Gigs in odd places

We've all been there. The gig in the most unlikely of places. Airport terminals, bus stops, driveways, wheel-chair ramps... Screwy places.

I was going through some photos and found one that I had forgotten about. Not because it was bad, it was actually quite posh. Located in the beautiful Napa Valley Wine country, the Pine Ridge Winery holds a secret that belies the greenery of it's exterior. 

300 feet into the hillside is a subterranean dinning room you almost can't believe.

It's a cave. When informed that I would play in a cave,  I immediately pictured bats, water running down walls, stalactites & stalagmites.

Yes--it' a cave, but an upscale one. Stucco walls, tiles floors, electrical fixtures. The tunnels were filled with barrels of wine that opened-up to the chamber we see here. 

Now the acoustic qualities are another story: they we quite strange... but man-- funky cave.


Gerritnow said...

Hey, I love your photos..they are really nice...