On 11/12/10, Tony Brooke recorded a rare solo show by Ben Harper at the Franciscan Estates Winery in Napa CA. The event was called "Pairings," with a multiple course dinner by celebrity chef Chris Cosentino and wine by Franciscan. The menu was inspired by Ben Harper's lyrics, and presented with commentary by Cosentino and Franciscan Director of Winemaking Janet Myers.
"American Express, Ben Harper, Chris Cosentino and Franciscan Estate invite you to the celebrated vineyard in Napa Valley, CA for an exceptional event. Join the Grammy® award-winning artist for a rare acoustic performance along with celebrated San Francisco-based Chef and star of Food Network's "Chefs vs. City," Chris Cosentino, for a curated collaboration as they share with you their passion for music, fine food and great wine."
"The evening will feature a menu inspired from Chef Cosentino's restaurant, Incanto, paired with an exquisite selection of limited release and library bottlings from the Franciscan Estate and its acclaimed winemaker Janet Myers. Following the dinner, Ben will perform an acoustic set including songs from his forthcoming 2011 album release. Card members will enjoy a spectacular multi-course dinner, featuring a menu co-created by Chef Cosentino, Ben Harper and Janet Myers, set on the gorgeous grounds of the Franciscan Oakville Estate and perfectly paired with wines for each course. This event will be filmed for commercial use."
Ben Harper, Chris and Janet discuss the "Pairings" concept featuring Ben performing "Number With No Name":
A shorter, low-resolution version (that's Tony putting up an audience mic in the opening shot):