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

John Flynn Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7pm
John Flynn


Suggested Donation: $20

John Flynn is an American singer-songwriter and activist known for his powerful music and tireless efforts on behalf of "the lost and the lonely, the shackled and scarred." His career has embodied an authentic troubadour odyssey that moved legendary folk DJ Gene Shay to call Flynn "the most quintessential folk singer in my life", and Andrew L. Braunfeld of the Philadelphia Folk Festival to say, "It has been disappointing that the world of folk music has not, during the last half century, been creating many new heroes. John Flynn is a notable exception, and is worthy of our respect as he follows the paths of Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs and Kris Kristofferson."

Over three and a half decades, John Flynn’s music has carried him from Jersey shore bars to Nashville’s Music Row; from home plate performances in major league ballparks to concerts in maximum-security prisons; from star-studded benefit shows at Tipitina’s in New Orleans to awareness-building appearances at the Walter Reed Military Hospital and the Dover Air Force Base. Along the way Flynn has continued to make new friends and fans as he has given of his defiantly unguarded heart and optimistic spirit from large and small stages, living rooms, pulpits and schools across this country.

A wordsmith of rare facility, Flynn’s songs are laced with keenly observed and soul-resonant scraps of irony, humor, stumbled-on wisdom, and streetwise compassion. Reflecting on some of this music, long-time friend and Flynn champion Kris Kristofferson has called John "an important artist whose work in prisons, rehabs, and half-way houses is distilled into the truth and the beauty of heartfelt and heart warming slices of life." In 2007 Kris cited Flynn to TV Guide Magazine as one of his favorite country artists, saying, “He’s got a great heart and I like the way he thinks”.

Over the years John’s work as a social justice activist has garnered almost as much attention as his music. Flynn currently serves on the Advisory Board for Camp Dreamcatcher, a therapeutic summer camp for children whose lives have been impacted by AIDS/HIV, where his annual concerts for the kids, and holiday fundraisers have become a tradition. Since 2004, Flynn has volunteered at Delaware’s maximum-security state penitentiary, the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution, as the lead facilitator of an inmate support group called New Beginnings. The American Library Association has recognized John for family recordings; and in 2012 he was a Grammy honoree for his song “Two Wolves” on the anti-bullying compilation, All About Bullies, Big and Small.

The suggested donation for the evening is just $20 per person, payable in cash at the door. All the money goes to the performers. We will also have our usual "potluck" style coffee and dessert buffet. The show is called for 7:00 P.M. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. RSVP today to Russ & Julie at: rsvp@houseconcerts.us

We look forward to seeing you here!

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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