David K. Yamamoto/ Special to the Star Guests watch The Cache Valley Drifters from the upstairs balcony seating area in the home of Russ and Julie Paris, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2010 in Oak Park, Calif. The Paris family started having concerts in their home 13 years ago, and continue each month to showcase different folk music bands. All the donations from the concerts go to the musicians.
The house is packed: 50 people. In their midst a musician plays, the music permeating the small space without amplifiers or microphones. The audience listens appreciatively, intent only on the music and the artist who's playing just a few arm-lengths away. Is this a scene from a Merchant-Ivory film? No, it's a house concert, an old-fashioned tradition imbued with new life thanks to the Web.
From Los Angeles to Boston, more and more suburban homeowners are inviting friends and neighbors for a living room concert.
Who doesn't like a house party? Who doesn't love a house party with live music? Exactly......so get your tickets here for Cowboy Junkies on 'the neighbors dog' | Blackstrap, SK | Jun/23/2012. A filmed house concert event featuring 'Cowboy Junkies' for 'the neighbors dog'. There is a Cash bar.
House concerts bring magical music into front rooms