The DIRT Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Lake City Uncorked Wine and Music Festival for ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19. The decision was made knowing the economic impacts on our small businesses yet believing this is the responsible public health decision for our community, our guests, our artists, our vendors, and our volunteers. We hope you will join us for our twentieth event on September 18, 2021.
Until then, stay safe and cheers.
2021 MUSICAL LINEUP
Gates open at 10am • Music starts at 11am • Wine flows at noon
People Talkin' People Talkin'
From Lucinda to Led Zeppelin and everything in between! The evolution of People Talkin' is as much of a rollercoaster ride as their music. Patrice Palmer & Michelle Martin started the band in 2015 as an homage to Lucinda Williams. It's one of her songs where the band gets its name. The band has grown to include Lake City's noted photographer Craig Palmer, and more recently Texas transplants Matt & Kate Hopson. People Talkin' is a local covers band who can be seen in Lake City regardless of the season. Pop sensibilities mixed with rock, country, jazz, blues and grunge. All the hits from every genre and era. You know these songs by heart, and People Talkin' will get you dancing & singing along in no time!
Moors & McCumber Moors & McCumber
James Moors and Kort McCumber are an Americana duo that crafts beautiful story songs that walk the line between rootsy folk and melodic pop. The two songwriters met at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in 2005. Sitting around a campfire swapping songs, they each heard something in the music of the other that just fit. The two have been performing and writing together ever since. Having collectively sold more than 30,000 copies of independent releases from the stage, the duo has now released seven of their own full-length albums. Based in Superior, Wisconsin, James Moors is heralded by Steve Morse, longtime Boston Globe writer, as “Sharing some of the same melodic gifts of Neil Finn, enhanced by a warm-hearted spirit that makes you want to hear more.” A talented multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, Colorado artist Kort McCumber plays a variety of instruments (guitar, banjo, cello, fiddle, accordion, mandolin, Irish bouzouki, piano, harmonica and more) in his own brand of Americana that is one part rock and blues, two parts country-bluegrass and all parts McCumber. Although successful solo songwriters, Moors & McCumber discovered that their music together is more than the sum of the parts. Embracing a bigger sound than most duos, through the night's performance they will play acoustic guitar, mandolin, piano, ukulele, Irish bouzouki, fiddle, harmonica, cello, accordion and more... creating catchy melodies that are big, bright and electrifying to watch live. As Grammy award-winning producer Lloyd Maines says, “They bring it all to the stage and deliver in a big way.”
Bruce Hayes Bruce Hayes
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 more.
Honeyhouse is a unique acoustic trio combining the talents of three very diverse and seasoned artists into one unexpected powerhouse force. Consisting of award-winning R&B/Gospel soulstress Hillary Smith, earthy Blues/Folk singer-songwriter Yvonne Perea, and sweet voiced Mandy Buchanan, Honeyhouse seamlessly melds the lines of musical genres with their original creations embracing blues, soul, folk and Americana into one sweet honeyhouse of music. Three very different voices with one path…honeyhouse. With a deep soulfulness rooted in the Gospel-driven churches of her youth, Hillary Smith is a classically trained vocal instrument that’s a natural wonder and a God-given instinct for swinging a lyric. She’s a belter, but her voice also possesses great warmth and expressiveness, and she is able to get under the skin of those in her audience. With a seamless merging of folk, blues, and rock, Yvonne Perea’s music captures her audience through her memorable melodies, relevant lyrics, and soulful earthy vocals. After hearing Yvonne or watching her perform live, you come away with the feeling that you’ve really seen a glimpse of Yvonne’s soul.
Red River songbird, Mandy Buchanan always delivers a moving, powerful performance whether she is singing with a lone guitar player or a full band, lead vocals or harmonies. Surrounded by a family of musicians, Mandy began singing in church at an early age. From country to blues, jazz to rock and roll, her sweet voice will take you by surprise when you least expect it.
Blue Recluse Blue Recluse
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 Close My Windows, Run Me Ragged and Makin Mud Outta Clear Water. Blue Recluse has played a variety of clubs and festivals in the mountains and on the Front Range. Shawntel Royale began her music career in Austin, Texas. She relocated to Colorado and reformed Blue Recluse. Her powerful vocal style reflects the sound 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, his playing is raw, edgy and soulful. 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. Ernie Moss 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 and Fembot. Lil Ernie Hatfield has played keyboards for a variety of bands, touring the West Coast and Canada extensively in the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Hatfield has the bluesman’s touch on keys and vocals, lending an undeniable authenticity to the sound.
Buckner Funken Jazz Buckner Funken Jazz
Buckner Funken Jazz is original old school. After BFJ played a flashy opening set for funk legend Maceo Parker, Maceo wasn’t sure if there was anything left to play. “Did you guys leave any FUNK for me?” he said. Lead by respected jazz musician Rod Buckner, BFJ has earned a reputation for blazing club, theater and festival shows that bring together old-school funk and be-bop crashing together. The smiling faces in the crowd usually also like to part to the sounds of Maceo, Karl Denson, Soulive, Miles Davis, Parliament, Stevie Wonder, Charlie Parker, The Funk Meters, Eddie Harris, and anything that GROOVES.
Cash’d Out Cash’d Out
“Some people are impressionists. These guys leave an impression,” says Bill Miller, owner of Johnny Cash.com about Cash’d Out, a San Diego based band that channels Johnny Cash in about as close a manner to the real thing as it gets.
After fifteen years, traveling hundreds of thousands of miles on the road and winning over as many fans, fans who still continually tell the group how grateful they are that Cash’d Out so righteously carries the torch of the Johnny Cash Show. Besides music critics anointing Cash’d Out as "The Next Best Thing to Johnny Cash”, their highlights have been many: W.S. Holland, Johnny Cash’s longtime drummer, has sat in with Cash’d Out; front man, Douglas Benson, has played Johnny’s cherry sunburst Guild guitar (courtesy of Mr. Miller); “Cindy Cash came to a show and was moved to give me a glass locket that was her father’s,” explains Benson; Longtime Johnny Cash manager Lou Robin has also been to several Cash’d Out shows and claimed that if he closed his eyes it was as if “going back in time.”; And most recently, an unforgettable evening performing the music of Johnny Cash with the San Diego Symphony as a special event for their Summer Pops Series. 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. The group's genuine love (and authentic recreation) of Johnny Cash’s music and its universal appeal fans of all ages and of virtually all musical genres makes each Cash’d Out show a must-see event.
2021 Music Lineup:
- 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
- 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- 1:50 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
- 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
- Music between acts provided by Bruce Hayes
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The 2011 original poster design is by Angela Hollingsworth of APH Creative Design
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The 2012 original poster design is by Angela Hollingsworth of APH Creative Design
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Artwork by Russ Brown
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Artwork by by Anne Kelley, art teacher at Lake City Community School and featured artist at the Artists' Collective.
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The 2015 image was created local artist Yolie Brown
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The 2016 image is created by Anne Kelley, art teacher at Lake City Community School and featured artist at the Artists' Collective.
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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.
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