Folk/acoustic/traditional scene

1. Hootenannies in the 1940s and 1950s

“Hootenannies in Seattle” by Stewart Hendrickson – http://pnwfolklore.org/Hootenannies.html

Hootenanny on Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hootenanny

1.1. Traditional house parties

Traditional house parties (with live music)

Carnival, Feast Days, and House Parties: Cuban Celebrations in Louisiana after 1960: http://www.louisianafolklife.org/LT/Articles_Essays/CubanCelebrations3.html

House Parties in Rural Ireland (and their recreation in bars): http://www.tourismresources.ie/party/

House parties as a tourist attraction: http://www.hfholidays.co.uk/holidays/yorkshire-dales-christmas-house-party

Other: see also animal house parties for children (http://gocitykids.parentsconnect.com/attraction/animal-house-parties-320-industrial-boulevard-suite-201-mckinney-tx-75069-us), mock-house parties for parents (http://www.newson6.com/story/11534098/mock-house-parties-show-parents-a-harsh-reality?clienttype=printable&redirected=true), and house parties for immigrant reform in Texas (http://reformimmigrationfortexas.org/1/press/11-18-09/),

1.2. Traditional “kitchen sweat”:

“Aunt Edna remembers the best kitchen sweat ever” (from Just folks: earthly tales of theprairieheartland,byJerryW. Engler;pp. 267-271): http://books.google.com/books?id=VbniR38_hEgC&pg=PA267&lpg=PA267&dq=%22kitchen+sweat%22&source=bl&ots=Rv393Oa77S&sig=ChVLbnF3CDjzVEc1QeNkSy4kL-M&hl=sl&ei=lmLdTuXyHoXXiQLR3vCBBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8&ved=0CF0Q6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=%22kitchen%20sweat%22&f=false

2. Contemporary house concerts
Pages dedicated solely to house concerts (and that are not limited to promoting only one house concert venue):

http://www.concertsinyourhome.com

http://www.houseconcertconnection.com/search.php

http://www.houseconcerts.com

Interactive global map with house concert venues (folk/acoustic) – http://batchgeo.com/map/?i=b640e5e10ecc67839ed719dc4b00aa53

House concert resources”http://houseconcerts.us/resources.html

ListeningRoomNetwork.com blog: http://lrnblog.posterous.com/the-most-effective-free-tools-for-artists-to

Levon Helm’s (The Band) Midnight Ramble sessions at his home/studio “The Barn” (website + articles and videos) – http://levonhelm.com/about_ramble.htm; http://www.jambase.com/Articles/19482/Levon-Helm%27s-Midnight-Ramble-08.08; http://www.jambase.com/Articles/19482/Levon-Helm%27s-Midnight-Ramble-08.08; http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/levon-helm-gets-back-to-house-party-roots-with-midnight-ramble-barn-parties-20090723; http://popdose.com/turn-ons-levon-helms-midnight-ramble-once-you-get-it-you-cant-forget-it/; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peUvaaWowj8&feature=fvwrel; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXXiASG29lA

2.1 Lists to selected folk/acoustic house concert venues from around the US

http://www.houseconcerts.com/venue.php

http://www.concertsinyourhome.com/hosts/hostSearch.html

http://glensidehc1.home.comcast.net/~glensidehc1/Links.htm

http://www.folkmusic.org/shows/houseconcerts.html

http://www.darkthirty.com/ (List of San Diego house concerts on the bottom of the page)

http://www.houseconcert.us/listings.html (Huston Area House concerts)

http://www.magpiehouseconcerts.com/Local_Shows.html (local shows in Salt Lake County)

http://www.gilamountaindulcimers.com/venues-1.htm

http://www.acousticmusic.net/live/house.html

http://www.folkworks.org/folk-happenings/venues/house-concerts (LA area)

http://www.houseconcertconnection.com/search.php (“House concerts connection” list of hosts, houses, types of venues …)

Network non-profit organizations promoting house concerts and house concert tours

http://www.acousticroof.ca/

http://www.homeroutes.ca/

http://loftconcerts.ca/blog/

http://www.wagmanhouseconcerts.org/links.htm (Bill Wagman’s house, Davis)

