What we're about

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.

Want to become a host? It really is easy. But please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Here are a couple resources: http://www.americansongwriter.com/2014/02/songwriter-u-make-real-money-donation-based-house-concerts/ http://www.concertsinyourhome.com/CIYH_HouseConcertGuidex.pdf

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.

Upcoming events (4)

Medicine Line - Jamie Fox & Scotty Leach Metis/Native American Fiddling

Silicon Valley House Concerts

Reservations: [masked] More than just playing tunes, a talk/discussion on the Metis history of how native people and fiddles have developed a culture that is kind of unknown due to the cultural sensitivities of the mixing of European and Native culture and how it is felt today. We will elaborate on the border between Canada/US and how that has contributed a racial divide among Aboriginal people and how Metis music is played throughout the North and South of the "Medicine Line." Jamie Fox, on Fiddle & Foot percussion, is one of the most coveted and well-known young players of the Métis fiddle music, which grew out of a mixture of Celtic, French, and Native American cultures. When Jamie was five she used to go around and make like she was a fiddle player. A fiddle came to her that Christmas. The Michif tradition of fiddle playing on the Fort Belknap Reservation was on its last legs just as Jamie fell in love with the tunes. Jamie, through their love of the Michif tunes, brought a new healing to an old discord between cultural sectors of the tribal society. As word got out, others on the reservation and along the Montana Hi-Line were incredibly enthused to see youngsters taking on a music that was in jeopardy of vanishing Scotty Leach fiddler, pianist, and avid contra dancer--was raised on Weiser, Fiddle Tunes, and the Centralia Campout. Through his lifelong immersion in folk music traditions, he has acquired the ability to transition effortlessly from Appalachian old-time to New England dance music to Cape Breton style piano backup. Scotty is also an accomplished composer of fiddle tunes.

Kat McDowell @ Mulcahy House

Mulcahy house

Born in Tokyo and raised in New Zealand, Kat McDowell makes music with an Ocean Pop sound delivered in a blend of Japanese and English that is uniquely her own. While drawing inspiration from artists like The Police and Jason Mraz, she also grew up listening to J-pop and discovered her love of the ocean and surfing as a teen in New Zealand. Her career kick started when her first record went to no 1. on the vinyl charts in Japan selling out after two days, and has since released 3 albums, 4 mini albums and appeared on several TV commercials. She has shared the stage with artists like Switchfoot and Colbie Caillat. https://youtu.be/NszdNYDN-Z8 A Little Rain https://youtu.be/ruSM1KjIxfc Candle https://youtu.be/WI85Vm0SwiY Holiday Wish Her mission is to connect people through music, which shows through her openness in her youtube videos and highly interactive performances. In 2015 she was a top 5 finalist in the Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter competition out of 14,000 submissions and in 2016 her youtube channel was selected as a winner in Youtube Next Up’s creator program. She successfully crowdfunded her new Ten year anniversary album “TEN” which came out March 24th, 2018 and will be performing a 20+ date Japan Tour in the Spring. "Language of My Heart" from "TEN" won the "voice of the people" award for her lyric video in the 2018 Independent Music Awards in NYC. When Kat’s not singing for a Japanese princess, girls in a safe house in Nicaragua, or at a college in Oregon, she’s in the studio recording, or baking cookies, or surfing at Venice beach! Details: Address is provided one week before the show. Because this show is indoors, seating is limited and every seat counts. Door opens at 7:00pm for social time. Please arrive no later than 7:30. Music starts promptly at 7:45 It's always fun when people bring food and drink to share but not mandatory. A suggested donation of $20 is collected at the door.

Irish Fiddling Legend Frankie Gavin@Cope-a-cabana!

433 S Henry Ave

Don't miss Irish fiddle legend, Frankie Gavin in concert at the Cope-a-cabana Sunday, February 10th! In association with Irish Culture Bay Area & The Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay Potluck 6:30 to 7:30 PM, Concert 8-10 PM Reserve your seats by sending an email to [masked]

Olivia Millerschin Live at The Shady Lady!

The Shady Lady of Saratoga

Details to follow.

Past events (338)

Drive Train in Santa Clara

Private home (details when you reserve seats)

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