Songs are the imaginings of the soul...

New Recordings

Check out some tracks The Rivertown Trio recorded recently in the studio!

Upcoming Shows

The Rivertown Trio

November 3, 7 PM
AQUS Cafe Petaluma, CA

Come out on a Friday night for a little food, drink, and local scene with the regulars at Aqus.

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November 5, 4 PM
Winters Tavern Pacifica, CA

'Winters Tavern is proud to be a cross between a neighborhood tavern and an old west saloon' with craft cocktails and extensive beer selection near the beach!

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November 9, 4:20 PM
Lagunitas Brewery Petaluma, CA

We'll be playing 3 sets. They have great beer and delicious food in a fun, fabulous setting.

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November 10, Sometime between 7 and 9 PM
La Promenade Cafe San Francisco, CA

Come on down to this authentic coffee house to 'Jeanie & Chuck's Free Range Fridays'. It will be so much fun. We are one of the bands playing that night!

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November 18, 4:30 PM
Black Rabbit Trading Co. San Anselmo, CA

Come down to the store to help support Sunny Hills Children Services. A portion of any purchase will go this wonderful organization. If you don't purchase, just come on by and say hello to us!

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December 1, 7 PM
AQUS Cafe Petaluma, CA

We are back at Aqus and always have a great time there. Local food and local people (and of course, great music)! Nothing better!

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December 15, 8 PM
Rancho Nicasio Petaluma, CA

Yep! Back at the Rancho...come relax, let your cares go, and eat great food at Marin's most authentic roadside tavern!