2.2 Official sites (incomplete selection)

http://www.houseconcerts.com/main.php (“Flowers in the Desert Concert Series”, Chappell Hill, TX)

http://houseconcerts.us/ (Russ & Julie’s house concerts; Oak Park, California)

http://www.houseconcert.com/ (Seattle, WA)

http://houseconcert.org/ (Berwyn Warm, Chicago)

http://glensidehc1.home.comcast.net/~glensidehc1/ (Glendside House concerts, Glenside, PA)

http://www.thecoachhouse.com/ (The Coach House, San Juan capistrano, CA)

http://www.memphishouseconcerts.com/fr_home.cfm (Memphis House concerts, Memphis)

http://frontporchhouseconcerts.com/ (Boulder, Colorado )

http://www.barkerhouseconcerts.com/ (Barker House concerts, Austin, TX)

http://www.braskhouseconcerts.com/index.html (Brask House Concerts, Fremont, CA)

http://www.magpiehouseconcerts.com/ (Magpie House concerts, Salt Lake City, UT)

http://www.roomwithaviewconcerts.com/ (Room with a view concerts, Salt Lake City, UT)

http://www.thehouse.org/index.html (The House)

http://www.applyliberallyenterprises.com/store/scripts/prodListOHC.asp (Oasis House concerts; San Diego, CA)

http://www.sharonhouseconcerts.com/ (Sharon House concerts, Sharon, Ma)

http://www.ranchhouseconcerts.com/ (Ranch House concerts, St. Louis, MO)

http://www.houseconcertsunlimited.com/ (House concerts unlimited, Tulsa, OK)

http://house-concerts.org/index2.asp (Friends House concerts, Colorado Springs, CO)

http://www.hillcountryhouseconcerts.com/ (Hill Country House concerts, Boerne, TX)

http://www.northshorepoint.com/ (North Shore Point House, Norfolk, VA)

http://www.hilltophouseconcerts.com/ (Hilltop House concerts, Kerrville, TX)

http://www.auburnhouseconcerts.org/Auburn_House_Concerts/Welcome.html (Auburn House Concerts, Auburn, CA)

http://www.denverhouseconcerts.com/ (Highlands House Concert series, Denver CO)

http://franklinhouseconcerts.org/ (Franklin House concerts, Franklin, MA)

http://www.kivahouseconcerts.com/ (Kiva House concerts, Billerica, MA )

http://www.bettpadgett.com/houseconcerts/index.html (Little Lake Hill House Concerts, Raleigh, NC)

http://www.sgreenberg.org/concerts.htm (Sally Greenberg’s Berkeley House concerts, Berkeley, CA)

http://www.billsvillehouseconcerts.com/ (Billsville House concerts, Williamstown, MA )

http://www.monkeyhouseconcerts.net/ (Monkey House Concerts, Blacksburg, VA )

http://www.foxrun.org/indexFoxRunHouseConcerts.html (The Fox Run House Concert Series, Sudbury, MA)

http://www.bonedoc1.com/ (Bonedoc’s House Concerts, Richardson, TX)

http://www.tree-houseconcerts.com/ (Tree House concerts, Takoma Park, MD)

http://treehouseconcerts.org/ (Tree House concerts, Carmel Valley, CA)

http://www.roosthouse.com/ (Roost House, Carmel Valley, CA)

http://www.darkthirty.com/ (Dark-thirty productions house concerts, Lakeside CA)

http://www.urbancampfires.com/ (San Antonio House concerts, San Antonio, TX)

http://www.canyonfolkhouseconcerts.com/ (Canyonfolk house concerts, Harbison Canyon CA)

http://houseconcerts.wordpress.com/ (Las Alturas House Concerts, Las Cruces, New Mexico)

http://www.honkytonkhouseconcerts.com/ (Honky Tonk house concerts, Streetsboro, OH)

http://www.goodfolk.org/ (GoodFolk Productions, Inc., Fayetteville, AR)

http://www.cooldogconcerts.com/index.html (Cooldog Technologies, Clayton, Delaware)

http://www.facebook.com/nbhouseconcerts (NB House Concerts, New Braunfels, TX)

http://www.lewiscirclehouseconcerts.com/ (Lewis Circle house concerts, Hatboro PA)

http://www.heightshouseconcerts.com/home.cfm (Heights House Concerts, Jersey City Heights NJ)

http://www.hillbillyhaiku.net/fr_intro.cfm (Hillbilly Haiku house concerts, Lebanon, TN)

http://www.gardenfolk.org/ (Garden Folk Concerts, Palm Beach County, Florida)

http://www.backyardhc.com/home.cfm (Backyard house concerts, Kirkland, WA)

