2019 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.
August 17th ~ 2:00 and 7:00pm
New World String Project
98 strings. Mostly true stories.
Four highly skilled and well known multi-instrumentalists – Stuart Mason, Lisa Lynne, Aryeh Frankfurter, and John Weed – have joined forces to create an exciting weave of music rooted in the Celtic, Nordic, and American folk traditions. Ancient and modern sounds mingle freely on Swedish nyckelharpa, Celtic harp, fiddle, guitar, cittern, mandola, and more. Join the New World String Project for a musical ride that will shake your boots, uplift your spirit, and warm your heart. This will be their second SLO House Concerts appearance–the last time they sold out so fast that we added a second show this time. newworldstringproject.com
October 24th ~ 7:00pm
Compton & Newberry
A return to the roots of bluegrass
Both masters of the bedrock instruments of old-time music, Compton & Newberry collaborate with a vision that is both modern and ageless. As virtuosos of old-time mandolin, banjo, and guitar, they dig deep into early country music and blues with a seemingly limitless library of brother duets. Audiences can expect to hear their favorite tunes along with traditional instrumentals, mother ballads and award-reaping originals. And, Mike Compton and Joe Newberry are just plain FUN! We are honored to have them back–don’t miss this one! (photo credit: David Bragger) comptonandnewberry.com www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVwOYKz2ZYY
November 7th ~ 7:00pm
Lyric, fluid and precisely as tricky as he needs to be…probably the greatest Irish fiddler living. ~The Village Voice
Kevin Burke’s fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional music for over 30 years. Whether solo or accompanied, on record, or in concert, Burke is an immensely engaging performer. During his long musical career Kevin has earned international acclaim as a solo performer, a teacher, a story teller, and as a member of some of folk music’s foremost groups including the The Bothy Band and Patrick Street. The National Endowment for the Arts awarded him a National Heritage Fellowship, the USA’s highest honor for excellence in the folk and traditional arts. In Ireland he was given the prestigious Gradam Ceoil award, acknowledging him as a master of the tradition. (photo credit: Keith B) kevinburke.com