Fenwick Wine Cellars has joined forces with Backyard Jams and Jellies, located in Milton, Delaware, for a “Jam Out Tasting” on Sunday, April 14, 2013 from 12 Noon until 4 p.m. at the winery, located at 38016 Fenwick Shoals Boulevard in West Fenwick, Delaware. The event will feature live music by Bryan Russo, so guests can not only taste delicious jams and jellies, but also “jam out” to the soulful blues sound of this talented musician.
Backyard Jams and Jellies began 25 years ago when Krista, the owner, asked for the recipe of a green hot pepper jelly she tasted at a friend’s house. Her husband, an avid gardener, contributed to her hobby with seasonal fruits and vegetables, allowing her to experiment with unusual flavors and combinations. One afternoon, her neighbor, who owned a hardware store in Lewes, suggested she start selling her jams and jellies at the store, and the jars flew off the shelves. One favorite was the Beach Plum Jelly, which they still produce, along with 50 other flavors. Backyard makes jams and jellies, some in sugarless versions, as well as hot pepper jellies, mustards and chutneys.
Bryan Russo grew up in Pennsyltuckey, studying classical violin, but loved the sounds of Cohen, Waits, Newman and Dylan. A lover of the blues, Russo left his hometown at 17 and traveled the world. Russo held a series of unusual jobs, including busking on the streets of Glasgow, covering the Philadelphia Flyers for the Associated Press, selling beach umbrellas in Maryland, and sharing the stage with such musical greats as the Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, Rusted Root, G Love and Donovan Frankereiter.
A singer-songwriter, Russo has been compared to Tom Waits and Billy Joel, and Slade Vegas, a Las Vegas freelance rock writer said he was “soulful, powerful, heartfelt and satirical. His talent is undeniable, so to ignore it would be total blasphemy.”
For more information about the Jam Out Tasting, visit Fenwick Wine Cellars online