2.3 Artists – promoting their house concert programs

http://www.davidbazan.com/2011/2011-living-room-tour-on-sale/ (David Bazan’s “Living room tour”)

http://web.me.com/jessicajwilliams/house_concerts/How.html (Jessica Williams, jazz piano; offering to play at house concerts)

http://www.musicmarketingmanifesto.com/making-a-living-with-house-concerts-an-interview-with-verve-pipes-brian-vander-ark/ (“Making a living with house concerts” – interview with Verve Pipe’s Brian Vander Ark)

http://www.johnmayer.com/blog/permalink/40 (Lil’ Robbie’s “NYC Basement Tour 2006” flyer)

2.4 Community/cooperative

http://www.heathcote.org/cms/content/house-concerts-heathcote (Heathcote Community, Baltimore, MD)

2.5 Commercial

http://www.treehousepoint.com/thpevents.html (Tree house Point, Issaquah, WA; a commercial facility/endeavor featuring house concerts)

http://www.cedargablesinn.com/ssp/houseconcerts (Cedar Gables Inn, Napa, CA; an Inn, promoting house concerts)

http://photobucket.com/images/We+do+basement+shows/ (photo online store, promoting making photos of basement shows)

2.6 Booklets (instructional)

http://www.houseconcerts.com/hosting.html (booklet/guide “Producing house concerts”; 34 pages)

http://concertsinyourhome.com/CIYH_House_Concert_Guide.html (“House concert guide and 2010 Calendar” with “house concert” themed cartoon images; 24 pages; free download)

http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/001002.php (“Complete Guide to House Concerts”, Nyree Belleville, 2003)

http://www.concertsinyourhome.com/resources/HC-signs.pdf (how to make house concert signs; from http://www.concertsinyourhome.com/blog/archives/category/tips-for-house-concert-hosts)

2.7 Instructional and promotional video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC-9Xbn5Smo&feature=related (“Concerts in your home: An intro to house concerts”; from concertsinyourhome.com)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=try-z4-4h04 (“You are invited to a house concert; from concertsinyourhome.com)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s57pIzhfDA&feature=related (“The basics of a house concert”; from concertsinyourhome.com)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D1wfUs2vJs&feature=related (“How to Search for House Concert Hosts: from concertsinyourhome.com)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8TQmolyuHg&feature=player_embedded (“A Great New Way to Hear Live Music”; from dinnerandsong.com and concertsinyourhome.com)

Video – concerts

http://vimeo.com/user589041 (San Francisco house concerts – videos)

2.8 About house shows (explaining the concept), with tips and guides

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/music/98345099.html?elr=KArks7PYDiaK7DUvckD_V_jEyhD:UiD3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUr (“Tips for hosting a house concert”, by Jon Bream; in StarTribune)

http://www.houseconcertconnection.com/whatis.htm (About at House Concert Connection)

http://www.gaiaconsort.com/house.html (About and How to … gaiaconsort.com)

http://www.thebards.net/shows/houseconcert.shtml (About and How to… at the Brobdingnagian Bards-thebard.net)

http://houseconcert.org/FAQs.html (About and FAQ at houseconcert.org)

http://www.concertsinyourhome.com/blog/archives/category/tips-for-house-concert-hosts (“Tips for house concert hosts” at www.concertsinyourhome.com, including how to make signs to put around in the house during a show)

http://www.concertsinyourhome.com/blog/archives/category/tips-for-artists (“Tips for artists” at http://www.concertsinyourhome.com)

http://www.homeroutes.ca/About%20Concerts.htm (“What are house concerts?” at Homes Routes)

http://www.memphishouseconcerts.com/fr_home.cfm (go to “How to” link at Memphis House concerts)

http://www.magpiehouseconcerts.com/whydoit.html (FAQ at Magpie House concerts)

http://www.roomwithaviewconcerts.com/6.html (FAQ at Room with a view concerts)

http://www.hilltophouseconcerts.com/faqs.html (FAQ at Hilltop House concerts)

http://www.billsvillehouseconcerts.com/house-concerts/ (About at Billsville House Concerts)

http://houseconcerts.wordpress.com/ (About at Las Alturas House Concerts)

http://drewpearce.com/portfolio/houseconcerts.html (How to at drewpearce.com)

http://www.folkngreatmusic.org/ (go to “What’s a house concert” at Folk’N great music)

http://www.nylandmusic.com/Home/house-concert (About at Nyland House Concerts)

http://canyonhouseconcerts.webs.com/whatsahouseconcert.htm (About and tips from Canyon House Concerts)

http://www.houseconcertsyork.co.uk/ (UK) (go to “All about” for About and FAQ at House Concerts York, UK)

http://www.rockprairie.com/ (go to “What’s a house concert?” at Rock Prairie House Concerts)

