Monday, August 10, 2009

You're Invited To A House Concert

The Nebraska Outback House Concert series is now nearly a year old. Every couple of months or so, we have had wonderful artists from around the world come by our house, have dinner with us, play some great music for us and our friends (then usually jam or chat until the wee hours of the morning), stay the night, have breakfast and then go on their merry way.

If you've ever wondered what a House Concert is, click on the video below for some ideas of what you'll be in for if you accept an invitation to one.



As you may have guessed, I have a reason for bringing up our House Concert... our next one is coming up this Thursday, August 13 at 7:30 p.m.  Appearing live, in our front yard will be...

The Yampa Valley Boys!

Anyone who has ever owned a horse or enjoyed an old-time cowboy movie loves these guys. They have an easy, down-home cowboy humor that really connects with their audience.

In their live show, you will take a journey back to the old west. It will feature all acoustic music, plus stories and poems about the cowboy---his ways, his life, his humor, his horse (of course!) and, sometimes, his favorite cowgirl. Formatted as an old time radio show, yet as intimate as a campfire sing-along, the YAMPA VALLEY BOYS will bring you laughter, maybe a tear or two, and always a good time. Youngsters and old timers, whatever the occasion, have been captivated by the unique manner in which the YAMPA VALLEY BOYS preserve some of our Western heritage.

THE YAMPA VALLEY BOYS are proud to announce the release of their fifth CD recording: “Playin’ Cowboy Music”.  This new CD contains 14 tracks with some old favorites like Colorado Trail, Tumbling Tumbleweeds, Miles and Miles of Texas and Desperado. It has two rockin’ solo banjo tunes, two western swing songs, a Mike Fleming song, two Brenn Hill songs and 5 great originals by Steve Jones.

The Nebraska Outback House Concert series is very laid back and casual. All we ask is that you come prepared to have a good time, make some new friends and listen to some great music.

All of the artists that play in our living room (or in this case, front yard), agree to play simply for room and board, BUT they do deserve to be paid for the incredible talent they have developed.  We do this by placing a donation jar on a table and asking everyone who comes to make a free will donation.  ALL (yes, 100%) of these donations go to the artists.  We present the concerts for the enjoyment of getting together with friends and having great live music right in our home.

Consider this your invitation. If you're in the area, e-mail me for directions and come and enjoy some great music.

Thanks for stopping by. The coffee is always on.

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