I spent the evening at the home of my friends Andrea and Steve, where they hosted a house concert by Michael Reno Harrell. They know his work from his appearances at Winfield’s Walnut Valley Festival. It was a wonderful evening.
He is a singer/songwriter and a storyteller. His performance was a wonderful mix of stories that make you think, make you laugh, and make you shed a tear. Needless to say, I loved it all. You can look at his website at michaelreno.com. If he’s in your area, make it a point to go see him. It’s an evening you won’t soon forget.
House concerts have become one way working musicians make a living on the road. If you have the space and the inclination, there’s a website where you can connect with musicians looking for houses, or houses looking for musicians. Check it out at http://www.concertsinyourhome.com/.