Sapolil Cellars hosts music acts with no cover charge all month

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In celebration for a month of going "coverless," Sapolil Cellars will present Tri-Cities' newest group, "Bluestone" 8 p.m. Friday.

The band, which first came to the area in 2009, plays jazz and rhythm and blues.

The group is a mix of professional experience and creativity anad includes John Farey on keyboard, trombone and vocals, along with Greg Miner delivering sounds on the saxophone, flute and harmonica. A guest player will sit in on bass.

It's the perfect music to go coverless, said Abigail Schwerin of Sapolil. In other words, bands that typically call for a cover charge at the winery's tasting room at 15 E. Main St. can be seen for free this month, she added.

Farey, Bluestone's lead musician, arrived in the area in 2008. With a long career of recording, composing and touring, he is the vocalist and cofounder of the group.

Credits include touring and recording with artists such as Sly and the Family Stone, Van Morrison, Zero, John Cipollini and Tom Johnston.

Having performed in Eastern Washington since moving to the area just over a year ago, Miner has established roots here as sought-after saxophone, flute and harmonica player. In a 30-year career, the artist has performed and recorded with Grammy-winning composer, Alan "Weaver" Copeland.

In addition to serving Sapolil Cellars wine by the glass and bottle, the tasting room is also serving "Johnny's Famous Hot Spiced Wine" during winter months.

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