Saturday, October 16 Slade Rivers & Bill Griffin
Saturday, November 6 Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan
Saturday, December 4 Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan
Saturday, February 5 Dan Navarro & James Lee Stanley
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 2021, is the anniversary tour that 2020 would not let happen.
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 maintain 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 November 6 as long as you stay too. It could never be enough.