Songwriter Jamison plays for wine crowds

2013-11-07T00:00:00Z 2014-07-03T10:28:37Z Songwriter Jamison plays for wine crowdsBy Gerald M. Gay Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Singer-songwriter Chris Jamison has been getting to know Arizona one winery at a time.

Jamison moved to  rural Yavapai County from Austin, Texas, in April and has made many of the tastings rooms in the Verde Valley and its surrounding areas regular performance stops.

Next week, he is slated to tour the vineyards of Southern Arizona for the first time, with gigs at Flying Leap Vineyards and Kief-Joshua Vineyards in Elgin and Arizona Hops and Vines in Sonoita.

Jamison said he enjoys the energy of Arizona’s blossoming wine industry.

“It is an exciting feeling to see something that is still growing,” he said.

Jamison also will play Monterey Court and Borderlands Brewing Company in Tucson.

“It is the type of thing that can really transform an area.”

Inspired by the music of Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia and Jackson Browne, Jamison recorded three full-length albums and his latest EP, “Sleeping with the T.V. On,” while living in Austin.

He moved to Arizona with his girlfriend in an effort to escape city life. When he isn’t performing, he is working as a landscaper and gardener at a bed-and-breakfast just outside of Cottonwood.

“It is a cool situation, totally off the grid,” he said.

This will be Jamison’s first visit to Southern Arizona.

“I was trying to make a trip out of it,” he said. “It seemed like a good time of year to get down there and explore.”

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