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Russ & Julie's
House Concerts
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UPCOMING HOUSE CONCERTS
(Links go to the performers' websites.)

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 SHOW!


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.

Tom Chapin Saturday, February 8, 2020, 8pm
Tom Chapin - 250th House Concert!


Suggested Donation: $20

In a career that spans six decades, 26 albums and three GRAMMY awards, Hudson Valley Troubadour Tom Chapin has covered an incredible amount of creative ground. In addition to his work as a recording artist and concert performer, Chapin has acted on Broadway, as well as working extensively in television, radio and film. As a music-maker, the multi-talented singer/songwriter/guitarist has maintained two long and productive parallel careers, both as a highly respected contemporary folk artist and as a pioneer in the field of children's music. In both roles, Chapin has established a reputation for insightful, heartfelt songcraft and effortlessly charismatic live performances. The New York Times called Chapin "one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music." Chapin is a powerful advocate on behalf of a variety of charitable causes. He is a board member of WhyHunger, the organization which the artist's older brother, the late singersongwriter/activist Harry Chapin, founded (as World Hunger Year) in the 1970s. He also remains active in a variety of environmental causes, as well as efforts on behalf of music and the arts in our public schools. We are THRILLED to host this show for Tom Chapin in celebration of our 250th House Concert here at Russ & Julie's House Concerts!!

Chris Webster & Nina Gerber Saturday, March 7, 2020, 8pm
Chris Webster & Nina Gerber


Suggested Donation: $20

Back by popular demand! Music fans know Chris Webster & Nina Gerber as two of the most skilled and artful musical talents from the Bay Area. Webster's voice is uniquely compelling while Gerber's guitar is beautiful and powerful. Together they are magic. Chris Webster is a soul singer. Her voice conveys a passion that connects with the longings of her audience. She expresses sometimes-troubled feelings that everyone understands. Performing live, her intensity brings a hush to every room she plays. Guitarist Nina Gerber first earned recognition for her accompaniment of Kate Wolf. Since then, her acute skills as performer, producer and arranger have continued to deepen. She has accompanied and/or recorded with: Karla Bonoff, Peter Rowan, Eliza Gilkyson, Nanci Griffith, Greg Brown, Lucy Kaplansky, MollieO’Brien, Rosalie Sorrels, Laurie Lewis, and many others. Chris Webster & Nina Gerber perform a delightful mix of originals, tasteful covers, soulful ballads, jazzy tunes and sweet folk... a great show.


RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
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,
please contact Russ & Julie at: info@houseconcerts.us

To RSVP, and for directions, please email: rsvp@houseconcerts.us


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.





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RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

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@
houseconcerts.us



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