House Concerts are a wonderful opportunity to meet a performer up front and personal. They usually star touring artists that are in between gigs, and they are held in the home of a member, mostly on a Sunday afternoon. House concerts almost always turn into a party. Following the concert and after sharing some good food, drink, conversation and making new friends, the jamming begins.
On March 29, 2003, we presented Jez Lowe, on tour from England with an empty date due to a scheduling goof. Our flexibility enabled us to have a great treat. Jez is currently on tour again in the US, and thought of us when he had an open date for Monday evening, September 22, 2008 and we were pleased to host a return performance featuring his new work.
Before that, our most recent house concert was on September 18, 2005, when we were thrilled to have Bob Fox, also from England, come for a return house concert. In February 2003, we presented Bob Fox for the first time. Bob delighted us with a rockin' afternoon concert, and the afternoon was enhanced by surprise performers Julian Dawson (also on tour from the UK) and Steve Key who opened up Bob's sets.
In September 2002, we presented Real Time (Kenny Spiers, Judy Dinning & Joe Wright) three highly respected artists from the UK. It was a delightful afternoon concert outdoors overlooking Long Island parkland.
In April 2001, we presented John Wright accompanied by Maurice Dickson, two accomplished artists from the UK who joined forces for a short tour of the States and honored us with a delightful afternoon concert.
In May 1999 we presented Bruce Davies, a singer-songwriter from Scotland and winner of the prestigious Edinburgh Folk Club Song writing competition in 1995. Bruce was on his way home after touring the U.S., which included opening for John McCutcheon at Wolftrap, VA. His rich baritone voice thrilled everyone and we all had a terrific time. Bruce impressed the audience so much that we brought him back for a return concert in October of 2000.
Some past touring artists that we were lucky to present were Sara Grey,
Cathy Barton & Dave Para, Bruce Pratt, Beppe Gambetta (a phenominal
guitarist all the way from Italy!) and Mike Agranoff.
We also occasionally presented some very fine local talent, including Little Toby Walker, Bill Lauter, Larry Moser and Colleen Donahue.
So do yourself a favor and find out first-hand about our fabulous house
concerts, but reserve early ... 'cause if you're not a member, you just may not be able to get in!