Vassar Pairs Music, Wine and Stories in Video Series
In the first of a two-part episode, Vassar sampled Darling’s irresistible macaroons, paired with a 2011 St Urban-Hof Splatise Riesling before they collaborated on her new tune titled, “Cowboy Ride,” featured on Darling’s upcoming album. The second part will be released in the coming weeks.
Future episodes will incorporate artists, songwriters and wine connoisseurs as featured “Songs from the Cellar” guests. Each episode will intertwine storytelling and music with wine and food pairings. The wine, beer, bourbons and other cocktail favorites featured during the shows are inspired by the guests themselves.
“We have so much fun filming Songs from the Cellar”, says Vassar. “It’s really special to sit down and chat with some of the best artists in the industry and hear their stories. It also doesn’t hurt you get to drink some wine while doing it!”
Vassar plans to incorporate several wineries and vineyards in his 2016 American Soul tour, as well as multiple wine-themed events.
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PHIL VASSAR ON TOUR:
Feb 27- Omni Nashville Hotel- Nashville, Tenn.
March 03 - Jergel’s Rhythm Grille - Warrendale, Pa.
March 04 - Madison Theater- Covington. KY
March 11 - C2C Brooklyn Bowl - London, United Kingdom
March 12 - C2C Brooklyn Bowl - London, United Kingdom
March 18 - Sherman Theatre - Stroudsburg. Pa.
March 19 - Mainstage - Morgantown, W.Va.
June 19 - Country Fest - Cadott, Wis.
June 24 - Four Corners Music Hall - Untermeitengen, Germany
June 25 - Cowboys Guest Ranch - Voghera, Italy
June 26 - Toad Hall - Stockport, United Kingdom
July 08 - Summerfest - Milwaukee, Wis.
July 15 - Windy City Smokeout - Chicago, Ill.
July 22 - A Night in the Country - Yerington, Nev.
July 24 - Cedar County Fair - Fordyce, Neb.
ABOUT PHIL VASSAR:
Country music hitmaker Phil Vassar is a piano-pounding powerhouse on stage who taps into his audiences via social media for song requests throughout his more than 135 shows a year. Phil’s reign of signature songs include 10 No. 1 singles and 26 Top 40 hits, including "Carlene," "Just Another Day in Paradise," "Six-Pack Summer," "That's When I Love You" and many more. Vassar was racking up hits on the radio long before he even began his own recording career that has seen the release of six albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, ACM’s Top New Male Vocalist and sold-out shows across the country. Vassar's songwriting career blossomed in the mid-’90s when he landed a publishing contract with EMI and penned hits for Collin Raye ("Little Red Rodeo"), Alan Jackson ("Right on the Money"), Tim McGraw ("For a Little While"), Jo Dee Messina ("Bye Bye," "I'm Alright"), and Blackhawk ("Postmarked Birmingham"). He signed a record deal of his own with Arista in 1998 and was named ASCAP's Country Songwriter of the Year in 1999. Vassar continues to churn out incisive, soulful lyrics and infectious melodies that capture the heart and soul in the unique and special way that only he can. For more information, visit philvassar.com.