Presenting Our

2016 - 2017  Season Line Up

 

October 14

BILL &
KATE ISLES
with special guest

Bobby Jo Valentine

 

November 11

DOUG ADAMZ
& MARK LEMAIRE

 

December 9

UNCLE BONSAI

with special guest

Emily Yates

 

January 13

PHOEBE HUNT +
DOMINICK LESLIE

with special guest Nandi

 

February 10

PETER ROWAN

 Claudia Russell + Bruce Kaplan open

 

March 10

GYPSY SOUL

with special guests Bev Barnett

& Greg Newlon

 

April 21

LAURIE LEWIS

+ Aireene Espiritu

 

May 12

MISNER
& SMITH

+ special guests

 

June 30

SPECIAL EXTRA SHOw

KATIE DAHL, CLAUDIA RUSSELL with RICH HIGDON
& BRuce KAPLAN

 

Please check out our two sister music series:

Point Richmond Music Summer Concerts

Point RIchmond Jazz

 

 

MAY 12, 7:30pm

THE BAY AREA'S DYNAMIC DUO!

MISner

&SMITH

We are pleased to welcome back one of our favorote duos, Misner & Smith, masters both of  song and harmony, the Bay Area's answer to Simon & Garfunkel, if they was ever a question.

 

Indeed, with their soaring vocal harmonies and story-filled, poetic songwriting - Misner & Smith's sound harkens back to the bedrock of modern american rock & folk. Paying tribute to strong influences like Simon & Garfunkel, The Band, and Buffalo Springfield, they invent a sound all their own, seducing listeners with music that captures longing and belonging in the same moment. Their partnership in music is a search for meaning. The songs yearn for connection, ache for understanding, relish in mystery, and rejoice in creation. In a world that often feels to be crumbling down around us, they dig deep, and find hope in simple things, in the beauty that surrounds us all.

 

It was an entirely different art form that brought these two together in the first place. Having separately studied and worked for years as actors in theaters around the country, they met for the first time at a Shakespeare festival in California in 2002. Though the seeds for their future collaboration may have been planted then—in an outdoor amphitheater surrounded by the poetry and prose of Shakespeare and Chekhov—it took two more years for the musical bond to be forged, when the two were cast in another show together in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California.

 

This time it wasn’t the spoken verse of the Bard that was at the center, but the verses penned by legendary American folksinger and songwriter, Woody Guthrie. Through several weeks of rehearsals, and an extended run of the play Woody Guthrie’s American Song, Sam and Megan discovered a mutual love of roots music, and in particular, harmony singing. With intricate, often 5-part vocal arrangements of Guthrie’s songs as the backbone of the show, the special blend that Misner & Smith have become known for became evident right away. Since then, the two have acted in the play over a hundred times around the country, including runs at venues such as Marin Theatre Company, The Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, among others.

 

Balancing their lives as musicians and actors is no easy task—and often more like a juggling act. Yet storytelling is at the heart of both, and may well be the common thread running through all art. Inspired by both music and theater, their influences contain equal parts playwrights, songwriters, actors, and musicians.

 

Eventbrite - Misner & Smith