One Lost Word: The Indigo Girls’ Album Release Shows at City Winery NYC

On July 23, 2015, The Indigo Girls played two shows at City Winery. Our friends at WFUV hosted a special 5pm show for their marquee members and the 8pm show was open to the public, however most tickets sold during our private VinoFile sale before the few tickets were released to the public.

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Grammy-winning folk-rock duo Indigo Girls deliver a beautifully crafted batch of songs that revel in spirited simplicity. Alternating richly textured storytelling with moody ruminations on modern-world worries, their songs reveal a fierce longing for a more idyllic existence while still celebrating the extraordinary in everyday living.

 

The Indigo Girls played numerous songs of their new album, One Lost Day, just released in June including crowd favorites, “Learned It To Me”, “Southern California is Your Girlfriend,” and “Come a Long Way”. They closed the show out with classic song “Galileo” then encored with “The Rise of the Black Messiah” and “Closer to Fine”, both hit songs from One Lost Day. Special guest Lucy Wainwright-Roche, who recently played with Shawn Colvin at City Winery joined The Indigo Girls for a few songs.

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Decades into their career, the Indigo Girls still amaze conventional pundits with their ability to grow and thrive no matter what the state of the music industry is at any given point. The Indigo Girls stand tall, having earned the lasting respect and devotion of a multi-generational audience, which continues to experience their creative evolution in the studio and on stage. No matter where their creative journey takes them, they hold out a hand to their listeners and we get to feel it all.

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Photo credit for all photos: Al Pereira

All About Location: A Spotlight on Alder Springs Vineyard

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What do the heart of Hudson Square, New York City and an old cattle ranch off the coast of California have in common? Both are prime locations for one-of-a-kind wine making. City Winery in New York City makes it a mission to use the highest quality grapes from across the world for their wines, bringing a variety of flavors and influences into their urban winery. Founder and owner Stuart Bewley chose the location for Alder Springs Vineyard as it exceeded every other possible site during his seven-year search for the perfect vineyard. Based on its optimal soil and drainage, the land fit all of Bewley’s strict requirements for growing the finest grapes, specifically for winemaking. Alder Springs’ crop attracts top wineries across America, with clients including but not limited to Patz & Hall, Townley’s Wines and Caldwell Vineyard.

Although it began as a mere cow farm, Bewley has transformed the land into the fruitful vineyard that thrives there today. The grapes yielded from Alder Springs’ harvest produce top-notch wines in the California location. Michael Dorf, owner and founder of City Winery, sparked an interest in this Pacific coast taste and provides it to those in the metropolitan area by teaming up with Alder Springs Vineyard. City Winery partners up with high-quality vineyards similar to this, shining its spotlight on the hard work, devotion, and incredible product found in Alder Springs. These Californian grapes make their New York City debut as they’re imported and made into wine, on-site in the downtown Manhattan winery. With locations in other bustling cities like Nashville and Chicago, City Winery’s goal is to bring city dwellers quality wines from across America, without a plane ticket.

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City Winery and Alder Springs Vineyard both have a devotion to high-quality wines; Alder Springs Vineyard grows the best possible crop and City Winery makes fine wines out of this, and makes them available to those in the New York City area. These grapes travel from across America, from one expert winemaking crew to another, producing elite wines including, but not limited to Roussanne, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Cab Franc. Be sure to keep an eye out for a new City Winery release of our signature 2013 Alder Springs Pinot Noir and 2012 Alder Springs Syrah. Chicago will be exclusively debuting Ruth On Mars and 2012 Cab Franc Alder as well.

The Americana Music Association, Newport Folk Presents® and City Winery are please to announce the summer lineup for the State of the Union series

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The Americana Music Association, Newport Folk Presents®, and City Winery are pleased to announce the Summer lineup for the State of the Union series.

State of the Union: A Celebration of American Roots Music, taking place at the esteemed City Winery venues in Chicago, Napa, Nashville and New York City, will highlight artists whose musicianship and excellence set the standard for live performance.

Chicago
Leo Kottke 8/26 and 8/27
Lucinda Williams 9/23 and 9/24 [Both are SOLD OUT – Waitlist available]

Napa
Richie Furay 8/19
Gregory Alan Isakov 8/20

Nashville
Iris Dement 7/12
Steep Canyon Rangers 8/26
Peter Rowan & Ramblin’ Jack Elliott 9/3

New York
Blake Mills 7/31
John Hiatt (Solo) w/ Steve Moakler 8/15 and 8/16
John Hammond & G. Love 9/28

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About the Americana Music Association
The Americana Music Association is a professional not-for-profit trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world. The Association produces events throughout the year; including the Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan, and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. For more information, please visit www.americanamusic.org.

About the Newport Folk Festival
Newport Folk Festival was founded in 1959 by famed festival producer George Wein and folk icon Pete Seeger. The Festival is renowned for introducing a number of legendary artists to the world. Since 1959, Newport Folk has been serving true musical omnivores, fans who crave innovation but appreciate tradition. The 56 year tradition continues to this day, as Newport has won Pollstar’s Music Festival of the Year for the last two years. The Newport Folk Festival is a production of Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., a 501 (C) (3) non-profit corporation, whose mission includes educating young people about folk and jazz music, and to present the Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island in perpetuity. To learn more, visit www.newportfestivalsfoundation.org.

About City Winery
City Winery, founded in 2008 by Michael Dorf, has four locations in New York, Chicago, Nashville, and Napa. The brand is a growing haven of fully functioning urban wineries that present world-class musical performances in an intimate listening room environment. Young and emerging local artists join internationaltouring stars to play the City Winery stage for 320+ showa per year. With a modest capacity of 300 seats in the house, City Winery has created a compelling mix for their sophisticated clientele of active cultural patrons, bringing the wine country experience to the heart of large cities.

This incomparable musical experience is enhanced through state of the art sound systems from Meyer Sound®. Among stainless steel fermenting tanks, French oak barrels and the aroma of fermenting grapes, cultural connoisseurs who are passionate about music, wine and culinary arts can savor top-notch artists in an urban setting with a wine country vibe. For a full schedule of City Winery’s four city programming, please visit www.citywinery.com.