Point Richmond Acoustic

Point Richmond Acoustic Point Richmond Acoustic presents the finest singer/songwriters, instrumentalists and other purveyors of folk music at the historic First Methodist Church in Point RIchmond.

This is the Facebook presence for Point Richmond Acoustic Concerts, presenting world-class acoustic and folk performers in the beautiful, intimate and acoustically awesome historic Fist Methodist Church of Point Richmond. Past performers include Peter Rowan, Laurie Lewis, Karen Savoca, Peter Case, Noctambule, Teresa Tedury, Houston and Jones, Stevie Coyle, Maurice Tani, Katie Dahl, Claudia Russell

This is the Facebook presence for Point Richmond Acoustic Concerts, presenting world-class acoustic and folk performers in the beautiful, intimate and acoustically awesome historic Fist Methodist Church of Point Richmond. Past performers include Peter Rowan, Laurie Lewis, Karen Savoca, Peter Case, Noctambule, Teresa Tedury, Houston and Jones, Stevie Coyle, Maurice Tani, Katie Dahl, Claudia Russell

Operating as usual

12/05/2020
04/08/2020

Speed of Sound of Loneliness. A very sad John Prine song, for a very sad day. Rest In Paradise, John. With Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan.

We're back at Point Richmond Acoustic, Friday August 2, with Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan plus Oregon's finest, Beth...
07/07/2019

We're back at Point Richmond Acoustic, Friday August 2, with Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan plus Oregon's finest, Beth Wood. Another great evening of playing and singing in Point Richmond. Tickets at Evenbrite: https://claudiabrucebethwood.eventbrite.com

We're back at Point Richmond Acoustic, Friday August 2, with Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan plus Oregon's finest, Beth Wood. Another great evening of playing and singing in Point Richmond. Tickets at Evenbrite: https://claudiabrucebethwood.eventbrite.com

Point Richmond Acoustic presents a special August show this Friday with Paper Birds featuring Katie Dahl, Claudia Russel...
07/31/2018

Point Richmond Acoustic presents a special August show this Friday with Paper Birds featuring Katie Dahl, Claudia Russell, Bruce Kaplan and Rich Higson. Check 'em out on Youtube or better yet - come to the show! Tickets are $16 at Eventbrite. - https://mailchi.mp/8f190aba74b9/paper-birds-fly-again-and-other-news-you-can-use-1403889

Point Richmond Acoustic presents a special August show this Friday with Paper Birds featuring Katie Dahl, Claudia Russell, Bruce Kaplan and Rich Higson. Check 'em out on Youtube or better yet - come to the show! Tickets are $16 at Eventbrite. - https://mailchi.mp/8f190aba74b9/paper-birds-fly-again-and-other-news-you-can-use-1403889

Join us as May 11 for the final show of the season - come out and see Claudia and Bruce perform all the songs from their...
04/24/2018
Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan CD Celebration Concert

Join us as May 11 for the final show of the season - come out and see Claudia and Bruce perform all the songs from their forthcoming CD from start to finish. Plus a few old favorites, and as usual, delicious snacks and a chance to catch with friends and neighbors at the break.

One of the Bay Area's most eclectic and dynamic Americana duos, Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan traverse a wide Americana landscape, stopping at musical landmarks along the way, tipping their hat to bluegrass bands, blues divas, jazz cats, Village folkies, and singing cowboys. Lesser performers mig...

03/07/2018
Don't miss Friday's show with The Jaybirds plus Maurice Tani

Get your tickets for Friday's spectacular show with the John Reischman and the Jaybirds plus special guest Maurice Tani -

Opening the show is MAURICE TANI, who writes singular and cinematic songs, rendering them in his unique and compelling baritone. Each Maurice Tani composition is a 4-minute movie that evokes Merle Haggard, Charles Bukowski and Raymond Chandler, sometimes all at once. We are thrilled to have him,...

03/02/2018
Fri, March 9 - two spectacular artists! John Reischman & the Jaybirds + Maurice Tani

Fri, March 9 - two spectacular artists! John Reischman & the Jaybirds + Maurice Tani -

Point Richmond Acoustic is pleased to present world-class Bluegrass/Newgrass artists John Reischman and the Jaybirds in concert Friday, March 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Special guest singer/songwriter extraordinaire Maurice Tani opens the show. The concert is held at the First Methodist Chuch of Point...

