articles and tips from Fran Snyder and concertsinyourhome.com
CIYH is now booking guerilla showcases for FAR-West, SERFA and NERFA conferences. We will only have night showcases, on friday and saturday nights, with time slots ranging from 15 to 20 minutes. This opportunity is provided for free to members of CIYH.
Please do not apply for a night where you already have 2 or more showcases. To be considered, please send (here) your current late-night schedule like this:
Name of Act/Artist:
Name of Conference: SERFA, NERFA, or FAR-Westâ€¦.
Preferred day: ______
unavailable times between 10:45pm and 1:40
Second Choice day:_______
unavailable times between 10:45pm and 1:40
If you are not a member of ConcertsInYourHome.com, but feel that house concerts are an important part of your future, we encourage you to have a look here.
These conferences are a great opportunity to connect with good people (venues, hosts and artists) and to forge friendships that could lead to great music/business opportunities. Join us.
PS - I will not attend Far-West this year because of a festival performance in Arkansas. Please join me in thanking Jack Brown for running our showcase room and our booth in the exhibit hall.
PPS - What is a guerilla showcase? Each conference sets aside late night hours and a block of hotel rooms that can be used for showcasing. The people (hosts/artists/organizations) who rent those rooms schedule artists to perform unplugged in a casual format, and they allow conference attendees to come in and out to check out the performances. Fun, hectic, challenging, and sometimes very productive!
Tracy Newman featured in Life After 50 magazine. Tracy Newman has showcased at several folk alliance conferences where she continues to demonstrate her songwriting talent, and a warm personality perfectly suited for house concerts. She’s a joy to have around, and I’ll personally guarantee that she’ll get some chuckles and laughs out of you. — fran
See her artist profile and house concert info.
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Message from Fran:
Hosts helping hosts - here’s a win-win situation.
A new host joins CIYH and wants to find house concerts in their area they can attend. So they look on our calendars for upcoming shows in their area, and email an “invitation request” to see a show. This way, they connect with another host, pick up some house concert tips, and make some new friends.
Would you like to have an extra few seats filled at your next event? Would you like to meet (and help/inspire) new hosts who are just getting started? Log in and list your upcoming events!
Hosts helping artists - Hosts! Please recommend your favorite acts! So far we’ve added recommendations to 35 of our 600+ artists.
Your comments can be so helpful to these artists and to the hosts who’d like to consider booking them. Can you muster up a sentence or two for a few of your favorite (hosted) artists? I think you can.
Major CIYH improvements:
Yes! The new advanced artist search page is now a fabulous music discovery tool.
Trivia #1: Name three California artists who have recommendations from CIYH hosts.
New CIYH Hosts: (artist members can search “member since 2009-08″ using the advanced search. )
15 New House Concert Presenters in UK, CA, CO, FL, LA, MA, MD, ME, NC, PA, AND TX
New CIYH Artists: (A big thank you for your support.)
Look/listen to these new artists!Â Alex Cook, Andina and Rich, Andrea Wittgens, Austin Ladd Roberts, Gonzalo Bergara Quartet, Home Grown Tomatoes, Jim Bizer, Kay Ashley, Kelly, Ellis & Cerney, Laura Cheadle, Mark Turnbull, Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey, Ron Rich, Rosi Golan, Steffen Heins, The Edward Groves Band, Ben Cooley Hall, Dewveall, Hollowbody, Jenn Friedman, Jesse Payne, John Scarpulla, JT Spangler, Lindsey Yung, Lucia & Valdemar, Mary Hartman, Mayes2, The Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo, The Flutterbies
Trivia #2: Which of these new acts has the song “I Don’t Think You Know It”? Have a listenâ€¦ nice tune!
Renewed Artists: (A HUGE thank you for your continued support!)
Laura Baron, Paul Manousos, Ed Pettersen, Joseph Hasty, David Potts, Karie Hillery, Muriel Anderson, Del Rey, Garret Swayne, Jill Jack, Jennifer Peterson, Unfinished Lips, Andina & Rich, Annie Dinerman, Heather Waters, Lydia Adams Davis, Laura Zucker
Trivia #3: Which of these (renewed) artists plays a Resonator ukElele?
Schwag of the Month:
Conference updates for Artists and Hosts:
Fran/CIYH Conference Schedule
Trivia Question: Answer the 3 highlighted questions in this newsletter to win a free CIYH Welcome Kit - 1 shirt, 2 CDs, 10 postcards, and 2 bumper/case stickers. Email your answers!
Last month’s winner - Russ Franzen! –>
Please share this information with people you like. — fran