Please join us for a house concert with Mare Wakefield & Nomad on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 8 p.m. $15-25 sliding scale suggested donation. You may rsvp by entering the requested information in the form below or by email to Tom at tommont45@gmail.com or by phone to Tom at 510-697-4097. Please feel free to bring beverage(s) and/or food for yourself and to share.

“You’ll be astounded” says Maverick Magazine about this Nashville-based Americana duo. Featuring award-winning Southeast Texas songwriter Mare Wakefield on guitar and Turkish-born, classically-trained Nomad on piano and accordion, the husband-and-wife team has been called “Cozy brilliance … the merger of Natalie Merchant, Shawn Colvin and Dolly Parton” by the Louisville Observer and “A little bit old country, a lot contemporary folk” by the New York Times. Mare and Nomad were 2016 and 2015 Kerrville NewFolk finalists and 2015 Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists.

“Time to Fly” from 2017 at their Nashville studio:

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Please join us for a house concert with Heart Society on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 8 p.m. $20 suggested donation. 100% of donations go to the artists. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Please RSVP by enter ing the information in the rsvp form below (you will have to scroll within the form to complete it) or by email to Linda atinda@berkeleyhouseconcerts.org or call Tom at 510-697-4097. Please feel free to BYO beverage(s) and/or food,

Heart Society is the Mississippi-based wife-and-husband duo of Teneia Sanders-Eichelberger and Benjamin Eichelberger. Founded in Phoenix, AZ in 2014, the couple initially performed limited engagements while Benjamin pursued a full-time career as a pilot and flight instructor. Increasingly discouraged with a lack of fulfillment in their lives, the two realized they wanted to share their music and message of positivity with a much larger audience. In 2015, the duo completed a successful crowdfunding campaign to buy a 32-foot travel trailer (a.k.a. The Tiny Musical House), then took a huge leap of faith: Benjamin quit his job, the two sold most of their possessions, and together they set out in pursuit of their musical dreams.

Heart Society is more than a band; it’s a movement. They celebrate the ties that bind humanity together, while prizing the beauty of individuality. Their groove-heavy blend of Folk/Soul Rock ‘n Roll will make you want to get out of your seat and dance, and their inspiring journey and message of equality will stir your heart. The band’s debut EP Wake the Queens speaks clearly about female empowerment and unapologetic authenticity, and is an invitation for every listener to shed convention and become a powerful force for good in the world.

Heart Society perform their song “Rocket” for NPR Tiny Desk Concert:

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Mark Stuart, Sunday, April 15, 2018

March 31, 2018

Please join us for a house concert with Mark Stuart on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 4 p.m. $15-20 sliding scale suggested donation. You can RSVP below, by email to linda@berkeleyhouseconcerts.org or by phone at 510-697-4097. Feel free to BYOB/snacks. After growing up in Nashville, TN and playing professionally from age 15 on, Mark Stuart […]

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