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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.


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Friday, November 7, 2014                               8:00 PM

Small Potatoes

Their coming back and you can’t get a restraining order against a band!  Small Potatoes is Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso.  This Chicago based duo refer to themselves as eclecto-maniacs.  They have often been reffered to as “new-fashioned folksingers…A good way to make magic.”

With Small Potatoes you hear two of the greatest voices on the road along with some truly fine guitar playing, and a touch of tin whistle, flute, mandolin, bodran along with many other percussion toys.  There are really no rules here.  Sometimes the traditional will sound contemporary and sometimes the contemporary sounds traditional.  Sometimes it is just ridiculous!  They always seem comfortable with what the evening has to offer whether playing an upbeat cowboy swing tune or a traditional ballad.  If Jacquie and Rich seem to think the audience is getting too comfortable as spectators, watch out.

It has been seven years since we last let these vegetables into our living room.  Most of you have forgotten their last visit, so maybe a few of you will show-up.  Dirty Linen Magazine, the foremost folk music rag of today, said of Small Potatoes; “one of the most polished, inventive and entertaining shows” in folk music traveling today.  When we think of a duo offering from “celtic to cowboy” we must admit we have never heard of a “polished” spud.

Along with their last stop here, Small Potatoes has been around as part of SLOFolks once or twice.  And now that their parole office wants them to stay away from wineries, he asked us to find a spot for them at Música Del Río.  In the interest of compassion; we did.  They have shared the stage with the likes of Tom Paxton, Greg Brown, Peter Rowan and Trout Fishing in America, and many of these folks are still on speaking terms with them.

Great music is usually enough to keep us happy at Música Del Río.  With Jacquie and Rich that shall happen.  But when the spuds come out, great fun shall be added to the evening at no extra charge.

So Small Potatoes returns for their once a decade visit and we only have seats for about sixty of you.  So peel yourselves away from the home fries long enough to try au gratin as you join them here on Friday, November 7th.  Ketchup not required.