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Russ & Julie's
House Concerts

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hONEyhoUSe Saturday, August 19, 2023, 8pm

Suggested Donation: $20

Blending blues, rock, Americana and gospel, hONEyhoUSe will have you groovin’, laughing, crying, and singing at the top of your lungs. Relatable, authentic musicians, women you want to grab a coffee with. Energetic, gifted performers who NEVER take themselves too seriously but know there’s nothing more treasured than how music heals. hONEyhoUSe will take you on a ride you never knew you needed. Hillary Smith (vocals): With a deep soulfulness rooted in the Gospel-driven churches of her youth, a classically trained vocal instrument that’s a natural wonder and a God-given instinct for swinging a lyric, vocalist Hillary Smith has been electrifying audiences across the US for more than a quarter century. Yvonne Perea (vocals & acoustic guitar): With a seamless merging of folk, blues, and rock, Yvonne’s music captures her audience through her memorable melodies, relevant lyrics, and soulful earthy vocals. Danielle Andrade (bass): With her first musical roots in New Mexico music, country, and rock, Danielle is a versatile bassist who can adapt to any style. She loves to entertain fans live, as well as in the studio. Dianne De Leon (drums & percussion): You might say Dianne has been hitting things since birth. Self-taught on pillows, she was finally granted a drumset to make it official. Dianne brings her background in writing and playing Latin music to the group and has enjoyed national radio play. hONEyhoUSe are soul sisters for life.

Jim Kweskin Saturday, October 21, 2023, 8pm
Jim Kweskin

Suggested Donation: $20

Jim Kweskin is the founder of the legendary 1960s Jim Kweskin Jug Band with Fritz Richmond, Geoff Muldaur, Maria Muldaur, Mel Lyman and Bruno Wolfe. During the five years they were together, they successfully transformed the sounds of pre-World War II rural music into a springboard for their good-humored performances. Their imitators were legion, including a San Francisco jug band that became the Grateful Dead, a Los Angeles jug band that became the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and a New York jug band that became the Lovin' Spoonful.

These days Jim is best known as a singer and bandleader, but he also created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Mississippi John Hurt and Pink Anderson to the more complex chords of pop and jazz. Jim Kweskin's shows radiate charm, humor, sophistication and talent. Jim sings a collection of familiar songs by Benny Goodman, Johnny Mercer, the Sons of the Pioneers, Fats Waller, and Somethin' Smith & the Redheads. There's an endearing sense of good humor to Kweskin's interpretations that makes his performances a delight. Because of his vast repertoire and love of the music, Kweskin is recognized as one of the best interpreters of the great American songbook.

Tom Chapin Saturday, February 3, 2024, 8pm
Tom Chapin

Minimum Donation: *$25*

In a career that spans six decades, 27 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, concert performer, storyteller and activist, heʼs performed on Broadway and worked extensively in television, radio and film.

Chapin serves up a tasty mix of story songs, ballads, comedic and political songs, family music, sing-alongs, old-time folk classics and a favorite song or two of his late brother Harry’s. Tom accompanies himself on guitar, banjo and autoharp.

Please enjoy some VIDEOS HIGHLIGHTS from a few of our recent 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!

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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 door 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@

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