No, I’m not talking about concerts featuring “house” music - whatever exactly that is!
I’m talking about concerts of any type of music in people’s houses.
Last night we saw [url=http://www.alanjabbour.com/]this guy** in some peoples’ basement. My wife and (to a lesser extent) I are somewhat involved in the local folk scene. Mostly as fans, tho we both play a little. Occasionally when a musician comes to town for a concert or something, the day before or after they will put on a show in someone’s house. We’ve been to maybe 5 so far.
Even when I’m not particularly thrilled with a specific performer, I just LOVE the whole concept and environment of these things. Last night there were maybe 25 people sitting in a suburban basement, listening to worldclass live music. Had the opportunity to talk with the performers before and after. They sold and signed CDs and instruction books, and afterwards participated in a jam session. All that and they had homemade cookies!
Hard to beat that for a $10 donation.
It is so cool that people are willing to open up their homes to strangers in this manner, all out of their love for music. If you have never been to this type of thing before, I strongly urge you to check it out. It really is a neat experience!