Kristen Kearns
Feb
23
3:00 PM15:00

Kristen Kearns

A singer/songwriter with powerhouse vocals, Kearns was born in Harrisburg, Illinois. She showed an early interest in music, and picked up her first guitar at age four. Drawing inspiration from her father and the songwriting talents of Stevie Nicks, John Mayer and Norah Jones she began honing her own songwriting craft at the age of fifteen. Kearns then began performing her own songs at acoustic shows in local venues at the age of eighteen.


She met Nate McCoy while playing a local show and the band Darling Parade was later formed, with the addition of members Casey Conrad and Dustin McCoy.  In 2009, Kearns moved to Nashville, TN to pursue music full-time. They released two EPs, landing placements on SyFy Channel's Stargate Universe, ABC Family's "The Lying Game", CW Channel's "Flygirls", and Showtime's "Shameless." The band’s success grew in 2011 with the release of the band’s third EP, “Until We Say It’s Over”, and landed the band the #8 spot on Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart. The first single “Never Wrong” received airplay on both MTVu and VH1. It also included, “Remember”, featuring guest vocals by Anberlin frontman, Stephen Christian. The spring of 2012, brought the band their first national tour with Cassadee Pope (Hey Monday, NBC’s The Voice). 


Upon completing two additional national tours they returned back to the studio in Nashville partnering with Jon King of Page 2 Music, and released their first full length album “Battle Scars & Broken Hearts” in 2013. They released their single "Ghost" on XM Radio's "Top 20 on 20" station followed by their single "Crash and Burn." That same summer they performed live at MTV’s O Music Awards in New York City where they took home the MTV and VH1's “Make a Band Famous” award. They later became MTV's Artist to watch November 2013, performing VMA week with Hot Chelle Rae, and Fifth Harmony. Darling Parade is currently featured in a nationwide Supercuts "Rock The Cut" Campaign airing on ESPN. 
 

After touring most of 2014, Kearns is back in Nashville in between penning new music and returning to the studio with Darling Parade, she is currently performing acoustically at various wineries, live music venues, and weddings. She will soon be releasing her first acoustic EP.

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The Can't Get Rights
Dec
29
3:00 PM15:00

The Can't Get Rights

The Can't Get Rights is an acoustic cover band consisting of Thomas Henderson and Shaad Schubert. The duo have been playing the cover circuit of years with various bands and are now bringing you stripped down versions of your favorite 90's songs not unlike the “Unplugged” series of the same time. In addition to covers, The Can't Get Rights shows also features original music from Henderson and Schubert's other projects, Seasonal Panic and SHAADOWS respectively.

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Leight July
Dec
22
3:00 PM15:00

Leight July

The “one-woman band” from Paducah, Kentucky, is making a name for herself on the regional music with folksy-Americana.

July has her own “suitcase drum” with a separate tambourine attachment she uses her in the show along with her guitar and voice.

The stage name pays homage to a musician that has helped shape her stage persona. Shakey Graves, who was born Alejandro Rose-Garcia, is an Austin-based musician who blends blues, folk and rock ‘n’ roll together.

“I thought that if he could do it all by myself then maybe I could too,” she said. 

July’s style includes a whimsical wink to some of the early cues to what would become the basis of rock n’ roll. 

“It’s folksy, bluesy Americana,” she said.

She said she has been performing for about a year with many of her gigs in Paducah. At the end of 2016, she expanded out to include venues around Southern Illinois.

“I’ve been playing around the wineries,” she said. 

Her original music has been featured at the Bluebird Cafe, and two of the “48 Hour Film Projects.” She has also played at the 2017 Barbecue on the River in Paducah earlier this fall.

When performing, July says she likes to pay attention to the audience and see how they are reaction to her music. 

“I like to watch the audience while I’m performing,” she said. “I like to gauge their reactions to some of covers and other original songs that I do.”

July described one of the songs she regularly puts in her set list, which highlights a down-on-the-luck approach to love and loss.

“There’s this song that I usually close my set with. It is from Shakey Graves and it actually is where I get my stage name,” she said. “It’s about a gold digger who takes his money and he kills her. He then awaits his execution by electric song. It’s probably the weirdest song I do.”

She plans to work on recording an album, with hopes of releasing them early next year. She said she has been scheduled for tonsil surgery, which will keep her sidelined for a few weeks.

She wants to continue to make music and she is appreciative of the chance to get to share her songs with the world.

“I’ve had incredible support from my parents,” she said. “They’ve been to every one of my shows. I couldn’t ask for more.”

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Danny Brown
Dec
15
3:00 PM15:00

Danny Brown

Danny Brown is a Southern Illinois based musician who plays a variety of music and has been touring the winery circuit for the past year in the area. Having been immersed in the Carbondale music scene drumming for several bands since he was 15, his solo ventures and new band Baby Head and the Feathers are getting off their feet! 

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Tim Crosby & James Ricks of the Lightening Strikes
Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

Tim Crosby & James Ricks of the Lightening Strikes

"Tim Crosby is a southern Illinois-based songwriter and performer in the Americana/country rock genre. He released a CD titled "Resurrection Mule Farm" with his band, the Lightning Strikes, in 2017 and currently is recording another CD. He performs more than 100 shows a year, including nearly every weekend at venues in Illinois, Missouri and Kentucky, playing all original music that explores the trials and triumphs of everyday people. His influences include Steve Earle, Tom Petty, Todd Snider, John Prine, Chris Knight and others."

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Nov
23
to Nov 25

Holiday Open House

The kick off of the holiday season on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. We are featuring: a very tasty red wine toasted hot chocolate; 10 percent discount of six bottles or more of OCV wines; and half price on our 64oz growlers (save $3 on our $6 growler) plus a fill. See you on the trail!

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Eclipse Day / Blake Gardner & The Farmers
Aug
21
9:00 AM09:00

Eclipse Day / Blake Gardner & The Farmers

Total Eclipse Day!  Totality will be at 1:20PM with the longest totality in the nation right here. We are opening @ 9am and have reserved our main lawn for eclipse viewing.  Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs & blankets to stake out your spot.  Blake Gardner & The Farmers will play their first sets 11:00-!:00, then the main event "Total Eclipse", and the music continues 2:00-4:00.  Our cafe is open all day and we'll be pouring Owl Creek wines & Apple Knocker hard ciders.  Come join us! 

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