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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.


Next Concert
And the "Who's Coming" page lists the artists and dates
for all confirmed future concerts.


  Saturday,  September 17                                             7:30 PM

Sugar in the Gourd

Sugar in the Gourd, named after a traditional foot stomping fiddle tune, is every bit as edgy and just as much fun.  These four talented women have the added depth of beautifully constructed original songs covering topics from trains, drinking, love, and redemption; all the way toa conversation with God. Merrily, Aubrey, Lisa and Lynn comprise this delightful Americana / Roots quartet joining us a return visit to Música Del Río.  

From old blues to original swing tunes; with an Appalachian murder ballad thrown in, “Sugar” will make sure we have a tasty musical sampling from the old, to the new; with the irreverent mixed in for good measure.  Their beautiful three part vocal harmonies along with fine musicianship on violin, guitar, mandolin, upright bass and banjo, make them a refreshing musical treat.

Along with opening for Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and John Sebastian, Merrily Weeber, on vocals and guitar; has co-written with great musical luminaries such as Jack Tempchin, Janis Ian and Lloyd Price.

Starting out professionally at a very young age, Aubrey Richmond, on vocals and violin, has maintained a highly successful international career as a top studio fiddler and touring artist.

Born into a family of bluegrass musicians, Lisa Salloux, on vocals, mandolin and guitar, has kept her music and song writing moving with a careful blend of the contemporary and the traditional.

A well-known poet and lyricist, Lynn Shipley Sokolow, on upright bass and banjo, brings an adequate mix of irreverence to the overall scheme of things with Sugar in the Gourd.

Combining their diverse backgrounds and songwriting styles, Sugar in the Gourd is bringing a truly unique blend to us for a great evening.  We are looking forward to sharing these fine musicians with you for their return to Música Del Río on September 17th.