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Annalise Emerick

Annalise Emerick will be performing on August 17, 2017 at 7:00pm at the next Gary’s House Concert Series. She is a singer-songwriter who blends Folk music with Pop sensibilities and a little more than a hint of Country. As most of my friends know— I am not big on Country— but she really blends all three styles together—and I was SOLD as soon as I listened to her music on Spotify.

Annalise has toured the US virtually non-stop for the past seven years. She left behind any semblance of a normal life for the day-to-day of a traveling independent musician. It is a hard life—that I hope you will join me in helping reward. I am grateful that she found Gary’s House Concert Series by word of mouth— For that, I thank the people who attend the shows. I could not have Artists from all over the world perform here without you. I still find it unbelievable that amazingly talented artists, from all over, are willing to do private performances at my home.  

Annalise Emerick released her first album, Starry-Eyed, in 2011. To her credit, it debuted at #9 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. Three years after the release of her first EP, Emerick returned with Field Notes, a folk-inspired, markedly more mature singer that demonstrated just how much her endless days on the road and years of hard work fostered her growth as an artist, performer and story teller. With Field Notes, Emerick situated herself among fans of Brandi Carlile, Patty Griffin, and Eva Cassidy alike.

Annalise Emerick has been playing 150+ shows every year. A native of Austin, Texas, she released The Right Heart EP, a collection of love songs, on May 5th, 2017 and continued touring throughout the year, including three weeks in Europe.

When she’s not on the road, you can find Annalise hanging out with her husband, and writing new songs at their home in Nashville.

I included some Videos below…  Google Her, Like her on Facebook and YouTube.  

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Annalise Emerick - "This Love Won't Break Your Heart"

Annalise Emerick - Twinkling Lights

Annalise Emerick - Patti Smith

Annalise Emerick - Stand By Me

Annalise Emerick - All I Wanna Do Is Be with You


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. 

Where else would you be able to see National and International Artists up-close and personal.  Find them on YouTube.  I will update this page as it gets closer.

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Pot Luck

Plan Ahead…

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.

Please don’t consider it an OPEN BAR.

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Prior Artists

(Click on Picture for Artist’s Page)

Check their website to see where they are performing and to buy some music.  

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