Events | 2020

JANUARY

January 25
Dirty Cello

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From China to Italy and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over musician Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello as you’ve never heard it before. From down-home blues with a wailing thrust to virtuosic, stompin’ bluegrass, the band’s music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, and fiercely rhythmic. Dirty Cello will get your heart thumpin'and your toes tappin'!

January 25 at 8 p.m.
Ticket price $30.00
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FEBRUARY

February 16
Le Jazz Hot

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They are back and celebrating their 30th anniversary playing gypsy jazz! Led by ace guitarist Paul Mehling, Le Jazz Hot is among the Bay Area's musical treasures. Since its inception, the band has stayed true to its "swing or die" approach, endearing the ensemble to fans of many genres.

February 16 at 4 p.m.
Ticket price $30.00
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MARCH

March 13
Kith & Kin

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Kith & Kin, Napa Valley's own Celtic band, was founded some 20 years ago by the late, great John Kelley. Today, it features musicians Kathi Brotemarkle, Ron Brunswick, Linda Howard, Ann Gilleran, and Michael Waterson. Join them for a lyrical, lilting, sole-pounding evening of jigs, reels, ballads, and blarney, all accompanied by guitar, fiddle, accordion, mandolin, banjo, Irish bouzouki, and bodhrán. This multi-talented group will get you in the St. Patrick's Day spirit with gorgeous vocals and traditional Irish instrumental tunes.

March 13 at 8 p.m.
Ticket price $30.00
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APRIL

April 25 & 26
Unreturn’d: An Englishwoman’s Love for Walt Whitman

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In the early 1870s. Anne Gilchrist, an educated English writer, began corresponding with Walt Whitman after he sent her his grateful admiration for a glowing magazine article she wrote, “An Englishwoman’s Estimate of Walt Whitman.” When she set sail for Philadelphia in 1876, she was passionately in love with the poet, though the two had never met face-to-face. Drawing on their actual letters interspersed with imagined scenes of their dramatic encounters (by John Sullivan), this play in three short acts explores the unusual friendship that developed between the besotted Gilchrist and the reticent (and presumably homosexual) Whitman. Presented reader’s-theater style, with interludes of songs set to Whitman poems by Ned Rorem and Leonard Bernstein (and sung by Eileen Hunt and Ted von Pohle), “Unreturn’d” sheds light on a poignant relationship marked by acceptance, understanding, and magnanimity.

April 25 at 8 p.m.
April 26 at 4 p.m.
Ticket price $30.00

MAY

May 23 & 24
Hollywood Comes to St. Helena
(or, We Have a Barn, Let’s Put on a Show!)

Gilchrist and Whitman
Travel in time to Rick’s Americain Café, Catfish Row, and Paris to hear music from the movies “Casablanca,” “Porgy & Bess,” “An American in Paris,” and “Gigi.” Singers Eileen Hunt, Patti Coyle, Ted von Pohle, and Joe Pesch will revive the haunting melodies “The Very Thought of You,” “As Time Goes By,” “I Got Rhythm,” “It Ain't Necessarily So,” and “The Night They Invented Champagne,” accompanied by pianist Terry Winn, cellist Jeffrey Johnson and guitarist Ron Brunswick. Plus film clips and narration by Burke Owens will put you in a sentimental mood.

May 23 at 8 p.m.
May 24 at 4 p.m.
Ticket price $30.00