Ronnie Laws "Friends and Wine" Concert Series
Ronnie "The Legend" Laws' finds the perfect home for his 2013 Concert Series at the award-winning Leoness Cellars winery in Temecula, California!
This saxophonist extraordinaire delves into the deep well of his illustrious three-plus decade music career to host long-time friends and music legends at the breath-takingly romantic Leoness Cellars.
Laws will also feature a few surprise guests in the way of rising new stars.
Joel Reese, co-producer of the concert series and Marketing Director of Leoness Cellars describes the setting as intimate and enchanting where guests are engaged in the perfect wine and entertainment experience, "up-close" and personal.
"Our vineyard lawn only seats about 350 guests, so there's not a bad seat in the house. And you are surrounded by lush vines and inspiring views of Palomar Mountain. It's like a backyard party in Paradise. We want our guests to stroll through the vines, taste the grapes and get a sense of agriculture while enjoying both the wine and the music.
We also want guests to meet the artists, and to be seated close enough to sense the emotions and the artistry of each performer," comments Reese.
In 2012 Leoness Cellars featured Ronnie Laws and Friends on the estate vineyard lawn and country music star, Tim Rushlow "unplugged" in the candle-lit barrel room with a meet-and-greet wine dinner and intimate concert.
"Ronnie and I plan to feature a couple artists 'unplugged' in the barrel room this year as well. Can you imagine having a wine dinner with someone like Earl Klugh and then listening to them play music and tell the behind-the-scenes stories? It doesn't get any better than that!" Joel continues, "We are honored to have Ronnie host our Concert Series as his renowned reputation for superb musicianship and family values provides the perfect complement to our mission and values at Leoness Cellars."
Concert Series Theme: Mentoring and Collaborating
Ronnie Laws sums up the theme of the series: "It's been an amazing ride up to this point. I am so grateful to have had so many great mentors and to have performed for many appreciative fans through the years. At this point in my career I am ready to stay a little closer to home, mentor up-and-coming artists and host some of my friends at this beautiful winery venue only about 90 minutes from my home in L.A.," said Laws.
Knowing that Joel Reese was also an entertainer and a musician, Ronnie asked Joel to perform during his show at Leoness Cellars in 2012. Thus began a friendship and collaboration for creating the concert series. This mentoring and collaborating spirit sets the stage for the creative nature of Ronnie's Concert Series at Leoness.
From childhood, Ronnie was a prodigious, self-taught musician who played local clubs in Houston, Texas. At twelve years of age he was playing with country singer, Kenny Rogers.
Ronnie credits his high school band director, Edward Trangoni for further instilling appreciation for a wide range of musical styles and disciplines, as well as becoming a proficient music reader.
Leoness Cellars, Ronnie Laws and Joel Reese are passionate about working with children to instill character values and supporting arts-related community organizations.
A portion of the concert proceeds will go to Temecula's Our Nicholas Foundation to support the therapeutic music for autism program in local schools.
Concert artists and local sponsors will be announced in late February.
Get to know Ronnie Laws
I highly encourage all aspiring musicians/creative artists to take Ronnie's advice as given in the brief video below. I've also included serveral other videos to showcase the magnitude of Mr. Law's talents and dedication to his craft.