I think it's been last year since I wrote anything. Okay I know
that's a bad joke. You might even say it's old as the hills. I
have a friend that lives in the desert. He's always trying to
convince me to go out and visit. That I'd love it and I think
he's right. I'd love to go and visit him; although,
I must admit to a little fear.
What's the fear about? Not coming back of course I've been
in the mood to move lately.
Added by Trevor on January 19, 2010 at 1:44 —
1. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST RECORD THAT YOU EVER OWNED? The Beatles '65. It was an American edition that wasn't released in Britain. It was actually my mom's but I wore it out so much that she just let me have it. The second record that was mine, all mine, was a Christmas gift...Rod Stewart, "Every Picture Tells A Story".
2. WHAT WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE CONCERT THAT YOU EVER ATTENDED? A family friend worked for The Allman Brothers Band and he took me down to Lakeland, Florida, for a New… Continue
Added by Jefferson Ross on January 18, 2010 at 23:48 —
Please let us know what you think!
Added by Jefferson Ross on January 15, 2010 at 21:58 —
I wrote this blog about a month ago, commemorating the fall of The Berlin Wall, and I wasn't a member yet at House Concert Hub so I thought that I would include it here. Also, I'll be returning to Berlin for a solo acoustic tour in March of 2010 and that will mark the 20th anniversary of my stay there and will be in the 20th anniversary year of the fall of the wall. Thanks to everyone who has been so supportive of me and my work since I joined your network only a week or so… Continue
Added by Jefferson Ross on January 6, 2010 at 4:18 —
On Friday 15th January, the Cromarty Old Brewery welcomes Tony Cox, a multiple award-winning acoustic
guitarist from Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Tony has become a veritable icon of the guitar in southern Africa. He charges his music with African imagery, using all the finger-style techniques he had absorbed over the years from such as Leo Kottke, Sipho Mchunu and Noise Khanyile. And on-stage, he is warm and engaging with the… Continue
Added by Mairi MacNeil on January 5, 2010 at 21:13 —
I've been invited to play a festival in the UK in June and am looking for more shows to play. If anyone has a show for me, please contact me at email@example.com and I'll pass it along to my booking agent.
Added by Linda McRae on December 8, 2009 at 8:40 —
Merry Meet Everyone.
I hope that y'all are enjoying Winter where ever you live.
I live in Minnesota and there's lots of snow and cold here.
When I woke up it was -2 F. yup kinda cold.
I wanted to wish you all a crazy happy and safe new years.
I have a cool announcement to make check this out.
My cd 'Troubled Times' is up
and can be bought at cdbaby. I'm still waiting for confirmation
on the digital distro, but soon you'll find it on itunes,… Continue
Added by Trevor on December 30, 2009 at 0:26 —
OK so moaning about making music is likely to elicit the response, "Tell it to the miners!" And justifiably so. As hard work goes, sitting in pubs and lapping up the applause from the dozen drunks in front of you isn't up there with deep sea welding or portaloo cleaning at a big festival. But God damn it, we've earned our right to WHINGE! It's what we do when we're together. And boy, is it getting harder out there. Nobody is buying albums, and at the same time, while the big dogs might be… Continue
Added by Andy Tucker&The Scattered Family on December 22, 2009 at 14:47 —
I'm a new member here, from Alaska in the United States. I had already opened a page at the Concertsinyourhome.com site, and came across this one while working on some booking dates.
When I first began playing music and looking for gigs, I was making phone calls and sending out promo packages with a cassette tape! CDs were way beyond non-commercially signed musicians, and the Mac Classic II (along with the early recording software) didn't really exist yet. I got… Continue
Added by Kray Van Kirk on December 19, 2009 at 4:00 —
Google translations of these quotes are below:
‘Westcoastpop van het zuiverste water
, zoals verderop ‘First Love Freezes’ en ‘The Night She Learned To Drive’ met hun sprankelende countryfolkpop het gehoor strelen….Tangle- Free World’ is een veelzijdige en bloedmooie popplaat, waar ook de meer puristisch ingestelde americana liefhebber, veel luisterplezier aan zal beleven.” -- Huub Thomassen, Real Roots Café
“Ook "Tangle-Free World" bevat weer… Continue
Added by Anny Celsi on December 16, 2009 at 18:44 —
One of the winner's of the prestigious Burnsong songwriting project and hollering beardy both solo and with The Scattered Family - a broad musical collective of patient, long suffering musicians.
