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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.


   

 

  Friday, March 3                             8:00 PM

 
Joe Craven & The Sometimers



Brace yourselves friends, Joe Craven is on “tilt” again and he is bringing musical colleagues who likely have been deceived into believing he is really a “straight arrow” musician. It is Música Del Río’s desire to save these few misguided musicians (Bruce MacMillan & Jonathan Stoyanoff) from a scary musical path. They are invited (unbeknownst to Joe) to the “MDR musical rescue”... An intervention. Join us, as we do consider it a “spectator sport”. By the time Bruce & Jonathan leave here we will have opened their eyes to the “real” Joe Craven…Read on!

Bruce and Jonathan are “The Sometimers” part of JC & The Sometimers; and we are still not sure Joe is all there. We have invited Joe Craven back soon so after his last evening of hijinks is because we know these guys do not know the way out.

Jonathan Stoyanoff is one of the most highly regarded bassists bridging a vast span of musical genres. Having shared the stage with artists like B.B. King, Robert Cray, Huey Lewis, and Dave Mason; Jonathan sets the tempo for the evening. His bass helps tie this all together. He understands and presents a skilled bass-line (along with taking Joe & Bruce) to parts of uncharted Americana music.

Bruce MacMillan is a master of American Roots Music. He brings a versatile artistic energy, running from Blues to Bluegrass, Country to Jazz, and Roots to Rock & Roll. His vocals skills, along with his command of guitar, Dobro and lap steel, bring a broad palette of sound to Joe Craven & The Sometimers.

While most of you know (and are sometimes afraid of) Joe Craven, his musical resumé is boundless. He has been here as part of Painted Mandolin, Mamajowali, The Joe Craven Trio, and plain old solo Joe. When he is grounded, which does happen more often than one might expect, he may be the only living musician who has mastered the mandolin, fiddle, jawbone of an ass, and MC’ing Live Oak…all at the very same time. And with all due respect, Fred says; “Joe is the greatest living, tilted, musical showman, since Spike Jones left us back in 65.”

Join us on March 3 for our first Joe Craven intervention rescue & recital.