Uncle Bonsai - Concert
Join us for our 10th Anniversary of wine making and wine tasting in Calaveras County, with our special musical guest Uncle Bonsai - Friday, July 5th at the winery in Vallecito.
A very special pit-roasted BBQ dinner will also be available for purchase. Stay tuned for details. (If you purchase concert tickets now, we will email you when the dinner details become available.)
Advance tickets for the concert are only $20 and can be purchased right here online. Gates open at 6:30pm, the show starts at 7:30pm. (Tickets at the door if available will be $25.) Admission is free for children under 12.
In addition to the BBQ, Delicious Twisted Oak Wines, popcorn & soft drinks will be available for purchase*.
Seating is "festival style", first come first served - but all seats are good! Bring your own low back "beach" chairs and blankets.
* Please do not bring other alcoholic beverages. Our license does not permit it.
“A folk-pop trio from Seattle, performs funny original songs whose exquisite musical detail and subtle needling wit attain a level of craft not often seen in pop” -- NY Times
The Seattle trio Uncle Bonsai performs original, contemporary folk/pop music. With their soaring and intricate 3-part vocal harmonies and biting humor, accompanied by only an acoustic guitar, Arni Adler, Patrice O'Neill, and Andrew Ratshin deliver poignantly unflinching portrayals of life, love, and a guy named Doug. The trio's influences range from the Beatles to Stephen Sondheim. Some say Zappa cross-bred with Peter, Paul and Mary. Loudon Wainwright III, the Roches. Three tightly tiered and adhered voices, acoustic guitar. That's it. Nearly naked folk-pop for everyone.
Uncle Bonsai's acoustic folk-pop songs are almost one-act plays or short stories, resisting strict pop, folk, or singer-songwriter categories. Consequently, in the '80s the trio paired with a wide range of artists --- Bonnie Raitt, Suzanne Vega, Tracy Chapman, They Might Be Giants, The Persuasions, The Bobs, and Robyn Hitchcock -- reflecting a diversity of categorization. In addition to their regular appearances at clubs and festivals, the group stretches the boundaries of "folk" music, appearing in theaters and concert halls throughout North America.
Now entering its 31st year, Uncle Bonsai continues to perform and release new material. In mid-2013 the group will release its first ever book, "The Monster in the Closet/Go To Sleep," two of their most popular songs presented as a "children's" book, with artwork by members Arni Adler and Patrice O'Neill, which will also include a recording of the songs. Their most recent audio release, "The Grim Parade", is a collection of live and studio performances of songs focused on the passing of time, the passing of genes, and the passing of pets -- the truth of everything seemingly buried somewhere under the family tree.