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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

Happy Hosting, Happy New Year - Rob Ellen


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The Mary Kathleen Burke House concert Tour? Looking for hosts?

The thing in music that seems to be taking off in Europe now is House Concerts .My good friend and presenter Rob Ellen has even started a house concerts hub which you can find a link to on here.It tells you all about it how to be a host etc I grew up singing in houses my aunties my mothers it was the done thing and I would love to go and sing to people in their living rooms Have you got a big living room that can hold 20 to 30 people? Would you like… Continue

Added by Mary Kathleen Burke on March 7, 2009 at 20:17 — No Comments

Open Guitar Tunings

Here's some of my Open Guitar Tunings:

drop D


drop the bass E down to D.


drop the second and first string a whole tone each.

open D


the G is now dropped to an F,

making a D major triad in the fourth, third and second strings.

open G


think that the "bottom" of the tuning is the fifth string,

and the low D is "extra".

all of the cords you play in open D are… Continue

Added by dr. jay & miss diana on March 6, 2009 at 4:30 — No Comments

Touring the UK and Ireland with Billy Bragg (parts 1, 2 and 3)

Part 1


I snapped this shot of the audience just moments before taking the stage in Leeds.

This is part 1 of the many disorganized posts that I'll be throwing together in the next few days. I'll be chronicling my month long tour with everyone's best friend, Billy Bragg.

The tour started out with United Airlines losing my luggage (it ended the same way). This is but one of many times that they've lost my luggage over the years. This made it… Continue

Added by Otis Gibbs on March 5, 2009 at 23:33 — No Comments

dates available for house concerts, may 09

i'm touring in scotland this may and i have the following dates available for house shows at this point:

may 15,16,17,18,19 friday-tue.
i'm booked up wed the 20th through sunday the 24th

to book a show, email;



Added by mark cool on March 4, 2009 at 5:36 — No Comments


Remo Ricaldone's review for!

Robert Coleman Trussell is a Texas singer originally from Kingsville, but currently residing in Kansas City. His debut 2005 “Texas Gothic” CD was a successful Roots and Americana work both in Europe and the States. The acoustic/country “Juice and Jive” has now arrived to continue this folk and blues conversation. Great singing and lyrics stand out in this CD; it's spartan, yet intriguing… Continue

Added by Robert Coleman Trussell on February 26, 2009 at 5:46 — No Comments

Did You Join Here As A Result Of My Mailshot?

If any of my mailing list members joined here as a result of the plug I gave it in my last newsletter, make sure you add me as a friend here.

And good to see you too!!

Added by Alun Parry on February 22, 2009 at 12:50 — 1 Comment

Touring In Sept/Oct/Nov 2009 - House Gigs Perfect!

I'm releasing my forthcoming album in late August so will be touring in September, October and November.

My good mates The Good Intentions (cracking band by the way!) put me on to this community so thanks to the GI's.

I'm looking for dates to fill up my tour schedule and house gigs would be just perfect.

If anyone fancies inviting me over to play for you in September, October or November then please get in touch.

I have already secured one tour date… Continue

Added by Alun Parry on February 19, 2009 at 17:25 — No Comments

review of our album 'Poor Boy'

though friends and colleagues might be interested in the review on Americana UK website:

The Good Intentions "Poor Boy" (Boronda Records 2008)

Liverpool’s Sweethearts of the Rodeo

The Good Intentions consist of R.Peter Davies (lead vocals and guitar), Gabrielle Monk (vocals) and Frank Roskell (electric guitar and vocals), and whilst based in the UK this record oozes the influences of the Byrds, The Long Ryders and Neil Young… Continue

Added by the Good Intentions on February 19, 2009 at 12:38 — No Comments

still fishing for gigs... Feb27-March 6, OPEN DATES

Please, if anybody is interested in booking me
in southern england or else.. smile
please contact me hermann lammers meyer to check my sound

oo49 4962 338 Tel

Added by Hermann Lammers Meyer on February 16, 2009 at 7:30 — No Comments

John Lilly On Mountain Stage

Listen Now: John Lilly in Concert

John Lilly is known as a singer, songwriter, folklorist and historian.

