Five Artists Vie for Last Slot in 2007 Winery Music Awards Competition

Independent music artists compete in fourth and last semi-final round of outdoor winery concerts. Winner advances to finals and for a chance at cash, prizes and a record deal.

Paso Robles, CA, August 20, 2007 --( With three out of four semi-final winners now determined, the last group of unsigned, original music artists in the 2007 Winery Music Awards competition will compete for the final slot on Saturday, September 15 at Paso Robles’ Silver Horse Winery and a chance to advance to the final concert competition and win cash, prizes, and a record deal. Two Wild Card winners will also advance to the final concert competition, to be held on October 7 at the outdoor amphitheatre at River Oak Hot Springs and Spa in Paso Robles, CA.

The five artists set to perform in front of a panel of accomplished professionals in the music and entertainment industries are: Fair Trade from Sacramento, CA; Paper Tiger from San Francisco, CA; Vanessa Van Spall from San Francisco, CA; Holiday and The Adventure Pop Collection from San Diego, CA; and Jane Bolduc from Los Angeles, CA. Music genres for this round include rock, pop, acoustic, and Americana.

Of the pool of twenty industry judges, some notable names include Jon Anderson, of the legendary rock group, YES; Antonia Bennett, jazz singer and daughter of the great Tony Bennett; and Jake Hooker, composer one of rock’s greatest hits of all time, “I Love Rock and Roll.”

Shannon Curtis from Los Angeles, CA won the opening semi-final round in June. July’s semi-final winner was Dominic Castillo and the Rock Savants from San Luis Obispo, CA. In August, the winner was Los Angeles-based Justin Hopkins. Current Wild Card artists, who did not win a semi-final round but earned the next two highest scores, overall, are Amber Norgaard of Tucson, AZ and Debra Arlyn of Portland, OR.

Artist performances are judged in the categories of originality, musicianship and marketability to the prime wine-consuming market, men and women aged 25-54.

Hosts Andrew Firestone, General Manager of Firestone Winery in Paso Robles, and once featured on TV’s “The Bachelor”, and Janie Terrazas, a Los Angeles-based TV personality and model, keep audiences entertained at each show with their personable charm, quick wit and engaging humor.

Founded and produced by Kathy Kelly Productions, Inc., the competition was created out of the growing popularity of quality musical performances at many wineries throughout California. Attendees enjoy fine wine, gourmet food and quality original music in a variety of genres surrounded by rows of vineyards and stacks of wine barrels. The Winery Music Awards competition is a Paso Robles, CA-based showcase open to original music artists from the US and Canada, independent and unsigned with major record labels. Its four monthly semi-final concert competitions began in June. Twenty artists out of nearly 100 who entered the competition qualified to compete in the semi-final rounds.

Tickets for any of the remaining rounds of the Winery Music Awards concerts are available through or by calling 1-800-838-3006. Tickets are $40.00.

More information is available at

Note to Editor:
Artist & event photos are available to download at the Media page of the Winery Music Awards website. Go to:

If your publication plans to cover the Winery Music Awards, media passes are available.

Contact Kathy Kelly or Len Napolitano to make arrangements.

Winery Music Awards
Len Napolitano
805 434-5100
Kathy Kelly: