The Sixth Point Richmond Acoustic season — an intimate series where incredible songwriters perform in a 100-year-old church — kicks off Friday with award-winning Canadian duo Reid Jamieson and Carolyn Mill.
The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the First Methodist Church at 201 Martina Ave. in Pt. Richmond. Tickets are $15 in advance at $20 at the door. A season pass for $100 pays for eight shows, including a special Christmas show with Maria Muldaur.
Jamieson is a winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and was described as having a “retro-pop style that tips the hat to the Everly Brothers, Chris Isaacs and Elvis.” He has appeared regularly on Vinyl Café, a popular Canadian radio show akin to Prairie Home Companion. Mill, his wife and musical partner, is equally talented and the addition of her voice “recalls Simon and Garfunkel and the aforementioned Everlys,” organizers said. The two have recently released their first CD as a duo.
“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,” said Point Richmond Acoustic co-producer Claudia Russell.
Special guest Jaspar Lepak, a folk/Americana songstress with a gift for melody and poetry, will open for the duo.
Point Richmond Acoustic is sponsored by Point Richmond Music and the First Methodist Church.
The church, an octagonal wooden prism that appears to be built by nautical carpenters, truly enriches the concert going experience.
“It’s like listening to music inside a guitar,” series co-producer Bruce Kaplan said. “Our program is completely nonreligious. It’s a friendly no-pressure environment and such a great space, it’s just all about the world-class music here!”