My house concert series in Norfolk, Virginia, features some of the best contemporary singer/songwriters in the land.
Grammy nominees and winners have been among the performers here. Over the years, those who have appeared include Kim Richey (above), Dave Alvin, Aoife O'Donovan, Jimmy LaFave, The Black Lillies, Slaid Cleaves, Kevin Welch, Peter Case, Marshall Crenshaw, Mary Gauthier, Greg Trooper, Don Dixon and Marti Jones, Carrie Rodriguez, Amy Rigby, Garland Jeffreys, Steve Forbert (right), Eliza Gilkyson, Jeff Black, Jim Lauderdale and Chris Smither.
The 2014 season has ended with the best run of shows in the history of the series. Attendance has never been better and the sense of community is heartwarming.
The 2015 season is shaping up as another string of stellar shows.
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The Campaign for Mary's Place continues to honor Mary Wasteneys, who donated money to purchase the tent. If you want to contribute, just let me know.
Visit the Coming Attractions page to see videos of songwriters who will appear here. To get a sense of shows, please check the Live Cuts pages on this site.
If you're a music fan, check out Birdland Records in Virginia Beach where you'll find the best singer/songwriter selection in the region.
Thanks to Bill Cabell and the people at Distinctive Event Rentals in Chesapeake for the great price on a used tent and assistance putting it up. If you're planning a celebration, check them out.
If you want some great pre-show food, check out The Public House, the Ghent Gastropub. Just the fuel for an evening at North Shore Point.
What is a House Concert? Just what it sounds like. I book a performer, set up chairs, sound and lights and put out a few snacks. It's an intimate, smoke-free evening of music. All money collected through the donation at the door goes to the performer. In fact, money comes out of my pocket for each show.