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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.

Wally Barnick                                   Saturday, February 22
Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplin                   Friday, April 3
Flagship Romance                              Saturday, October 3

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

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


     Friday, April 3                                            8:00pm

Claudia Russell
& Bruce Kaplan



Claudia Russell is returning for her forth visit to Música Del Río along with Bruce Kaplan on guitar and mandolin at her side.  You may have heard Claudia and Bruce on KCBX Public Radio or during their last visit to our territory.  Together they have been doing this, and doing it very well for 20 years.  So 2020, is a yearlong anniversary tour and we are very glad we have all been included.

Claudia has as expressive voice that is as much at home on a whispery folk ballad as a full-tilt Buddy Holly styled romp.  She plays a style all her own: eclectic folk music with traces of all her musical loves…blues, western swing, rock and county.  Drawing from original compositions and, beloved old favorites (some almost forgotten) along with folk and pop classics; Claudia and Bruce’s performance is truly heartfelt and cleverly entertaining.

Since her first solo CD in 2000, “Song Food”, Claudia has stepped away from seeing herself as mostly an interpreter and far more as a songwriter.  With the recent release of “Lovers Tree“and our favorite “All Our Luck is Changing” from 2013; the folk music radio community has taken notice again and truly agrees.  Claudia and Bruce hit their stride early and maintained it very well.  We are so glad they are bringing it back our way.

With hints of an East Coast folk style and attached to a West Coast irreverence, Claudia’s humor, personal stories and her “Who me?” attitude makes their live concerts a delightful social dissertation attached to a wonderful songfest.

During the span of Música Del Río’s thirteen seasons there has never been a lack of clever and delightful voices and sounds.  Claudia and Bruce’s appearance here helped initiate that and will surely give it a boost one more time.  We listen to their recordings often.  The CD “Live Band Tonight” includes our all-time favorite version of Bob Dylan’s “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You” and we may have worn it out.

Claudia and Bruce can stay at Música Del Río for as long as they wish on April 3 as long as you stay too.  It could never be enough.