Classic Wineseller announces 'Melange' live music line-up

By Kay Stegall Miller | Apr 06, 2014
Source: Rockell Scott Enjoy the beautiful voice of singer Rockell Scott at the Classic Wineseller's Gospel Sunday Brunch on April 13 during the Haywood County Chamber's Melange of the Mountains Culinary Weekend.

From Thursday, April 10, to Sunday, April 13, the Classic Wineseller is offering extra food specials, wine and beer tastings, and live music as a proud participant in the Haywood County Chamber’s Melange of the Mountains Culinary Weekend. The restaurant and retail shop are located in the underground environs at 20 Church St., Waynesville.

The Wineseller’s restaurant opens at 5:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday serving freshly prepared small plate and tapas-style fare with live music starting at 7 p.m. There is a $10 per person minimum on those evenings which includes retail and restaurant purchases.

Singer-songwriter siblings, The DuPont Brothers, (guitars, vocals) perform Vermont-made folk, rock, and Americana music at 7 p.m.  Thursday, April 10. Sam and Zack DuPont honed their musical skills in separate careers until a groundbreaking show in Burlington, Vermont, early in 2013 convinced them to unite their efforts in this shared family passion. For more information about The DuPont Brothers, visit

Ben Wilson (guitar, vocals) entertains with hits from the 60s, 70s, and 80s at 7 p.m. Friday, April 11. Wilson was voted one of Florida’s Top Five Songwriters in 2009 and 2010. He has toured for the last 15 years singing and playing guitar and harmonica. His style has been compared to Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, John Prine, and Todd Snider. Wilson’s extensive repertoire includes originals, Americana, and acoustic classics.

Joe Cruz (piano, vocals) plays and sings music of The Beatles, Elton John, and Paul Simon at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12. Cruz grew up singing and playing in church. As a teenager, he started performing regularly at clubs in NYC and eventually opened for such greats as Bonnie Raitt, Chicago, and Santana.

The Classic Wineseller is hosting a Gospel Sunday Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13, for only $18.99 per person. A delicious brunch menu will be served alongside favorite Gospel tunes performed by Rockell Scott (piano, vocals). Ms. Scott has a tremendous amount of class and passion in everything she does, says and sings. For many years, she was minister of music for Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Asheville where she graced the congregation with her earthy, intuitive style of Gospel singing. From 1992 to 1996, she worked as a jazz singer with the U.S. Air Force jazz band at Scott Air Force base in Illinois. Today, Rockell Scott sings on many stages, including church, where her songs touch hearts and souls in profound ways.

Seating is limited, so reservations are strongly suggested for each evening, and for the Sunday Gospel Brunch. Call 452-6000 to reserve a seat. For more information, visit