02/28/2018
Fri, March 9 - two spectacular artists! John Reischman & the Jaybirds + Maurice Tani

Friday, March 9 - Point Richmond Acoustic presents two spectacular artists! John Reischman and the Jaybirds, plus Maurice Tani -

Point Richmond Acoustic is pleased to present world-class Bluegrass/Newgrass artists John Reischman and the Jaybirds in concert Friday, March 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Special guest singer/songwriter extraordinaire Maurice Tani opens the show. The concert is held at the First Methodist Chuch of Point...

Join us for a home run performance at Point Richmond Acoustic,  Friday,  January 12 by master songwriter Chuck Brodsky! ...
01/06/2018
Johnsmith in concert November 9 at Point Richmond

Join us for a home run performance at Point Richmond Acoustic, Friday, January 12 by master songwriter Chuck Brodsky! -

Johnsmith is a classic singer/songwriter who puts into words what we're all feeling with a clear voice, his trusty guitar and a twinkle in his eye,

Point Richmond Acoustic resident folkies wrap up their Kickstarter Campaign. Check it out tonight 12/20 before 11 pm.
12/21/2017

Point Richmond Acoustic resident folkies wrap up their Kickstarter Campaign. Check it out tonight 12/20 before 11 pm.

Last Call! We're just a few hours from the end of our Kickstarter Campaign and we're thrilled to say that we've raised more than $10,000! We're grateful to all the friends, fans and family who banded together to help us make our next record. If you haven't checked it out yet, please do. If you're tight on cash, you can get the digital album download for just $1 and still know that we truly appreciate your encouragement. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/russell-kaplan/our-next-cd-once-more-with-feeling?ref=a7j0vu

We wouldn't normally suggest that you come out to one of our concerts just for the snacks. It's the music that counts. B...
11/10/2017

We wouldn't normally suggest that you come out to one of our concerts just for the snacks. It's the music that counts. But while you're here, you can enjoy fresh baked and a chance to catch up with friends and neighbors on the break. So come by tonight Friday, Nov 10, and hear Johnsmith and Steve Meckfessel and taste these cookies by Claudia Russell, the resident baker! Tickets at the door!

We wouldn't normally suggest that you come out to one of our concerts just for the snacks. It's the music that counts. But while you're here, you can enjoy fresh baked and a chance to catch up with friends and neighbors on the break. So come by tonight Friday, Nov 10, and hear Johnsmith and Steve Meckfessel and taste these cookies by Claudia Russell, the resident baker! Tickets at the door!

We would love to see you Friday -
10/11/2017
We would love to see you Friday

We would love to see you Friday -

Our season starts this Friday with Stevie Coyle and Glenn Houston, who make up the dynamic guitar duo The Quitters.  Stevie is well-known for his adroit finger-style guitar and quick-as-lightning wit. Glen Houston supplies masterful melodic explorations and mellifluous tones. Together it is a guitar...

Join us for the Point Richmond Acoustic Season Kickoff - Friday, October 13 with the Quitters -   And checkout our 2017-...
10/06/2017
Season Kickoff - Friday, October 13 with the Quitters

Join us for the Point Richmond Acoustic Season Kickoff - Friday, October 13 with the Quitters - And checkout our 2017-2018 lineup. Season tickets are now on sale!

Stevie Coyle and Glenn Houston make up the dynamic guitar duo The Quitters.  Stevie is well-known for his adroit finger-style guitar and quick-as-lightning wit. Glen Houston supplies masterful melodic explorations and mellifluous tones. Together it is a guitar aficionado's dream.

Our 2017 - 2018 Point Richmond Acoustic Season starts in less than two weeks. We have another great lineup: October 13 w...
10/01/2017

Our 2017 - 2018 Point Richmond Acoustic Season starts in less than two weeks. We have another great lineup: October 13 with guitar whiz kids the Quitters, November 12 with songwriter Johnsmith, December 8 with the unique Tin Pan Alley chanteuse Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys, Chuck Brodsky kicks off 2018 with our January 12 show, and February 9 is the CD Release show for hometown favorites Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan. March is bluegrass masters John Reischmann and the Jaybirds and April brings back funky folksters Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman. Stay tuned for news on our season closer in May.

