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

July 23, 1pm potluck, 3pm music
House Concert Petaluma, CA

House concert on the backyard gazebo stage of Peg and Gary Grubb. A lovely, intimate way to enjoy music in a comfortable setting. For tickets (and it sells out quickly) go to www.hotgrubb.com and click on the Gazebo tab.

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July 28, 5-8 PM
Brewsters Beer Garden & Restaurant Petaluma, CA

Hip, cool, new happening spot in downtown Petaluma with stage, great food, fire pit and bocce court. We are psyched!

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August 2017

The Rivertown Trio is in the studio recording a CD (except for playing at the Rancho!)

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August 25, 8 PM
Rancho Nicasio Petaluma, CA

Come see us at this famous, historic roadhouse which we love, and celebrate the end of summer!

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September 9, 7 PM
AQUS Cafe Petaluma, CA

Join us and the happy local crowd at this lovely cafe. We are becoming regulars!

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September 12, 5:30 PM
The Hall San Francisco, CA

Experience this fabulous food+drink venue in the mid-Market neighborhood of SF... it's a happening scene!

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September 26, 7 PM
The Big Easy Petaluma, CA

Dance, eat and relax at this Petaluma nightclub in the heart of downtown!

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October 1, 11 AM
San Gregorio General Store San Gregorio, CA

Saloon, live music, and western wear. Does it get better than this?

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October 7, 11 AM
Private Party Oakland, CA
October 11, 7 PM
The Panama Hotel San Rafael, CA

We love playing at the most charming hotel in Marin. Great food! Be there!

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November 5, 2 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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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

About Julie

Music has been in my soul since I was a little girl. I needed to listen to music to get to sleep at night. And I did it for so many years that it just got into my cells and became part of who I am. I grew up in San Francisco in the 60s and 70s - in my world, it was totally about music! Shows at the Fillmore, Winterland, free music in the park, singing and writing songs…the excitement was intoxicating!

In 2009, I had an epiphany… I knew I HAD to share the music inside me and 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 have been a band leader, a back-up singer, sung on the fly, or rehearsed!

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 three 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...