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Sunday Salons

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ust about every Sunday beginning in April, our Sunday Salons at the River House Inn on the New River are patterned on the famous international "salons" of the past. While we were never invited to those heady Parisian parties of the twenties and thirties - to hobnob with Hemingway and Gertrude Stein (not to mention Alice B. Toklas!) - the idea of such literary and artistic gatherings sounded appealing. Drop by at 4:00 for food and wine, music and conversation, perhaps a poetry reading or a short play, a book-signing, an exhibit of art or pottery, or an occasional film. Dinner, usually a four-course set menu, follows about 6:00.

If you can’t make dinner, you’re welcome to come for the entertainment in the North Carolina mountains and a libation with hors d’oeuvres! But please call 336-982-2109 to reserve.

See some of our past talent at Sunday Salons.

Jen, from www.onemomsworld.com and Sarah from www.highcountrymomsquad.com / www.reallifeblog.net visited the River House Inn for a Sunday Salon. The evening was full of great food, live music, and new friends. Enjoy her video!

Emile Pandolfi. Read more about Emile Pandolfi.

Clay Lunsford Jazz Quartet

John Stewart: Pianist, Author, Biographer, Genealogist and Raconteur - "A Life in Music”

Tres Amigos – Justin Poindexter, Sam Reider and Eddie Barbash

Sasha Papernik, Russian pianist and composer

Steve & Ruth Smith: Besides Ruth’s hammered dulcimer and Steve’s fingerstyle acoustic guitar, the Smiths include clawhammer banjo, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, and vocals. Read more on their website.

Lisa Baldwin and Dave Haney: Bluegrass, country, and singer-songwriter material. Read more on their website.

Patrick Lui: Classical Guitar. Read more on his website.

The Tony Williamson Duo: Mandolin and Guitar

The Ardmores: Southern rock, blues and easy listening. Read more on their website.

Wayne Henderson, legendary guitar-picker and luthier - and Helen White, equally legendary musician and founder of JAM, Junior Appalachian Musicians.

The Marie Vanderbeck Trio: Mike Chrzanowski on bass, Ken Broun on piano, vocals and jazz - sweet and sassy

Joyce Rouse: Singer, songwriter, environmentalist. Read more on her website.

Doug Davis: Rock, soul, roots

Tim and Debbie Yates of Acoustic Heritage: bluegrass, country, original singer song writers

Martha Bassett and Patrick Lawrence: Sultry, southern, swing, awesome vocalist

Lee and Susan Terry: Guitar and Viola – acoustic and folk

Wet Paint - Rob Mangum and Dennis Shaw: country, bluegrass, blues, soft rock

Linda Carroll: extraordinary vocalist, with auto-harp or "naked" - folk, labor songs

Aaron Price and Vendetta Crème: Cabaret music at its finest

Bob Child: Flautist, flaunting his amazing flutes

The Lower Brass of the Winston-Salem Moravian Band

Robin Voiers and Bill Voiers in “Love Letters”

Phil ‘n’ the Blanks: soft rock, blues, fun

The Sunday Salons begin at 4:00 PM; hors d’oeuvre at 5:00 PM; more music and a four-course chef's choice menu is served at 6:00 PM. $15 for entertainment and hors d’oeuvre, $45 for entertainment, hors d'oeuvre, and dinner.

For information and reservations please call River House 336-982-2109.

Drop by at 4:00 for food and wine and entertainment in the North Carolina mountains, even if you can't stay for dinner. But please call 336-982-2109 to reserve.

Current Sunday Salon Schedule

See who performed in 2009 and 2010.

See more of our past talent at Sunday Salons.



River House Country Inn & Restaurant
More than a Bed and Breakfast.
In the Blue Ridge Mountains on the New River near Boone & West Jefferson.
1896 Old Field Creek Road, Grassy Creek, NC 28631
336-982-2109 | riverhouse@skybest.com