Our 2017 - 2018 Point Richmond Acoustic Season starts in less than two weeks. We have another great lineup: October 13 with guitar whiz kids the Quitters, November 12 with songwriter Johnsmith, December 8 with the unique Tin Pan Alley chanteuse Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys, Chuck Brodsky kicks off 2018 with our January 12 show, and February 9 is the CD Release show for hometown favorites Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan. March is bluegrass masters John Reischmann and the Jaybirds and April brings back funky folksters Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman. Stay tuned for news on our season closer in May.

Our 2017 - 2018 Season starts with a bang on Friday, October 13, when we present to of the best guitarists the Bay Area ...
10/01/2017
The Quitters - Compadres In the Old Sierra Madre by Paul Chrisman aka Woody Paul

Our 2017 - 2018 Season starts with a bang on Friday, October 13, when we present to of the best guitarists the Bay Area has to offer: Stevie Coyle and Glen Houston, known collectively as the Quitters! Tickets available at https://quitters2017.eventbrite.com

"Compadres In the Old Sierra Madre" (Paul Chrisman a.k.a. Woody Paul) Mighty Fine Guitars, Lafayette, CA - November 11, 2016 The Quitters: Fingerstyle guitar...

Friday, June 30 at Point Richmond Acoustic, we are very excited to present a once-in-a-blue-moon performance of Little B...
06/12/2017

Friday, June 30 at Point Richmond Acoustic, we are very excited to present a once-in-a-blue-moon performance of Little Bird, our pop-up band featuring us - Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan plus our friends Katie Dahl and Rich Higdon from Wisconsin. Katie is truly one of the Midwest's best young songwriters, with songs that are as beautifully lyrical as they are melodic. Claudia and I will bring some new songs from our forthcoming album as well as one old favorites. And Rich will add bass and percussion for the full Little Bird experience. Tickets $16 in advance at www.pointacoustic.org or $20 at the door.

Friday, June 30 at Point Richmond Acoustic, we are very excited to present a once-in-a-blue-moon performance of Little Bird, our pop-up band featuring us - Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan plus our friends Katie Dahl and Rich Higdon from Wisconsin. Katie is truly one of the Midwest's best young songwriters, with songs that are as beautifully lyrical as they are melodic. Claudia and I will bring some new songs from our forthcoming album as well as one old favorites. And Rich will add bass and percussion for the full Little Bird experience. Tickets $16 in advance at www.pointacoustic.org or $20 at the door.

Friday May 12 - Come hear Misner & Smith's awesome harmony!
05/03/2017
Friday May 12 - Come hear Misner & Smith's sweet harmony!

Friday May 12 - Come hear Misner & Smith's awesome harmony!

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 have invented a sound all their own, seducing listeners with music that captures longing and belonging in the same moment. In a world…

We are pleased to present Peter Rowan on February 10 at Point Richmond Acoustic. Peter is a legendary musician, songwrit...
01/24/2017

We are pleased to present Peter Rowan on February 10 at Point Richmond Acoustic. Peter is a legendary musician, songwriter and a national treasure. An eclectic visionary, he's the missing link between genres from Bluegrass to Reggae to Tejano, having played and sung with Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys, Earth Opera, Tony Rice, Flaco Jimenez, Jerry Douglas, Jerry Garcia and a host of other talented musicians. As a songwriter, he's written Americana classics such as Walls of Time, Panama Red, Free Mexican Air Force, Moonlight Midnight and many more.

Peter has played for crowds of thousands. But at Point Richmond Acoustic, the Bay Area's most intimate and acoustically awesome venue, you can see him up close and personal. He'll be accompanied by Mike Witcher, a fantastic resantor guitar player.

Tickets are $20 in advance and are going fast. This show will sell out. Visit www.pointacoustic.org to purchase and location info, etc.

We are pleased to present Peter Rowan on February 10 at Point Richmond Acoustic. Peter is a legendary musician, songwriter and a national treasure. An eclectic visionary, he's the missing link between genres from Bluegrass to Reggae to Tejano, having played and sung with Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys, Earth Opera, Tony Rice, Flaco Jimenez, Jerry Douglas, Jerry Garcia and a host of other talented musicians. As a songwriter, he's written Americana classics such as Walls of Time, Panama Red, Free Mexican Air Force, Moonlight Midnight and many more.

Peter has played for crowds of thousands. But at Point Richmond Acoustic, the Bay Area's most intimate and acoustically awesome venue, you can see him up close and personal. He'll be accompanied by Mike Witcher, a fantastic resantor guitar player.

