FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD ANNOUNCE SIGNATURE MUSIC AND YOGA SOULSHINE SUMMER TOUR
April 2, 2014 - This Summer Michael Franti & Spearhead, will launch Soulshine - a concert tour that incorporates music, yoga, art and a healthy, sustainable, active lifestyle. SOJA, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall will be joining the North American Tour along with Special Guest Yoga Teachers, such as Canada’s Ryan Leier. The 30+ city tour kicks off on June 19th in Southern California and will make its way across North America, ending in Nashville, TN at the Woods at Fontanel on August 2nd.
With a collective reach of over 90 million impressions, the four bands: Michael Franti & Spearhead, SOJA, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall, come together for a tour that embraces their passions and love of music, dance, yoga and sustainability. Soulshine will be affordably priced, offering activities to keep people of all ages entertained throughout the day and night.
Each afternoon on the Soulshine tour will begin with a mass yoga and acoustic music jam with Michael Franti & Friends, led by some of today's most inspiring teachers from across North America, including Ryan Leier. The yoga session is designed for people of all experience levels, ages, shapes and sizes and will feature artists participating side by side with fans. Michael Franti has been practicing yoga for over 12 years, having appeared in numerous publicans such as Yoga Journal, Origin, Mantra and Yoga magazines. The tour will be incorporating yoga studio networks across the nation and inviting the founders, teachers and students of the studios to the shows to support the tour, share the lifestyle and have fun. Italian-rooted and Napa Valley based winery and restaurant brand, Ca’ Momi Napa Valley, has come on as the official wine sponsor for the tour, sharing in the philosophy lifestyle of sustainability, authenticity and mindfulness, local and organic foods presence in both business and personal interactions. Mantra and Origin magazines are the official media partners of the Soulshine tour.
Passionate and inspirational, Ryan Leier brings a creative energy to every class he teaches; whether in his own One Yoga studios or as an ambassador of yoga to communities around the world. Equally devoted to continuing his studies as to teaching, his distinct expression of ancient traditions touches his students’ hearts. Ryan’s innovative spirit has led him to create Vinyasa Yoga for Youth, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth through the practice of yoga.
The afternoon Yoga and acoustic music jam will give way to the full concert in the evening. The concert itself will feature unforgettable moments from four of today’s most passionate, authentic and incredible live acts.
Michael Franti & Spearhead have earned a reputation as one of the most electrically charged and ultimately unforgettable live acts in the business. Michael Franti has sold over 2.5million singles of his hit song “Say Hey (I Love You)” and has charted his albums in Billboard’s Top 40 along with frequent appearances on David Letterman, Leno, Conan, Oprah, Ellen and CNN. Franti & Spearhead released the acclaimed album All People last year and have been touring ever since. Franti is recognized as a pioneering force in music as a vehicle for social activism. Not only is he a singer-songwriter-guitarist and philanthropist, he has also diligently created and supported numerous environmental, humanitarian and social causes. It all explains the evolution of sound on All People - colossal dance beats and dizzying electronic effects taking the fore, as well as lyrical sincerity that has always had Franti singing about what moves him most.
Later this year, SOJA will be releasing their fifth studio album featuring the single “I Believe” co-written by and featuring Michael Franti. Over the course of the past few years, the band has sold more than 200,000 albums, including their critically acclaimed 2012 album, Strength To Survive (ATO Records), which made an impassioned call for unity and change with universally relatable songs about faith, hope and love. Non-stop touring, headlining and selling out large theaters in more than 20 countries around the world, sharing stages with everyone from Dave Matthews Band to Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley, has helped generate over 60 million YouTube views, 3 million Facebook fans, and an almost Grateful Dead-like international fan base that grows with each tour, with caravans of diehards following them from city to city. Most impressive of all, SOJA has accomplished all this on their own.
Northern California’s Brett Dennen’s 2013 album, Smoke and Mirrors, may be the folk-pop singer-songwriter's strongest effort yet. Led by the cheerful, hook-heavy single "Wild Child," Dennen's fifth album shifts gracefully from lilting, breezy pop ("You Make It Easy") to heartfelt balladry ("Only Want You"). The nostalgic "When We Were Young" is also worthy of a listen; its simple, upbeat message urges maturing rock fans to turn up their radios and stay forever young. Dennen was named by Rolling Stone magazine as an “Artist to Watch” and, in 2008, Entertainment Weekly called him one of its eight "Guys on the Rise.”
