We’d love to spend the month of April house sitting somewhere in the south. For us, that means the Virginias or Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky. We’re flexible, so other states aren’t out of the question, and the end of March is possible, and the April thing is pretty open-ended too.
We also have this dream of spending May in Slovenia so if you just happen to know someone there who needs a house sitter for the month of May (or at least a few weeks) we’d love to talk.
And wherever you are, if you’d like to schedule a house concert in your living room for yourself and all your music-loving friends, I’d love to put you on my schedule. I’m proud of the music I write and enjoy sharing it with others.
We’re off to Hoquiam, Washington, leaving tomorrow morning. (I didn’t know where it was either.)
We leave at the crack of dawn tomorrow, drive 12 hours, and stay with Ralph and Kelly and their kids.
We will eat. We will play music. We will have peace.
Funny how things kept bouncing around, not knowing where they were going to land; even our plans with Ralph and Kelly changed in the past 18 hours since we first talked about it.
So, if I’m going to do some house concerts I thought I’d brush up on some covers; haven’t played many since I started focusing on my own music a few years ago.
You might never have guessed that Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” is so easy on the mandolin that it’s almost like it was written for it.
Could I possibly end up performing in St. Helens, Oregon, Everett, Washington, and Vancouver? (Edit: St. Helens is out, this trip.)
House concerts beat coffee shops hands down. Coffee shops are really a place to go practice, knowing that absolutely no one is listening.
But show up to someone’s living room, where they’ve invited all their friends, and everyone brings something to drink and a snack, and you’re the guest host of a very cool party. When the hat is passed, literally or metaphorically, even a few drachmas from each guest turns into more than I’ve earned in every coffee shop I’ve ever played in.
There’s more than you really want to know about my house concerts at my tunehenge site.