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© 1997 / 2019
Russ & Julie's
House Concerts

(Links go to the performers' websites.)

hONEyhoUSe Saturday, August 10, 2019, 8pm -

Suggested Donation: $20
Sponsor: Richard & Jo Ann Leeds | Law Offices of Richard Leeds

hONEyhoUSe is a unique acoustic trio combining the talents of three very diverse and seasoned artists into one unexpected powerhouse force. Consisting of award winning R&B/Gospel soulstress Hillary Smith, earthy Blues/Folk singer-songwriter Yvonne Perea, and sweet voiced Mandy Buchanan, “hONEyhoUSe” seamlessly melds the lines of musical genres with their original creations embracing blues, soul, folk and Americana into one sweet Honeyhouse of music. Three very different voices with one path... hONEyhoUSe. 2012 New Mexico Music Award winners “BEST OF THE YEAR”. Rolling Stones “Bands to Watch from Santa Fe”. 2015 New Mexico Music Awards winners “BEST SONG IN AMERICANA” (Autumn).

The Quitters Saturday, September 7, 2019, 8pm -
The Quitters

Suggested Donation: $20
Sponsor: Dick Drechsler | Dick Drechsler Photography

Stevie Coyle and Glenn Houston make up the dynamic guitar duo, The Quitters. Having each quit some of the best bands in the business, both were founding members of The Waybacks. Stevie Coyle has a long and illustrious career as an entertainer that began well before birth and Glenn Houston's well decorated history in music is best known for his founding role of powerhouse Americana quintet, Houston Jones. As individuals, both are renowned players in music circles -- and two of our favorites! Now they have joined forces, to the delight of California audiences, to become a right-handed, right-side up fingerpicking and left-handed upside-down flatpicking twosome. Mostly acoustic. Some electric. Much serendipity.

John Zipperer & Jaspar Lepak Saturday, November 2, 2019, 8pm -
John Zipperer and Jaspar Lepak

Suggested Donation: $20
Sponsor: Ron & Jean Sarfaty

John Zipperer’s clear voice, infectious melodies and heartfelt lyrics reach fans in places that they didn’t know existed. Soon everyone is singing along, swaying, chair dancing, head bobbing, and clapping. Fans remark over and over about the joy that is evident when John is on stage – joy in playing, joy for their audience, joy from the audience. John Zipperer delivers a unique and refreshing blend of rock, folk, country and blues.

Jaspar Lepak is a folk/Americana songwriter whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. A child of the Sonoran Desert, her songs are deeply influenced by the many places she has called home: Tucson, Minneapolis, Durban, and currently Seattle. Sweeping across landscapes with an emotional depth that is extraordinary, her lyrics expose a brave vulnerability while her clear, pure voice touches the heart.

Jonathan McEuen Saturday, December 7, 2019, 8pm -
Jonathan McEuen & Friends

Suggested Donation: $20

Equal parts style and soul, Jonathan McEuen has defiantly pursued his innate talents as a guitarist and singer, resulting in a remarkable artistic trajectory that spans 30 years. Jonathan comes from a rich musical lineage, growing up in the Americana scene his father, John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, helped coin. At 13, Jonathan became his father's musical partner and a favorite at festivals throughout America. As a solo artist, Jonathan has shared the stage with world-class artists such as Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Dave Mason, Vassar Clements, Robben Ford, Dwight Yoakam, and others. Currently based in Ventura County, Jonathan has been actively involved in preserving the California/country coastal sound through his relentless and decades-long support of the local live music scene.

Naked to the World Saturday, January 4, 2020, 8pm -
Naked to the World   REUNION!

Suggested Donation: $20

Naked to the World started in 1993 as a trio consisting of Kevin Fisher on acoustic guitar and vocals, Daryl S on violin, and David James on mandolin. They were voted “Acoustic Band Of The Year” by the National Academy of Songwriters, released five CDs, received multiple endorsements, toured the U.S., had a few of their songs cut by major artists, and garnered a bit of commercial airplay themselves. Featuring Kevin Fisher's literate, melodic and thought provoking lyrics -- and rounded out by Darby Orr on bass, and David Casanova on drums -- the band was one of our very favorite bands of the '90s. The former members of the band are currently spread across the country but that have agreed to a VERY SPECIAL REUNION SHOW for our audience at Russ & Julie's House Concerts.

Some of our House Concerts fill up a couple of weeks in advance, so please RSVP early. All our House Concerts begin at 8:00 P.M. unless otherwise noted. A voluntary suggested donation of $20 per person to the musicians is requested. Remember, 100% of all contributions go directly to the performers!

For more information on Russ & Julie's House Concerts,
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Please note: "Russ & Julie's House Concerts" is simply the name we choose to describe our private parties, in our private home. These parties are NOT a business nor are they a business related activity. They are strictly a hobby for us, and are simply gatherings of our friends and guests to enjoy live acoustic music, fellowship, food (a potluck dessert buffet) and fun. Our concert parties are officially free (or else it might be considered a business), although voluntary contributions (suggested donation of $20 per person) are accepted at the party on behalf of the artists. 100% of all contributions go directly to the performers. By invitation only.



Some of our House Concerts fill up a couple of weeks in advance, so please R.S.V.P. early.

All of our House Concerts begin at 8:00 P.M. and are held on Saturday evenings, unless otherwise noted. They generally end around 10:30 P.M.

A voluntary suggested donation of $20 per person to the musicians is requested. This is payable IN CASH at the door.

Remember, 100% of all contributions go directly to the performers!

Most of the musicians we host have CDs available for sale during the break and after the House Concert.

RSVP to: rsvp@

Please support independent musicians!