Lee Herman

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is hosting Windborne - Thursday, July 18, 2019 2019-04-24 17:06:06 -0500

Windborne - Thursday, July 18, 2019

Music at 4:00 p.m.
Socializing and light potluck at 3:00 p.m.
$20 suggested artist donation*

For an invitation to attend, please RSVP here or contact Lee by email at lee@windycityhouseconcerts.org or at 312-810-3067

Free childcare provided (advance notice required)

Rose Baldino and Brian Buchanan met 10 years ago, late one night backstage at a theatre in rural Pennsylvania.

Brian's band Enter the Haggis and Rose's group Burning Bridget Cleary were sharing a stage that evening, and the two bonded over a love of Irish fiddle tunes, Radiohead, and 4 am whiskey. Their paths crossed a dozen times over the next decade on the road, but it wasn't until the Folk Alliance 2014 conference in Kansas City that they finally became musical collaborators.

Burning Bridget Cleary's guitarist and drummer had their flights canceled at the last minute, and in desperation, Rose asked Brian to grab a guitar and join her onstage. The two performed with virtually no rehearsal for over an hour, and their connection was powerful and immediate. A few months later Brian moved from Canada to Philadelphia, and as a tribute to the first tune Rose ever taught Brian, House of Hamill was born.

Both Baldino and Buchanan are accomplished traditional fiddle players and classical violinists, with over 25 years of writing and performance experience between them. Together, they write unusual new fiddle tunes and exciting, unpredictable original songs while breathing new life into traditional and contemporary songs. Both are confident and unique lead vocalists, and the blend of their two voices in harmony is hypnotic and irresistible.

Whether House of Hamill is playing songs from their debut album "Wide Awake" (2016) or stomping through a set of original jigs and reels from their follow-up "March Through Storms" (2018), their chemistry onstage is always engaging and often hilarious. In the summer of 2018, their quirky all-violin cover of "Sweet Child Of Mine" went viral, amassing over 15 million views and more than 400,000 shares on Facebook in just a few weeks, and was picked up by publications all over the world.

https://www.houseofhamill.com/

http://www.facebook.com/houseofhamill

http://www.youtube.com/user/houseofhamill

http://instagram.com/houseofhamill

http://twitter.com/houseofhamill

WHEN
July 18, 2019 at 3pm
WHERE
Windy City House Concerts
Chicago, IL 60640
United States
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is hosting House of Hamill - Sunday, February 2, 2020 2019-04-14 22:54:34 -0500

House of Hamill - Sunday, February 2, 2020

Music at 4:00 p.m.
Socializing and light potluck at 3:00 p.m.
$20 suggested artist donation*

For an invitation to attend, please RSVP here or contact Lee by email at lee@windycityhouseconcerts.org or at 312-810-3067

Free childcare provided (advance notice required)

Rose Baldino and Brian Buchanan met 10 years ago, late one night backstage at a theatre in rural Pennsylvania.

Brian's band Enter the Haggis and Rose's group Burning Bridget Cleary were sharing a stage that evening, and the two bonded over a love of Irish fiddle tunes, Radiohead, and 4 am whiskey. Their paths crossed a dozen times over the next decade on the road, but it wasn't until the Folk Alliance 2014 conference in Kansas City that they finally became musical collaborators.

Burning Bridget Cleary's guitarist and drummer had their flights canceled at the last minute, and in desperation, Rose asked Brian to grab a guitar and join her onstage. The two performed with virtually no rehearsal for over an hour, and their connection was powerful and immediate. A few months later Brian moved from Canada to Philadelphia, and as a tribute to the first tune Rose ever taught Brian, House of Hamill was born.

Both Baldino and Buchanan are accomplished traditional fiddle players and classical violinists, with over 25 years of writing and performance experience between them. Together, they write unusual new fiddle tunes and exciting, unpredictable original songs while breathing new life into traditional and contemporary songs. Both are confident and unique lead vocalists, and the blend of their two voices in harmony is hypnotic and irresistible.

Whether House of Hamill is playing songs from their debut album "Wide Awake" (2016) or stomping through a set of original jigs and reels from their follow-up "March Through Storms" (2018), their chemistry onstage is always engaging and often hilarious. In the summer of 2018, their quirky all-violin cover of "Sweet Child Of Mine" went viral, amassing over 15 million views and more than 400,000 shares on Facebook in just a few weeks, and was picked up by publications all over the world.

https://www.houseofhamill.com/

http://www.facebook.com/houseofhamill

http://www.youtube.com/user/houseofhamill

http://instagram.com/houseofhamill

http://twitter.com/houseofhamill

WHEN
February 02, 2020 at 3pm
WHERE
Windy City House Concerts
Chicago, IL 60640
United States
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is hosting Joe Crookston - Sunday, May 10, 2020 2019-04-14 21:15:07 -0500

Joe Crookston - Sunday, May 10, 2020

Music at 4:00 p.m.
Socializing and light potluck at 3:00 p.m.
$20 suggested artist donation*

For an invitation to attend, please RSVP here or contact Lee by email at lee@windycityhouseconcerts.org or at 312-810-3067

Free childcare provided (advance notice required)

Songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. Named 2016 Folk Alliance International Artist-in-Residence, Joe Crookston has played with Suzanne Vega, Dar Williams, David Francey, John McCutcheon, John Gorka, Judy Collins and 100s more. His songs are cinematic and are being made into award winning films.

