On August 18, Bay Area musicians and river-lovers Laurie Lewis
and Suzy Thompson
held the third annual "River of Song" concert at Berkeley's Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse.
Each concert has been a benefit for the Foothill Conservancy and Friends of the River.
As in previous years, Suzy and Laurie both performed songs about rivers and water, joined by some of the East Bay’s finest acoustic musicians.
Suzy and Laurie created “River of Song: A Musical Celebration of California’s Life-Giving Waters” in 2017. On stage this year, Laurie recalled that Conservancy President Katherine Evatt once shared that if our bodies are 60 percent water, then East Bay residents are full of our wonderful Mokelumne River since the river provides 90 percent of their drinking water.
The concert was a wonderful event full of music about rivers and life-giving waters. We are grateful to Laurie, Suzy and the other participating musicians, to the Freight and Salvage for hosting the show, and to our volunteers, Jim Weigand and Shelly Hance, who attended on our behalf and shared information about the Conservancy and Mokelumne with concertgoers.