Take a break from the rush of everyday life and join the River Parkway Trust for a Respite by the River. Bring your picnic dinner, blanket, lawn chair, and relax on the Ranch House front lawn while you enjoy live dinner music provided by talented local musicians. Macca's Wine Bar will be open during the dinner hour with wines for sale by the glass. Then you'll enjoy a reading by a Central Valley author. Beer, wine, and dessert will be available for sale.
Evening Schedule is as follows:
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Live dinner music, bring your dinner, purchase your glass of wine or dessert
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Reading by acclaimed author
8:00 p.m. - Book sales and signing
-Doerksen Taylor Stokes LLP
-Valley Public Radio
-Central California Life Magazine
Marisol Baca is the author of Tremor from Three Mile Harbor Press. Marisol's work has been published in Narrative Northeast, Riverlit, Shadowed: An Anthology of Women Writers, and The Acentos Review, among others. She was recently nominated for a Pushcart prize. Marisol received a Master of Fine Arts from Cornell University. While there, she won the Robert Chasen Poetry Award for her poem, Revelato. Currently, Marisol is an English professor at Fresno City College and lives in Fresno with her husband in central Fresno.
Start with serendipity, proximity, commonality, and insomnia. Add obsession with music, intrigue with the edge, and the drive to create original songs, and you get the eclectic group, Low Noon.
Robert Manzanedo delivers spot-on acoustic percussion, Dan Stein plays lead guitar, and Anne Whitehurst adds chorded rhythm guitar and harmony picking. Vocally-oriented Low Noon layers 3-part harmonies, unison, and intentional dissonance to add color and tension to their work.
The spirit of improvisation lives here. Originals are showcased, flavored by the plethora of genres that weave through the group's wide-ranging repertoire.
The genre Americana embraces blues, jazz, folk, rock, bluegrass, rockabilly, and country music. Low Noon rides in that vast genus, but they throw in 15th century ballads, Italian songs from WWI, and a few Mexican corridos, too.
This versatile trio enjoys tailoring their vibe to the needs of each event, primarily playing in California. They're looking forward to a tour of Texas and Louisiana in 2018 following the release of their in-progress album.