Chords & Vines is an Internet radio show originally broadcasting from the Temecula Valley area of southern California and aired live on L.A. Talk Radio via Skype. Our first broadcast was September 2013 and now in our second year we have now grown from approximately 900 listeners to over 50,000+ listeners These figures are based on listeners who either listen to the live broadcast online, our fan base that join us in-person at the venue, website downloads, and show archives available on the website
Our message is simple… showcase indie artists, the venues that support these artists, and showcase outstanding wines by pairing wine (or brews) to their music. Each artist and venue have their own page on our website with links to their website and/or where you can find their music online and other pertainent information.
Since our first show, Chords and Vines has broadened to include artists, wineries, and venues outside the Temecula Valley area giving many musicians the opportunity to have their music heard by people in other areas, resulting in increased fan base, CD sales, and employment as well as showcasing the venue and/or winery giving them additional exposure to potential customers 73.4% of website traffic comes from social media (Facebook and Twitter) without any paid promotion implemented
We recently have started working with venues in the San Diego, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara areas including the San Diego Food and Wine Festival and the Los Angeles WineFest. We’re continuing to build a loyal live audience for our weekly shows broadcasting from all these areas
The show goes live every Sunday afternoon at 2pm and in the event a listener cannot tune in, the files are immediately archived to be available later on both our website: www.ChordsandVines.com and at www.LATalkRadio.com/ChordsandVines.php.
Kat Ellis & Joe Mullenix are our on-air personalities. Both have extensive backgrounds in music and music promotions. Wine experts from various wineries and venues are also brought on to the show. These experts have previously listened to the artist’s music and have chosen wines that they feel pair nicely to the artists music while at the same time showcasing the winery and venue.
Musical guests have included the L.A. Music Awards Musical Group of the Year awardee Bonedust, Grammy Nominees Diana Barash, Jody Quine, and Grant Maloy Smith, reality TV stars Brad Bohannan and Brian Collins, opera star Sascha LaRusso, the Latin jazz styling of Diego Mondragon, rock legend Andy Fraser, legendary percussionist Jackie Bertone, country musician Michael Thomas, and local favorites Tim Moyer, John Quint, Joanna Pearl, Robin Adler & Dave Blackburn, Matt Stone, John Lane, and many others. Please visit our MUSICAL GUESTS page for a complete list of artists including links to their websites.
Venues and wineries have included, Baily Estate Winery, Lorimar, Thornton Winery, Tesoro Winery, D’Canters, Estate d'Iacobelli, La Bella Vita, Temecula Valley Cheese Company, Crush and Brew, and others.
For information regarding sponsorship, marketing opportunities or to book as our wine expert or venue, or if you’d like to be one of our musical guests, please contact Lisa-Magee-Thames at email@example.com or email Kat Ellis at Kat@ChordsAndVines.com