Posts Tagged ‘House Concerts’

A house concert manifesto

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

If you’re interested in hosting a house concert, please read this document and then get in touch.

House concerts!

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Check this out, from Fran Snyder of

I’ve been doing a lot of house concerts lately. They’re a lot more fun than some of the club gigs I’ve done, for many reasons. First and foremost, the purpose of the gathering is music, not beer sales or mating rituals (not that there’s anything wrong with that!).

New Gans shows on the Live Music Archive

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

My August 2 Solar Stage set at the Gathering of the Vibes, with special guests Donna Jean and Jeff of Donna Jean and the Tricksters, has been posted:

David Gans Live at Gathering of the Vibes, Seaside Park on 2008-08-02

01. Cassidy’s Cat >
02. American Family
03. banter
04. Bounty of the County
05. Down to Eugene
06. Lazy River Road*
07. Cassidy #
08. Sing Me Back Home #

* with Jeff Mattson, acoustic guitar and vocal
# with Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay, vocal, and Jeff Mattson, acoustic guitar and vocal

Update: Drew Feldman posted some photos of the GOTV set.

Also posted on the LMA: two recent house concerts. Thanks to Molly Thrash for putting ’em up:

5-10-08 Denair CA:

Soundcheck jam
Plum Wine->
another jam
Lazy River Road
Looks Like Rain->
Sweet Baby James
Quarter to Five (For Tina Loney)->
Blue Roses->
Sitting in Limbo->
Four Strong Winds
Cassidy’s Cat->
An American Family
The Bounty of the County
Like a Dog->
San Rafael Swell
Brokedown Palace
Down to Eugene
Dawn’s Early Light->
For Everyman->
Pancho and Lefty->
Prophet and Loss
Ship of Fools->
In Another World
Ran Into God

6-20-08 San Diego CA:

San Rafael Swell->
An American Family
Lazy River Road
Quarter to Five (For Tina Loney)
Sweet Baby James
Dawn’s Early Light->
For Everyman
Cassidy’s Cat->
Shove in the Right Direction

Autumn Day
Ship of Fools->
In Another World
Blue Roses
Pancho and Lefty->
Prophet and Loss->
Save Us from the Saved
It’s Gonna Get Better
Surely You Jest
In My Life
Waltzing Across Texas
The Bounty of the County
Like a Dog->
Attics of My Life

DG is available for House Concerts

Friday, April 11th, 2008

House Concerts In Your Home

In many cases, it’s a much more pleasant situation for both performer and audience. House concerts provide an intimate setting in which the music is the main event and beer sales aren’t the main determinant of success. A performer like me who doesn’t draw big crowds too often (“That’s months away,” as Martin Mull once said) has a hard time making a tour happen when the venues are clubs that need a hundred or more people to make their nut.

House concerts often include potluck dinners and other pleasant social interactions. Everybody wins!

For more information on how it’s done, click the image above or this link: To talk with me about having me play a concert in your home, send email to david [at] – or just post a message here!

For musical samples, visit the tunes page and/or David Gans on CDBaby.