City Winery Napa, a partner for creative ¢hange: City Winery Napa hosts Napa Crossroads album release party to benefit music and arts in schools
On Monday, April 28, City Winery in Napa, CA, will host the official album release celebration for Napa Crossroads, a first-of-its-kind musical collaboration between five prestigious Napa Valley wineries -- Silver Oak Cellars, Far Niente, Pride Mountain Vineyards, Gargiulo Vineyards, and Casa Piena -- and David Pack, legendary producer, vocalist, and hit-maker (former singer-songwriter Ambrosia,) who conceived and produced the project. As part of its commitment to support Napa Valley non profits, City Winery's hosting of the Napa Crossroads release celebration will support Arts Council Napa Valley and The Music Connection, helping keep music and arts alive in Napa Valley schools. The celebration includes a wine reception and silent auction, followed by a three-course dinner graciously provided by City Winery expertly paired with wines provided by the Napa Crossroads vintners. The evening culminates with a concert performance featuring The Silverado Pickups, and David Pack and the Napa Crossroads band with surprise guests, including Alan Parsons and Robert Schwartzman, both featured on the album.
Limited tickets for this exclusive Napa Crossroads album release celebration are $75 per person, and are available at www.citywinery.com/napa/tickets. For more information, please visit www.citywinery.com/napa.
Napa Crossroads is a five-year-in-the-making music project from Grammy® Award winning recording artist David Pack, in association with David Duncan of Silver Oak Cellars, Larry Maguire of Far Niente, Suzanne Pride Bryan of Pride Mountain Vineyards, Jeff Gargiulo of Gargiulo Vinyards, and Carmen Policy of Casa Piena. Each collaborated on two tracks along with contributions from special guests, culminating in 14 tracks of original material. Stellar guest stars on the album include The Doors' Ray Manzarek, Bela Fleck, Alan Parsons, Todd Rundgren, David Benoit, Billy Dean, Jimmy Wayne, Larry Carlton, Doyle Dykes, Mindi Abair, Robert Schwartzman, Cage The Elephant's Lincoln Parish, Rick Braun and others. All songs, which include one of the final recordings of the late Ray Manzarek, were produced by Pack and written and recorded in Napa Valley beginning May 2009. Napa Crossroads will be officially released March 11 and available at fine music retailers.