Earls of Leceister at Twisted Oak
Twisted Oak Winery is pleased to announce the next concert of our 2017 Twisted Folk Concert Series on Sunday May 27th – Jerry Douglas Presents The Earls of Leicester.
“Jerry Douglas! Jerry (freakin’) Douglas!!” said winery owner Jeff Stai. “I’ve been a fan for years, and I know there are a lot of folks who feel the same way. By way of ‘Alison Krauss and Union Station’, Jerry Douglas is an icon in bluegrass music, considered the best Dobro player in the world. We’re delighted to be able to welcome Jerry and the Earls for one of a very few dates currently scheduled in California this year!”
A yummy BBQ rib dinner with side salads will be available for purchase, along with yummy Twisted Oak wine, popcorn, and soft drinks. Concertgoers are welcome to bring their own picnics and non-alcoholic drinks, but we ask that no outside alcoholic beverages be brought in.
Seating at Twisted Folk concerts is outdoor festival style, first-come, first-served – bring a low beach-type chair or a blanket. We’re on top of a hill and there is always an evening breeze – it can get a little chilly after dark so please plan ahead.
Dobro master and 14-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar: elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. In addition to being widely recognized as the foremost master of the Dobro, Jerry Douglas is a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording artist whose output incorporates elements of bluegrass, country, rock, jazz, blues and Celtic into his distinctive musical vision.
Called “dobro’s matchless contemporary master,” by The New York Times, fourteen-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is one of the most innovative recording artists in music, both as a solo artist and member of groundbreaking bands including J.D. Crowe & the New South, the Country Gentlemen, Boone Creek, the Grammy-winning The Earls of Leicester, and Strength In Numbers. Douglas’ distinctive sound graces more than 1500 albums, including discs released by Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Earl Scruggs, and Ray Charles, among many others.
Since 1998, he’s been a key member of “Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas”, touring extensively and co-producing and playing on a series of platinum albums. He has produced albums for Krauss, the Del McCoury Band, Maura O’Connell, and Jesse Winchester and is is co-Music Director of the acclaimed BBC TV series Transatlantic Sessions, and his latest solo album Traveler features guest appearances by such notable friends as Paul Simon, Mumford & Sons, and Eric Clapton, among others.
As he continues his incalculable influence on Americana, bluegrass and their many related genres, Douglas forges as a true pioneer in American music.
The Earls of Leicester
The Grammy© and IBMA award-winning band The Earls of Leicester encompasses dobro great Jerry Douglas plus acclaimed writer, producer, and solo artist Shawn Camp on lead vocals and guitar, renowned Nashville banjoist Charlie Cushman on banjo and guitars, second-generation fiddle phenom Johnny Warren, and Barry Bales, Douglas’ longtime bandmate in Alison Krauss and Union Station, on vocals and bass. The group is the product of the band’s shared lifelong passion for the music of bluegrass pioneers Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and their band the Foggy Mountain Boys, and pays homage to their seminal work in the ’50s and ’60s which created the template for what we know as contemporary bluegrass, and transcended traditional genre barriers to popularize the music with an unprecedented mass audience.
Where: Twisted Oak Winery, 4280 Red Hill Rd at Hwy 4, Vallecito
When: Saturday, May 27th, 2017 – 7:45pm. Concertgoers admitted 6:45pm
Tickets $39 advance ($34 Twisted Few wine club members), or $45 at the door, if available.
Children 12 and under: $10. 200% of children’s ticket sales will be directed to supporting music education in local schools.
For questions about featured musicians, contact: Maria Camillo, firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about Twisted Oak Winery, contact: Jeff Stai, email@example.com