The Rise of the Living-room Concert

For touring musicians, the ease and profitability of living-room concerts prove there is no place like someone else's home.

Lake Street Drive in Rick Wood's living room.
Nate Burrell
Lake Street Drive in Rick Wood's living room.
Shivering Timbers at a house show during SXSW 2013.
Nate Burrell
Shivering Timbers at a house show during SXSW 2013.

"There are things that I love about playing clubs," he adds. "There's something about standing in front of a killer drummer with a very loud guitar amplifier. But playing living rooms is pretty incredible, man. It can kind of renew your faith in music-making, and playing in clubs can kind of do the opposite."

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tony381
tony381

Outstanding article.  Thanks for all the great followup opportunities; I assume that the links mean that the venue owners and management teams are open to the idea of polite inquiries.

There is another resource available; ConcertsInYourHome.com.  Among other things, it has a huge international database of concert Hosts, resources for hosts and artists, annual festivals on each American coast, and other formats (like "Dinner and a Song", with a shorter format, and recognition for clubs that are true "Listening Rooms".

(Non-disclosure; I don't currently have any skin in that game, but I'm still a fan both of the site, and of Fran Snyder, the owner.  I signed up for a year, but my Bar-gig-oriented website didn't seem to appeal to the House Concert crowd.  Once my Speaking project replaces my "Dancing Monkey plays Sweet Home Margaritaville" income, I'll re-tool and sign up again.)

I appreciate the perspectives of other artists; loyalty to club owners and being "on" after the show.  I've often wondered about that, and about the need to leave when the owners go to work.

Great article!

 
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