Photo by Maria Camillo
Twisted Folk Concerts
at Twisted Oak Winery!
At the Winery in Vallecito
All shows start at sundown (see each show for specific time).
Attendees admitted one hour before show time.
Dinner, snacks. and delicious Twisted Oak Wines available for purchase.
Thank you for supporting us in 2017!!
Tickets for all 2018 concerts are on sale now!
plus Jeremy Kittel & Co!
Saturday June 23rd: Show starts 8:00pm
Since forming in Boston in 2009, Nashville-based string band Della Mae has established a reputation as a charismatic live act comprised of some of the finest players in bluegrass, Americana and beyond.
Originating from different musical backgrounds and states across the US and Canada, each member brings distinct elements that make Della Mae such a beloved band. Together they have a completely original style – sensitive yet assertive, intense yet playful, steeped in tradition yet undeniably current. Versatile instrumentalists and vocalists, they draw from a bottomless well of roots influences to create vibrant original music that conveys expansive musical vision. With timeless lyrical truth-telling and an unmistakably contemporary sensibility, they stand alongside such roots-conscious acts as the Avett Brothers, Punch Brothers, the Lumineers, and Hurray for the Riff Raff.
“Smart and assured, a continuation of the band’s penchant for blurring the lines between bluegrass, folk, soul, and old-time traditions” -The Boston Globe
Saturday July 14th: Show starts 8:00pm
If joy were a person, he’d bring both peace and frenzy. He’d be full of music, light, and energy that soothes even as it stirs us up. Eyes closed, wire-rim glasses in place, mandolin pressed against his ribs, joy would be Sam Bush on a stage.
“I feel fortunate that when it’s time to play, no matter how I feel physically or mentally, once the downbeat starts, my mind goes to a place that’s all music,” says Bush. “The joy of the music comes to me and overtakes me sometimes––I just become part of the music.”
“Absolutely one of the finest musicians to exist in the history of the world.” – Alison Krauss
Saturday August 11th: Show starts 7:30pm
Bring Your Lampshades!
Swing. Hot jazz. Pre-war blues. Bluegrass. Southern soul. New Orleans funk. The Dustbowl Revival is what you could call an American roots orchestra with eight full-time members — and they play it all, mashing the sounds of traditional American music into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes new fire out of familiar coal. This isn’t a throwback band. It’s a celebration of the sounds that have kept America moving for more than a century, performed with all the flair of a medicine show and rooted in the sweat and swagger of a juke joint song swap.
“Best Live Band in LA” - LA Weekly
“They’re a party in a box!” - Patrice O’Neill, Artistic Director, Wintergrass Music Festival
Saturday August 25th: Show starts 7:30pm
Swinging gracefully between bluegrass, jazz, classical and Brazilian musical styles, Mike Marshall is one of the world’s most accomplished and versatile mandolinists. He began his career as a member of The David Grisman Quintet in the 1970s and has toured and recorded with Stephane Grappelli, Mark O’Connor, Chris Thile, Joshua Bell, Edgar Meyer, Darol Anger, Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas and Bela Fleck. On radio Mike can be heard on the “Car Talk” (NPR) soundtrack alongside Earl Scruggs, and he wrote the theme music for San Francisco’s KQED talk-show “forum.”
Caterina Lichtenberg is one of the most important classical mandolinists in the world today. Raised in Germany, Caterina graduated with highest honors from the Music Conservatory in Cologne. She now holds the position of Professor of classical mandolin/soprano lute at that prestigious institution. (The only position of its kind in the world today)
Earlier this season...
Saturday May 12th
Saturday May 19th
featuring John Jorgenson, Joe K Walsh, Keith Little & Sharon Gilchrist