Local readers of this blog may be interested in the upcoming 2009-10 season of house concerts in Raleigh, North Carolina. Booked so far this season is emerging New Orleans singer-songwriter Sara Beth Geoghegan on September 18th, vintage CCM rockers (toned down a bit for the house) Greg and Rebecca Sparks on October 10th, Nashville singer-songwriter Jill Paquette (MIA for a couple years as she married and had a baby) on December 5th, and then in 2010 thus far, Sandra McCracken, formerly of Indelible Grace and wife of Derek Webb, on February 26th.
If you've never attended a house concert, no need to be intimidated. It's simply that, a concert in a house. We move out the furniture, bring in a small sound system, lights, and chairs, and invite people in for food, drink, and music. It's in your face up close music, with a chance to interact and meet the artists as well as the meet other concert-goers. You reserve a seat and give a suggested donation to the artist (usually $15/person) at the door. It's great fun.
Our upcoming concert for which reservations are being accepted now is Sara Beth Geoghegan, who will be with us on Friday, September 18th, at 8:00. Sara Beth, a relative unknown, has recorded a very authentic and beautiful record of her own songs entitled Tired of Singing Sad Songs. You can find out more about Sara Beth, listen to her music, and book a reservation, on our concerts page here. Or read my review of her record here. But hurry. . . seats tend to go fast! Feel free to share this link with a friend, on facebook, and invite others to come. The photo? NO, she's not mad about anything, just thoughtful. Actually, she's funny! But you'll have to come to the concert to find that out.