The Classic Wineseller Announces August 9 & 10 Live Music Line Up

By Kay Stegall Miller | Aug 04, 2013
Courtesy of: Jacob Johnson Guitar sensation, and singer-songwriter Jacob Johnson performs Saturday, August 10 at 7pm at Waynesville's Classic Wineseller.

Waynesville, NC - The Classic Wineseller presents Bohemian Jean featuring Jessi Stone, vocals, and Matt Welborn, guitar and vocals on Friday, August 9 at 7pm. On  Saturday, August 10, South Carolina native, and singer-songwriter, guitarist Jacob Johnson performs at 7pm. The Wineseller’s kitchen serves small plate fare Friday and Saturday beginning at 5:30pm. Each evening there is a $10 per person minimum including food, drink or retail purchases.

Bohemian Jean is a duo made up of Waynesville residents, singer-songwriter Matthew Welborn, and his vocalist wife Jessi Stone. Stone chooses covers that suit her soulful alto voice — including hits from Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks, Patsy Cline, and Carly Simon. Welborn complements his wife’s voice with rich harmonies, also adding his own fun covers and original music to the performance. Since meeting and falling in love in high school, the duo’s natural chemistry has shone through when they perform the music they love.

Guitar sensation, Jacob Johnson is a young, energetic performer who has shared the stage with songwriting masters from Edwin McCain to David Wilcox, and who hangs out with guitar heroes like Tommy Emmanuel, and Tim Reynolds (right-hand man to Dave Matthews). While it is his flashy guitar pyrotechnics that might grab your attention, his songwriting, personality, and performance style are what set him apart from the rest of the young guitar-slinging pack. In short, to quote Tommy Emmanuel, "Jacob rocks!"


His debut CD offering, Est. 1986, ranges from Dylan-esque folk tunes to quirky ballads, such as the love song to his guitar, "Treat Her Right." Johnson shows that great music doesn’t always have to be serious. The CD has an intimacy to it that makes you feel like he is right there in the room with you while you listen. Johnson likes to call his style of playing “Neo-acoustic folk/funk”.

In live performances, his off-the-cuff sense of humor and tongue-in-cheek sensibility disarm the audience and leave them unprepared for his multilayered guitar mastery. Johnson thumps, taps and slaps his guitar into submission, weaving a musical tapestry that usually climbs to sonic frenzy while never losing its balance or control. He delivers thoughtful and realistic lyrics with a wry sort of charisma. He has been compared to John Mayer, James Taylor, Jack Johnson and Keller Williams. For more information on Jacob Johnson, visit www.jacobjohnsontunes.com.

The Classic Wineseller, Waynesville’s premiere retail wine and craft beer shop, small plate restaurant, and intimate live music venue hosts local, regional, and on occasion, national talent LIVE at the Classic Wineseller each weekend. For more information about live music events, wine and beer dinners/tastings, and our special jazz and dinner combos visit www.classicwineseller.com, or call 828-452-6000.

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