LIVE at the Classic Wineseller September 27: Award-Winning Singer Valorie Miller, September 28: Italian Evening with Musica Nostra

By Kay Stegall Miller | Sep 18, 2013
Photo by: Frank Zipperer NC Songwriting and American Songbook Finalist, Valorie Miller performs LIVE at the Classic Wineseller on Friday, September 27 at 7pm.

Waynesville, NC - The Classic Wineseller welcomers award-winning singer-songwriter Valorie Miller on Friday, September 27 from 7-10pm. Enjoy fresh small plate fare prepared in the Wineseller’s kitchen beginning at 5:30pm. There is a $10 per person minimum on Friday, September 27 which includes food, drink, and retail purchases. Reservations are accepted between 6 and 7pm. On Saturday, September 28 at 7pm, Musica Nostra performs Italian and Mediterranean folk music (think “Oh Sole Mio” and music from The Godfather, Moonstruck). The evening includes a four-course Italian dinner for $39.99 per person. Reserve your table by calling 828-452-6000.

Valorie Miller got her start as a musician in the late 1990s when the North Carolina Arts Council awarded her an Emerging Artist grant to make her first recording. Since then she has recorded independent CDs, garnered recognition from many prestigious venues and contests, and toured the United States and overseas. Valorie Miller was named a Kerrville New Folk Finalist, two-time top finalist in the North Carolina Songwriting Contest, and top finalist in the Great American Song Contest.

Miller has shared the stage with Merle Haggard, Jennifer Nettles, Wilco, and Patty Larkin. She has performed at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, The Bitter End in New York and The Continental Club in Austin, Texas—and virtually every place between. Nashville’s Grammy-winning songwriter, Larry Cordle, says, “Go see Valorie Miller and listen to her stark, wonderfully crafted stories of longing, escaping love’s clutches, love of her homeland in the North Carolina mountains... Valorie is a beautiful girl with great stories to tell in song and a beautiful voice to convey them with.” For more information visitwww.valoriemiller.com.

Musica Nostra, "Our Music" in 'Italiano', features Dick Hull, first mandolin; Bob Kogut, second mandolin; and, Joseph Hasty, guitar. The musical arrangements performed by the trio were handed down to band leader Dick Hull by his Italian grandfather Giovanni (John) Napoleone, and his brother Domenico (Dominic). Musical selections will include: old Italian and classical  pieces; opera overtures; ragtime numbers; original compositions; and, marches and novelty pieces.

The Classic Wineseller, Waynesville’s premiere retail wine and craft beer shop, small plate restaurant, and intimate live music venue presents local, regional, or national talent each Friday and Saturday night at 7pm. The Classic Wineseller kitchen opens at 5:30pm on weekend evenings serving freshly prepared small plate fare. For more information visit www.classicwineseller.com or call 828-452-6000.

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