Live Music by: Emily Aldridge
"Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Emily Aldridge is currently living, creating and communing in Portland, Oregon.
Enjoying the richness of her new surroundings, Aldridge dives deep into writing and recording her heart's songs while performing locally. Lead singer of prog metal'ites Sacrifice to Survive, she continues her contributions to progressive metal, while releasing her solo and collaborative musical projects.
The true music of Aldridge's heart is that of earthy, folk and blues origins while entertaining powerful message-packed melodies. Aldridge follows a stream of consciousness writing approach which often produces an outpouring over honest and poignant subjects. Her message is one of hope: a better existence for all beings.
The solo debut of "Emily and the Gypsy Fire" is a blues rock EP with some elements of pop as well as several acoustic pieces. Entirely engineered and produced by boyfriend and guitarist of Sacrifice to Survive Matt Stoops, the duo set out to write and record everything DIY-style for the album. Using programmed drums and specific symphonic arrangements, Stoops was able to help shape Aldridge's vision for the project. Aldridge and Stoops joined up with the Gypsy Fire Band which included the current members of Sacrifice to Survive, Cory Stewart & Ted Sisak. This maiden voyage of the solo project took place during Connection Festival in Jacksonville on September 14, 2014. The band played various shows over the course of a year following the EP release.
More music is on it's way to your ears from Emily's heart, this time inspired by the West coast of the US." Visit her website: emilyaldridgemusic.com
Featured Artist: Bruce Tarbet, photographer
Bruce is a passionate photographer which is reflected in his work. He will be showing at our tasting room through April and May, and all of his images are for sale.
"Through pixel manipulation, Bruce Tarbet uses bold colors and dramatic forms to create graphic, emotional and playful images with his digital photography
He’s intrigued by patterns of color, shape and light: sunrays through a thicket of willows; shimmering highlights on a gravel streambed; the sunbleached limbs of a downed pine. His interest in photography began during high school with film processing, and continues today with his transition to digital cameras and dark room.
His life experience has been shaped by being a husband, father of two sons and developing careers in publishing, sales and advertising. He’s active in the outdoors as a hiker, traveler and occasional fly fisher. One of his greatest personal accomplishments was walking, with his wife Diane, 250 miles of the Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage by foot across northern Spain.
Raised in Moscow, Idaho, he has lived in, and been influenced by, the Pacific Northwest his entire life. He and his wife recently relocated to Vancouver, Washington." To see his art, please visit his website at: www.brucetarbetphotography.com
Food by: Class Cooking, Chef Kim
Tortilla Chips with Layered Dip
Southwest Caesar Salad with Roasted Corn and Tortilla Chip Croutons
Spicy Marinated Pork with Arepas
Shrimp Quesadillas with Avocado Salsa
"Class Cooking and Catering is the culmination of Chef Kim Mahan's years of training and exploration in the culinary field, complimented by a background in fine arts, psychology and education. Chef Kim's small-group gourmet cooking classes offer students a hands-on learning experience, and her catering and event planning services have received rave reviews from clients and guests alike." Check out her website for more information: www.class-cooking.com