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

Sarah McQuaid Saturday, September 22, 2018, 8pm -
Sarah McQuaid


Suggested Donation: $20

Sarah McQuaid was born in Madrid to a Spanish father and an American mother. She was raised in Chicago and is now living in rural England. From the age of twelve she was embarking on tours of the US and Canada with the Chicago Children’s Choir. She moved to Ireland in 1994 and lived there for 13 years, working as a music journalist and magazine editor. In 2007, she re-released her 1997 debut solo album and launched her solo career with a performance on Irish national television as the musical guest on John Kelly's popular Friday evening arts show The View. "The precision and sophistication of the writing and playing blows me away. I am so glad to be involved," writes guitar legend Michael Chapman in his introduction to Sarah McQuaid's fifth solo album If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous, which he offered to produce. Recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International Guitar Festival in Northern Ireland, Sarah has also drawn critical praise for her voice (which has been variously likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate) and her engaging rapport with audiences: "I've attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever," wrote The Huffington Post. Sarah is currently on tour promoting her new album in the UK, Ireland, USA and continental Europe.

Tracy Grammer Sunday, October 21, 2018, 7pm -
Tracy Grammer


Suggested Donation: $20

Tracy Grammer is one of contemporary folk music's most beloved artists. Though she is widely renowned for her springwater-clear alto, perfectly intoned violin, and guitar playing that is by turns percussive and delicate, Grammer's stories, often described as "incantations," add a rare mixture of vulnerability, intimacy, and hard-won insight to Grammer's performances,. As one fan puts it, "With Tracy, it's never just about the music; it's a soul journey." Tracy Grammer rose to acclaim as half of the "postmodern, mythic American folk" duo, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer. From 1998-2001, the duo released three internationally celebrated, folk chart-topping albums featuring Carter's mytho-poetic Americana songcraft and in 2002, toured with Joan Baez, both as featured artists and Baez's band members. Called "the new voice of modern folk music," the duo was clearly in its ascendancy when in July 2002, Carter suffered a fatal heart attack mid-tour. He was 49; Grammer, 34. Grammer is currently building a tour to celebrate the release of LOW TIDE, her first album of original songs. Co-produced with long-time touring partner Jim Henry, LOW TIDE was released January 19, 2108 on Grammer's own label, Tracy Grammer Music. We can't tell you how thrilled we are to be hosting a show for one of our favorite artists!

Rita Hosking Sunday, November 11, 2018, 7pm -
Rita Hosking with Sean Feder


Suggested Donation: $20

Rita Hosking's fierce and captivating country-folk voice sings of culture clash, dishes, forest fires, black holes, and hope. Her latest of six albums, the hero's-journey-themed “Frankie and the No-Go Road,” was praised by Maverick Magazine as having “more authenticity and integrity than you can shake a stick at.” With her stories and soul-stirring delivery, this “force of nature” (Fiddlefreak Folk Review) partners with Sean Feder on sparkling dobro and banjo to deliver what Acoustic Magazine calls “timeless, unhurried elegance.” Rita's style of country-folk has been lauded for story and sense of place, and her performances praised with capturing the audience. Honors include winner of the 2008 Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest at the Sisters Folk Festival, finalist in the 2009 Telluride Music Festival Troubadour Contest, and honors in the International Songwriting Contest and West Coast Songwriters' Association.


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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