Adrian Nye

June 6, 2019
Live Music at 6-9 pm Cost-Free

Beautiful is the word you hear every time Adrian Nye's music is described.  Never a dull routine strum, his guitar work has lead and rhythm built in, whether it's an uptempo song or a ballad.  An accomplished fingerstyle guitarist, Adrian works a melody into everything he plays and mixes instrumentals seamlessly into his set.  Every song has a story or a concept or deep meaning that adds depth and rewards a repeated listen.

Adrian's full-length record West With the Night was released in 2018 on Blue Dome Records, and is getting airplay on Folk, Americana, and AAA radio stations nationwide.   It's a full band record featuring a cast of top-notch Austin musicians, and was produced by Bradley Kopp in Austin, TX.   Stay tuned to see if the record charts in 2018.

Adrian is a veteran of Boston new wave band Lizards in a Circle, which played too many bars in the 80s and 90s.   More recently he recorded an EP of his collaboration with Tessa Canzona, which features her amazing voice and Adrian's guitar.   Adrian developed his songwriting craft in Austin, Texas, and under the tutelage of Colorado great Chuck Pyle.

Adrian is an avid whitewater kayaker and lived for 5 years in a van traveling the country and camping by the river.  Many of his songs reflect that natural imagery.

The song Church of the Blue Dome has been translated into Spanish and is currently being played at environment demonstrations in Ecuador.

"What're you doing there?  That's cool." - Chuck Pyle

"Right now West with the Night is rotating with Todd Rundgren and Randy Newman in my car, and stands up with both of them.  Great work!" - Joe Strouse, Strousongs, Austin TX

"Adrian's song Wind River is a masterpiece.  First time I heard it, I knew he was onto something." -  George Ensle (legendary Austin musician who's been performing for 50 years)

"A new voice in modern folk/americana with intricate fingerpicking, a mellow vibe, smokey vocals, and well-crafted lyrics." - Jenny Reynolds

Orchard Wine Cellar Movers and Shakers This Week

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    #1 Armas de Guerra Rose

    My heavens! 50+ year old, organic Mencia vines from some of the highest vineyards in Bierzo. Subtle aromas of strawberry, pink grapefruit and white pepper play with clean river rock minerality touched by zesty key lime. Balance and finish are tied together with a vibrating acidity. Structured and executed like a world class ballerina doing flamenco. Sells out every year for good reason. Lighter than Provence, a different planet than White Zin. The only hard part is only opening one bottle at a time.
    (Holding the #1 spot)

  • Gran Passione

    #2 Gran Passione

    From the land of Amarone comes a delicious Merlot based blend. To perfectly ripe Merlot (60%) is added juice from dried Corvina grapes ala Amarone. Rich, deep and smooth, this is a remarkable Merlot that may just change your Merlot worldview! (behind by 7 bottles)

  • Laya

    #3 Laya

    From Castilla-La Mancha in Central Spain, a unique blend made with the Garnacha Tintorera grape. Not only is the skin red, but so is the flesh. This provides a sturdy structure and noticeable tannins. Aged only 4 months in oak, this wine has luscious red and black fruits with hints of spice. Definitely one you should try, especially at this price! (behind by 3 bottles)

  • Castelfeder Pertico Rosso

    #4 Castelfeder Pertico Rosso

    Such a pretty little wine! Deep, ruby color and a intense aromas of cherries, tobacco, blackberry. Just a little oak to mellow things out . The Cab and Merlot bring just a touch of richness and licorice but the Lagrein has the leading role with its bright red fruit flavors. (behind by 3 bottles)

Fun New Arrivals

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    Porron Decanter

    The porron wine pitcher is a festive way to serve wine. Either use as a decanter or just pick up the porron and tilt it so that a thin stream of wine pours directly into your mouth! It takes some skill, but it is fun at a party to see how well you and your friends master the technique. Each porron holds 1 liter, which is a perfect size to hold a bottle of wine.

  • Broc Carignan

    Broc Carignan

    From 130+ yr old vines, and on original rootstock comes this remarkable Carignan. All native yeasts, no SO2 used during production means pure bright flavors of tart cherry, blueberry and unmistakeable juicy tang from carbonic maceration. Why spend $34 on wine.com?

  • Miquel Pons 77 Xarelho

    Miquel Pons 77 Xarelho

    Paying homage to Miquel Pons who has 77 harvests under his belt is this delicious Xarel·lo. Handpicked and aged in French barrels with generous lees treatment, this is Xarel-lo like none we ever had. Gorgeous earthy acidty wrapped in creamy texture and ample oak. If you are a Cali chard drinker, prepare to have your heart broken by this Spanish seductress!

  • Maimai Syrah

    Maimai Syrah

    So pretty. Brings a clear nose of Gimblett Gravels terroir beneath lush soft blue and black fruit with lovely violet and lavender notes. Palate is clean, balanced and very approachable. Just a hint of the Northern Rhone's meatiness but mostly bright fruit and enough acidity to hold it in check. Maybe the best NZ Syrah out there??