SILVER CREEK - Willow Creek Winery will present Jammin in the Vines III Saturday with three national acts featuring Rusted Root along with special guests Big Leg Emma, Red Wanting Blue and Gina V. with Coaltrain.
The quintessential live band, Pittsburgh's Rusted Root is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Making their first appearance on the Willow Creek stage, Rusted Root has been touring hard with their worldly style of music and charming fans of roots music and world rock. To this date they have released seven albums and sold more than three million records worldwide.
Rusted Root is working on their new album, and recently their hit, "Send Me On My Way" has been used as "wake up" music for the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity,.
As to what you will hear at an upcoming Rusted Root show, "We've been working on a new album, so our set is a really cool mix of old classic Rusted Root and the new songs", vocalist/percussionist Liz Berllin says. "It's been fun to play them. A lot of the development of (the new album) has happened on stage; what fans have been into has helped with the direction of the songs."
Promoting their new album "Revival," Big Leg Emma has been touring all along North East Coast, and is making their annual stop at Willow Creek. Hailing from Western New York, Big Leg Emma has created a sound based in both traditional music like folk, bluegrass, country, psychedelic and in contemporary rock.
Big Leg Emma in 10 years has performed in many major music festivals, including The Great Blue Heron and Finger Lakes Grassroots Music Festival. With hard-hitting harmonies, and strong musicality, Big Leg Emma has been bringing a new look to American Roots Rock Music. A new addition to the Willow Creek Jammin in the Vines roster is Red Wanting Blue from Columbus, Ohio. Another hard touring band, Red Wanting Blue has been creating their fans "the hard way, one at a time", logging through the nation's heartland for years.
Lead singer Scott Terry has brought his passionate and poetic lyrics to life with his powerful baritone and the help of his unshakable rock powerhouse band. Recently, Red Wanting Blue has released, "From the Vanishing Point" which has been gaining national attention including an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman.
Rounding out the concert bill is Fredonia's own Gina Vecchio with Coaltrain, bringing her soulful voice, and powerful lyrics to the Willow Creek stage the second time this season.
Gates open at 2 p.m. on Saturday and tickets are $25 presale and $30 at the door, and include parking. Camping is available for $10 couple, and there will be food, wine, beer, and wine slushies available for purchase.
There will also be live music, on Friday with Smackdab at 9 p.m. Cover charge is $10 and includes camping and parking.