http://www.randalbays.com/houseconcerts.htm (Q&A at Randalbays.com)

http://www.houseconcertsatrockysrun.com/ (go to “What is a house concert?” at Rocky’s Run House Concerts)

http://gelencserhouseconcerts.com/index_files/Page266.htm (About at Gelencser House Concerts)

http://www3.telus.net/oldfolk/housecon.htm (How to … at Old folksinger’s homepage)

http://www.musicadelrio.org/What_Is_A_House_Concert_.html (“What is a house concert?” at Música Del Río House Concerts)

http://www.randygranger.net/BOOKING.html (How to … at RandyGranger.net)

http://indianafolk.com/whats-a-house-concert/ (“What is a house concert?” at Concerts at the Cabin)

http://www.meetup.com/Philly-Area-House-Concerts/ (Q&A at Philly Area House Concerts)

http://heartoftexashouseconcerts.com/about/ (“About Us & Why We Do This!” at Heart of Texas House Concerts)

http://houseconcerts.typepad.com/ (“How to host house concerts” at houseconcerts.typepad.com)

http://www.thehouse.org/about.html (“About” at The House)

http://www.houseconcertsunlimited.com/about/ (“Why house concerts” at House concerts unlimited)

http://www.andyrogersmusic.com/house-concerts/ (“About” and “Tips” … at Andy Rogers Music)

with downloadable file “The House Concert Hosting Kit”)

http://www.indieguide.com/howto/view/463253/How_To_Get_Booked_For_A_House_Concert (“How to get booked for a house concert” at http://www.IndieGuide.com)

http://www.homemademusic.com/house/ (“About” at Homemade music)

2.9 In the media

2.9.1 Radio

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/youandyours/items/04/2008_47_fri.shtml (“The intimate new venues for gigs: More tour managers are looking to ordinary home-owners to host performances in their living rooms”; radio program on BBC Radio 4)

Show on Capitol Public Radio (with transcription), about Bill Wagman’s house in Davis – “Music Fan Opens Home For Concerts” – http://archive.capradio.org/article/3690

2.9.2 TV

Fran Snyder from concertsinyourhome.com on “27 news, Northeast Kansas live”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N15D5TeA1E

2.9.3 Articles:

Links to media articles (http://houseconcerts.us/press.html)

http://www.houseconcerts.us/acguitar.html  (“Up close and personal: The Joys and challenges of playing house concerts” by Cosy Sheridan; in the March 2000 issue
of Acoustic Guitar Magazine, pp 42-44 )

http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/news/2000/02/33978 (“Live From the Living Room”, by Joyce Slaton; in Wired)

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/11/08/arts/acoustic-music-live-from-the-living-room.html (“Acoustic Music, Live From the Living Room”; by Neil Strauss; in New York Times)

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/06/17/nyregion/a-house-where-history-and-folk-musicians-share-the-spotlight.html?src=pm (“A House Where History and Folk Musicians Share the Spotlight”; by Thomas Staudter, in New York Times; about Hammond House, Westchester)

http://www.mp3newswire.net/stories/6002/backyard.html (“Backyard Concerts with the Stars”; by Richard Menta; in MP3 Newswire)

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/music/98345099.html?elr=KArks7PYDiaK7DUvckD_V_jEyhD:UiD3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUr (“Tips for hosting a house concert”, by Jon Bream; in StarTribune)

http://articles.cnn.com/2010-06-09/living/house.concerts_1_house-concerts-acoustic-guests?_s=PM:LIVING (“Intimate shows bring down the house”; Jim Kavanagh, CNN)

http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/entertainment/music/freedom-farm-acoustic-concert-season-opens-655283.html (“Freedom Farm Acoustic Concert season opens: The trend of “house concerts” — it’s exactly what it sounds like — has come to the area”, by Andrew McGinn, in Springfield News-Sun)

http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2011/03/11/134425621/live-from-your-living-room (Live In Your Living Room: You Book The Bands”, by Daoud Tyler-Ameen; NPR)

http://drewpearce.com/portfolio/houseconcerts.html (“Make your own scene. How to host a concert in your home”, by Drew Pearce; Interview/article from AcousticGuitar)

http://web.mac.com/michael.reingold/NYCHouseConcerts/Press/Entries/2007/6/12_Letter_to_the_New_York_Times_.html (Letter to the New York Times)

http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-01-15/entertainment/17828476_1_house-concerts-commercial-scene-music (“House concerts an alternative to commercial shows: Private venues offer alternative to commercial concerts”, by Michael Dougan; SF Gate)

