Due Ruscelli Concert Series: June 2022
We will be kicking off our 2022 summer concert series with local musician, Bobby Vega, followed by Peter Hughes Snell and Shandra Beri! Due Ruscelli Vineyards in collaboration with Tom Ribbecke, from Ribbecke Guitars, will be hosting this concert in the beautiful outdoor amphitheater among the vineyards. Enjoy a selection of award-winning wines while listening to these amazing musicians!
Wine club members enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with a ticket purchase. Prior to the concert, attendees will have a chance to chat with guitar maker, Tom Ribbecke, while touring his shop. Purchase your ticket today!
Date & Time
Sat, June 18, 2022
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
Tickets & More Info
Tickets are $50 per person and wine club members enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with each ticket purchase. More details and ticket purchase in link below.
About the Musicians
PETER HUGHES SNELL & SHANDRA BERI
Peter Hughes Snell and Shandra Beri began writing songs together back in the late ‘80’s.
They were quickly signed to Capitol Records as the duet known as In Vitro. After two albums, they decided to explore other musical projects and continued to write together.
Pete went on the road as guitarist for Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, Annie Lennox, Macy Gray, and many others. While in town in Los Angeles, he became a session player for many TV shows and films.
During the pandemic, they decided to dive into the Cicada Project. The material is a blend of Americana, Jazz, Alternative, Country, and Pop, with the structure of contemporary songs and the creative unpredictability of improvisation. We hope you will enjoy it!
Born in San Francisco, bassist Bobby Vega has significantly contributed to the city’s rich musical heritage, and his resumé reads like a who’s who of Bay Area rock, soul, funk, and world music. He’s a master of pickstyle funk, a tone connoisseur, a professor of the groove, and one of the funniest people you’ll ever meet.
Bobby began his professional career at age 15 with Bo Diddley, but he attained widespread attention as a 16-year-old for his distinctive picked and muted bass line on Sly Stone’s “I Get High On You” (from Sly’s 1975 album High On You). Since then, he has contributed his soulful feel and incredibly dynamic playing to a long list of world-class artists.
In addition to his stellar career as a sideman, Bobby has been a member and co-founder of several of the Bay Area’s finest all-star collaborations, including Zero, KVHW, the Avalon Allstars, and Don’t Push the Clown; he continues to work with Zero/KVHW guitarist Steve Kimock in various situations. Bobby’s 1997 solo album Down the Road—with special guest performances by the Turtle Island String Quartet, Tower of Power drummer David Garibaldi, and legendary percussionist Airto Moreira—is a showcase for his diverse compositional, harmonic, and rhythmic chops.
Bobby's a world-class bass collector and a "vintage freak" of the first order, but the 1961 Fender Jazz affectionately known as the Shark Bass has been his main squeeze since 1977. The other instrument most commonly associated with him is the Bobby Vega Halfling Bass, an acoustic bass guitar built by luthier Tom Ribbecke.
Bobby’s reputation as a creative force has taken him into many other musical arenas. An accomplished composer, he has collaborated on the soundtracks for the TV documentary Vietnam: A Television History, the Francis Ford Coppola film One from the Heart, and the Sega video game Sonic The Hedgehog 3.
In 2007, he played more than 200 gigs, made in-store appearances, taught clinics, and began working as a producer. Four decades and nearly 5,000 gigs after he first began playing bass, Bobby Vega continues to develop his complex and heady blend of rhythm & blues, rock, funk, technique, and tone, “laying it down” with incredible feeling and groove.
Stay tuned for our other concerts this summer!