Trevor Hall realized at a very young age that music was more than just a passion. As an eleven year old, playing harmonica beside his father in the cradle of the weeping willows of South Carolina, music quickly became his most intimate companion, guide and creative outlet. Trevor quickly broke through the music scene, with such early accomplishments in his career as having a song recorded on the Shrek the Third soundtrack, as well as joining a series of sold-out tours with artists such as Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Michael Franti and Colbie Callait. Trevor’s self-titled debut album debuted on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart at #7 in 2009, he was named one of the Top 20 New Artists by Music Connection magazine, in 2010 MTV named him one of the twenty emerging artists for 2010, and in 2012 CBS used his hit “Brand New Day” for the promo of their CBS This Morning show. His most recent album, Everything, Everytime, Everywhere, reached 80th on the Billboard 200 chart. He has a new album due this year.
For full tour information, including additional dates and onsale information, please visit www.MichaelFranti.com and www.Soulshine.com
SOULSHINE SUMMER TOUR
THU 6/19/14 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
FRI 6/20/14 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater
SAT 6/21/14 Berkeley, CA Greek Theater
SUN 6/22/14 San Diego, CA Open Air Theatre
THU 6/26/14 Vancouver, BC PNE Amphitheatre
FRI 6/27/14 Seattle, WA Marymoor Park
SAT 6/28/14 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheatre
SUN 6/29/14 Portland, OR Edgefield
TUE 7/1/14 Missoula, MT Big Sky Brewery
WED 7/2/14 Ketchum, ID, Sun Valley Center
THU 7/3/14 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
SAT 7/5/14 Santa Fe, NM The Downs at Santa Fe
SUN 7/6/14 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre (*No Trevor Hall)
TUE 7/8/14 Kansas City, MO Crossroads
THU 7/10/14 Chicago, IL First Merit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
SAT 7/12/14 Des Moines, IA Simon Estes Amphitheatre
SUN 7/13/14 Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn @ White River State Park
TUE 7/15/14 Toronto, ON Echobeach @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
THU 7/17/14 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summer Stage
FRI 7/18/14 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
SAT 7/19/14 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
MON 7/21/14 New York, NY JBL River Stage @ Pier 97
TUE 7/22/14 Philadelphia, PA Skyline Stage @ The Mann Center For Performing Arts
FRI 7/25/14 Wilmington, NC Battleship Park
SAT 7/26/14 Portsmouth, VA nTelos Pavilion
SUN 7/27/14 Charlotte, NC Uptown Amphitheatre @ The Music Factory
FRI 8/1/14 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park
SAT 8/2/14 Nashville, TN The Woods @ Fontanel
*More Dates to be announced soon!
For further MEDIA information contact:
Blythe Nelson Blythe@Guerrillamgmt.com
Michael Corcoran Michael@bormantn.com
Catherine Enny email@example.com
Sometimes the day calls for more than just sparkling. When combined with a juice or essence of your choice, Ca’ Secco can make for a great cocktail for such an occasion! Try one of our own favorite recipes- The Ca’ Secco Bellini.
Ca’ Secco Bellini
Adapted from the Famous “Bellini” Recipe: (est. Venice 1948)
2 ripe pureed white peaches (or peach nectar)
+ 1/4 ounce simple syrup
+ 1/4 ounce lemon juice + 16 ounces of chilled Ca’ Secco
For each serving, pour 2 to 4 tablespoons of the desired fruit puree into a Champagne flute.
Slowly pour in Ca’ Secco to fill. Gently stir to blend.
Do you have your own special Ca’ Secco cocktail recipe? Tweet it to us @camomiwinery using the hashtag #casecco.
Kathy Oates, our Director of Export Sales, diaries her Ca' Momi adventures in Europe--with plenty of our wines in tow.
Ca’ Momi wines are traveling the world! Our Bianco di Napa, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Cabernet and others have been tasted – and enjoyed! – by hundreds of people in London, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Dusseldorf, and Brussels.
Our wines are currently sold in Denmark, Canada, throughout Asia, and parts of the Caribbean. Look for them to be served in restaurants and available in select wine shops in even more countries soon. Busy and great time for Ca’ Momi!
Funny thing, too – when we arrived today in Brussels, we couldn’t get into our hotel because President Obama was in there having a meeting. So we had to kill some time with mountains of luggage at a local brew pub a few blocks away.
Image: Royal Palace of Brussels, courtesy of visitbelgium.com
The 2012 harvest in Napa Valley was stunning—considered to be one of the best of the decade.