I've shared a bill with lots of lovely people including The Beautiful South, Seasick Steve, Ian McNabb, Angus & Julia Stone, Francis Macdonald, Horse, Kim Edgar, James Yorkston, Martin Stephenson and Karine Polwart.
And have played at the likes of King Tuts, Celtic Connections… Continue
Added by Andy Tucker&The Scattered Family on December 8, 2009 at 17:26 —
We'd like to thank the Cornpickers for putting us in touch with Cafe Mojo in Germany via the European Hub. We now have a gig booked over there in March 2010.
We'd also like to thank The Wignalls in Lancashire as they have booked us into one of their house concerts for August 2010
This a fantastic website and we've got some great contacts so far. So a last thanks goes to Rob for running this whole site. Keep up the good work.
Here's to more house concerts in… Continue
Added by Tinderbox on October 23, 2009 at 17:23 —
I just want to let you know that my Mexico tour starts in 2 days. I'm really excited. That's my first trip to that part of the world. Have you all a nice time.
Added by Andy Glandt on October 6, 2009 at 7:18 —
Have just organised a couple of House Concerts for my UK tour in May 2010, one via this site! If you're interested in hosting one yourself post a comment here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Added by Lou Brown on October 4, 2009 at 16:09 —
If you know of anyone who might be interested in hosting me for a show during the month of October, 2009 please get in touch. I will be performing solo...here a blurb from my press release!
Linda's busy tour schedule reflects her love for performing having completed 200 shows last year alone. She is a compelling entertainer and her personality and storytelling add an intimacy to her shows regardless of the size of venue. Her evocative and powerful voice is… Continue
Added by Linda McRae on June 7, 2009 at 13:55 —
Last night we had a great gig of Canadian American Ray Bonneville in our livingroom. About 15 people did go exiting during the songs. Ray is a great performer, his lyrics mostly have a message in it and his guitar playing is unique. He shows the art of not to fill in too much. That's why his way of performing is relaxed and a great pleasant to hear. We like to have Ray back in… Continue
Added by Jan Willem Bos on May 21, 2009 at 14:23 —
Re-tuning time is story-telling time.
Last Thursday, we hosted our first house concert. The artist was American guitarist Walter Strauss.
I have to say, it was a little nerve-racking wondering how many people would show up. We had had quite a few people say they were coming, but all the same we couldn't be sure until the time came. As it was, we needn't have worried; we had a good crowd (about 25).
As we had… Continue
Added by Sal n' Andy's House Concerts on May 16, 2009 at 10:51 —
This is a great idea, - not an entirely new one (healthy concerts got in there first i believe) but nonetheless we love the idea of turning up at somebody's home and doing a performance for people who are interested in hearing our music and a bunch of their mates, and actually having the chance to meet them personally in a relaxed enviroment. Buuuuuuuuuut an it's a sizeable butt as they say, is there enough of a demand for it from ordinary folks who have the time on their hands and are… Continue
Added by Luckyhorse on May 13, 2009 at 6:58 —
It's official !!! I'm on way over mid July thru who knows how much off August? It's my first tour overseas and to say I'm excited about it would be an obvious understatement. I've just posted some of the dates with more to follow and would like to thank everyone who has helped get this tour started. I've had the good fortune of having the help and support of Mr Rob Ellen whom we all know. It has been thru him that I have been introduced to a huge group of new friends. Fellow… Continue
Added by Tim Scott on April 23, 2009 at 5:00 —
I am working on a UK/Belgium tour in December, 2009, and am interested in performing at house concerts. Dates available are December 10-20.
Added by Terry Garland on April 23, 2009 at 14:43 —