Field notes: Jonathan Cain -Keyboardist for Journey

Having lived in Marin for nearly 30 years, Jonathan Cain, keyboardist with the mega-popular rock group Journey, is living the dream. His dream includes enjoying what he calls the finest weather in all of California in his north Marin backyard, where he has written some of his favorite songs and has recently planted a vineyard of pinot clones. In his spare time, between helping out at his children’s schools talent show production is his forte and working on his craft — he has been collaborating with friend Dennis De La Montanya on a label called DelaCain, and they plan to release their first pinot noir, “Chanconne,” this summer. It’s an event he might miss, since Journey will be touring as they have for the past 20 years. “It’s hard to leave my wife and family,” says Cain. “We say we have gotten used to it but it always hurts when I leave.” This year the tour will include ‘70s rock legends Cheap Trick and Heart. Can’t make the tour? Head up to Rohnert Park to buy Journey’s new CD, Revelation sold exclusively at WalMart and then keep driving north to Healdsburg De La Montanya Winery & Vineyard, grab some Chanconne, and enjoy!

You could live anywhere. Why Marin? When I come home to Marin I can relax and unwind. Marin is a safe and friendly place to raise our three children. We have also found the public schools excellent.

What makes you happy in Marin? Going to Blackie’s Pasture to ride bikes, having lunch in Tiburon, riding mountain bikes up on Mount Burdell, watching our kids do well in academics and special concerts and playing golf at StoneTree with my son, Weston.

via Field notes: Jonathan Cain -Keyboardist for Journey.

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