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Point Richmond Music Free Concert: Paper Birds & Howell Devine
August 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Point Richmond Music’s (PRM) free music festival continues on Friday, August 11th, with Paper Birds and Howell Devine! PRM, an all-volunteer non-profit organization, produces the series in support of its mission to build community through the unifying language of music. The street series runs on the second Friday of each month through September, from 5:30pm to 7:45pm in historic downtown Point Richmond (Park Place between West Richmond and Washington Avenues).
Local restaurants offer a wide array of cuisines, and a rotating selection of food trucks pull up to each concert. Proceeds from PRM’s bar directly support the music series. Festival-style seating is available with a limited number of chairs provided, and concert-goers are encouraged to bring their own festival/lawn chairs. Please visit www.pointrichmondmusic.org for more information.
Friday, August 11th:
5:30pm – 6:30pm – Paper Birds: a cross-country pop-up band fronted by songwriters Claudia Russell and Katie Dahl. Claudia Russell is a veteran of California’s Americana Music scene who has won songwriting honors from Boston to Austin. Known for her nimble, expressive voice and tightly knit songs, Russell brings grace and spunk to an eclectic array of music. Two thousand miles inland from Russell’s Bay Area home, Katie Dahl has gained a reputation as one of the Midwest’s best young songwriters, writing keenly literate songs planted deep in the ground of her Wisconsin home. Fold in Dahl’s husband Rich Higdon on bass and percussion and Russell’s husband Bruce Kaplan (on mandolin and guitar), and you have a musical outfit adept in creating music that is at once reflective, quirky, and poignant—and an onstage dynamic that is genuinely warm and lively. https://claudiarussell.com/paper-birds-part-time-pop-up-band
6:45pm – 7:45pm – Howell Devine: triple threat talent, Joshua Howell (guitar, harmonica, vocals) and percussion savant, Pete Devine (drums, washboard), plus veteran upright bassist, Joe Kyle Jr. deftly mix Delta/Country Blues with wildly syncopated rhythms to create a rollicking present-day sound rooted in early blues. http://www.howelldevine.com/
About Point Richmond Music:
Founded in 2001, Point Richmond Music (PRM) is a 501c3 nonprofit public benefit organization that provides free outdoor summer concerts as a way to build community through the unifying language of music. PRM concerts provide a gathering place for people of all ages, ethnicities, and walks of life by featuring musical talent from Richmond, the Bay Area and beyond. In addition to producing a free summer concert series, the group is proud to foster the development of the next generation of musicians through contributions to local school music programs. This collaborative effort relies on donations of time and money from volunteers and local businesses and organizations. Thank you to our 2023 sponsors to date: Republic Services, Mechanics Bank, East Brother Beer, Interactive Resources, Point Richmond Neighborhood Council, MSH Group, M.A. Hays and Wicked Code. For more information, please visit
www.pointrichmondmusic.org and www.facebook.com/ptrichmondmusic.