A great way to enjoy live “natural-folk” music in the most comfortable of settings is to host a “house concert” in your
home (or other favorite place; i.e. boat decks or boat house, pool deck, campsite around the campfire…). You get to control the by-invitation-only
audience; you control the libation rules; you set the date/time; you provide whatever eats & drinks you like (BYOB and pot-lucks
work great); and you can permit “donations” to help offset the expenses if you choose (maybe even come out ahead).
It works something
1. Pick a few dates
that work for you (primary and alternates),
2. Contact your performer
coordinate (hopefully, that’d be me - see the "contact page
"). I'll travel overland anywhere in Western America or Canada to
sing in your favorite home-space.
3. Start contacting your invite “A-list”.
I will provide a nice custom
downloadable poster/flyer for you to use in building up your event (samples below). Be sure to highlight that this is a CONCERT that
you are hosting at your home – not just another party (unless it is, and thats fine too!), and that it is a listening & interactive
live musical event, mention if donations are welcome/expected (I always welcome them!, but it’s your house), and mention that CD’s
and merchandise will be available for sale between sets.
4. Set up a good listening area
for your guests – anything from
lawn chairs arranged in a semi-circle, to sofas, or even logs rolled around the campfire. All I need is a few square
feet for my barstool and PA (see typical stage plot
), for very small/very intimate living-room shows we may decide that no PA is needed
– and that’s fine, otherwise I need access to 110v AC.
5. You host, I’ll sing, it’ll be nice!
And your guests will all
talk about “the concert at your house” for a long time to come! House concerts are very special & VERY cool, and
pulling then off is a piece-of-cake... just get in touch and we'll work it out - way too easy.
Big Beach Party w/CMB on the edge of the Pacific Rim - 2013 HUGE FUN!
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