Yn Wine Café Announces This Month’s Emerging Artists Schedule

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Yn Wine Café has released February’s line-up for its popular Emerging Artist Series.

There is no cover charge, doors open at 5 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Here is the complete schedule for the month of February (please note, there is no show on Feb. 7):

Feb. 14 – Carrie Marshall & Chris Harris
Carrie Marshall
With Carrie’s expressiveness and sincerity, she captivates listeners with the depths of her rich voice. Her poetic, faith-based pop is sometimes laced with classical piano undertones and her original works range from tender, piano-based ballads to rhythmic pop rock. Carrie began putting her poems to music in her teens, desiring to “paint truth with words and melodies.” She quickly found that audiences resonated with her music as she shared her songs wherever she could find an audience. Carrie’s new album, “Redemption,” is a reflection of what God taught her while navigating the troubled waters of her life. “Redemption” takes the listener on a journey from struggle to hope.

Chris Harris
Chris is a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter living in Charlotte. Born in the Blue Ridge Mountains and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Chris was enthralled with the sounds of soul moving music – whether it be jazz, country, blues or rock n’ roll. He taught himself guitar and began his musical journey by endlessly spinning old records and replicating the vocal and guitar lines from popular musicians. Mixing his own brand of grassroots “soul stew,” Chris gravitates towards songs with great lyrics, good rhymes and moving melodies. Chris is a member ofNashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).

Feb. 21—Kevin Marshall & Allen Shervelle
Kevin Marshall
Kevin has been a singer, songwriter and guitar player in Charlotte since the early 1980s. He was the front man for the Charlotte band, The Wax Gurus, for eight years, but now is playing mostly original songs with some eclectic covers. He partnered with Jason Switzer, a multi-talented musician who plays guitar, mandolin and lap steel guitar.

Allen Shervelle
Allen is a songwriter from Charlotte who writes pop country, pop rock and Christian rock music. He uses his 1990s rock influence melodies and marries them with today’s country lyrics. Allen has played drums since he was 13, and picked up guitar along the way to write songs. His dream is to write songs with the hopes of inspiring and giving people something to feel good about. For the last two years, Allen has traveled to and from Nashville honing his craft. He has written songs with Marc Alan Barnette and Brandon Maddox, even assisting in a song with Barnette called “Less Is More” that features Motown bassist Bob Babbitt.

Feb. 28—Liz Howell, Dave Petty & Jackie Moseley
Liz Howell & Dave Petty
A resident of Charlotte, Liz began playing guitar and writing songs when she was a teenager. After partnering with Tyger Wade in 2004, they released their debut folk-country self-titled CD in 2006 on CDBaby. Their second CD, released in 2007, has a rich, bluesy feel. Recently, Liz went solo, but has teamed up with Dave to write a few country songs. Also a Queen City resident, Dave has been playing the local coffeehouse scene for more than 10 years. His sound has been described as country driven by rock progression with The Eagles, Radney Foster and Pat Green as influences. Both Liz and Dave are members of the NSAI, and have recently entered their works into CMT’s song contest.

Jackie Moseley
Performing and playing music has been party of Jackie’s life since she was three. Her mother was a big believer in music and dance study, and her first memory of performing came at the age of 5 when she performed for her family. Her parents converted an old gas station into a lounge where they performed skits and music. She has played the piano since she was eight and taught herself to play guitar at the age of 13 giving her a way to express things that otherwise stayed on the inside. Some of her influences are Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, Heart and Stevie Wonder.

For more information about the Emerging Artist Series, please contact Sasha Rabon by calling (704) 724-6150 or emailingsrabon@131-main.com.

About Yn Wine Café
Yn Wine Café, located at 1315 East Blvd., Charlotte, is a true Napa Valley wine bar in the heart of Dilworth. It has a collection of award-winning wines, daily drink specials and small plates of delicious light fare including Espresso Rubbed Tuna, Tender Short Ribs and Fresh Shrimp Rolls. Yn Wine Café’s hours of operation are Sunday from 5 to 11 p.m.; Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Yn Wine Café is owned and operated by Captiva Restaurant Group who also own and operate 131 Main Restaurants, an upscale casual dining restaurant serving updated American classics with an emphasis on fresh food with four locations in North Carolina, including one in Dilworth. Based in Cornelius, NC, Captiva was founded in 2004 by its three principals: Joe Douglas (CEO), Michael Vaughn (COO) and Chris Carlsen (CFO). For more information, visit www.yn-cafe.com.

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