Prelude to Blues in the Barn at Pinnacle Ridge Winery
Saturday, August 27
Pinnacle Ridge Winery kicks off its Blues in the Barn concert series this Saturday, August 27 starting at noon with a performance by The Jay Stollman Band featuring three-time British Blues Hall of Fame Guitarist of The Year Matt Schofield and Scott Spray of the Johnny Winter Band.
Jay Stollman is a “singer’s singer,” a fire and brimstone, Blues shouter with a full throttle, take no prisoners approach to his music.
Stollman has performed the world over to enthusiastic audiences and rave reviews, sharing the stage with James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Bo Diddley, Elton John, The Temptations, Four Tops, Jose Feliciano, Johnny Winter, Joan Osborne, Blues Traveler, Walter Trout and Samantha Fish, to name a few.
Matt Schofield is one of the world’s greatest Blues guitarists. He was voted British Blues Awards Guitarist of the Year 2010, 2011, 2012 which garnered him an induction into the British Blues Hall of Fame. He won Blues Album of the Year (2011) by Mojo Magazine. Penguin Book of Blues Recordings cited Matt as one of only two living British artists to achieve the maximum four-star rating. And he has been voted Guitar & Bass magazine’s Top Ten British Blues Guitarists, of all time.
Scott Spray is one of America’s most recorded bassists, logging thousands of studio hours and appearing on almost 1000 albums. Most recently, Scott spent 15+ years as the recording and touring bassist for legendary Bluesman, Johnny Winter. Spray supplied his smooth and steady bass grooves for Winter’s final album, “STEP BACK”which won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Blues Album. He is a sought-after studio and live performance icon with credits galore.