City Winery in Napa will host the official album release celebration for “Napa Crossroads,” a musical collaboration between five Napa Valley wineries on Monday, April 28.
David Duncan of Silver Oak Cellars, Larry Maguire of Far Niente, Suzanne Pride Bryan of Pride Mountain Vineyards, Jeff Gargiulo of Gargiulo Vineyards, and Carmen Policy of Casa Piena worked with David Pack, a producer, vocalist and former singer-songwriter for Ambrosia, who produced the project.
City Winery’s release celebration will support Arts Council Napa Valley and The Music Connection. The event includes a wine reception and silent auction, followed by a three-course dinner paired with wines provided by the Napa Crossroads vintners.
The evening culminates with a musical performance featuring The Silverado Pickups and David Pack and the Napa Crossroads band with guests, including Alan Parsons, Jimmy Wayne and Robert Schwartzman.
“Napa Crossroads” was officially released March 11 and features contributions from The Doors’ Ray Manzarek, Bela Fleck, Alan Parsons, Todd Rundgren, David Benoit, Billy Dean, Jimmy Wayne, Larry Carlton, Doyle Dykes, Mindi Abair, Robert Schwartzman, Cage The Elephant’s Lincoln Parish and Rick Braun.
All songs, which include one of the final recordings of Manzarek, were produced by Pack and written and recorded in Napa Valley beginning May 2009.