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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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Saturday January 17, 2015                               7:30 PM

Claudia Russell
with Bruce Kaplan

Claudia Russell is returning for her third visit to Música Del Río with Bruce Kaplan on guitar at her side.  You may have heard Claudia and Bruce on Song Town at KCBX Public Radio or during their last visit to our territory.  Either way, we know you will be very glad they found their way to Atascadero once again.

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’s performance is truly heartfelt and cleverly entertaining.

Over the few years since the release of 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.  The folk music radio community has taken notice and truly agrees.  From Boston to Salt Lake to Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo she has garnered more airplay over the past decade than most folk musicians get in a lifetime.

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 her live concerts a delightful social dissertation attached to a wonderful songfest.

During the span of Música Del Río’s eight seasons there has never been a lack of clever and delightful voices and sounds.  Claudia’s appearance here helped initiate that and will surely give it a boost one more time.  Tracks from her CD “Live Band Tonight”, which includes our all-time favorite version of Bob Dylan’s “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You” can be previewed at CD Baby.  Get a taste!

Claudia can stay at Música Del Río for as long as she likes on January 17th as long as you stay too.  It could never be enough.