CD Release Party & Ice Cream Social
Nichole, I, and that other guy, arrived promptly at twelve after seven and made our way to Revolution Wines behind Bricka Bracka after first paying cover for the Ice Cream Social and purchasing featured artist Ricky Berger’s CD , which would be autographed later in the show. The three of us enjoyed a reasonably-priced flight that consisted of seven different wines from Sacramento’s Urban Winery. (My favorite was the 2006 Clarksburg Syrah.)
The wine and company was nice, but it was not the reason we left the house. We attended the night’s event to show our support for local music artist Ricky Berger who released her debut album "Ricky Berger’s First Album" to family and friends. As we waited patiently in line to enter the venue, we had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with Ricky’s grandmother — a sure sign that we truly had shown up for a family event, as Ricky’s grandmother shared family stories. (Ricky’s father graduated from my Alma Mater, Cal Poly, and studied Engineering.)
Ricky performed songs from her recently released CD as well as tracks she’s planning for her second album. (Always think sequel, baby!) I enjoyed Love Junkie most, but it didn’t make the first album so I’m looking forward to Ricky’s next release and keeping fingers crossed that she includes it. The released CD itself is a treat with, perhaps the most touching song, Okle My Dokle , which brought tears to concert-goers’ eyes as she made a heartfelt dedication to her late grandfather.
That other guy @JoshGZ and I purchased copies of Ricky’s first album. It comes loaded with eleven tracks and the video "If" (watch it below.)
Special thanks to Leatherby’s Family Creamery . Your delicious dessert complimented the night.