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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.

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  Friday,  May 6                                                                8:00 PM

Gypsy Soul

 

Before Gypsy Soul first joined us here in 2008, we had heard Cilette Swann and Roman Morykit’s music defined 50 different ways. The only definition that matters has been, and still is; “Artist’s who bring blessings to our hearts & ears."

Since their last visit with us, more of the world has caught on. In 2014 they won Best Cover Song, for Angle from Montgomery, at the Independent Music Awards.

Cilette and Roman recently finished True, their latest CD which will be released this month. We were so pleased to receive a pre-release copy. It is clearly a masterpiece of Americana. Fred says, "It is the most perfect musical gift we have ever received."

They have been defined as folk, Americana, Celtic, world, jazz and rock. We cannot disagree with any of it and this is one of the few occasions when the definition of an artist's genre will never matter. If there is the soul of a gypsy, who has traveled the world, living in your head and you can hear it singing, it probably sounds just like these two.

Cilette is Canadian of Irish and South African heritage while Roman was born in England of Ukrainian and Italian parents. This husband and wife duo met in Scotland, have lived in (and listened to indigenous music in) five countries and now come to us from Ashland, Oregon.

Cilette offers a haunting soprano voice blending with Roman’s musicianship and writing which transcends his primary instrument, the fretless bass. His guitar licks amaze us every time we hear him. We have seldom been so delighted by an instrumental break, within a perfect evening of powerful vocals. But we must also say; Gypsy Soul offers us the very best interpretation of both Blackbird and Angel from Montgomery we have ever heard.

Together, they have been likened to Sarah McLachlan, Eva Cassidy, Allison Kraus, Fleetwood Mac, Bonnie Raitt, and Kate Bush. They are like all of those folks and absolutely beyond them in many ways. We cannot adequately explain Gypsy Soul’s music. We can only tell you that you have to join us for their return to Música Del Río on Friday May 6 and then you will understand.