It would be difficult to find a more beloved group of musicians in Pleasant Hill, or a more socially active guitar player in town, than Cover2Cover and Paul Cotruvo.
The band plays a fantastic variety of tunes from several decades, led by their amazing singer Toni Bryant. Other members include Larry Hall (guitar), Jon Leonardy (bass), Rob Goldberg (keyboards), Dan Hertlein (drums), and Stephen Anthony Salcedo (congas/percussion). Cotruvo's solid lead guitar work and superb backing vocals ensures this band always hits the mark.
For evidence of this, watch the crowd in the video - several seconds into the song, the chairs are pretty much empty, and folks are on their feet.
Cotruvo, in addition to leading the band and the acoustic version, Cover Story (featuring him and Bryant in duo format), also serves as musicial liason to the city, helping to book acts for the Sunset by the Lake and Plaza Concert series, and the annual Blues and Brews festival.
You can find them around town - their next public gig is Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Sunset by the Lake series. They will also be the featured band at this year's New Year's Eve celebration at