The Whispering Tree March 17th, 2018
Gary’s House Concert Series
The Next House Concert is scheduled for March 17th, 2018.
Yes… I realize it is St. Patrick’s Day —
I was initially concerned about trying to compete with St. Paddy’s Day Celebrations – then Jen reminded me that we stopped going out a few years back because all the pubs are mad houses. We could not deal with it anymore. This year will be even worse with it falling on a weekend!
So, I guess it comes down to— Do you want to enjoy Live Music and Drinks with old and new friends in the comforts of home, or do you want to fight to find parking, then push and shove to get a drink? Crushed by a crowd.
You know where I’ll be!
Thanks to all of my Friends who make it possible for me to host House Concerts….
The Whispering Tree New York
The Whispering Tree
Save the Date: March 17, 2018
1810 Boka Valley Court
Woodbine, MD 21797
Potluck Party: 6:30p
Music Starts: 7:30p
The “Gary’s House Concert Series” is excited to host singer/songwriter Eleanor Kleiner and multi-instrumentalist Elie Brangbour.
With their deep-reaching sound, haunting vocals and vivid lyrics, this Franco/American duo have been captivating audiences around the world since meeting at music school in London.
Currently based out of New York– they have toured the world from South America to a 7-month gig in Macau China.
They are currently promoting their new album scheduled for release in April 2018.
“The Whispering Tree tastily combine wistful folk, mellow rock and pinches of gypsy jazz and bluegrass into a compelling compilation of tightly written tunes.”
– Keyboard Magazine
“The fullness and deepness of their sound was astounding…their musical influence filled the entirety of the room.”
WHAT IS A HOUSE CONCERT ?
When some up and coming bands tour, they will schedule House Concerts in between gigs as they travel across the country. It helps cover their travel costs and many Artists love the personal setting.
A long time ago I attended my first house concert for a band I followed since Med-School. It was an amazing experience. It is my favorite way to see live music… and it’s always music I love. I have been hosting them since we moved to our Woodbine home. I usually do 4 a year.
Variety is the Spice of Life
I try to find different styles of music, ranging from indie rock to folk, bluegrass and Celtic. The Artists often discuss the rich history of the genre, answer questions and socialize during the “Pot Luck” party and intermission. I just confirmed scheduling Ted Yoder, a hammered dulcimer performer who plays classic rock songs. He will be here on November 11, 2017. Where else would you be able to see this up-close and personal. Find him on YouTube, he’s amazing. I will update this page as it gets closer.
When I host a House Concert, the music is usually preceded by a “Pot-Luck” gathering/party. Everyone is asked to bring something to eat or drink—to share. The Food/Drink people bring usually makes it interesting. You get to meet some fun people and socialize with the artist. Bring your favorite dish or appetizer – we all have something we’re famous for. Something ethnic, something different… Or bring some wine, beer or soda.
We usually have 20-30 people show up—so there’s a great variety of food and drink. I usually donate 3-Liters of Sangria, a 12-pak of beer and some Chips to start it off…. I also make Pulled Pork BBQ. I smoke and slow cook it with mesquite for 20+ hours on a Green Egg grill. It is my “signature dish”, but it’s not enough to feed a crowd.
⇒ Bring Your Favorite Drink ⇐
My Bar is stocked, but I try not to have it raided. It often does…. I might have to start clearing it out before shows – which would be sad. I can’t charge if you drink from it, but you can, on an Honor System, Donate to the bar at the slot machine.
The $15-$20 donation I collect at the door — all (100%) goes to the artist.