DUE RUSCELLI MUSIC SERIES
7/16/22: TEJA GERKEN & DOUG YOUNG + MARK GOLDENBERG
On Saturday, July 16th, Due Ruscelli Vineyards in collaboration with Tom Ribbecke, from Ribbecke Guitars, will be hosting a special live music event in the beautiful oak grove amphitheater! This will be a wonderful and unique experience featuring the amazing acoustic guitar duo Teja Gerken & Doug Young and a special guest appearance from Mark Goldenberg.
Arrive a half hour before the event and attendees will have the chance to meet the world-renowned luthier, Tom Ribbecke, and tour his workshop. There will also be an opportunity to meet the winery owners and the music artists.
A small reception will be held before the music starts at 5pm, which include light bites and refreshments from a local favorite restaurant. A selection of award-winning wines will be available for purchase to enjoy during this magical music experience!
$40/person in advance or $45/person at the door. Purchase advance tickets here.
- a meet & greet with renowned luthier, Tom Ribbecke, and tour of his shop
- a chance to meet the musicians and winery owners
- bites from a local favorite restaurant
- wonderful unique experience in the natural outdoor amphitheater
- wine club members will receive a complimentary glass of wine and wine discounts
Don’t miss this amazing experience! Purchase your tickets today!
Free parking located just down the street from the winery
- Due to the nature of the outdoor amphitheater and vineyards, the terrain can be uneven in certain areas. Please contact us in advance if you will need special accommodations.
- While we welcome furry friends during normal tasting room hours, they are not allowed to attend this event.
MEET THE MUSICIANS:
TEJA GERKEN & DOUG YOUNG
San Francisco Bay Area fingerstyle guitarists Teja Gerken and Doug Young have performed together for more than a decade. Drawing from their individual catalogs of original compositions, Celtic tunes, arrangements of jazz standards, and the occasional classical piece, Teja and Doug present a varied repertoire. Often using a variety of guitars that may include baritone, metal-bodied resonator, and 12-strings in addition to more standard instruments, the duo takes advantage of a wide tonal palette.
Teja has shared the stage with many guitar visionaries, including John Renbourn, Alex de Grassi, and Andy McKee, as well as with his mentors, Duck Baker and Peppino D’Agostino. He is a familiar face at most Northern California acoustic music venues, and has toured throughout the USA and parts of Europe, including as a part of the International Guitar Night series. Teja has also taught guitar workshops at events such as the Healdsburg Guitar Festival, Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration, the University of Colorado, San Francisco’s Blue Bear School of Music, and Boston’s Club Passim. His two CDs, On My Way, and Postcards have received critical acclaim. Teja is a co-founder of the music instruction website Peghead Nation.
Doug is the winner of the 2011 International Acoustic Music Awards in the instrumental category. He has released two CDs, Laurel Mill, and Closing Time which feature his solo guitar playing, compositions and arrangements. Doug has written several best-selling guitar instructional books, he is a contributing editor for Acoustic Guitar magazine, and is in-demand for teaching workshops at guitar events throughout the country.
Besides performing and recording together, Teja and Doug are also both leading authorities on the acoustic guitar and its players. Both have written extensively for magazines such as Acoustic Guitar, Guitar Player, Fretboard Journal, Fingerstyle Guitar, and Premier Guitar, and have individually written several books about guitars and guitar instruction. Both Teja and Doug have also produced and are featured in hundreds of instrument demonstration videos on YouTube, Peghead Nation, and Acoustic Guitar.
Mark Goldenberg is a guitarist and composer who has played on records for a myriad of artists including Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Eels, Natalie Imbruglia,Chris Isaak, Ringo Starr, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Peter Frampton, Manolo Garcia, Joan Baez and William Shatner. He played lead guitar for Jackson Browne from 1994 - 2010. From 2012-2014 he toured with acclaimed pianist and actor Hugh Laurie. In 2016 he played with Spanish superstar Manolo Garcia.
He is also a songwriter and producer, whose works have been recorded by Linda Rondstat, Chicago, Pointer Sisters, Natalie Imbruglia, Eels, Chris Botti, and Olivia Newton John, among others.
During the 1980’s Mark released four albums of instrumental music in Japan. He released his first self titled CD of solo guitar music in 2004. In 2015 Mark and guitarist Eric Skye released a recording of duo music: “Artifact”. Mark, along with noted drummer Jay Bellerose and bassist Jennifer Condos released “trio” a collection of instrumental pieces.
For more information, please visit www.markgoldenberg.com.
Stay tuned for our other music events this summer!