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Feb 2, 2016

The Corkscrew Wine Bar — Petaluma, CA

Mar 20, 2016

Private Event — Mill Valley, CA

Mar 24, 2016

The Panama Hotel — San Rafael, CA

Apr 5, 2016

The Corkscrew Wine Bar — Petaluma, CA

Apr 22, 2016

Tony's Seafood Restaurant — Marshall, CA

Apr 29, 2016

Rancho Nicasio — Nicasio, CA

May 3, 2016

The Corkscrew Wine Bar — Petaluma, CA

May 15, 2016

19 Broadway — Fairfax, CA

May 24, 2016

Fenix Supper Club — San Rafael, CA

Jun 7, 2016

The Corkscrew Wine Bar — Petaluma, CA

Jul 19, 2016

The Corkscrew Wine Bar — Petaluma, CA

Jul 22, 2016

Cinnabar Winery — Saratoga, CA

Jul 24, 2016

19 Broadway — Fairfax, CA

July 31, 2016

The Big Easy — Petaluma, CA

Aug 2, 2016

The Corkscrew Wine Bar — Petaluma, CA

Aug 3, 2016

The Panama Hotel — San Rafael, CA

Aug 12, 2016

Tony's Seafood Restaurant — Marshall, CA

Aug 25, 2016

Sausalito Seahorse — Sausalito, CA

Sep 6, 2016

The Corkscrew Wine Bar — Petaluma, CA

Sep 23, 2016

Rancho Nicasio — Nicasio, CA

Oct 4, 2016

The Corkscrew Wine Bar — Petaluma, CA

Oct 8, 2016

Private Event — San Francisco, CA

Oct 18, 2016

Fenix Supper Club — San Rafael, CA

Oct 21, 2016

Papermill Saloon — Forest Knolls, CA

Nov 1, 2016

The Corkscrew Wine Bar — Petaluma, CA

Nov 11, 2016

BREW Coffee and Beer House — Santa Rosa, CA

Nov 30, 2016

The Big Easy — Petaluma, CA

December 1, 2016

Sausalito Seahorse — Sausalito, CA

December 6, 2016

The Corkscrew Wine Bar — Petaluma, CA

December 16, 2016

AQUS Cafe — Petaluma, CA

December 21, 2016

The Panama Hotel — San Rafael, CA

January 3 2017, 2017

The Corkscrew Wine Bar — Petaluma, CA

January 6, 2017

AQUS Cafe — Petaluma, CA

January 13, 2017

Rancho Nicasio — Nicasio, CA

Jaunary 15, 2017

19 Broadway — Fairfax, CA

February 7, 2017

The Corkscrew Wine Bar — Petaluma, CA

February 17, 2017

Murphy's Irish Pub — Sonoma, CA

February 24, 2017

Tony's Seafood Restaurant — Marshall, CA

March 4, 2017

AQUS Cafe — Petaluma, CA

March 7, 2017

The Corkscrew Wine Bar — Petaluma, CA

March 8, 2017

Lagunitas Brewing Co. — Petaluma, CA

March 10, 2017

Twin Oaks Roadhouse — Penngrove, CA

March 17, 2017

Rancho Nicasio — Petaluma, CA

April 9, 2017

Fenix Supper Club — San Rafael, CA

April 26, 2017

The Big Easy — Petaluma, CA

June 7, 2017

The Panama Hotel — San Rafael, CA

June 9, 2017

AQUS Cafe — Petaluma, CA

June 16, 2017

Rancho Nicasio — Petaluma, CA

July 23, 2017

House Concert — Petaluma, CA

July 28, 2017

Brewsters Beer Garden & Restaurant — Petaluma, CA

August 25, 2017

Rancho Nicasio — Petaluma, CA

September 4, 2017

Angel Island Cafe & Cantina — Angel Island

September 9, 2017

AQUS Cafe — Petaluma, CA

September 12, 2017

The Hall — San Francisco, CA

September 26, 2017

The Big Easy — Petaluma, CA

October 1, 2017

San Gregorio General Store — San Gregorio, CA

October 7, 2017

Private Party — Oakland, CA

October 11, 2017

The Panama Hotel — San Rafael, CA

About Julie

Music has always been in my soul. I grew up in the music scene during the remarkable musical explosion of the 60s and 70s in San Francisco. My first show was seeing Big Brother & the Holding Company open for Jimi Hendrix at Winterland! It was thrilling, and inspired me to sing and write, and music became my obsession thereafter.

In 2007, I had an epiphany… I knew I had to share the music inside me and truly set this rock and roll girl free! Playing music allows me to share with others what is in my heart, and has changed my life in ways I never imagined.

Since then, I have had the great fortune to play with some phenomenal musicians who have played with New Riders of the Purple Sage, Etta James, Art Blakey, and Supertramp (to name a few), along with other talented players in the San Francisco Bay Area. I began performing with various bands 10 years ago, until I became band leader of the Rivertown Trio with whom I have been performing for last 4 years, singing lead, backup, playing guitar and percussion. We play all over the Bay Area.

Collaborating with other musicians is enlivening and exciting, not to mention exceedingly fun!

I am drawn to Americana, roots music, vintage country, blues, and country rock… songs that are authentic and tell a story of people, places, and real experiences. When the band is in sync and we can make the music come alive through us, it’s a feeling like none other. Music raises the vibration of the planet. It’s an honor to connect with people in this way and make an audience happy.

"It was not just your voice that was so terrific, but your presence, your rhythm and body movements, your enthusiasm, and just a sparkle in your presentation that awed us all."–Dore G

"I loved the band, the venue and YOUR SINGING, OMG!" -Bette C

The Rivertown Trio

When fate, good fortune, and chemistry come together to make a blissful whole...

Playing country rock, Americana, roots, blues, and honky-tonk music with beautifully crafted 3-part harmonies.

Russ Gauthier

Russ has been recording and performing for over 40 years playing diverse musical styles. He is a multi-instrumentalist playing acoustic, electric and lap steel guitar, mandolin, violin, banjo, and dobro. Russ toured with the New Riders of the Purple Sage for over 15 years. He has performed with artists such as Mark O'Conner, Delbert McClinton, Doug Kershaw, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Rick Danko, to name a few.

Gary Vogensen

Gary Vogensen has been playing guitar and singing professionally since the 70s. He has toured throughout the world with local and national acts including: The Elvin Bishop Band, Maria Muldaur, Norton Buffalo, Mike Bloomfield, Commander Cody and the Airmen, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Boz Skaggs, Steve Miller, Angela Strehli, Etta James, Carlene Carter, and many others.

Julie Bernard

Julie Bernard is the leader of the Rivertown Trio and is passionate about the music and songs that make up band's diverse repertoire.

She has been singing and playing guitar with Gary & Russ since her good fortune brought them together 4 years ago, realizing her lifelong dream of delighting music-loving audiences.

Videos - The Porch Sessions

Killing the Blues
Killing The Blues
Can't Let Go
Can't Let Go
Long Time Gone
Long Time Gone
Monkey and the Engineer
Monkey and the Engineer

Photos

Contact/Booking

The Rivertown Trio is available for booking:

  • Bars
  • Clubs
  • Festivals
  • Restaurants
  • Parties
  • House Concerts

"I want to share with you how inspirational your singing was to me. Your voice is incredible!" -Brad C

"You're just the bomb! Great command over the material and such chemistry with your audience and your band. A fabulous way to spend the evening. Can't wait to see MORE MORE MORE!!! -Rebecca K

Music opens minds and touches hearts...