Left Eye Jump plays the vineyard on Friday, July 7, 2017, 6-8 pm. They bring the sounds of Chicago, Texas, New Orleans, California, and the Delta of the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s. From gritty and haunting Delta slide guitar journeys to T-Bone Walker inspired jump-swing romps, this band delivers on the promise that the Blues speak to the very core of all people, and are at the root of all modern music.
Guitarist, vocalist, and bandleader Dennis Willmott began listening to the blues in the 1950’s with the acoustic sounds of songsters such as Leadbelly and Mance Lipscomb. Members of the band have had careers in the “big time” Blues world. Saxophonist Joe Moore has played with such greats as Wilson Picket, Joe Tex, Billy Stewart, Junior Walker and the Allstars. Bassist Kenny B. is still working with Luther Guitar Junior Johnson on tours a few times each year, and drummer Jeff Salisbury worked many concerts with the great Albert King. Since 1997, Left Eye Jump, has been deeply rooted in the blues– from the high impact energy of a West Side Chicago Stomp to a cool blues ballad.
The vineyard opens at 5:30 for picnicking. Food for sale by Antidote of Vergennes, and wine by the glass. Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket.
The Wine Down Friday series happens rain or shine– there’s room on the winery porch in the case of rain. No alcohol may be brought onto the grounds, and please leave your pets at home.