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 Música Del Río
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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 , April 1                             7:30 PM

 
Plainsong
Iain Matthews & Andy Roberts



We have witnessed the evolution of many artists.  Plainsong has evolved and refined its musical life in many ways over 3 decades, with two of its original members, still working together today.  Along with Iain Matthews and Andy Roberts, who will be with us here at Música Del Río on Saturday, April 1st, Plainsong was born in 1970 and included Iain’s former band mate from Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson and bassist Bob Ronga.

When some artists are referred to as “legends” it is usually a measure of years, or quality.  Iain Matthews has been judged favorably by both and nurtured many others along the way.

As a founding member of Fairport Convention back in 1967, Iain appeared on the bands’ first three recordings and continued there until 1969.  The next two years yielded three critically acclaimed releases for the band most of us in the US are more familiar with, Matthews’ Southern Comfort.  Along with years of solo work, Iain spent most of the 1980’s nurturing other artists as an A&R rep for Island Records (Fairport Convention’s original label) and Windham Hill.


Like many evolving artist of the modern folk era, Andy Roberts started his formal musical training with a violin… and a scholarship to the prestigious (400+ year old) Felsted School in England.  The start of Andy’s musical relationship with Iain, which spans over 30 years, was the formation of Plainsong in 1972.  Andy is also renowned for his studio and live work with widely ranging artists and groups from Richard Thompson to Pink Floyd.  He can be heard on Pink Floyd’s The Wall Live as a “surrogate band” member.


A desire to tour and rekindle Plainsong came about after Andy and Iain performed together a few years back at the Annual Fairport Convention Reunion Festival.  They will be playing there again this year. Along with their own compositions, Plainsong has worked on special projects reflecting their admiration for other musical legends.  Among these projects, is included a 2015 release focused on the works of the late Richard Farina.


Iain and Andy’s visit to Música Del Río is a remarkable treat.  Join us on April 1st for what may be a once in a lifetime house concert opportunity.