Join good friends and incredibly talented artists and songwriters in their own right Emerson Hart, David Ryan Harris and David Hodges as they do an “in the round” guitar pull telling the stories behind some of the greatest hits they either sang or had a hand in writing.

Emerson Hart


Songwriter, producer, vocalist and guitarist, is best known as the frontman for the multi-Platinum selling band Tonic who had smash hits “Open Up Your Eyes” and “If You Could Only See.” I think I played this album on repeat for six months straight. So, so good. Though now that I think about it, I do think there needs to be more songs about girls with hazel eyes. We are an underrated bunch.

Yountville Live veteran, Hart has had great success as a solo artist as well releasing two albums and hand-picked Harris and Hodges to join him for this event.

David Ryan Harris



Critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist that has built an impressive catalog in a near three-decade career in early bands such as Follow For Now, Brand New Immortals and has amassed a great fan base with seven full-length solo albums, the latest of which was released in June of 2017 Songs For Other People. 

Harris is also highly celebrated for producing, writing and/or performing with the likes of John Mayer, Dave Matthews, India.Arie and more. There are so many “Reasons Why” I love David Ryan Harris, but his raw talent is leaving me speechless, so I have “Nothing More To Say” right now. See what I did there? Right, moving on…

David Hodges


David rounds out the three remarkable talents as a songwriter, producer, composer and vocalist who might be best known as a member of the GRAMMY-Award winning group Evanescence, who sold over 16 million albums worldwide. Their first full-length album, “Fallen” was another record that I played on repeat as I tried to sing along, nailing every single note (not even close).

Over his close to two decade long career Hodges has written and produced for the likes of Kelly Clarkson (“Because of You), Celine Dion (“This Time”), Daughtry (“What About Now”), Carrie Underwood (“Play On”), Christina Perri (“A Thousand Years”) and so many more winning several BMI Awards.


The intimate event will be capped with a specialty tasting presented by Basil Hayden that will be paired with delectable small bites. This event is not to be missed on a true Sunday Funday Yountville Live style! Secure your seat here*.

* This is a special event and not included in the standard Taste of Yountville ticket.