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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.

Future Concerts
The very next concert can always be found on the HOME page.

Way Out West                                   Sunday, November 17
Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan                Saturday, December 7
Wally Barnick                                   Saturday, February 22
Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplin                  Friday, April 3

We are still planning more for 2020...stay tuned!

(Watch this space for upcoming artists and concert dates.)

     Saturday, December 7                                      7:30pm

Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan

Born on Sonny Terry’s birthday (October 24, 1950), Tom Ball was meant to play music. From the guitar at eleven to the harmonica at thirteen, there has never been a day when the blues were not running around wherever he was.

To those of us who love his music, it has always been about a bottomless case of harmonicas. He has been featured on over 200 CD’s for other artists and countless film and TV soundtracks. He has also recorded three solo guitar albums and written five music instructional books. Some of the stories that he shares with us come from years of vast knowledge about what he plays. He is a noted blues historian always telling us about where it all came from. It may sound like some of it is out of a novel but it is not. Oh, however he has written a couple of those too.

Kenny Sultan is the quieter guy. But his guitar can keep even Tom in his place. Kenny’s musical education was a little more formal. With a background in Ethnomusicology, Kenny is a noted teacher at the university level. The knowledge of guitar in his mind is imparted often to others, but what comes out of his fingers is what has kept us listening for years.

So powerful is his sound. So remarkable is his style, that Martin Guitar has issued a “Kenny Sultan Signature 000-18” guitar. Moreover, Kenny may own and play more vintage Martins than any other blues man anywhere.

Together, these boys have way Too Much Fun, which also happens to be the title of Fred’s favorite Tom and Kenny album. Around the world in scores of countries, Tom and Kenny have become known as “America’s Good Time Blues Ambassadors”. For us they are just the best blues guys from the tavern, just outside of Live Oak. This will be their eighth visit; and it is now just an annual thing. Música Del Río has almost recovered enough to let them back in for Christmas. You will want to be here too.