PASA House Concert Series

One of the longest running house concert series in the Philadelphia Area, for more than 20 years, PASA has presented its members in a true house concert setting. Since its creation by Rob Lincoln in 2000, more than 150 different performers have performed as a co-headliner.

Each concert features three PASA members as co-headliners, plus 8 to 12 "Open Chair" performers. Anyone who wants to play an original song can be an Open Chair performer. These shows are in round robin format, one song at a time and the Open Chair slots not only begin the show but also occur at the end of every round. There are usually seven rounds with an intermission in the middle.

Event Details:

WHENSaturday, October 9, 2021, 4:00 PM
WHEREAt the home of Tony DeSantis, Collingswood, NJ
RSVP INFOPlease RSVP by emailing Tony at tonydesantis@verizon.net.
Special notes:
Please bring a folding chair and a snack or beverage to share.

Performers:

Tony DeSantis

Tony DeSantis was first known for his renditions of Stan Rogers's songs but he writes some wicked political and wonderful historical songs of his own. An entertaining performer and multi-instrumentalist, Tony is famous for "DeSantisizing" other people's songs. He has performed at clubs in Boston, New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and London, UK. He has also produced two CDs, entitled Bright Red Sky and Across the Border. In addition, Tony has taken up acting and performed in a number of local productions. He is currently the President of the Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers and is involved with Prison Ministry through Sacred Heart Church in Camden.

Howard Klein

Hailing from South Jersey and living a nomadic life- a journey that traveled from Philadelphia to Jacksonville and back to Jersey, Howard has performed up and down the east coast on various cruise ships (as a guest) including Bermuda and the Caribbean and Florida. The highlight of his career has been a solo piano duet with Billy Joel on vocals of Honesty to close out the 2015 New Yorker Festival at SIR studios in New York. Howard's repertoire of work can be found on Apple Music, Itunes, and Amazon.

Allison Tartalia

"Allison's Invention" is singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Allison Tartalia. Her latest recording, "Sweet and Vicious", is a 6-song EP of orchestral, melodramatic pop, and includes the song "Ran" which was featured on Lifetime's Dance Moms. In addition to her solo work, Allison Tartalia writes music for theater and television. Most recently, she scored the feature-length romantic comedy, "Get Happy", which premiered at the 2015 Manhattan Film Festival and will be released in 2016. In 2010, Tartaglia received an Emmy nomination for her work on the score to the documentary "5,000 Miles From Home". She recently relocated to Collingswood, NJ, with her husband and daughter, after many years living in Queens, NY.
You: The fourth performer can be YOU! The first eight (or so) performers to sign up at the show will sing one original song as part of the concert. This is an extra special OPEN STAGE SHOWCASE OPPORTUNITY, so bring along any instruments you'll want to play. Doors open at 7. The first people to arrive get to sign up first. The open stage slots often fill up, so come early to get a slot.