Monday, November 9, 2009

A Wine Rock Star Comes to Nashville

Posted By on Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 2:07 PM

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Well, actually he's more of wine and folk star....

This should probably be a joint post with Nashville Cream. Most oenophiles know Kermit Lynch as one of the world's most renowned importers of wine and as a vintner based in Berkeley, Calif. He was a pioneer in teaching Americans about good wine -- and French wine, in particular. He was named the James Beard Foundation's Wine Professional of the Year in 2000 and has received the French Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur.

But before Lynch got serious about wine, he was a Bay Area folk musician in the late 1960s. This summer Lynch came to Nashville to work with local session players to record Man's Temptation, (pictured) an album including some of his Americana compositions. Early reviews of his work praise his soulful voice as he covers some classic country nuggets as well as four of his own originals.

If you'd like to judge for yourself, Lynch will be performing Wednesday night at The Basement and sharing some of his experiences in the world of wine. Your admission also gets you one free glass of wine. It could prove to be an interesting opportunity to see a genius in a whole new light.

Kermit Lynch Listening Party and Wine tasting

The Basement

1604 Eighth Ave. S.

5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11

$20 (ticket price includes 1 glass of wine)

Space is limited.

Please email Ashley Hall to make your reservation.

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