The Devil Mountain Coffee House concert series offers an opportunity to experience great music in a warm and informal setting. Our performers present a rich variety of musical genres: mostly acoustic, mostly original, but always wonderful.
Concerts take place in our spacious fellowship hall that features excellent acoustics and a professional sound system. Coffee, snacks, and a congenial audience make these concerts a delight. We invite you to come and enjoy some music with us.
Admission is by suggested donation.
Unless otherwise noted, all shows start at 8:00 PM. Doors open at 7:30.
Jaeger & Reid — Friday, September 20, 2019 8PM
Judi Jaeger & Bob Reid are excited to perform at Devil Mountain Coffee House. Bob Reid grew up in the Mt. Diablo Fellowship and then the Mt. Diablo Unitarian Church in the 50s and 60s. Bob’s mother, Betty Reid Soskin, author, activist and the subject of two upcoming documentary films will make a special appearance.
Bob and Judi have performed in France, Israel, and Canada in the past few months, as well as at celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pete Seeger at the Northwest Folklife Festival, the Hudson River Revival and the Puffin Forum in New
Some of the best discoveries are made by accident and that’s what happened in the fusion of the musical talents of Judi Jaeger and Bob Reid. They unwittingly found perfect harmony while standing next to each other at a music camp jam in the summer of 2015. Their musical spark quickly caught fire and was noticed by those around them – and the successful collaboration between Jaeger and Reid was born.
Judi grew up near Montreal, Canada, where her world was filled with music; her mother and brother sang and played guitar and she listened to Leonard Cohen, Peter, Paul & Mary, Pete Seeger, and many others. She began her career as a performing songwriter as an expression of her loss after the death of her mother and has written songs for her local domestic violence prevention organization. Bob is a fourth-generation Californian, and like Judi, Bob also grew up surrounded by music. Bob’s Mom performed in coffeehouses in the 1960s, while his father was a gospel concert promoter. Bob has been a California Arts Council Artist in the Schools, performed at the United Nations in New York, in concert, at festivals and in schools across the United States. His original songs have been sung by Pete Seeger, Bill Harley, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer and many others. Bob was chosen by the Seeger family to perform at memorial concerts for both Pete and Toshi Seeger in New York. Bob has a keen eye for musicality, empowerment, appreciation of nature and social causes in his writing.
“As contemporary singer-songwriters, Judi Jaeger and Bob Reid are strictly top tier. They know how to work within the folk idiom to craft a song that is personal and introspective without ever being self-indulgent.” -Steve Suffet, Peoples’ Voice Cafe (New York, NY)
“Jaeger & Reid fill the air with amazing energy, unique harmonies and insightful original songs that are both meaningful and memorable. Their musical synergy is truly infectious!” – Neil Scott – iHeart Radio
“Moving, kind, and beautiful material – both covers and originals – speaking to powerful emotions and important issues in our world today. Wonderful harmonies for a world in need of harmony.”– Marc Stern – “Radio with a View” WMBR Cambridge, MA
$20 suggested donation
($5 for children 6-15, under 6 are free. Must be accompanied by an adult.)
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(No one turned away for lack of ability to pay. Sliding scale tickets available only at the door.)
Show starts at 8PM. Doors open: 7:30PM
(Note: Advanced ticket sales will end at 8AM on the day of show. Check this page for ticket status at the door.)