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 Música Del Río
 House Concerts

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

  Bill & Kate Isles

From Duluth Minnesota comes the talk of the folk music community across America; Bill & Kate Isles.  Not just their music...their courtship!  Their romance and the melding of their lives created boundless opportunities to move their joint singer/songwriter skills out of the closet.  We were first blessed with a showcase of their efforts at the Folk Alliance International conference almost a decade ago.  They have been our friends and fellow music travelers ever since.

Spending almost half his life swearing off music, Bill Isles performed his first concert in over 25 years in 2000.  This action was instrumental to Kate entering the picture shortly thereafter.

After hearing Bill interviewed on public radio, Kate bought a CD and signed up on his email list.  According to Bill, these soon became "grounds for marriage".

Their relationship began soon after Kate’s musical stalking; with afternoon sessions with guitars, harmonies and coffee.  They've been together ever since, marrying in May of 2004. While Bill initially toured solo, Kate has become an integral part of the music, with extensive duo tours after the release in 2008 of the first duet album, “Matching Baggage” which includes several songs that they’ve co-written.

Bill and Kate’s songs are poetic reflections of life experiences.  Admittedly romantics, many of their lyrics focus on the joys of relationships, but others explore metaphorical worlds.  Just when you conclude that a song is about Michelangelo’s first visit to scope out the project at the Sistine Chapel, you start to realize that, perhaps, this is also an artist’s perception of entering the “chapel” of his/her audience. But then, again, it also hints at personal interactions. It is this multi-layering that has drawn many new fans to Bill and Kate’s music.

The music, the banter and the excuses will make up an evening at Música Del Río that may well seem like half concert, half therapy (theirs not ours).  But you will not want to miss it.

It is hard to explain why your life will be better for hearing them too.  But it will be.