Twisted Oak Winery, 4280 Red Hill Road at Highway 4 in Vallecito, announces its next concert in the Twisted Folk Concert Series featuring Chris Webster and Nina Gerber. The concert is Saturday, July 26 at 7:45 p.m. Concertgoers are admitted at 6:30 p.m.
“Two amazing women on our stage at the same time,” said winery co-owner Jeff Stai. “Chris Webster’s amazing singing voice that wowed everyone that saw her perform here with Mumbo Gumbo last year and the amazing guitar playing of Nina Gerber. How could it be any better?”
An easy dinner (easy because you don’t have to cook) featuring a Caesar chicken wrap will be available for purchase with a vegetarian option available, along with Twisted Oak wine, brownies, popcorn and soft drinks.
Concertgoers are welcome to bring their own picnics but no outside alcoholic beverages may brought in.
Seating at Twisted Folk concerts is outdoor festival style, first-come, first-served — bring a low beach-type chair or a blanket. The winery is on top of a hill and there is always an evening breeze — it can get a little chilly after dark so plan ahead.
Webster is a soul singer. Her voice conveys a passion that connects with the longings of her audience. She expresses sometimes-troubled feelings that everyone understands. Webster goes beyond pain to hope; her voice can be a compassionate balm to the troubled soul. Performing live, her intensity brings a hush to every room she plays.
In the course of recording more than 20 albums on her own and with others, she has drawn equally from classic R&B thumpers and gospel-grass prayers, from rockabilly rave-ups and singer/songwriter confessions.
She was recruited by Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel to join the Grammy-winning country swing band, and her song, “Shake On It,” was recorded by the Band.
Webster has sung back up vocals for several artists, including the legendary Ferron and long-time collaborator Jennifer Berezan. In 2006 she was awarded the Gibson Guitar New Musician Award for best new singer-songwriter
For more information about Webster visit chriswebstermusic.com.
After carving a career out of what some might call the shadows, guitarist Nina Gerber is at last beginning to dare the light. Her first album as a leader, “Not Before Noon,” follows two decades which brought her to prominence without ever placing her name on the front of an album cover.
Since her accompaniment of Kate Wolf first earned her recognition, her acute skills as performer, producer and arranger have continued to deepen. Her contributions to acoustic music have earned her a following as loyal as for the numerous high talents she has accompanied — proving the shadows equal to the spotlight in the creation of honest, powerful and beautiful music.
She has a unique ability to completely free herself within an eclectic range of styles.
She has performed and/or recorded with: Karla Bonoff, Peter Rowan, Nanci Griffith, Greg Brown, Lucy Kaplansky, Mollie O’Brien, Dave Alvin, Rosalie Sorrels, Laurie Lewis, Terry Garthwaite, and many others.
For more information about Gerber visit ninagerber.com.
Jill Warren is an established musician who began playing guitar at 6, graduated with a degree in guitar from Musician’s Institute of Technology in Hollywood. Warren was chosen to perform in the successful, hot, all-girl rock performance group at Disneyland called MissBehavin.’ After Disneyland, she began a solo career, touring the Western U.S., opening for the likes of Boy George, G Love and Special Sauce, The Everly Brothers, Janis Ian and Taj Majal.
For more information about Warren visit jillwarren.info.
Tickets are $20 advance, $18 for Twisted Few wine club members or $25 at the gate, if available.
Children 12 and under are $10. All proceeds from children’s ticket sales will be directed to supporting music education in local schools.
For more information or to purchase tickets call 209-736-9080.