I've been thinking about getting back into house concerts now for a while. I did it for the first 5 or 6 years of living in Baltimore, hosting such musicians as Patti Rothberg, Wally Pleasant, Doria Roberts, Caleb Stine, Jen Chapin, Sam Shaber, and others in my living room. I'm not sure why I stopped. It had to do with a general funk I was in, plus it was harder to get people to come, and I was hanging with a different crowd, etc. But it was one of my 'things' and then I didn't have it anymore (I feel like I have very few 'things' anymore) and people have been asking me about it.
I have a house of my own now, and, while it might not be as conducive as the Walther Avenue house was for house concerts, I think it would work. It's just that now that I've taken so long to get back into it, the return needs to be someone good, someone who means a lot to me.
Rose Polenzani is one possibility. In a bout of Facebooking after some wine the other night, I asked her to play another one (she played one 5 or 6 years ago at my place), and I think she would, if she's in the area.
This song is stone beautiful:
And you kissed me one sweet night,
And you pulled me close and tight,
And you told me one sweet lie,
And I knew right then that I
was a poor man's answered prayer.
I was drunk, and you were there.
Another possibility, of course, is Brenda Kahn, the namesake of this blog. It looks like she's performing again, at least a little, and her new CD (her first in, I believe, 12 years) is due out in the fall.
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