Familiar Strangers and The Rivertown Trio

Riverside Trio and the Familiar Strangers at the California Theatre
Tue, January 24, 2023, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

THE RIVERTOWN TRIO has been playing all over the Bay Area for the last 9 years, bringing heart, passion and veteran musicianship to their country/folk rock and Americana tunes. Fans love the beautiful, rich, unique sound that comes from the band’s 3-part harmonies and on-stage chemistry. The members, GARY VOGENSEN (lead guitar, harmonica, vocals) and RUSS GAUTHIER (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, vocals) toured with New Riders of the Purple Sage for many years and have played with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Mike Bloomfield, Etta James, Delbert McClinton and so many more. JULIE BERNARD (vocals, rhythm guitar, percussion) has played for over 12 years with various local bands and brings her talent, warmth and enthusiasm to the trio. For more information and videos, visit: www.juliebernardmusic.com
THE FAMILIAR STRANGERS play an Americana grab bag of roots music from western swing to country, bluegrass, folk, blues and even a little bit of gypsy jazz! The band always generates a big response from their audiences through friendly banter and responsiveness to requests from audience members. This is a band with a sense of humor that will have you up on your feet dancing one minute and then be tugging at your heart to buy another beer and drown your sorrows. Their musical palette runs from Bob Wills to Doc Watson to Django Reinhardt and more. The band recently celebrated their first recorded project, Masquerade 2020, a critical success. They have recently begun their sophomore project for release in the early spring 2023.Candy Girard – fiddle, vocals & killer smileTim Sarter – bass, vocals & infectious friendlinessKevin Russell – guitar, vocals & set list maker. For more information, visit: www.familiarstrangersmusic.com

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