2017 House Concerts
All SLO House Concerts are by invitation and reservation only. Click here to request an invitation, make a reservation, and/or for more information. Please indicate which show you would like to attend and how many seats you would like to reserve.
Monday, December 11, 2017 ~ 7:00 pm
Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms
We are thrilled to be able to present Reeb Willms and Caleb Klauder — one-half of the old-time super-group Foghorn Stringband — who deliver some of the finest, most pure and emotional old-time and country music that America has to offer today. Their music sparkles with a purity of emotion that is rare in today’s world and results in a special duet that is subtle, powerful, and compelling. Join Caleb and Reeb on a journey through early American country music grounded by Reeb’s rock-solid guitar and elevated by Caleb’s lyrical mandolin and authentic old-time fiddle. They will take us from the Carter Family to the Louvin Brothers, from The Stanley Brothers to the present with Caleb’s own original songs, and include mandolin and fiddle tunes from regional traditions across America. This will be a night to remember! calebklauder.com
2018 House Concerts
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 ~ 7:00 pm
The Press Gang
A bold new sound has emerged in New England’s traditional music scene: The Press Gang fuses the talents of squeezebox player Christian “Junior” Stevens, fiddler Alden Robinson, flute-player and vocalist Hanz Araki, and guitarist Owen Marshall into a high-octane musical partnership. The quartet blends their skill and fluency in traditional Irish music with their curiosity and aptitude for other styles. The joy that these musicians pour into playing music together is unmistakable and infectious. The result is a unique sound, at once energetic and sensitive, innovative and reverent.
Sunday, February 11, 2018 ~ 7:00 pm
Ryan McKasson & Eric McDonald
Ryan McKasson and Eric McDonald are masters of tradition who purposefully explore the dark corners floating on its edges. The result is an alluring complexity, full of spontaneous musicality. Pulling from parallel strands of influence, they create a swirling level of intensity that traverses darkness, light, and everywhere in between. The music this duo creates is to share, and live performance is the forte. Their mutual attitude stretches beyond the music. The two have been good friends ever since they met, and this is present in their live performances, which are full of organic banter and good humor to go along with the music.
Friday, March 2, 2018 ~ 2:00 and 7:00 pm
Dynamic, acoustic, Celtic! The lads of Molly’s Revenge – John Weed, Stuart Mason, and David Brewer – are known for their unique and infectious enthusiasm. The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, and fiddle with a backdrop of guitar, mandola, and bodhran guarantees an enjoyable experience for all fans of Scottish and Irish music. Molly’s Revenge has performed at many of the top folk festivals and performing arts events in the USA and prestigious events in Scotland, Australia, and China.