Chouinard Winery is located in Palomares Canyon between Castro Valley and the Livermore wine country on the historic Cook Ranch. Since 1983 we have been welcoming our guests into our Winemaking family. Bring a picnic and taste wine under the 100 year old oak trees, listen to live music, or celebrate a special event, wedding or party in the vineyard. Chouinard's winery is an extension of our winemaking passion. Malbec, Chardonnay, Barbera Rose, Cabernet, Chenin Blanc, Port, we craft award winning wines of all types.
It has been my pleasure to play all over the country including some great San Francisco Bay area venues. Hundreds of songs with fine lyrics are ready to get to your heart. A few are my own, some belong to old friends and were gathered in travels over America. Sets include writers like Leadbelly, Leonard Cohen, Ray Charles, Richard Thompson, Joni Mitchell, John Prine, Chris Stapleton, Tom Waits, and Irving Berlin.
The sound is lush analogue high-fidelity. Main guitars are custom-made Jubal and Avian multi-scale guitars using dropped tunings primarily in C,G,D,G,B,E. K&K pickups and Shure SM81 provide internal and external guitar signals to a Soundcraft live mixer.
For booking or to discuss projects, reach me through the contact page. Please check my calendar and patronize my venues in the San Francisco Bay area: Swirl on the Square and Tap25 in Livermore, The Fourth Bore in Orinda, Tiburon Tavern in Tiburon, Mullin's Bar and Grill/Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, The Cannery Cafe in Hayward, Cafe Zoe in Menlo Park, Flight Wine Bar and Cafe in Fremont, The Dublin Vine in Dublin, and Jered's Pottery Studio Gallery in Richmond.
“You are an amazing pro. Love your sound. Incredible talent, Joe. 'One Meatball' tells a great story with expressive lyrics, voice and acoustic. Great style.” —Chuck Brunicardi
“Well-crafted, compelling composition... well-executed performance & production! Nice tracks.” —Kerry Leigh
“Joe Kady is the real thing.” —Bruce Wheelock, Flying Whale Recording
"A wonderful style" ---Cafe Zoe, Menlo Park
"What a voice!" ---Kathy Ray
“Great passion in your sound.” —John Revitte
“Your music sounds fantastic!” —Graham Hill
Every third Saturday of the month, I play the Cannery Cafe Beer Brunch. Jeff Rosen and Debbi Pfisterer have built a mighty and tasty brunch place in the Hayward Area Historical Society on Foothill in Hayward. I've loved playing here for three years! But not just me, there's music every Saturday. Open 5 days weekly. Wed - Sun 8:30am - 2pm.
Flight Wine Bar & Cafe is a comfortable and cozy little hidden gem in the Mission San Jose district of Fremont, California, just off the Washington Blvd exit from Interstate 680. Stop in to relax and enjoy a wide variety of unique wines from around the globe. We specialize in doing flights of wine and have many to choose from. Wines are also available by the glass and bottle and our wine list rotates frequently to keep it fresh and interesting. If you're in to hops and malt, a selection of craft beer is also offered, including specialty barrel aged beers. While you're sipping wine or beer, tame your appetite with our appetizers, tapas, salads, sandwiches, or entrees. Then, calm your "sweet tooth" with dessert and dessert wines.
We have live acoustic music on Sunday's and look forward to hosting your visit to our Winery & Tasting Room in Berkeley’s Gilman District. Our vineyards are located north of Berkeley in the Sierra Foothills (El Dorado), Mendocino and Napa Valley so a visit does not include the vineyards. But from mid August to mid October the winery is full of fermenting juice which our visitors can often see and definitely smell!
Every other Friday is tap takeover at the Dublin Vine/Whole Foods. Kona Brewing beers is featured on tap and by the barrel this week. A few Hawaiian tunes may be on tap too. Music at 5PM. at the Dublin Vine. Come on.