Point Richmond Acoustic kicks off sixth season October 9, with award-winning duo Reid Jamieson and Carolyn Mill plus Special Guest Jaspar Lepak
Point Richmond Acoustic presents the award-winning songwriting duo Reid Jamieson and Carolyn Mill in concert, Friday, October 9 at 7:30 pm at the First Methodist Church in Pt. Richmond. Rounding out the show, is opener Jaspar Lepak. The Church is located at 201 Martina Ave, Richmond. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Season tickets are available at substantial savings. For tickets and more info visit www.pointacoustic.org.
Hailing from Vancouver, BC, Jamieson is a winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and a strikingly gifted singer with a retro-pop style that tips the hat to the Everly Brothers, Chris Isaacs and Elvis. Reid is a bona fide star in his native Canada, having appeared regularly on Vinyl Café, a popular Canadian radio show akin to Prairie Home Companion. His wife and musical partner, Carolyn Mill, co-writes many of the duo’s deftly-crafted songs, and their intricate vocal blend recalls Simon and Garfunkel and the aforementioned Everlys. The two have recently released their first CD as a duo, and have been featured performers at the Vancouver Folk Festival as well as having taken first place in Canada’s Pickin’ a Folk Star Contest.
Point Richmond Acoustic is pleased to introduce the duo to the Bay Area. Says series co-producer, Claudia Russell. “We first met Reid and Carolyn at a music conference last fall, and by the middle of their first song, we knew we had to have them. These two are truly great.”
Special guest Jaspar Lepak (pronounced JAS-per LEE-pack) is a folk/Americana songstress whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. A child of the Sonoran Desert, her songs are deeply influenced by the many places she has called home: Tucson, Minneapolis, Durban, and currently Seattle. Sweeping across landscapes with an emotional depth that is extraordinary, her lyrics expose a brave vulnerability while her clear, pure voice touches the heart.
In its sixth season, the Point Richmond Acoustic concert series is sponsored by Point Richmond Music and the First Methodist Church. Intimate, and an acoustic marvel, the 100-year-old church is an octagonal wooden prism that appears to be built by nautical carpenters. “It’s like listening to music inside a guitar,” Says the series co-producer Bruce Kaplan. “Our program is completely non-religious. It’s a friendly no-pressure environment and such a great space, it’s just all about the world-class music here!
The new season’s line up is on the series’ web site at www.pointacoustic.org. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The season pass is just $100 for eight shows, incudling a special Christmas show with Maria Muldaur. Tickets are available online and at the door.
Come see a fine evening of insightful songwriting and inspired singing, up close and personal, at Point Richmond Acoustic, First Methodist Church, 201 Martina Avenue, Point Richmond, on Friday October 9, at 7:30 pm.
Please visit www.reidjamieson.com and www.jasparlepak.com for more info on the artists.