Please join us for a house concert with Rachel Laven and Justin Farren at our home in the north Berkeley hills on Friday, October 19, 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 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.

Rachel Laven is a young, yet seasoned performer and songwriter. This Texas native is known for turning eyes and ears with her electric vocals and her provocative songwriting. She has performed nationally and internationally at festivals, theatres, house concerts, and small venues alike. Winner of the 2016 Kerrville New Folk Songwriting competition, Rachel released her first album at just 13 years of age with her family’s band, and has since released two more albums with her family’s band as well as two solo albums- Unwind (2012) and Love and Luccheses (2017). In 2013 she formed a band named Sweet ‘Shine and Honey. The band performs nationally and is preparing to launch their debut album.

“A positive force of nature on stage, Laven not only captivates with her smiling lyricism, but with the timbre of a voice that sounds straight out of her chest. She is a powerhouse of energy, breathing though notes with a passionate air and a cool, side-smiling tonality. Vibrant, well-spoken, and always reaching new heights, Rachel Laven will be known among the songwriters of her generation as an encouragement and inspiration to dare.” -Collins de la Cour (Green Room Music Source)

Justin Farren is nothing short of a master craftsman painting lyrical pictures that are firmly rooted in the reality of day-to-day life. His delivery is humorous, thoughtful, and engaging. His guitar playing is lively, intricate, and seemingly boundless. The Sacramento News and Review describes him as “The storyteller with an impeccable voice, a guitar, and a headful of funny, tender, and engaging observations.”

Here’s a link to Rachel Laven’s website: www.rachellavenmusic.com

Here are links to a few of Rachel Laven’s videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dfSr0nguj4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OifRruyEfI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESZDrbWPjn8

Here’s a link to Justin Farren’s website: www.justinfarren.com

Here are links to a few of Justin Farren’s videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFTOgLPCEmA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDtnMdIkXIU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDXMMOsUmIQ

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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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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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