Please join us for a house concert with Alice Wallace and Andrew Delaney at our home in the north Berkeley hills on Sudnday, October 28, 2018 at 7 p.m. $15-25 suggested donation. 100% of donations go to the artists. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP by entering the information in the RSVP form below (you will have to scroll within the form to complete it) or by email to Linda at linda@berkeleyhouseconcerts.org or call Tom at 510-697-4097. Please feel free to bring your own beverage(s) and/or food.

Alice Wallace:

With a style that is rooted in the classic country songstresses such as Patsy Cline and Emmylou Harris. southern California singer/songwriter Alice Wallace’s impeccable vocals and melodic, literate song-crafting skills bring a fresh touch to authentic Americana music.

Her 2015 full-length release Memories, Music & Pride on LA-based California Country Records brought accolades from across the country, as well as recognition such as the LA Music Critic Awards for Best Country/Americana album. She was named 2017 Female Vocalist of the Year at the California Country Awards this past December, and has shared the stage with artists such as Wynonna Judd, Lee Ann Womack, Ray Wylie Hubbard, JD Souther, Albert Lee, and Suzy Bogguss.

Her latest single, “Elephants,” was written by Andrew Delaney and offers a powerful message in the spirit of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements: https://youtu.be/vldzI8u5GrA

Live videos:
“Poor Cleopatra” at the Extended Play Sessions in Boston, MA https://youtu.be/mdd-GVNj8Ws
“A Traveling Song” live at the Under the Apple Tree Sessions, UK: https://youtu.be/qwQTdRvHAlo
“A Little Yodel” live at Concerts at Our Home, Seattle: https://youtu.be/HapdMk2o9xA
www.AliceWallaceMusic.com

Andrew Delaney:

Andrew Delaney of Arlington, TX has been an unorthodox voice in the songwriter scene for a decade now. In that time, he has self-released nine full-length albums, won numerous accolades for his writing, and had his songs recorded and performed by artists all over the United States. He is a consummate storyteller, often hilarious and heavy in the same breath. Delaney’s ability to entertain even while speaking on the darkest of subjects led Rich Warren of WFMT Radio, Chicago to call him “The Alfred Hitchcock of singer/songwriters.”

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist – 2018
Southwest Regional Folk Alliance – Official Showcase Artist – 2018, 2015, & 2010
Songwriter Serenade – Winner – 2017
Rocky Mountain Song Contest – Finalist – 2017
Kerrville Folk Festival Main Stage Performer – 2016
Kerrville New Folk Competition – Finalist – 2015, 2013, & 2010

“Lina” live on the Mark Jockel Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGhaYAaDvFA
https://www.andrewdelaneymusic.com/

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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 set his sights on being a recording/touring artist. Much of the time in the 1980s and 1990s he fronted his own roots music band in the US southeast. The rock, blues, country, and folk mixture that poured from his vocals/guitar/piano/songwriting defined him as being more versatile than most artists, musically speaking. At times, he took jobs as a guitarist for hire to get a respite from being a bandleader, front man, self-booking agent. This is how he became visible to some as a guitar wiz, instead of the singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist that he is. Some periods he toured with Texas legend Freddy Fender, or folk-rocker Steve Forbert. Then, there were stints with country-rocker Steve Earle (who became his brother in-law). While being an opening act (with wife, Stacey Earle) for folk icon Joan Baez, Stuart so enamored the headliner that she would bring him onstage during her show to showcase his guitar work. This took place nightly on a two month tour!

In 1998, Stuart and his wife made her first album on their own label, Gearle Records. Mark’s co-producer and guitar/vocal “stamp” was very present on Stacey Earle’s “Simple Gearle” CD. And, this lead to his own record “Songs From A Corner Stage”, the next release on their label. After touring hundreds of dates in the USA, Canada, UK, and Europe the couple decided (in 2001) to join forces as an official duo (Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart). Some two thousand concerts later, Mark has re-embarked on a solo career, as the duo is dormant.

In 2014, Mark Stuart is touring heavily and his performances are littered with great guitar pieces, self-penned songs from his solo records and duo records. Also, he does “tribute” songs to those notable artists he used to work for, and, includes fascinating stories about the experiences along the way.

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