The Rivertown Trio (8pm)
The Rivertown Trio, an up-and-coming local band, has been playing around the Bay Area for 2 years. The players are Gary Vogensen (guitar, harmonica, vocals), Russ Gauthier (guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Julie Bernard (vocals, guitar). Gary, who has been playing guitar and singing professionally for over 40 years, has toured with Elvin Bishop, Norton Buffalo, Michael Bloomfield and Angela Strehli to name a few and was with New Riders of the Purple Sage for over a decade. Russ is a multi-instrumentalist and toured for 15 years with New Riders and has performed with artists such as Delbert McClinton, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Rick Danko, to name just a few. Julie has sung with many different local bands and some exceptional players and has been joyfully playing with Gary & Russ for the past 2 1/2 years. The Rivertown Trio plays Americana, country rock, blues and honky tonk music with beautifully crafted 3-part harmonies. They have great chemistry, are a lot of fun and a joy to listen to!