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Shreveport House Concerts
Shreveport House Concerts, Inc., has hosted and recorded more than 100 public concert performances since 2004.
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Shreveport House Concerts
Terri Hendrix performs at Shreveport House Concerts.
While talking to local artist and musician Alan Dyson about Shreveport House Concerts, it is clear that he and the core group who have helped it evolve through the years are proud; as they should be.
After 10 years of operating as a loose collective of musicians and music appreciators, volunteers Vic Phares, A.J. Cascio, Alan Dyson, Jim Huckabay, Sandra Odom, Amy Saucier, Debbie Unverzagt, Matthew Mire, Ike and Robin House, Candy Peavy, and Russ Brabham have formed Shreveport House Concerts, Inc., an intimate concert experience unlike anything else in the area. With the valuable assistance of video/audio engineer Dana McCommon, the group has hosted and recorded more than 100 public concert performances since 2004.
Each concert features professional musicians recruited from highly respected venues such as the Kerrville Folk Festival. Past performances include well-known singer/songwriters Lloyd Maines, Kevin Gordon, The Steel Wheels, Terri Hendrix, Ronny Cox, Stacey Earle, Diana Jones, Tom Kimmel, Peppino D'Agostino, Darrell Scott, and Gary Nicholson.
Recent performers with local roots include Victoria Williams, David Egan, Buddy Flett, Maggie Koerner, and Michael Garvin.
Not only are the artists world-class and unique, the experience is as well. The studio seats 120, providing a rich, intimate space to get to know each performer. Tickets, ranging from $20-$30 per person, can be purchased online or paid in cash at the door. You bring your own beverages and glasses. Donations are collected at the door for the delicious food provided by A Stone’s Throw Catering between sets. The music starts at 7 p.m., but get there early. At intermission, in addition to great food, there’s an opportunity to meet the evening’s artist and purchase their work. The second set generally ends around 10 p.m. It’s a casual environment with amazing entertainment.
“You’re going to have a great experience,” Dyson says. “It’s a listening experience that really takes you into a different attitude, with an artist sharing their own material, thirty feet away from you; this is the real deal, everyone who has come has really enjoyed it and made the effort to come back.”
Shreveport House Concerts is located at 1508 Fairfield Ave. Visit www.shreveporthouseconcerts.org for reservations.
By June Dowis