Ca' Momi’s 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect exemplar of this vintage; a complex, delicious wine featuring rich blackberry and cherry flavors exhibiting the ripeness of the year’s near-perfect growing conditions. Full-bodied and balanced with bright acidity, this dark ruby Ca’ Momi red offers a wonderful silky-soft texture and boasts ripe, well-integrated tannins.
Its prolonged finish highlights lightly oaked flavors that linger. The nose has intense aromas of cedar, red currants, and berries with hints of tobacco. Like all of our wines, this Cabernet Sauvignon is made in a food friendly, approachable style.
Valentina Guolo-Migotto and Dario De Conti, two of Ca’ Momi Napa Valley’s owners, were in attendance as well. “It was exciting to be a part of the Shorts Awards reception, and to share our award-winning wines with the nominees and other guests,” said Guolo-Migotto. “We were thrilled that our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and Reserve Chardonnay were a part of the 2014 Oscars®.”
We recently acquired two prime Napa Valley vineyards, including a 10.5-acre pinot noir vineyard from legendary Napa winemaker Kent Rasmussen, and a neighboring nine-acre vineyard planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Merlot vines. Both vineyards are located in Napa Valley's Carneros region.
In the early 1970's, Mr. Rasmussen successfully planted Pinot Noir and was pivotal in making Carneros one of the world's premier growing regions.
The grapes from these vineyards have been a part of our Napa Valley wines for some time. We love the fruit, and the wines have been very successful. We really believe that the future of Napa wine is in Carneros, and are thrilled to join the fantastic family of wine producers in the region. These vineyards will secure continuity of style for our Reserve Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for decades, if not generations to come.
The Pinot Noir vineyard is fully permitted for a winery and tasting room, and we are happy to announce that we are moving forward with plans for a winery on that property. It will give us additional winemaking capacity, and a beautiful location for hosting visitors.
Our line of House Wines have a new look; redesigned labels, capsules and glass reflecting the style and quality of the Napa Valley wines that they deliver!
We wanted all wines in our portfolio to share major design elements and to more accurately represent the quality of the wine. These Napa Valley wines have been winning distinguished awards and medals since their debut-- and they remain a tremendous value at just $13. Our new packaging gives the consumer a more accurate understanding of the beauty within: a sophisticated, stylish wine that has repeatedly bested competing wines that sell at double the price.
We are very proud of our Ca’ Momi Bianco and Rosso--These two wines capture the pure essence of flavor and joy.
The new label retains the image of Ca’ Momi, the owner’s home and fields in Veneto, Italy. It includes bronze foil treatments and a boxed type to make the winery logo pop. The label will be printed on uncoated, highly-textured paper, similar to the labels on their varietal specific Passion line of wines.
Ca’ Momi is proud to offer the following for the 2013 Napa Valley Vintners’ Summer Wines Promotion:
A bottle each of the 2012 Ca’ Momi Napa Valley Chardonnay and 2011 Ca’ Momi Bianco di Napa, plus a Ca’ Momi t-shirt (in your size), and a Ca’ Momi wooden wine box.
Total Retail: $72.90
Promo Price: $61.96*
Contact us today to place an order!
Call (707) 252-6664 or click here to email us!
* Shipping not included.
2010 Rosso di Napa - Double Gold Winner
2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Ca' Momi was thrilled to learn that we received a double gold medal from the 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for our 2010 Rosso di Napa! All of the gold medal winners were invited to an exclusive tasting event in San Francisco to pour award winning wines. The 2010 Rosso di Napa is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, and Petit Sirah from our vineyards in Napa Valley. It's considered a great, drinkable red with bright strawberry and raspberry flavors, a velvety texture and full mouth feel. It finishes softly with a medium-bodied and complex palate that is loaded with fruit. This is considered a great "food" wine, meaning that it is not overpowering and easily paired with many different dishes. We are especially proud to have taken the double gold with this one as it represents the best selection of our Napa Valley vineyards.
Harvest is in full swing, and our vineyard crew is tirelessly hand picking chardonnay fruit at our Carneros vineyard.
If you have ever harvested grapes, you will have an appreciation for the hard work and long hours that are demanded this time of the year.
Fortunately for our cellar and vineyard crews, the weather has been temperate, mitigating a long list of unwanted challenges.
Pictured above is one of Ca’ Momi's Winemakers, Dario De Conti, checking on the progress.
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