Welcome to House Concerts Unlimited in Tulsa Oklahoma
Monday, November 26, 2018
From House Concerts Unlimited and The Tulsa Artery and all of us here at
THE STONE CHURCH
It's been a wonderful year for House Concerts Unlimited, and we couldn't have done it without you, our loyal audience. As we enter into the Holiday season once again, keeping an eye toward the coming year, House Concerts Unlimited invites you to our “Tree Trimming, Open Mic, Holiday Benefit Party.”
When: Sunday, December 16th Where: The Stone Church 4225 W. Fifth St. Time: 6-11 pm
House Concerts Unlimited celebrates its 18th anniversary this year. Besides holding shows in our own living room, we have had many generous hosts over the years. Beginning this year, we have found a true listening room at The Stone Church, home of Teresa and David Rechter who have generously, and literally, opened their doors to host our house concert series.
This new and larger venture provides more opportunities. However, due to the increased space we also face certain new challenges, such as a need for are better lighting, a new sound board, extra mics, mic stands, and mic cords, furniture/chairs/ tables. Thus, we are looking to you for help and are hoping you can support us making this dream a reality with a fundraiser to support our growing vision.
Along with bringing some of the best artists from around the world, highlighting our local musicians has always been part of our mission. Going forward, we will continue to showcase the extraordinary talent right here in our own backyard.
As we look towards the future and continue to grow, we aspire to:
do some filming, and create a YouTube series called “Confessions From The Road” because, after-all, we are a church.
add an educational component by creating songwriting workshops and retreats led by an established singer/songwriter, ending with a concert put on by all the students, as well as a show by our guest instructor, open to the public.
These are some of our ambitions, but they can’t happen without you. Any support and any donations are greatly appreciated and will go a long way to making House Concerts Unlimited @ The Stone Church, Tulsa's premier listening venue.
Here is how you can help, The Tulsa Artery and The Stone Church will provide empty ornaments and envelopes for all our guests to fill with “financial tidings” of any amount, to hang on our House Concerts Unlimited Tree that we will have at our party.
Also, this will be a Potluck, so bring your favorite holiday side dish and or dessert. Stone Church and House Concerts Unlimited will provide the main dish, wine and beer.
Evening events will include an open mic, so feel free to bring your instrument and voice and sign up to share a song or two with us. Each person will be limited to 20 minutes maximum so everyone can get a chance. Also we will have two main performers for the evening, TBA.
Here at the Stone Church, we hope you will join us for an evening of fun, food and festivity as we celebrate the Holidays and the many things for which we are grateful.
Please feel free to bring friends and spread the word.
If you cannot attend, but would like to contribute, click the button below to make your donation in the amount of $10, $20, $50, or $100.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us here at The Stone Church,
Kelly Hunt and Grazzhopper will perform a “house concert” from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at The Stone Church, 4225 W. Fifth St., across from Mark Twain Elementary School.
House Concerts Unlimited was created by Scott Aycock 17 years ago after responding to a request from a traveling musician he crossed paths with because of his longtime radio show (Folk Salad) on Tulsa’s NPR/KWGS radio show.
He saw the need not only to provide a place for traveling singer-songwriters to share their craft, but also for Oklahoma’s rich supply of musicians and singer-songwriters to share theirs. He wanted to create a listening room rather than a bar atmosphere as the venture focuses on hosting artists whose lyrics are as important as their musicianship.
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Said a news release: “Presently, we have found a perfect place in which to share these great concerts, a once-abandoned church in west Tulsa, which is now home to several artist studios and, of course, our music series.”
Suggested donation is $18 at the door for the Sunday show. Tickets are $15 in advance through PayPal. Check houseconcertsunlimited.com. RSVP is required as seating is limited. A PayPal donation will serve as an RSVP. For those who want to donate at the door, RSVP through Facebook messenger at House Concerts Unlimited, which is presenting the show.
Hunt is a singer-songwriter of Americana/roots music, who was born and raised in Memphis but now is based out of Kansas City. Her primary instrument is her voice, which rings out with confidence and clarity of one who has been singing all her life, according to a news release.
Accompanied by her 1920s tenor banjo (“Ira”) and guitar (“Vernon”), Hunt’s songs meld traditions of folk, classic country and old-time music for a sound that is timeless and fresh. Her songwriting is poetic but approachable, full of feeling and alive with storytelling. With a new debut album (“Even the Sparrow”) in hand, Hunt embarks on her first national tour this fall and will be accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Stas Heaney.
Grazzhopper is a fusion of bluegrass and folk. Varying from an acoustic duo to a full five-piece band, the bluesy, bluegrassy, folksy sound gains momentum as the repertoire expands and the enthusiasm grows.
“Growing up in the country, I was heavily influenced by my surroundings and my family,” Grazzhopper frontman Cody Brewer said. “My father and grandfather instilled the basic building blocks of bluegrass and country and from that foundation, I have developed a more complex sound from my later musical influences in the jam, folk and jazz scenes.”