He’ll surprise you and awaken the cynics. He’s plumbing for lyrical gold like a social archeologist. His songs are universal, his rhythm infectious and in concert, he is funny as hell one moment and transcendent the next.

Come to a show. Mystical, and humorous roads, twisting through vivid cinematography. Like short 4:00 films. Visual, artful and human. Brooklyn in July, Oklahoma towns, rattlesnake tails, turbary thieves, Galway heather, meter maids and drunk roosters. At the end of the night, you’ll leave inspired. “The Long Note” is a phrase in Irish culture.”The Long Note” is that place of resonance and transcendence where the music, the voices, the instruments, and the community ALL come together and unite.

There is a long note and Joe's reaching for it. Whether he’s picking his 48 Gibson, weaving through lap slide songs or looping his fiddle, he will draw you in. It happens every time. Watch a YouTube video. It’s good, but it’s not the same. You gotta come to a show. With unwavering courage to be himself, he is literate, poignant and funny as hell.

“At every festival I hope to find the gift of one artist whose songwriting and performance stand out. Joe Crookston was that gift for me this year at the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Stunning performance, great songs, and not a word wasted! I LOVE That!”  - David Francey, Songwriter Ontario

“With all the performers out there, an artist has to go beyond good…and Joe does.” - Sing Out Magazine

http://www.joecrookston.com/

https://www.facebook.com/JoeCrookstonMilagritoRecords

https://twitter.com/joecrookston

https://www.youtube.com/user/CROOKSTONJoe/videos

WHEN
May 10, 2020 at 3pm
WHERE
Windy City House Concerts
Chicago, IL 60640
United States
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rsvped +1 for Ari & Mia - Sunday, May 5, 2019 via 2019-04-06 20:31:36 -0500

Ari & Mia - Sunday, May 5, 2019

Music at 4:00 p.m.
Socializing and light potluck at 3:00 p.m.
$20 suggested artist donation*

For an invitation to attend, please RSVP here or contact Lee by email at lee@windycityhouseconcerts.org or at 312-810-3067

Free childcare provided (advance notice required)

Ari & Mia reference the styles of Southern and Northeastern fiddle music and the early American songbook to create a realm where their own compositions cross paths with older traditions. Their stylish and sophisticated music honors the sounds of Appalachian cottages, rural dance floors, and urban concert halls. Combine this with their innovative approach to songwriting and the result is a captivating sound.

Since 2008 the sisters have toured all across the U.S and Australia and are both graduates of New England Conservatory's cutting edge Contemporary Improvisation department. They've performed alongside Sarah Jarosz, opened for the likes of Cheryl Wheeler and Catie Curtis, and played at venues such as Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival's Mainstage Emerging Artist Showcase, Club Passim, the Parlor Room, New Bedford Folk Festival, and Jordan Hall. Both award winning songwriters, Mia’s song “Across the Water” won the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the folk category, and Ari's song "Old Man" was a semi-finalist for the 2016 International Songwriting Competition.

Ari & Mia just put out a new album, Sew The City, which was debuted on billboard.com!

 

“Strikingly beautiful, distinctive and exhilarating, with lyrical wizardry and expressive vocals that will find a way into hearts and minds. Ari & Mia are not creating a new music; they are taking it to another level and exploring areas that have not been attempted in decades. Their all-acoustic, pure and honest approach has significance. Treading the edges of traditional folk in a more faithful manner, they share the lyrical wizardry of 70’s bands Steely-Eye Span, Tir-na-Nog, and the Incredible String Band, with searing harmony as good as The Beach Boys. The sisters sing in unison like two violins.

“The ladies use their varied instruments wisely, thoughtfully and cleverly. They are only two people after all, but at times they sound like a full band. Each instrument adds a melodic piece of the puzzle and as they proceed the picture of the puzzle becomes more and more clear. They add and subtract their varied instruments at moments when the instruments provide their sharpest imagery and appeal. This is European rural type music, filled with colorful flowers and meadows, rushing cool rivers, smoke from a thatched roof chimney and created with a vibrant old world flavor. The hocus pocus and abracadabra is all in their vocals. So distinctive and shined to a sparkle.”

— No Depression

“Ari & Mia blend a traditional rootsy grounding with a clear background of classical training. Their own works are soothing and fresh, tasteful and accomplished. This duo is taking the classical study of a conservatory program and bringing it alive in folk touring circles.”

— SingOut! Magazine

"Ari & Mia are promising talents who have what it takes to make it. Their charming vocals, instrumental expertise, and interpretations shine."

— Common Folk Music

"Deceptively simple and highly personal...the intimacy just blows your mind. They seamlessly genre blend some organic styles into one delightfully tasty stew that'll have you coming back for seconds --- and more."

— Midwestrecord.com

http://www.ariandmiamusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/ariandmiamusic/

https://soundcloud.com/ariandmia

https://www.instagram.com/ariandmiamusic/

https://twitter.com/ariandmiamusic

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEEFDEEdwjCR1fuoxlv-4xQ

 

WHEN
May 05, 2019 at 3pm
WHERE
Windy City House Concerts
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