Presqu’ile Winery Presents: Reverend Tall Tree with Próxima Parada

Posted on Aug 20 by SEASONS Magazine


Reverend Tall Tree, courtesy

Presqu’ile Winery (5391 Presqu’ile Dr., Santa Maria) welcomes Reverend Tall Tree and Próxima Parada to the Presqu’ile Amphitheater on Saturday, August 26 for the Presqu’ile’s Summer Concert Series.

The concert opens with Próxima Parada, a band from San Luis Obispo who released their third album earlier this year.  Próxima Parada blends soulful rhythm and blues melodies with folk elements, taking lessons from contemporaries like Lake Street Dive and Vulfpeck, or classic artists like Bob Dylan and The Band. Their performances span from unadorned acoustic to floor-stomping dance party jams. 

Próxima Parada, courtesy

Headlining the night is Reverend Tall Tree, who plays original blues and American roots music, following the methods of Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Bo Diddley and others. In addition to his own headlining tours, Reverend Tall Tree (also known as singer-songwriter Chris Pierce) has opened worldwide shows and tours for such artists as B.B. King, Al Green, Toots and the Maytals, Jon Butcher, Sonia Dada, Seal and more. Other members of Reverend Tall Tree include upright bassist Dr. Cooper, drummer and percussionist Professor Lovejoy, guitarist Ol T’ Parker and guitarist Sam Meek. 

Reverend Tall Tree, courtesy

All ages are welcome to the show and children under the age of ten are admitted for free. Regionally inspired, seasonal food will be available. Presqu’ile Amphitheatre has abundant seating but please feel free to bring your own chairs and blankets. Doors at open 5 p.m., and club member entry opens at 4:30 p.m. 

If you have questions about attending this event, call Presqu’ile Winery at 805/937-8110 or visit their website

—Lohana Richmond


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