WINE IN THE PINES OCT 23, 24, 2015 FRI. 5-9PM / SAT. 12noon - 7pm
Wine in the Pines is a wine festival held on the picturesque downtown plaza in Mt. Vernon, TX on the fourth weekend in October. We are celebrating our 6th year of Wine in the Pines which welcomes any Texas winery. We typically have 20 wineries attending from as far south as Houston, as far north as Paris, as far east as Texarkana and as far west as Wichita Falls. Admission is only $5 per person and tastings are $1 each. Wine is available by the tasting, the glass, or the bottle. Visit the art, crafts and food vendors while enjoying live music. Friday evening is especially magical as we stroll among the lights to sip, savor, and shop around the square.
7:30 – 9:00 pm Enola Gay Mathews 2pm - 3:30 pm Keith Rea
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm KIN
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Allen Kilburn Project
Mathew Tuttle started his musical career as lead guitarist/singer in various rock bands in the upper Midwest, performing in clubs throughout Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Eventually Mathew found his way to Austin, Texas. As a solo artist he performed at many of the coffee shops found in Austin, Round Rock and Georgetown, as well as private parties and wedding ceremonies. He also joined "The Blue Diamonds," an eight-piece band that covered everything from '60s Motown to the jazzy tunes of Steely Dan. In 2013 Mathew moved from Austin to the Piney Woods of East Texas, and continues performing as a solo artist.
Enola Gay Mathews sings jazz and is accompanied by Randy Wallace on the keyboard, harmonica and guitar. Enonla Gay often performs with the Reilly Springs Jamboree and other regional venues. She is a disc jockey at KSST in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Enola Gay always brings a little magic to the evening...you don't want to miss her performance!
Maria Powell began singing professionally in 1999 at a popular venue in downtown Dallas. She later partnered as lead singer for a popular Dallas area cover band called Champagne Blonde. Her passion was singing blues and she found herself headlining venues throughout Colorodo, New Mexico and Arizona from 2000-2003 with the Bryan Flynn Band. Maria had three original songs aired on local radio throughout the greater Colorado area. Maria sings from her soul and has continued over the years to take every opportunity to move people through song. Currently, Maria is the lead singer for two bands in the Dallas area; Strange Brew and Good Intentions Band and is also a member of the FUMC chancel choir as well as a member of the praise team for "Prayer on the Square" here in Mt. Vernon.
Keith Rae brings a wealth of experience to the stage as well as a variety of styles and genres. From love songs to train songs, Keith’s lyrics conjure stories of people, places, and situations that feel both familiar and yet somehow fresh. His instrumental styling’s cover the landscape from finger picked ballads to raucous twelve bar blues. He is a Texas Music Awards Nominee, Runner-up for Songwriter of the Year, and has been the featured Performer at the Johnson City Folk Festival.
KIN - Courtnee Williams is the lead singer in this three member band and her cousins, Cole and Cade White are backup singers and also the lead and bass guitar players. They have played together since childhood and now regularly entertain at restaurants, fairs, and wineries as well as private parties and weddings.
Allen Kilburn Project - When Keith Allen and Jeff Kilburn joined forces a couple of years ago the result gave us beautifully blended vocals, guitar, and violin music. Their offerings of easy listening soft rock and country soon became popular as they performed throughout the region. You can find them at special events, Los Pinos Winery, The Princedale Country Club, and many regional restaurants.