If you haven’t hosted a House Concert yet, please make it a new year’s resolution!
Why not invite your favourite independent musician to play for your friends family and his fans in your front room, I’ll be surprised if he/she won’t show up sometime this year and play for you, let me know about it and if The Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile is loose is near enough we’ll come and broadcast it too. If you would like to help keep the wheels on the Hub and on The Moose become a patron at
My last solo tour of Italy in April/May 2010 was a great success and I'll be back in Europe in April 2011 to do some more shows. I'd like to come to UK to follow up the release of my Open Tuning Chord Book For Guitar (through Music Sales) and play some house concerts.
Would like to play on the continent as well so please get in touch… Continue
The Music Industry has definitely changed! Established acts, record companies, publishers etc. are all intent on guarding what they have achieved, the inner sanctum has been ring fenced to allow those within to secure access to airplay, Tv, Distribution and such. Writers used to be able to mail (solicited or unsolicited) songs off to Publishers and Artists and have a chance of getting the song listened to. Now Publishers have their quota of songs and writers already, they are… Continue
Added by Alan Coles on August 27, 2010 at 7:13 —
Hello again, well I've just come back home from a four hour meet with Viv Thomas; Cameraman/film maker, very interesting and we are going to make some vids. The first will take place on Sat September 11th, we do a video of me performing 'Waiting' in some kind of Rural setting; very simple, followed by an interview.
I'll put the mp3 of 'Waiting ' up on here in a few minutes so you can take a listen, If anyone has any ideas let me know?
I've been thinking of doing a fortnightly… Continue
Added by Alan Coles on August 22, 2010 at 19:49 —
After many wonderful house concerts in the US last May we finally performed our first UK one recently with 'Lancashire House Concerts', at Fairacre Farm near Preston.
The venue is wonderful - a very intimate 20+ seat auditorium with amazing acoustics and a great atmosphere. All the ingredients of a perfect house concert. Mark and Linda Wignall made everybody feel welcome as they arrived (to music from Mark's original 1950s 45rpm vinyl jukebox).
Hello Everyone, What a great site this is!
It's raining outside so I thought I'd take a bit of time out to send cds off to Reviewers and Radio Stations. The 'Play something we know' cd is going great, I've had airplay on Frank Hennessey's 'Celtic Heartbeat' show on BBC Wales, he's played a couple of songs and true to form I missed them both, ah well hopefully there will be more.
I've stripped my Live set-up down to either me solo or me playing with Liz (my Accordionist/Djembe Player)… Continue
Added by Alan Coles on August 21, 2010 at 16:58 —
I'm in LA for 2 gigs tomorrow and then back home for a bit before leaving to meet the other half of Betsy & the Frenchman (dobroist Pierre Bastide) in Wichita Labor Day weekend for a tour. I've posted some of our songs, and we're adding a ton more new material to our repertoire. Pierre is flying in from Paris and I from San Francisco, and I'll drive while he sleeps off jet-lag as quickly as possible.
My name is Dickie Lee Erwin and I'm touring in Europe in September and 1/2 of October and will be on the Faroe Islands Sept. 3-4-5- Copenhagen 6-12th and then I'm free to travel to Milan, Italy. I'm planning on coming back up to the Netherlands in October. I'm traveling with my banjo/guitar and hoping to pick up shows in the meantime. I'd love to play in Ireland, Scotland or England but have limited contacts. I will be happy to come and play house concerts, pubs,
concerts, etc. I would… Continue
Family stuff has kept me away. But I am inspired to return, having just received the latest progress on my Brook Torridge - being built for me by the lovely, lovely people at Brook Guitars in Devon. The neck's now in place and the bog oak, through-bridge has been attached. Hopefully I shall be able to drive down an take delivery of it in the first week of September. Cannot wait. Sitka spruce top, English yew back and sides, walnut neck and headstock, bog oak fretboard. Walnut purfling, Robson… Continue
I am: Shaun Belcher (alter ego Trailer Star)
I am based: Nottingham, England
I started: Too long ago!
I am influenced by: John Fahey, Howlin Wolf, Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, Charlie Rich, Peter Case, Lucinda Williams, Vic Chesnutt, Bobbie Gentry, Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt…
I can be heard: www.myspace.com/trailerstarorchestra
I am looking for house concerts and/or gigs between festivals in the UK on Thursday or Friday September 9 or 10. I am playing in Marlow, outside of London on the 11th. I don't mind traveling by train from London area but the closer the better of course. Thanks, Clarence Bucaro
Hi everyone. My name is Paul Fogarty (www.paulfogarty.com) I'm a singer-songwriter from Australia, now living in Germany and playing festivals, concerts, support spots, showcases in Germany, Switzerland, UK, Dublin, and now Holland....
I'm looking to play more House Concerts, cos they are my favourite kind of gigs. And I'm reaching out to let all you good folks about my tour dates as they currently stand (August 19th, 2010) with the hope that… Continue
Added by paul fogarty on August 19, 2010 at 14:00 —
LET THE COWBOY RIDE: An Ode to Cowboy Jack Clement
I don't know why but Cowboy Jack Clement has been on my mind lately.
I made music in Nashville for a quarter century and one thing that I learned in Twang town was, "Never Meet Your Heroes". They do not live up to your fantasies...any of them. I met too many of those poor megalomaniacs but I never met Jack Clement and maybe that's why I've been thinking about him. I… Continue
Here we go again.I can now confirm the line-up for Brindle Rocks XVI on Friday August 20th......
A welcome return from Australia for Mick Thomas & Michael Barclay.The guys will be performing songs from their vast catalogue including songs from the new c.d Live In Europe.
Song For Dan(excerpt) - Matt Stevens - Live-looped direct to tape using a line 6 DL4 and an acoustic guitar - no sequencers.
This is part of a 18 minute long song for our friend Dan Wilson, who was a lovely,inspirational,kind man,a wonderful filmmaker,friend and musician and missed by us all. Dan was the bass player in a band I was in for many years.
This is a song for our friend Dan Wilson, who was a
lovely,inspirational,kind man,a wonderful filmmaker,friend and musician
and missed by us all.
Dan was the bass player in a band I was in for many years.
Hey all if you get a chance check me out at http://www.myspace.com/smokymountaingypsy .Hope you're all having a great summer. Here in the Appalachians we're getting heatwaves then downpours...what the heck is going on with the world's weather?? Used to be summer was summer..maybe there's a song in that lol. J Continue
Added by Jerry Harmon on August 4, 2010 at 1:45 —
Daniel and myself returned last week from a successful trip to Morocco to climb North Africa's highest peak - Jebel Toubkal. We are also pleased our efforts managed to raise £1500 (so far) for MacMillan Cancer Support.
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Hello people,My name is Matt Anderson AKA The Vykyng. I am a Singer songwriter based in The UK. I am new to house concerts and plan on performing at them as much as possible on my travels, I also plan on 'Hosting' my own shows at various locations along the way. Currently looking for shows all year round throughout the UK, Europe, Scandinavia and the Balkans for 2019. I perform my own original self penned songs on guitar telling stories of my travels and the roller coaster ride of life. My…See More
Hi,I'll be in Ireland, the UK and Europe from May 22nd - June 16th. I'm interested in any house concerts or gigs during that time. I play regularly in So Calif and tour the US and Europe. The last few years I've been part of the West of the West - Roots on the Rails tours which include Dave Alvin, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jon Dee Graham, Eliza Gilkyson, Peter Case, John Doe and others.I have a new album released August 2017, The Town Where I Live, it'sgotten great reviews, done well on Americana,…See More