I love live music.
I don’t go out and see live shows nearly as often as I should, in fact. [Note to self !]
And I really love hearing acoustic music live. I love enjoy loud, distorted guitars as much as the next man, but there’s something magical about hearing music in it’s simplest, most honest form.
The superb video above captures that, beautifully – and also explains in only a few minutes how the internet opens up a whole new world of possibilities for independent musicians to tour, build their audience and see the world, if they have the desire, determination and drive.
And if they’re lucky, they might even pay the bills along the way !
My personal experience of “house concerts” is limited, but fantastic – you can see a video extract here – but I’d love to go to more. Not only do you get an intimate, personal performance, you get the chance to meet and speak with the artist, maybe spend a little more time with them – priceless internet connection magic. And you’ll always know that the gig you attended was absolutely unique.
So, go to (or organise !) a house concert yourself, now. Well, as soon as possible, anyway.
To find out more, check out this excellent post by Steve Lawson:
(And in fact, Steve and Lobelia would be great people to invite for your first concert ! Or of course, Susan : )