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Wine - Whiskey - Beer - Tapas - Restaurant

Monday: 4:00pm to 9:00pm - Tuesday: 4:00pm to 10:00pm

Wednesday: 4:00pm to 10:00pm - Thursday: 4:00pm to 10:00pm

Friday: 4:00pm to 12:00am - Saturday: 4:00pm to 11:00Pm

Sunday: 4:00pm to 9:00pm

/pôr/ wine house has filled a nitch in Louisville that so desperately needed to be filled by providing an environment in which you can enjoy a glass of wine and feel like you have been transported to another place. Our wine house is situated just steps off main street, but somehow feel miles away from the bustle of cars and people. Often times our guests will tell us that they feel like it reminds them of a place they visited while on vacation in Europe, and that is what we enjoy most; that people feel like they are on vacation while dinning at /pôr/ wine house. What's more, we have an exceptional offering of wines on tap, with 14 different wines by the glass to choice from, we have something for everyone. /pôr/ wine house also prides itself on always having at least one Sommelier on staff to help develop our wine list, as well as guide our guest thought their wine drinking experience. All told, /pôr/ wine house is as unique as Louisville, CO itself, and will continue to delight those that wander down our little brick path.

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John McKay

John McKay has been playing guitar for over 35 yrs and has been composing his own material for nearly as long. 

 His first instrument was piano, which he started playing at the age of 10. He quickly realized by the age of 11 that the drums were his real interest. By the age of 15 John was learning guitar and bass. From then on the guitar became his main focus. Throughout the years he played in various bands. In 1996 John earned a B.A. in Classical guitar performance from the University of Colorado Boulder. His first band playing his original music is the Wiley Cotton Band which was named after his father- Wiley Cotton McKay. This band got together in Feb. 2014 for a show at the Dickens Opera House in Longmont which was quite a blast!
 Guitarist/singer/songwriter John McKay blends the deeply personal insights of a man immersed in nature, places of the past  along with political observations of a protest singer, and the broad musical traditionalism of a folk rock musician with the passion and commitment tot a rock and roller. A musicians musician, McKay has an element of distraction to his performance as it is difficult to ignore the guitar playing which is in competition with vivid mind-expanding lyrics.
 The John McKay Band is rich with musical talent which runs the musical gamete from jam band to folk rock to world musics. JMB is a combination of the familiar things that exemplify retro rock and roll and folk music that we all are presently yearning for from the past with modern touch of contemporary times and life today.

In 1998 McKay recorded his debut CD, entitled Wiley Cotton, which is dedicated to his father. The CD is an acoustic-electric blend of eleven of his original songs. IT showcases a range of bluesy folk and soulful rhythm n' Blues. Some of the musicians that appear on the CD include Johns brother Bill McKay on piano and organ, Derek Trucks, members of Runaway Truck Ramp, Dave Watts from the Motet, Edwin Hurwitz from Shakedown Street and Mark Vann from Leftover Salmon.

 John put out a second CD in 2001. This self titled CD features his solo style of playing. It showcases his singing and songwriting with some finger style tunes thrown in the mix. As a solo performer McKay has opened for such national acts as Hot Tuna, Leftover Salmon, Zachery Richard, Merl Saunders and the Rainforest Band. 

 With the help of Chris Lakinac on drums and co-production, McKays most rocking effort was completed in 2008. 'Beetles and Bacteria' has a powerful mix of tracks. The songs range from heavy grooves such as '98 Years' and 'Lazy from Booze' to the more funky grooves of 'Marleys Song' to the more upbeat songs such as 'Marleys Song' or 'Paper Walls'.

Throughout all the years of performing, John continues to play with his brother Bill. This unique duo of guitar and keys delivers a smooth vocal harmony above rich and tight musical arrangements. A musical portrait of Americana/Blues and Folk/Rock that has been developed over a 30 year span is hard to match.

Earlier Event: March 30
The Midnight Sons
Later Event: April 6

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