JohnElliottPlease join us for a house concert with John Elliott on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 3 p.m. $15-20 suggested donation, all $$ to the artists. You can RSVP below, or by emailing Linda at linda@berkeleyhouseconcerts.org or by phone to Tom at 510-697-4097. We’ve included a youtube video of a performance below.

John Elliott has performed thousands of shows on several continents and in 49 of the 50 United States (Hawaii for the win). His music is as indelible as it is indefinable. His songs have been heard in movies, on network and cable television, on iPods, in cars, on radios, and around campfires. He has been releasing albums on Garland Lane, his own label, since 2004 to an always growing number of listeners. He remains an unsigned and unaffiliated artist and he is proud of that fact. He continues to make a living and build a dedicated following the old fashioned way: one new believer at a time. www.thehereafterishere.com

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Please join us for a house concert at our home in Berkeley with the band Flagship Romance on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation TBD.

Flagship Romance consists of singer-songwriters Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson. To describe their sound, they have coined the term “Harmonic Alternative Folk.” Anchored by Fisher’s unique guitar playing, Flagship Romance compositions are centered around and feature the couple’s unclassifiable vocal blend.

In the midst of a mainstream culture, inundated by studio “perfection,” Fisher and Jackson plan on doing the exact opposite, referencing the old adage that honesty is the best policy. On the heels of a very successful crowd-funding campaign, which raised in excess of $25,000, Flagship Romance headed into the studio in January 2014 to record their first full-length album, entitled Fee Fie Foh Fum. The stripped tracks on this new album consist of full-takes, with no splicing or tuning. Given the intimate, yet energetic quality of their live performances, this new record is a raw, real, and organic experience. In addition to the album, Fisher and Jackson invited a team of professional cinematographers to travel with them and document the entire recording process. This behind the scenes documentary features the studio performances, the duo’s love-laced back-story, and the beautiful nature surrounding the home-studio. Fee Fie Foh Fum was released on physical formats (CD/DVD) in June 2014.

In today’s music market, where more and more avid listeners are clamoring for something honest and real, Flagship Romance plans to take that honesty, chemistry, and “real-ness” to new heights.

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