Please join us for a house concert with Tom Rhodes on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Donation is $15-20 sliding scale, all proceeds to the artist. Feel free to BYOB/snacks, although we’ll have some to share. Please email Linda at linda@berkeleyhouseconcerts.org or call Tom at (510) 697-4097 if you have questions.

For the last six years, Tom Rhodes has been making quite a name for himself in the Americana scene. His award winning music is as real and honest as it gets. His distinctive voice, road-worn and raspy from years of honing his craft, and inviting guitar work that cleverly masks its complexity, form a warm and welcoming home for his heartfelt and inspiring lyrics. Having played shows across the US and Europe throughout his career, Tom has steadily built a diehard fan base that has seen him through the release of five independent albums: Tom Rhodes (2004), No Apologies (2006), Better Son (2010), With or Without (2014), and Who You Were (2016) . Fans have followed him from small bars in the DC area to venues such as the Walnut Creek Amphitheater in North Carolina, the Paramount Theater in Oakland, CA, and Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. As of 2017, his music has been licensed and used on network and cable TV shows, feature length movies, and commercials across all platforms. Geographical influences are unavoidable, when you’ve spent as much time in and around some of America’s greatest musical heartlands. Born in Houston, Texas, he moved to the Washington, DC area before heading off to places like Memphis, New Orleans, New York City, and even the Caribbean – each place leaving indelible marks on his eclectic songwriting and performing style. In 2011 he moved to Oakland, CA (where he currently resides), while working on new material and following some of his other passions, including illustration and videography.

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Please join us for a house concert with the Evie Ladin Band on December 2nd, 2017 at 8 p.m. $15-20 sliding scale, all proceeds to the artists. Feel free to BYOB/snacks, although we’ll have some to share. WE ARE CURRENTLY COMPLETELY FULL. However, we usually have last minute cancellations, so if you would like to attend, please email Linda at linda@berkeleyhouseconcerts.org to be added to the waiting list or call Tom at (510) 697-4097 if you have questions.

The polyrhythmic heat and funk of Evie Ladin’s clawhammer banjo, resonant voice, real stories and rhythmic dance have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections, Lincoln Center to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Known as a driving force behind San Francisco’s Stairwell Sisters, Evie’s solo debut Float Downstream (2010
) was produced by famed mandolinist/composer Mike Marshall and percussionist Keith Terry. Sing Out! magazine reports “Solid song craft performed wonderfully end to end.”

Keith Terry (bass, Body Music, vocals) is a renowned percussionist/rhythm dancer, and the founder of the International Body Music Festival. Body, bells, box, toys, Keith approaches bass as tonal percussion, and adds delightfully unusual elements to the show. A surprising and evocative mix of acoustic music and dance, Evie & Keith present a skilled hybrid of American folk arts.

Using any surface for its rhythmic possibilities, Terry claps his hands, rubs his palms, finger-pops, stamps his feet, brushes his soles, slaps his butt and belly, pops his cheek, whomps his chest, skips and slides, sings and babbles and coughs, building his music out of a surprisingly varied register of sounds and clever rhythmic variations. –VILLAGE VOICE

Here is a recent article about them: http://www.prx.org/pieces/81467-in-search-of-a-song-evie-ladin-part-1

Evie Ladin Band – Coo Coo

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Adam Traum & Colin Gilmore – Sunday, December 3, 2017

November 8, 2017

Please join us for a house concert with Adam Traum and Colin Gilmore on Sunday, December 3rd at 3 pm. $15-20 suggested donation. Please RSVP below or email Linda at linda@berkeleyhouseconcerts.org or call Tom at 510-697-4097. We will provide the exact address when we confirm your RSVP. You may come any time after about 2:30 […]

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