Music in America
In America's relatively short history it has influenced music in the world like no other region with the possible exception of the classical era in Europe. The U.S. has created entire new genres of music including jazz, blues, rock and roll. It's culture is imbued with the idea that music is a part of our social life, our lives. Musicians here are often viewed as icons, as a part of our culture of which we are proud.
The Music Industry
Unless one has been living in a cave for the past 20 years, most people are aware that the music industry that supports musicians has radically changed. Most musicians are no longer able to earn their living through the sales of their music. Outside of the large concert halls, the mainstays of musical venues (aka bars, nightclubs) now infrequently pay musicians. We have seen Grammy Award winning musicians earning their living by passing a hat around at a nightclub, and bars expecting top musicians, with many years of honing their craft, to play free for the "exposure".
We want to enable fine musicians to earn a living from their art. We want to help discerning people hear high quality music. Our vision is to pull these two groups together for the sustenance and enjoyment of both.
Our current focus is upon acoustic based musicians that are professionals but without that big music label contract yet, or those musicians that still have their day jobs and are on the cusp of earning a living full time from their craft. Our audience is generally made up of musically informed people, other musicians, and those that just love live music.
As most musicians now hit the road in order to earn their living, House Concerts have become a wonderful alternative to the bar scene. Live-music loving people open their homes for a more intimate experience to hear music and musicians obtain donations at the house concerts, more often with better income than from the bars and nightclubs. Musicians and audience often chat over snacks and drink in the kitchen, a bond and a community are often found in these venues that can not be found elsewhere in the musical world.
House concerts are the platform we have chosen to bring our two groups together, musicians and a music loving audience, so that we can enable the ongoing support of our musical culture
100% of all concert donations and CD sales go directly to the musicians!
We generally will be hosting six house concerts per year. Be sure to check our concert schedule and sign up on our email list for upcoming shows.