Singer-songwriter James McMurtry tours year round and consistently throws down unparalleled powerhouse performances. The Washington Post notes: “Much attention is paid to James McMurtry’s lyrics and rightfully so: He creates a novel’s worth of emotion and experience in four minutes of blisteringly stark couplets. What gets overlooked, however, is that he’s an accomplished rock guitar player … serious stuff, imparted by a singularly serious band.” Check out this intimate performance of his song “Down Across The Delaware” and then see him live next Sunday (4.2)! Tickets may already be sold out, but the waitlist is still available!
Poi Dog Pondering keeps thriving because their ethic has always been about following their musical heart. Their steadfast independence has allowed them to perennially bloom. PDP have ripened into staunchly independent musical voyagers. They have let every sound that excited them flow through their music and flood it with ever changing colors: orchestral, acoustic, and electronic textures. Last year, they stopped by City Winery for a Cellar Session, where they performed their song “Angelika Suspended”. Check out the video below and see them this weekend on Friday (3.24) or Saturday (3.25)!
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Sons & Daughters of the Blue Revue- 5.21
9th Annual Special Mother’s Day Brunch – Metropolitan Klezmer- 5.14
Suzzy Roche, Lucy Wainwright Roche & Friends- 5.14
5th Annual Joan Osborne & Friends Mother’s Day Benefit Concert – 5.12
Rock band Living Colour sat down with us last summer to perform their song “Middle Man” for their Cellar Session. Living Colour rose to fame with their debut album Vivid in 1988. Stylistically, the band’s music is a creative fusion influenced by heavy metal, funk, hard rock, free jazz, hardcore punk, and hip-hop. Although the band scored a number of hits, they are best remembered for their anthemic single “Cult of Personality,” which won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1989, and their highest charting single “Type.” Check out the video below and see them live TONIGHT at 8PM!
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Meet winemaker Alice Houël, the latest addition to City Winery NYC! In celebration of International Women’s Day, Alice took the time to give us a unique glimpse into her perspective as a woman in winemaking. City Winery CEO Michael Dorf says, “A balanced blend is not only a valued characteristic in wines– the workplace also demands a balanced blend. We pride ourselves on the integral role women have at City Winery.” Alice embodies the power of passion and determination of a great role model, and we are lucky to have her!
A native of France, Alice began her career in Champagne before working at Cape Mentelle Vineyards in Australia. She attributes her love of wine to these experiences and describes these formative years as “very important and fulfilling.”
Today, Alice does not let the male-dominated aspect of the industry discourage her or hold her back. “We are just winemakers, and I guess we happen to be female,” she told us. Alice wants other women to focus on their passion above all else. “If you have a passion for wine, do not hesitate to study in the field and start a career. Remember just do what you like, be happy with your job, and keep a good work/life balance.” While she acknowledges the hurdles women winemakers may face, she addresses it with optimism. “It is still a male-dominated field, but there are more and more females making wine. It is probably much better for me than a few decades before!”
If women do encounter workplace challenges, Alice advises, “Do not stop because you may have obstacles! Maybe the place you work is not one that supports women enough, but there are wineries out there where women are encouraged and promoted to high positions.”
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As a prolific songwriter with ten albums, a Grammy-nomination, and countless songs written for others under his belt, Will Hoge has made his mark in the Americana country scene. He stopped by last year for a One on One session in our winery for an intimate performance of his song “Home is Where the Heart Breaks.” Check out the video below, and then see him live on 3.19 with fellow country artist Chris Knight!
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My Darling Clementine(Opening for Dale and Ray)- 4.10
Wasabassco Burlesque (Late Night)- 4.15
40th Anniversary of the Wings Over America Tour feat. Denny Laine- 4.25
James Maddock- 6.28
The Dustbowl Revival & Jim Lauderdale- 6.30
With several albums, multiple worldwide tours, and performances for President Obama, Rachael Yamagata has proved herself as a successful and enduring artist. Rachael also continually hears from her loyal and diverse fanbase that her music helped them through something in their life. She breaks the mold of the singer-songwriter stereotype, and the DIY indie-artist model as, for the past four years, she has been working without management representation.
Check out this 2014 One on One Session with her song “Be Be Your Love” and then sign up for the waitlist for her next performance on 3.6! Tickets are already sold out, but we’ll let you know when tickets become available.