310 N.E. Evans Street McMinnville, OR, 97128
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Noon - 10 pm
All ages welcome
Noon - 10 pmFreeAll ages welcome
Come celebrate the historic splendor of our location - 115 years, to be exact! We'll have birthday cake, drink specials, live music. We'll have a Passport Discovery Hunt and birthday stamp, as well as a pop up and secret bar.
Mattie's RoomThe Ferenjis • 8 - 11 pm
Paragon RoomBrewery Tasting with brewer Gary Stalling • Noon - 3 pm
Distillery Tasting • 1 - 4 pm
Cellar BarWinery Tasting • 3 - 6 pm
The Folly • 4 - 6 pm
JoAnna Lee • 7 - 10 pm
On PropertyFace Painter • 1 - 3 pm
Balloon Artist • 3 - 6 pm
Strolling Magican • 5 - 7 pm
Discovery hunt • Noon - 8 pm
A four piece from Salem,
The Ferenjis are Trevor Fischer on guitar, Peter Ellis on drums/bass, Jason
Pluemke on drums/bass, and Andrew Norman on keys/synths.
Peter, Jason, and Andrew
have been playing on and off together since their college years. They
were planning to cover the Killers for a 2000's show at The Space in West Salem
in April, 2017, and realized that they needed a fourth. Andrew recommended that
they add Trevor, who was one of his former piano students. When the 2000's show
was over, the four of them realized that they didn't want to stop playing
together. After throwing around several different band names and ideas, The
Ferenjis was officially formed.
Since the bands
formation, they have continued to experiment and grow together as musicians.
They are continually looking for inspiration in different areas and are
evolving their sound. While their sound may change through the years, they are
still always going to be the same as they were at that first show: four dudes
who really like playing music together.
On the title track of her highly anticipated debut album So Free,
singer/songwriter JoAnna Lee makes a personal declaration about
following her own path that will inspire
anyone who wants to brush off the naysayers and take bold, massive
action towards achieving their dreams. With her soulful, dusky voice
(that has earned her favorable comparisons to everyone from Grace
Potter, Colbie Callait, Susan Tedeschi and Bonnie Raitt ) sharing the
urgency of following our hearts, she sings, "The world can be cruel and
cold/Don't let it take ahold. . .What will it take for you to finally
see the truth. . .the only way to be is so free, free to be who I wanna
be. . .You're the one in control/Do what's right for your soul..."
The multi-talented performer's inspiration for "So Free" was the fateful
decision she made six years ago that changed her life. She left the
small town environs of her longtime home of Bend, Oregon - where she
became popular on the coffeehouse and wine bar circuit - and moving to
the thriving live music hotbed of Austin to find greater opportunities
to share her voice and bare her musical soul to the world.
Even in a
city where "there is literally music on every corner," JoAnna has
carved out a niche and generated an ever growing fan base for her edgy
acoustic based pop, rock and soul hybrid vibe via gigs at numerous bars,
restaurants and hotspots like historic Memo's and the One-2-One bar.
Daring to mix some of her powerful originals into her sets, she
literally opened the floodgates for a fresh crop of singer-songwriters
at Cedar Street Courtyard during her longtime weekly Saturday night
residency. Prior to her booking there, the venue strictly booked cover
"Moving to Austin was my way of fulfilling the vision I had
when I was a little girl about making music full time," says JoAnna, a
Northern California native who grew up in Washington State and Oregon
singing in church, starting with her first performance at age six, and
wrote her first song at 11. "At a time when everyone in Bend, OR was
starting to have families and define what their lives would be about, I
realized that I hadn't had a chance to go after what I truly felt I was
supposed to do. I was driven to go out, experience new things and give
myself a shot, and chose Austin after hearing someone talk positively
about it. So many singer-songwriters like me go to L.A. and Nashville,
but I wanted to be in a place where I might have a better chance to be
"My heart had never steered me wrong,: she adds, "so I got
in my 1988 Accord with $1000 in my pocket and drove across country to
live in a place I had never even visited. It took some adjusting, but
once I gave my whole heart to the city, great opportunities came my way
and I made some amazing connections. I've been able to grow as a
musician and all of these experiences have given me the confidence to
emerge now as a solo recording artist." While establishing herself
on the Austin club scene, JoAnna connected via a mutual producer friend
to Les Cutmore, Founder and President of Cutmore Entertainment, Cutmore
encouraged JoAnna's developing artistry and songwriting and signed her
to his triple-A label Cutmore Records, He hooked her up with several
producers including platinum selling producer Dwight Baker, who brought
JoAnna's vibe to the next level in the studio. JoAnna went on to
completely re-recording and producing songs she had recorded in the past
while pursuing earlier endeavors. I now realize that some of the older
recordings were overproduced," she says. "We re-recorded a lot of the
material to make it rawer. Sonically, the tracks on So Free fall
somewhere in between my solo acoustic live sound and the previous
recordings - with cool rootsy textures in all the right spots."
JoAnna brings a unique array of influences to her rootsy soul sound.
When all her friends in grade school were getting into N'SYNC and
Britney Spears, her mother was introducing her to Stevie Wonder.
Surrounded by a family full of cousins who all played instruments, she
took naturally to incorporating R&B (her original dream was to be a
Motown singer) with her acoustic guitar. From the dreamy, lilting
"Sunshine" (which she originally wrote about a crush she had for an
eighth grade talent show!) to the raspy obsessional-confessional
"Drinking By Myself," the ten tracks on So Free create an intimate yet
universally relatable chronicle of her life experiences, covering a span
from adolescence through young adulthood, reflecting joy and optimism,
innocence and growth, and heartbreak tempered by lessons learned.
Along the way, JoAnna writes emotionally compelling songs about longing
("Cuddy Buddy"), the difficulty of letting go ("Always on My Mind"),
being a hopeless romantic ("The Real Thing"), and having enough
self-respect to craft the perfect response to a casual come-on: "Who Do
You Think I Am." While she originally wrote the wistful vocal and guitar
piece "Forever in My Heart" for her high school graduation, it's also
the perfect coda to So Free. She sees the song as a way of wishing a
fond farewell to the years reflected on the album's songs while
welcoming the next phase of life and the more mature topics that are
inspiring the songs for her next project.
"Including 'Forever in
My Heart' on the album was a way to say goodbye to the person I was who
wrote all these songs while saying I will be back soon with more," says
JoAnna. "So Free is my way of telling a story about new experiences
involving young love, the innocence of life, and reminding myself that
no matter how my eyes get shadowed by the harsher realities in the
world, there's still a young girl inside who loved to write simple and
sweet things about love. This album will forever be my moment of
capturing that optimism and love of life and experiencing friendships
and romance for the first time. Because no matter what, I remain a
The Folly is
a four piece alt-rock band residing in the Willamette Valley and calling it
home. Composed of two lead singers, Joe Kyle and Russ Thomas, the band
solidified their line up.
their influences of rock, alternative, and metal, the group combines these
elements to create a familiar and dynamic soundscape.
In the coming year the band hopes to play shows steadily throughout
the Valley and Northwest, culminating in the recording of their first studio
album, in the summer of 2013.
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