Union, Maine, Sunday, August 18, 2013, 2pm
Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Shawn Mullins will perform at Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery in Union, Sunday, August 18th at 2pm. The concert is free but donations of cash and non-perishable food for the Come Spring Food Pantry will be accepted.
Shawn Mullins is best known for the 1998 single “Lullaby”, which hit number one on the Adult Top 40 and was nominated for a Grammy Award.
The Atlanta-based singer/songwriter and band leader has undergone a series of transformative experiences, leading to a second coming for the veteran artist. Evidence of Mullins’ newfound level of musical and lyrical ambition courses comes through with Light You Up (Vanguard Records, October 12). This captivating new song cycle will likely be viewed as a flat-out revelation even by Mullins’ most fervent fans.
His experiences included an indoctrination into the collaborative creative process by numerous bouts of intensive co-writing, in one instance putting him atop of the country charts via a key contribution to the Zac Brown Band’s “Toes,” marking his third #1 single, following 1999’s “Lullaby” and the 2006 Triple A/Americana chart-topper “Beautiful Wreck.” Further co-writing yielded nine of the 11 songs on the new album, which Mullins believes represents the strongest, most expressive writing of his distinguished career.
Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery is Maine’s premier producer of estate grown grape and wild blueberry wines. The Shawn Mullins concert is part of a series of family friendly summer and fall events at the picturesque Union farm.
The concert will begin at 2pm, but seating is limited, so guests are encouraged to come early and bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Savage Oakes wine as well as beer will be served, and a variety of food will be available from noon until 4pm. Events will take place rain or shine.
To help the Come Spring Food Pantry, guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food item or make a monetary donation. The food pantry was founded as a community service project for the Come Spring School, a private school for children with special needs. The school has closed, but the food pantry remains. It is a 501c3 organization, feeding the hungry of rural midcoast Maine.
Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery is located at 174 Barrett Hill Road in Union, one third mile off Route 17. The tasting room is open daily 11am – 5pm. For more information, call 785-2828 or visit www.SavageOakes.com.