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Wendy Waller Band at Dala's Nest House Concerts (DNHC), Jul 7th, 7-9pm! $20
Venue details follow Artist Info ARTIST INFO Veteran—and phenomenal—songstress and vocal teacher Wendy Waller will fill Dala's Nest with her exciting, soulful voice, accompanied by Scott Sorkin (guitar) and Richard Girard (bass); returning by popular demand! Born and raised in the SF Bay Area, Wendy's performed and taught vocal music for decades, attended New England Conservatory of Music and studied with Patti Cathcart (of Tuck & Patti), Bobby McFerrin ("Don't Worry, Be Happy!"), David Baker, and Joe Henderson. Her wide vand deep vocal range enrich her mastery of jazz, R&B, folk, contemporary, gospel, and her own original music. A classically trained coloratura soprano, Waller has performed leading roles in musical theater and has released three albums: “Traces of Grace,” “Beauty Queen,” and “Dance of a Thousand Fools”; she sang on Chris Isaak's “Speak of the Devil" and has performed internationally as well as locally at venues such as the Throckmorton Theater, Tateuchi Hall at Finn Center, and Club Fox. VENUE DETAILS ~ RSVPs confirmed/waitlist opened 2 days before the event. Gate opens at 6:30pm for socializing; seating is first-come, first choice. There's an organic garden to explore after you've chosen your seat. Wear layers for comfort (RAIN moves Garden gigs into the Cottage). ~ A suggested $20 donation will be collected at the door. 100% to artists. ~ If you like, BYOB/snacks. Dala's Nest is a longtime patron of nearby Cafe Zoe and La Hacienda Market/Taqueria (next to each other on Menalto x Gilbert) and we visit often for delicious, inexpensive, fresh food. A new nearby grocer/deli, The Market at Edgewood, is now open at 101 x Embarcadero Rd in Palo Alto; they're similar to Whole Foods. ~ Dala's Nest values a chill vibe, therefore *NO PETS or SMOKING* for guest comfort and the environment (service animals allowed only with Host's pre-approval; mention request with your RSVP, if needed). ~ Powder room available from door/gate time to close.

Aimee Campbell

371 O'Connor St · Menlo Park, CA

Respond by: 7/5/2018

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If you build it they will come…a South Bay network of house concert and small live music venues, and all us fans who love the up close and personal music experience. This site is for music lovers of all genres to check out what's happening on the San Francisco peninsula down to San Jose. The artist talent pool is amazing. Let's build the audience!

Never been to a house concert? You're in for a treat! Defined as "true listening environments", they are typically small gatherings in the privacy of a home or small stage. Usually 30-50 people. Occasionally, like if someone has a super cool back yard, it's easy to fit in more. Every host runs things a bit different. Typically, seating is provided. But you may be asked to bring a chair or a blanket. Typically it's BYOWhatever. But, there might be social time and/or a potluck.

Guests are asked to be very respectful of the house. Stick to the concert area, be clean and no smoking.

The artist reflects the flavor of the host, from classical to singer songwriter. Don't' worry if there are just a couple rsvp's. Most experienced hosts have cultivated a mailing list. This site is an adjunct to that and to help new house concert providers get started by establishing a shared pool of fans. The more house concert venues, the more fans, the more artists who get to share their amazing talents.

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PLEASE NOTE!!!! Seating is limited. You are not allowed to rsvp yes and then not show. No shows are a big deal. Attendance is taken. The reputation of this meet up will be one of dependability, as if you paid for your ticket in advance.

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