To celebrate the reawakening of our live music scene, Point San Luis Lighthouse is holding a very special concert 3 pm –7 pm Saturday, June 26th. A hundred dollars will secure your seat at one of only ten outdoor tables on a bluff overlooking San Luis Bay. The ticket price includes round-trip transportation from Avila Beach, breathtaking views, Clesi wine bottled exclusively for the lighthouse, charcuterie appetizers, and a catered box dinner. You can also tour the Lighthouse, Keeper’s Dwelling, and Fog Signal Building where our Fresnel lens is on display.
Best of all, The Jill Knight Trio will take the stage. It promises to be an unforgettable afternoon.
Vocalist and guitarist Jill Knight has an unmistakable soulful sound. Hailing from Savannah, Georgia, her music delivers a southern texture blending Americana, Blues, and R&B. She’s toured and shared the stage with other artists like India Arie, Shawn Colvin, The Doobie Brothers, Chris Isaak, David Lindley, Los Lobos, Peter Rowan, and Phoebe Snow. Her accolades include an LA music award “best female vocalist” nomination, finalist at the Telluride Troubadour competition, and finalist at the National Academy of Songwriters’ “songwriter of the year” competition.
Accompanying Jill on violin will be Brynn Albanese. Violin has been part of Brynn’s life since she was four years old. Her entire family is made up of professional musicians, including the legendary operatic soprano Licia Albanese. After graduating from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Brynn was Concertmaster of the Tanglewood Orchestra under Simon Rattle and Seiji Ozawa, member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, and an original member and principal second violin of the Metamorphosen chamber orchestra under the baton of Scott Yoo, now Music Director of the Central Coast’s Festival Moziac. Brynn also performed in the Netherlands where she played with the Residentie Orkest of The Hague under the baton of Jaap Van Zweeden, now Music Director of the New York Philharmonic. Avilones will remember Brynn from the world music ensemble Café Musique. She performed with the group throughout California and Europe from 2008 until the group disbanded in 2020.
Eric Williams will round out the trio, playing bass and guitar. Eric is a multi-instrumentalist, having mastered guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, and bouzouki, and has been a recording artist and album producer on more than one hundred albums. Eric has performed and toured with Tori Amos, Taj Mahal, Tracy Ullman and Russian Balalaika Orchestras, and has recorded with Grammy Award-winning Rita Coolidge. Like Brynn, he’s a Café Musique alum.