http://www.singerfolkmusic.com/MiamiNTArticle.htm (“Home Folk: Neither rain, nor cops, nor crabby neighbors can stop South Florida’s house concerts”, by Nina Korman; Miami NewTimes)

http://www.metronc.com/article/?id=625 (“Singers in the house: Club-hungry locals invite traveling players home”, by Philip van Vleck; in MetroMagazine)

http://www.cumberlink.com/news/opinion/blogs/music_notes/article_736bb442-c424-11e0-9c1c-001cc4c03286.html (“Music notes: Bringing house concerts to Carlisle” by Alexis del Palazzo; in T heSentinel)

http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2000/11/02/tem_goodbye_basement.html (“Goodbye, basement shows: Biggest act ends run of 40 Celtic folk performances in couple’s Westwood home”; by Larry Nager; in The Cincinnati Enquirer)

http://www.barkerhouseconcerts.com/aboutus.html (“My House is Your House (At least for the next three hours)”, by Timothy Brooks at Barker House Concerts)

http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2011/06/-concertsinyourhome-brings-artists-and-fans-together-for-house-concerts.html (“ConcertsInYourHome Brings Artists & Fans Together For House Concerts” by Clyde Smith at hyperbot.com)

2.9.4 Interviews

http://www.musicmarketingmanifesto.com/making-a-living-with-house-concerts-an-interview-with-verve-pipes-brian-vander-ark/ (Making a living with house concerts – interview with Verve Pipe’s Brian Vander Ark)

http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/04/11/house_concerts/ (“Make money playing a house concert”, by Lisa Chow; in Marketplace)

http://www.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-news/2008/feb/27/musicians-rethink-approach-to-money-making/ (“Musicians Rethink Approach to Money Making”, by Lisa Chow; in WNYC News)

2.9.5 Reviews

http://www.jcdisciples.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=392:melissa-greener-playing-at-scott-a-lindas-house-on-june-10-2011&catid=51:admin&Itemid=56 (“Melissa Greener playing at Scott & Linda’s House on June 10, 2011” by David Tannen; in JCDisciples)

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/05/nyregion/opening-the-home-to-folk-music.html?src=pm (“Opening the Home to Folk Music”, NY Times)

2.10 Politics, contested, legislature

http://www.indyweek.com/citizen/archives/2009/12/14/bett-padgetts-house-concerts-ruled-a-business-the-limit-is-three-a-year (see also http://www.bettpadgett.com/houseconcerts/index.html); Bett Padgett’s house concerts ruled a business; the limit is three a year.” by Bob Geary (Indy Week / Raleigh, NC; with comments; folk/acoustic)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jan/04/small-venues-live-music-licence (“Government proposes exemption of small venues from live music licence: New consultation announced into removing the licensing requirements for concerts with less than 100 attendees” by Sean Michaels, in Guardian, UK)

2.11 Art

The House Show (2004) – a live album by Derek Webb (from his House Show Tour) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_House_Show

3. International

House concerts in Berlin:

John Statz, playing in Berlin: http://nothingthattheroad.blogspot.com/2010/01/berlin-house-concert.html

organizer’s Dan Coyle page: http://www.lastfm.biz/event/1966720+Dan+Coyle+at+House+Concert+Berlin+on+5+August+2011

Second String Band, playing Berlin house concerts: http://2ndstringband.com/post/8867640323/week-4-germany-and-the-netherlands

Sofa Salon house concert series in Berlin (homepage): http://sofasessions.blogspot.com/

Audio recording of an artist Amit Dattani, performing at Berlin’s house concert: http://soundcloud.com/stefan-verhoeff/sets/house-concert-amit-dattani

Video interview with Jamison Young, playing a Berlin house concert: http://jamoon.org/2010/07/16/house-concert-in-berlin/

Gentlemen & Assassins (House Concert in Kreuzberg Berlin): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iT4hnVnaA8

“The fahrradkeller,” a house concert house in Germany, with videos of past house concerts there: http://www.concerts-in-my-house.de/

House concerts in Berlin: http://books.google.com/books?id=wsn-bbQyHX4C&pg=PA82&lpg=PA82&dq=berlin,+%22house+concert%22,+improvisation&source=bl&ots=soZYk4bD1i&sig=cmqobtx834GtO8Evp8mWr-jwjhM&hl=sl&sa=X&ei=ASoST9HROeWliQLxv7njDQ&ved=0CE8Q6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=%22house%20concert%22&f=false

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