi-instrumentalist who has also performed and/or recorded playing dobro, electric and acoustic guitar, mandolin, lap steel guitar, banjo and bell tree. He toured and recorded as a member of the Joe Ely Band and has also played with Guy Clark, Butch Hancock, Terry Allen, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Golden Bear, and other Texas musicians. He began producing early on, starting with Terry Allen's seminal 1979 album, Lubbock (On Everything). He has produced and worked on recording projects with numerous artists, including the Bad Livers, Richard Buckner, Roger Creager, Pat Green, Butch Hancock, Wayne Hancock, Rita Hosking, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Intocable, Robert Earl Keen, the Lost Gonzo Band, Charlie Robison, Owen Temple, Two Tons of Steel, Jerry Jeff Walker, The Waybacks, and Martin Zellar. Maines won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album in 2003 as producer of the Dixie Chicks' album, Home. As the father of Natalie Maines, lead singer of the Dixie Chicks, he was instrumental in bringing the current lineup of bandmates together in 1995, which jump-started their sudden popularity and change in sound.
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.
Halden Wofford and the Hi*Beams is a Lake City favorite. One of Colorado's most popular and enduring acts (celebrating 18 years together), the Hi*Beams is rootsy but not revivalist. The Hi*Beams' rollicking stage act features rocked-up Texas honky tonk and western swing, equal parts original and classic. Whether appearing on A Prairie Home Companion, at regional festivals and concerts, or at funky clubs from New Mexico to Montana and all points in between, the Hi*Beams are always high-energy, danceable and entertaining.
Hailing from Telluride, Colorado, Niceness is rooted in the traditional sounds of island reggae; seamlessly integrating elements of soul, funk, latin and hip-hop while staying true to their authentic reggae vibes. Their lyrics embody a conscious message rarely found in this day and age; centrally focused on love, personal responsibility, interdependence and sustainability. With a strong foundation of musicians, Tom Mann on bass, Michael Gomberg on drums, David Christeson on keys, Dustin Wilson on guitar, Jonathan Barfield on percussion, Jeff Guiterrez on saxophone and Chris Ross on trumpet, the musical sense and rhythm is solid allowing for the vocal melodies of Koral Delatierra to sweep you away into the niceness that is abounding all around us. "Our goal as a band is to spread positive vibrations with our music, sharing words of wisdom and gratitude to inspire and empower our fellow brothers and sisters to know thyself and to stand in truth and love."
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.