Tickets are $20 in advance and are going fast. This show will sell out. Visit www.pointacoustic.org to purchase and location info, etc.

Join us tonight, December 9 with the amazing wit and harmony of Uncle Bonsai! It's going to be another great night! Plus...
12/08/2016
This Friday's concert:  Prepare to laugh!

Join us tonight, December 9 with the amazing wit and harmony of Uncle Bonsai! It's going to be another great night! Plus special guest Emily Yates, and home backed snacks and refreshments. Visit www.pointacoustic.org for tickets and location.

To buy tickets,www.pointacoustic.orgSpecial guest Emily YatesEmily YatesPlus as always, we'll have fresh baked snacks, a give away, and a chance to catch up with friends and neighbors. See you there!–Bruce Kaplan and Claudia RussellPhoebe Hunt and Dominick Leslie

Save the Date - Nov 11 Mark Lemaire and Doug Adamz in concert at Point Richmond Acoustic
10/25/2016
Save the Date - Nov 11

Save the Date - Nov 11 Mark Lemaire and Doug Adamz in concert at Point Richmond Acoustic

Get Your Folk On
10/04/2016
Get your Folk On with these two great shows!

Get Your Folk On

Have you missed us? Friday, October 14, we begin our new season with master songwriters Bill and Kate Isles. Bill and Kate have played hundreds of shows for audiences all over the country, bringing their tuneful, heartfelt songs, gentle midwest humor and lovely two-part harmony everywhere they go. T...

May 13 - Thompsonia takes us into the Summer
05/11/2016
Friday the 13th with Eric, Suzy and Allegra Thompson

May 13 - Thompsonia takes us into the Summer

Special guests Voss & Osborne open the show. Singer Jane Voss and pianist Hoyle Osborne sing and play vaudeville blues, early jazz, ragtime, and early country music, plus their own compositions in American roots traditions. As usual, there will be a break with delicious snacks and a chance to catch…

April 8 is on with Mike and Ruthy -  NY's finest!
05/04/2016
May 13 - Thompsonia takes us into the Summer

April 8 is on with Mike and Ruthy - NY's finest!

We close out our 6th season with Thompsonia, a very special Bay Area band! Suzy & Eric Thompson are mainstays of the Bay Area Roots music scene have performed and recorded in collaborations with David Grisman, David Nelson (New Riders), Geoff Muldaur, Jim Kweskin, Michael Doucet, and Dave Alvin, to…

Tickets are going fast for our last minute pop-up show with Fantastic Negrito! So get your tickets here: https://www.uni...
03/10/2016

Tickets are going fast for our last minute pop-up show with Fantastic Negrito! So get your tickets here: https://www.universe.com/fantastic

Tonight, Saturday March 12, we are presenting one of our favorite bands ever! Fantastic Negrito has been making a splash on the national music scene with their unique and compelling blend of old school soul, gospel and rock. (This will not be an acoustic concert!) They’ve played Hardly Strictly, been featured at SXSW, and won NPR’s 2015 Tiny Desk Concert contest over 7000 other entries. We’ve been trying to get the band to Richmond for more than a year. They have a brand new album coming out, are about to go on tour, and they’ve agreed to do a special warm up show for us. See them up close and personal before they’re so famous you have to line up at the Paramount Theater to see them! Aireene Espiritu opens the show. Doors at 7:30, show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the door.

Tickets are going fast for our last minute pop-up show with Fantastic Negrito! So get your tickets here: https://www.universe.com/fantastic

Tonight, Saturday March 12, we are presenting one of our favorite bands ever! Fantastic Negrito has been making a splash on the national music scene with their unique and compelling blend of old school soul, gospel and rock. (This will not be an acoustic concert!) They’ve played Hardly Strictly, been featured at SXSW, and won NPR’s 2015 Tiny Desk Concert contest over 7000 other entries. We’ve been trying to get the band to Richmond for more than a year. They have a brand new album coming out, are about to go on tour, and they’ve agreed to do a special warm up show for us. See them up close and personal before they’re so famous you have to line up at the Paramount Theater to see them! Aireene Espiritu opens the show. Doors at 7:30, show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the door.

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201 Martina St
Richmond, CA
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This monthly concert series brings a variety of mostly acoustic music to the historic town or Point Richmond. We are co-sponsored by Point Richmond Music and the First Methodist Church of Pt. RIchmond.

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