The Classic Wineseller's Weekend Line Up: Stuart McNair this Friday, Joe Cruz on Saturday

By Kay Stegall Miller | Nov 18, 2013
Courtesy of: Stuart McNair

Waynesville, NC - Friday, November 22 at 7pm, singer/songwriter Stuart McNair performs LIVE at the Classic Wineseller located at 20 Church Street in Waynesville.

Born and raised on the Gulf Coast of Alabama and Louisiana, McNair soaked up Mardi Gras traditions from the beginning, then country roots in Alabama and Tennessee. McNair wows audiences by playing guitars, piano, harmonicas, trumpet, accordion, washboard, mandolin, and other instruments on stage.

With a busy touring schedule both in the United States and overseas, McNair combines folk, country, bluegrass, zydeco, and reggae traditions to take his audience on a musical journey. The UK publication, Maverick Magazine, calls McNair, "one of the South's musical treasures."

On Saturday, November 23, piano man Joe Cruz is back at the Classic Wineseller  playing and singing the best of the Beatles and Elton John. Cruz, who started performing in church as a youngster in New York City, has opened for Chicago, Santana, and Bonnie Raitt.

Beginning at 5:30pm each weekend evening, the Wineseller’s kitchen prepares fresh  tapas and small plate fare. There is a $10 per person minimum which includes food, drink, and retail purchases. Reservations are accepted between 6 and 7pm by calling 828-452-6000 or emailing Visit for more information.

The remaining November music calendar includes:

Friday, November 29 - Ben Wilson guitar and vocals, music of 60s, 70s, 80s

Ben Wilson has an extensive repertoire including originals, Americana, and acoustic classics, with emphasis on music from the 60s and 70s. His style has been compared to Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, John Prine, and Todd Snider. Voted one of Florida’s Top Five Songwriters, he has toured for the last 15 years singing, and playing guitar and harmonica. Ten albums, two charted songs, and nearly 2000 live shows later, Wilson now makes Asheville his home.

Saturday, November 30 - Jacob Johnson guitar, vocals. Neo-acoustic folk-funk. 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).

The Classic Wineseller, Waynesville’s premier 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. For more information visit or call 828-452-6000.

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