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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.


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  Friday, September 7                             8:00 PM

The Way Down Wanderers

Well it is a new season at Música Del Río and we are kicking it off like we never have before. We put in hardwood floors and air-conditioning this summer in order to cool things off for our opening concert with The Way Down Wanderers. Otherwise there would be a good chance these guys would just burn the place up.

Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, this 5-piece modern-folk Americana group, draws listeners in with energy, originality and soulful generosity. Playing, performing and writing together for just 3 short years, the Wanderers have built an enthusiastic and fast-growing following. Youthful and professionally trained, these young men captivate audiences with soaring instrumentals, foot stomping sing-alongs and a lively stage show. They have created a buzz with their unplugged, off-stage encores and propensity for performing, “restSTOMPS” - free acoustic sets at rest & truck stops along their tour routes. The band’s debut, self-titled album, produced by Mike Marsh of the Avett Brothers and recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso TX, is now available and catching everyone’s attention.

The Wanderers seldom have the opportunity to play house concerts, but for Música Del Río the timing was just right to catch them on their way through. If you like The Dunwells, The Brothers Comatose, Mumford and Sons, or Achilles Wheel; you need to be at our house on September 8th.

Front-men and founders, Austin Thompson and Collin Krause, met in their hometown of Peoria, IL when they joined the same folk band and embarked on their first tour at the ages of 14 and 18 years old. The two became fast friends and soon began writing music together, ultimately forming The Way Down Wanderers when Collin was 16 and Austin, 20 years old.

Austin Thompson is on guitar, lead & harmony vocals as well as percussion in the studio. He adds his unique musical influences of rock, folk and spoken word to the music he writes and performs.

Collin Krause plays mandolin, fiddle and sings lead and harmony vocals for the band. Collin started classical violin at the age of 3 and has never looked back, except to pull traditional roots & bluegrass into his life and never let go.

John Merikoski adds drums and percussion. John Williams bring the upright bass and more vocals. Travis Kowalsky rounds things out with fine banjo & fiddle.

The Way Down Wanderers are ready to make things cook as the season gets underway on September 8, at our house. Be here!