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We invite you to join us for a small gathering with friends to enjoy exceptional and well known singer/songwriters and musicians
 in our living room filled with Música Del Río, "music of  the river"
 in Atascadero,  our town in the upper Salinas River Valley of California.


                                                                                     Fred & Sharon Munroe




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

  Please Join Us!

Música Del Río house concerts are a private party for invited guests who RSVP with plans to attend.

We use a web based list management system to send invitations for the upcoming concert to everyone on our email list.

To be included on our  email invitation list, send an email to Musica Del Rio with the word "please" in the subject line. You must  include your name, where you live and a contact phone number, so we can reach you if there should ever be any last minute change of plans for a concert you are planning to attend.

 
What is going on here?
 


Música Del Río is a gathering of friends to enjoy outstanding acoustic music in our living room.

With room for about 60 friends; musicans and singer-songwriters find our  house concerts to be a joyous way to share the art of their craft.
 
100% of the donation you make to attend this gathering goes to the performers. We do this for the love of music, the love of friends to share it with and the love of opening our front door to make it happen.
 


 

Next Concert
And the "Who's Coming" page lists the artists and dates
for all confirmed future concerts.


   

 

  Saturday, October 8                             7:30 PM

 
The Cache Valley Drifters


Wonders never cease! The Cache Valley Drifters, return...yes, here. Rumors of their demise were something out of a bad political season, but let’s not go there. They are coming here once again.

The amazing style and expertise of these fine musicians, Bill Griffin, Mike Mullins, and Wally Barnick has graced concert and festival stages, often shared with Alison Krauss, Doc & Merle Watson, Stephane Grappelli, The Allman Brothers and Emmylou Harris.

Performing for over 30 years, CVD led the way in developing Bluegrass as a modern sound beyond its country music routes. It is likely their presentation will also feature remarkable versions of tunes from the late country folk artist Kate Wolf, who Bill Griffin toured with for many years.

The year we started Música Del Río, the Cache Valley Drifters stopped touring. (Some said it was old age! Others said it was so they would not have to play here!) The longest standing member, Bill Griffin moved to Hawaii about that time, where he excelled as a master luthier and creator of the mandolele. Wally Barnick lives nearby and is a dear friend we see often. Mike Mullins joined us during our first season in 2007 as a member of The Cyrus Clarke Expedition.

With the end of The Drifters annual reunion concert at Live Oak, we were sure we had heard their very last live concert together. But along with Bill’s return to the mainland, and a chance to commemorate Kate Wolf’s 75th birthday, the CVD once again are making a few special exception to their retirement. We are very proud to be part of the 2017 “we’re not sure what a reunion is” reunion tour. So don’t ask questions, just get your butt here before they change their minds. With a great deal of creative persuasion; Bill, Wally and Mike agreed to a stop by one more time. The old hippies turned bluegrass boys old men are joining us for the concert many have been asking us about every day since the word got out. We hope you can join us on October 7th.