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Monday, August 5, 2019
August at Sutter Creek Provisions
SUTTER CREEK PROVISIONS
Happy August to you all...especially the Leos in the crowd. This month we have exciting news to report on all fronts; Music, Beer, and Food. _________________________
As for the music, simply scroll down through this email and see! The return of Alice Wallace, this time she brings Xander Hitzig along to share the stage. Lasers Lasers Birmingham is next up, they'll bring along their newly released full-length album "Warning". Mark Stuart of Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash will drop by for a Singer-Songwriter show and he'll be joined by local favorite Ryan Thompson for an evening of stories and songs. Their songs will come to life with the extraordinary guitar playing of one of the region's best, Steve Randall. The month will finish up with a fantastic show; Ben Morrison of The Brothers Comatose will bring his band and music to the Provisions stage...we're so excited! _________________________
In beer news...we recently received news that Russian River Brewing Company has expanded their distribution to the foothills. Sutter Creek Provisions has been chosen to be the exclusive location in Amador County to offer beers from Russian River Brewing! If everything proceeds as planned, we will have bottles of Pliny the Elder, Blind Pig, and STS Pils for sale (all bottles are to-go only) by Friday the 9th. We will also have Pliny the Elder and Blind Pig on draught. In addition to the excellent news of acquiring these highly sought-after beers, Darin continues to discover and procure some of the most unique & delicious beers. Our bottleshop inventory is continually evolving and changing with beers from all styles...sours, IPAs, Bourbon Barrel-Aged, Wild Ales...it's all here at Provisions. _________________________
The outdoor cooking center is nearing completion. Soon there will be fire. Food will be cooked with fire...all kinds of food. It will not be what most folks expect. The wood-fired oven is not for pizza. The grill is not for burgers. The smoker will for sure have meat, but will also have fish, cheese, vegetables, and maybe even fruit in it at some point. Tim is constantly reading, cooking, tasting, and creating. His vision is to cook virtually all the Provisions Pantry food using fire. You'll still see him in the "indoor" kitchen when it's time to start serving the delicious food to our customers, but most things will have been roasted, baked, grilled, smoked, or otherwise in the beautifully rustic kitchen he and our good friend Kevin Deamer have been creating out back. Stay tuned.
~ New Business Hours ~ Thursday 2pm-8pm Friday/Saturday ~ Noon-8pm Sunday ~ Noon-6pm
Provisions Pantry is now 4 days a week! Thursday/Friday/Saturday 4pm Sunday at Noon
Provisions Pantry is filling bellies and pleasing palates every week, and there are more good things coming in the near future. Tim continues to evolve in the kitchen. The flavors and foods he creates from the Pantry are so original and fresh; satisfying in both looks and flavors. Follow @provisionspantry on Instagram and Facebook to get a peek into what's going on in the kitchen and to view the menu when it's released. (photo above is a sample menu)
COMING TO THE PROVISIONS STAGE IN AUGUST
Friday, August 9th Alice Wallace & Xander Hitzig 5:30pm Door $10.00 Cash Only
With her new album Into the Blue, California-country singer-songwriter Alice Wallace conjures the atmospheric sound of the Golden State’s canyons and deserts, mountains and crashing waves, its crowning beauty and its tragic losses. At the same time, the supple-voiced Wallace tells her own and others’ stories, weaving tales that resonate as we grapple with so many disturbing national issues. It was lauded as one of the Most Anticipated Country Albums of 2019 by Saving Country Music before it's release, and since it's debut in January, it has been praised by publications ranging from Paste Magazine to No Depression. Rolling Stone Country named the title track, "The Blue," one of the "10 Best Country/Americana Songs to Hear Right Now" in April. Alice's tours have already taken her across the country this year in support of the new release, and in October, she'll head overseas for a month-long European tour. Alice will be joined on this tour by fiddle player extraordinaire Xander Hitzig. Hailing from the mountains of West Virginia but now residing in Los Angeles, Xander is almost solely self taught, but you’d never know it to hear his incredible proficiency on fiddle, guitar, and tenor banjo. Using the music of his inspirations as his guide, Xander has been recording and touring back and forth across the U.S. for more than a decade with multiple bands and as a solo artist.
WATCH THE ALICE WALLACE VIDEO HERE
Sunday, August 11th SLADE RIVERS BAND 3pm~ FREE
Saturday, August 24th Lasers Lasers Birmingham 5:30pm Door $10.00 Cash Only
Tipping the Stetson hat that covers his scruffy hair, Lasers Lasers Birmingham carries on the legacy of hard living, left of center country music from the city of angles.
Warning, the first full-length album from Los Angeles based Lasers Lasers Birmingham, finds Alex Owen, the man behind the moniker, walking a tight rope between honky tonk persona, real life and near death. With an album title that is as much artistic statement as cautionary tale, Warning feels like a natural progression from the critically acclaimed 2016 EP, Royal Blue. Owen’s brand of “weird country music” draws inspiration from both right and left field, citing George Jones and Pink Floyd as influences.
Owen says he is inspired by classic country but with themes that are very “un-country”. Explaining further he said, “I believe the job of the artist is to report on their time, place and experience. So, it would be inauthentic of me to attempt to sound exactly like my country music heroes.” With a knack for lyrics, phrasing and songwriting, Owen accomplishes what he sets out to do and The Daily Country has described his music as, “…awash in modern day storytelling that retains true, traditional country sensibilities.”
You can tell it will be an atypical night just by scanning the crowd at a Lasers Lasers Birmingham show. Mohawked fans mingled with unironic cowboy hats, and some country-loving fans bring their kids along. Every show has a few guarantees: Self-aware cowboy songs ranging from sarcastic to tender, an engaging performance where the audience is encouraged to shout out or sing along, and at some point, you will witness something simultaneously familiar and absolutely brand new.
WATCH THE LASERS LASERS BIRMINGHAM VIDEO HERE
Sunday, August 25th Darin Sexton & Highway 49 3pm~ FREE
Thursday, August 29th Mark Stuart and Ryan Thompson 5:30pm Door $7.00 Cash Only
This will be an acoustic "listening" show.
It will feature stories & songs from the Austin, Texas based singer-songwriter, Mark Stuart, of the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash. Joining him will be Sacramento based singer-songwriter, Ryan Thompson. Both Mark & Ryan will be accompanied by the award-winning guitarist Steve Randall.
Don't sleep on this show!!
Saturday, August 31st Ben Morrison 5:30pm Door $15.00 Cash Only
Northern California native Ben Morrison has been compared to a young Kris Kristofferson, a male counterpoint to Amy Winehouse, and Chunky Spicy Peanut Butter. He has spent the last ten years touring the world with The Brothers Comatose, San Francisco’s beloved folk/bluegrass band formed by Ben and his brother Alex Morrison.
His band The Brothers Comatose have performed at such venerated festivals as High Sierra, Merlefest, Mountain Stage, Winnipeg Folk Fest (Canada), Port Fairy Folk Fest (Australia), Outside Lands & Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and has traveled through China with the State Department’s American Music Abroad program.
Currently, Morrison is touring as a solo artist while working on his debut LP. He is employing musical friends of all sorts to create a full band representation of his songs. Morrison will continue to work with his bandmates in The Brothers Comatose as he simultaneously carves a path all his own.