Musical Tribute to Grateful Dead May 3rd at the Classic Wineseller

Arts & Entertainment
The Classic Wineseller
20 Church St., Waynesville, NC
Kay S. Miller
May 03, 2013
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Classic Wineseller welcomes ‘Round the Fire, to Friday Night Live on May 3, 2013, beginning at 7:00pm. Small plate fare is prepared in the Classic Wineseller’s kitchen from 5:30 until 9:00pm. There is a $10 minimum purchase per person including food, drink, and retail purchases.

‘Round the Fire is the new band name for three local musicians who have played together for several years. Band members Greg Kidd bass, Lee Kram percussion, and Chris Minick electric and acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals, are regulars on the music scene in Waynesville, performing folksy American rock, blues, rock and roll, reggae, swing, and original music.

The group’s playing produces vivid recollections and thoughtful reflections on music from the 60s 70s, and 80s. The May 3rd concert will pay special tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead.

Greg Kidd is a business partner in the award-winning Frog Level Brewing Company. He is also a talented bass player known for his clean style and booming bass line that propels the band’s music.

Originally from St. Louis, Lee Kram has a strong improvisational nature that has provided the percussion and drum support to drive a number of bands and singer-songwriters, both in Western North Carolina and across the US. His stylistic range includes heavy rock, Grateful Dead jam band, bluegrass, jazz, Americana, dixieland, and traditional concert band. Always looking for ways to raise the "musical bar," Kram’s most special current projects are the St. Louis touring band, "Flea Bitten Dawgs," consisting of two ukuleles and percussion, and Waynesville-based, ‘Round the Fire.

Chris Minick has been composing and playing music for over 25 years. His unmistakeable guitar riffs provide a solid background for the music. Minick’s diverse influences include Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, the Grateful Dead, and other American music pioneers.

Each week the Classic Wineseller's popular Friday Night Live showcases local, regional, and on occasion, national talent. Beginning June 1, 2013, the Classic Wineseller will remain open late for dining and live music performances every Friday and Saturday night. For more information about live music events, tastings, and jazz  dinners visit us at,, or call 828-452-6000.