August 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Pollo y Gofres – Matty Metcalfe and Catherine Monnes return to our slice of tropical paradise here in Free Union to delight all with their ‘Americana – Latin American’ music. Sunday, August 9th, from 3 to 5:30 p. m. No cover.
Multi-instrumentalist Matty Metcalfe (Legwarmers, Crewe d’Bayou) pairs up with avant-garde auteur Cathy Monnes (Sally Rose band) in an exciting new musical collaboration that takes listeners on a journey from the Mexican hill-country to Balkan seaports and back through dark-lit European speakeasies of the early 20th century. Their music is familiar, accessible, completely danceable, but equally exotic, esoteric, and entrancing.
Employing his digital accordion, Mr. Metcalfe creates soundscapes replete with Mariachi horns, spaghetti western harmonicas, Andean flutes, Klezmer clarinets, and New Orleans jazz organs and saxophones to the rhythmic undercurrent of his real-time drum loops. Ms. Monnes seamlessly harmonizes and accentuates the ambiance with cello and violin lines that swan dive in between melodies that listeners will come to remember in an entirely new context. Following in the footsteps of groups like Nuevelle Vague, Pink Martini, and Postmodern Jukebox, Pollo y Gofres reimagines modern-day lounge music from familiar songs, making each a completely new listening (and dancing!) experience. How such a fully orchestrated sound of bass, drums, horns, organs, strings, and occasional vocals can come from two musicians has to be seen to be believed!
More about the music and musicians —
Pollo y Gofres (translated for those unfamiliar with the tasty dish – Chicken and Waffles):
Please note, weather permitting the music will be outdoors — set up under the eaves on the back deck. If necessary, music will move to inside the conservatory where there is limited seating. A passing light shower might be okay, but patrons should be prepared.
We have plenty of spaced seating areas, the majority of which is outdoors — all seating areas are first come, based on what is available. We also have lots of room for tailgate/picnics on the grass, also first come. We encourage you to bring your picnic blanket/ chairs. Pop up tents and personal grills are also welcome to be used at the overflow grassy tailgate and picnic areas. Picnics are welcome, barring any outside alcohol.
We encourage you to bring your picnic blanket/ chairs. Pop up tents and personal grills are also welcome to be used at the overflow grassy tailgate and picnic areas. Picnics are welcome, barring any outside alcohol.
Groups over 8 wishing to sit together must phone ahead. Seating accommodations will be made based on what is available.
The Tasting Room Bar is closed from Friday at 5 pm through the weekend, EXCEPT for to go sales and wine club pick ups.
While we are not offering traditional tastings we have created several Wine Tasting Flights, including a Chocolate and a wine pairing flight.
The following measures are in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all of our guests, as well as our staff:
*Per the Governor’s orders…there will be no dance floor, and dancing is NOT allowed (as of this time).
Practice Social Distancing and please do not gather with others outside of your immediate group, for any reason. We kindly request that you wear face masks when not at your seating area, and face masks must be worn indoors when not at your seating area.
We will be adhering to, and strictly enforcing, all requirements and guidelines as set forth by the Governor and the CDC, which include increased sanitization and cleaning procedures to ensure the health and safety of guests and staff.
At all times, please maintain the minimum safe distance from those not in your group.
Children are welcome but must stay with you at all times. Dogs are also welcome but must remain on their leash at all times.