Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael will be the venue on September 8
San Rafael, Marin County and Napa Valley, August 2016 — Napa Valley’s premiere rock & roll band, The Silverado Pickups, will perform at a 2016 Harvest Winemaker Dinner & Show on September 8 at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael. The wine reception begins at 6:30 p.m.; the four course Winemakers’ Dinner begins at 7:00 p.m. and The Silverado Pickups perform at 9:30 p.m. Terrapin Crossroads is located at 100 Yacht Club Drive in San Rafael (94901).
“This will be an incredibly unique celebration and spectacular evening,” explains Shane Soldinger, who works at Silver Trident Winery and is a member of the band. ‘The combination of great friends, vintner musicians, fabulous wines, a wonderful venue, and a delicious harvest dinner—-this is truly a one of a kind celebration not to be missed.” Soldinger adds. “This is definitely the first time we’ve seen something like this being offered,” he said.
Members of the band are David Duncan of Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars (vocals and harmonica), Jeff Gargiulo of Gargiulo Vineyards (lead guitars), Shane Soldinger with Silver Trident Winery (vocals and guitar), Dan Zepponi of Valley of The Moon (lead guitar), winemaker Tres Goetting of Robert Biale Vineyards (bass guitar), professional percussionist Joe Shotwell and wine industry advisor Paul Hoffman (keyboards).
Wines from band members to be featured at the dinner will include Sauvignon Blanc from Silver Trident Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon from Silver Oak, Pinot Noir from Twomey and Zinfandel from Biale. Wines from Gargiulo will also be available to be purchased separately at the dinner.
Tickets are $125.00 each and must be purchased in advance either by calling 415/524-2773 or online at https://store.terrapincrossroads.net/store/tickets/harvest-2016-winemaker-dinner-show-sept-8th.
The Silverado Pickups
A six-pack of wine, a couple of guitars and a handful of songs gave rise to The Silverado Pickups in the spring of 2010. Since that fateful gathering one evening on the Oakville Crossroad, these wine country cowboys have planted their roots deep within the Napa Valley wine and music scenes and have graced stages in California, Nashville and New Orleans. The Pickups have created an original sound of wine-infused California Country Rock. While some have described their music as ‘Americana’ others have called it ‘Corked Country.’ The band has shared the stage with Lucinda Williams, Chuck Leavell of The Rolling Stones, David Pack and Billy Dean. They’ve opened for legends such as Leon Russell and Tim McGraw. The Silverado Pickups are veteran performers at music festival, including Bottle Rock Napa Valley and Boudin Bourbon & Beer in New Orleans. In 2016 the boys are scheduled to cook with Emeril, drink wine with Sammy Hagar and complete the recording of their highly anticipated debut album. Of the comparison between making good music and great wine, Silver Oak’s Duncan says, “When you get the wine just right, it’s like hitting a chord on the guitar. All the notes have to be in place.”
To sample their sound: http://silveradopickups.com/home.html and on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wine-country-cowboy-single/id646162173?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 .
Terrapin Crossroads was founded by Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead. The Grateful Dead was first known as a San Francisco band. By 1970, the band had crossed the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County, with San Rafael becoming the hub of all Grateful Dead activity from 1970 to 1995. In 1970, the band played at “Pepperland” and today Terrapin Crossroads is several blocks away, in the heart of the Canal neighborhood. The restaurant is open Monday – Thursday 4pm – 9:30pm; on Friday 4pm – 10pm and on the weekends: Saturday Brunch: 11am – 3pm; Saturday Dinner: 5:30pm – 10pm; Sunday Brunch: 11am – 3pm and Sunday Dinner: 5:30pm – 9:30pm. The restaurant is located at 100 Yacht Club Drive; phone is 415/524-2773, website http://www.terrapincrossroads.net/.