Set List

"Good News/Bad News"

"This Old Knife"


"In Time"

"Friday, Sunday's Coming"

John Lilly On Mountain Stage, February 6, 2009… Continue

Added by John Lilly on February 13, 2009 at 17:37 — No Comments

Keeping the blues alive

It is with great pride I have been blessed to be able to continue to sing my blue's at this young age, LOL. It is my honest desire to be able to take these blues all over the world. I have the old school blues which are the daddy of all blues. I know every musician is aware of the fact that the old school blue's musician's are going on to glory or on their way, I for one, as long as the Creator allow me intend to present my blues to audiences all over the world, so far this has not beeen… Continue

Added by Bobbie Mercy Oliver on February 10, 2009 at 23:27 — No Comments

House concert photographs

Hello people

I've started uploading various photos from house concerts held at the makeshift theatre (Dunnet Head lighthouse). I will be in communications with our "house photographer" Fergus Mathers to get a selection of the best shots from all concerts held over 4 years & promptly upload them.

From Steve & Jubal Lee Young all the way through to Little Feat duo Paul & Fred, watch this space

thanks for reading

Added by Isaac Sutherland on February 9, 2009 at 22:12 — No Comments

Sleeve Notes

When I was a kid in the 70s, the first albums I ever bought were second hand copies of early Beatles albums. They used to have sleeve notes that told you a little bit about how the track was put together, who was singing/playing what, etc. Since, along with George Martin, they were pretty much inventing multi-track recording as they went along, they'd mention if John or Paul were double-tracked, or singing their own harmonies too. I thought it was really good, and handy if you wanted to know… Continue

Added by The Babel Fish Project on February 6, 2009 at 16:30 — No Comments

House concerts in the Howff

Ok Here is the deal for a house concert in Clackmannan nr Alloa Scotland

I would be happy to consider putting on small concerts in my Studio (The Howff) at the back of my house.

It should hold 15/20 fans comfortably, not huge but intimate and comfortable. Any Artists booked will receive a minimum of £100 (if all tickets sold) plus accom and good food :)

The other advantage is their is recording facilities available Roland 24tr Digital desk also a live feed of the gig can go to… Continue

Added by Djay Buddha on February 3, 2009 at 18:36 — No Comments

This is a great idea

There is no doubt that this is a great idea from the great mind of Rob Ellen. I am all for this, even if I am quite tech impaired!

Jason Ringenberg

Added by Jason Ringenberg on January 31, 2009 at 18:55 — No Comments

Perceptions Ours Issue 1 (Orignal release date November 7, 2008) By Jillian LaDage

As I pull together the past four years of traveling, researching, and writing my debut album, I sit looking out my office window at a gray stormy day. Winter is almost upon us as the album becomes ready for release and indeed Midwinter, as it once was called, comes for us on November 8th. As I have recently learned, it is when the sun reaches 15 degrees Scorpio in the circle of the zodiac in the sky and is one of the days known as "cross quarter days," the mid-point between the solstices and… Continue

Added by Jillian LaDage on January 21, 2009 at 16:31 — No Comments

Euro Americana Chart

Tin Roof Sky debuted in November at #21, went down to #25 in December, but now bounced back to #14 for January!!

Thanks to all who are playing the disc in the UK/Europe!

-Tom Feldmann
The Get-Rites

Added by The Get-Rites on January 14, 2009 at 17:17 — No Comments

Attention Artists Airplay opportunity on The Medicine Show

Post Your Music To This Site & I'll Play It On The Medicine Show

The Medicine Show broadcasts to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland on Nevis Radio (out of Fort William) and Loch Broom FM (out of Ullapool Scotland's Village of Music) as we'll as to the Internet on The AF Collective Radio and… Continue

Added by The Medicine Show - Rob Ellen on January 14, 2009 at 15:00 — No Comments

Free dates : Feb 27 up to March 6, 09 in England....

I have have an appearance in Leighton Buzzard , Bedforshire
on March 7+8, so i am planing to fill up the days from Feb 27 up the March 6 with GIGs in England ... I can travel .. so if it works out, i ll be coming in my van, carry my own equipment .. and perform classic Nashville / Texas Style music, solo, with guitar and tracks... check my sound at
my telef. nr oo49 4962 338

Added by Hermann Lammers Meyer on January 13, 2009 at 8:44 — No Comments

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