Wine Country Tales
Saturday, April 11th 8:00pm
International Guitar Night's Brian Gore returns to the Lincoln Theatre for a pairing of music and art with illustrator Bill Russelll. Their multi-media show highlights guitar songs and art inspired by the California wine country and coast.
The debut of Wine Country: A Pairing of Music and Art marks the transformation of Bill Russell from studio artist to digital storyteller on the main stage. Bill is a versatile artist who works in multiple mediums like watercolor, scratchboard and acrylic paint, as an illustrator of books and magazines, and as an abstract painter. His first collaboration with longtime friend, guitarist Brian Gore, and the music he wrote about Santa Cruz, allowed Bill to stretch his multimedia muscles into a series animated videos, an iBook, and impressionistic paintings for a CD and Postcard Pak.
In their Wine Country show, Bill runs the multi-media program from stage to screen, using his iPad, laptop and video switcher to project his art in concert with Brian's music. At first, he intended just to run static images and animated video prepared in advance. But Bill soon realized that drawing live on stage, using the iPad, would make for a vivid audience experience. "That brings it to a whole new level of challenge," says Bill. "It's visual improvisation."
"I love Bill's singular reportage style in combination with my music," says Brian. "It's like nothing you'll ever see!"
In the finale segment we will choose a visual inspiration from the Mount Vernon region for Bill to draw while Brian plays.
Advance reserved tickets: $29, $25, $21 & $17 with $2 off for Lincoln Theatre Members.
We will also have a special Wine Country reception prior to this evening's concert. Brian and Bill will host a tasting of the some of the wineries featured in Wine Country and talk about the inspiration for this performance for a limited number of guests. Admission to this private reception is a $50 add-on to the ticket price and include the tasting, preferred seating, and a signed CD/DVD. Call the box office at 360.336.8955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.