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, May 14, 2022, 7:30 PM
WHEREAt the home of Jennings Durand, Bryn Athyn, PA
RSVP INFOPlease RSVP by emailing Jennings at jennings_d@yahoo.com.
Special notes:
Please bring a folding chair and a snack or beverage to share.

Performers:

Drew Calvin

Drew Calvin's music is intense, progressive, and explosive! His guitar-pounding energy fills a room until the aircrackles, yet his songs have a comfortable down-home flavor. He has earned praise from Mary Chapin Carpenter, Robin and Linda Williams, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Tom Prasada-Rao. Drew was a 2003 winner of the Performing Songwriter contest at Wildflower Festival in Texas, and is a five-time People's Choice winner at the Folk Factory. His artistic inspiration springs from a life lived all over the world in every conceivable life-condition (except rich and famous), and his passion for political and social reform raises his voice against the injustices of that world.

Neal Phillips

Neal Phillips writes thought-provoking and (sometimes) funny songs that have been performed by Bob Zentz, Holly and Glenn Yarbrough, Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen, and Pete Seeger, among others. His writing touches on matters from the global significance of stackable chairs to the life and times of Roy G. Biv; from Claude Debussy and Claude Monet dancing in the moonlight to the quiet joys of walking home on a snowy midwinter evening. Neal's songs have won the USA Songwriting Competition and the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest and have been featured on The Midnight Special, The Folk Sampler, Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes, and in Sing Out! Magazine. Neal has released ten solo CDs, most recently "Songs from My Room" (2021) and "Fireflies" (2019). He is also a member of Trifolkal, a Virginia based folk trio that recently released their "Silver" album celebrating 25 years together.

Website: www.reverbnation.com/nealphillips

Steve Quelet

If you've ever been kidnapped by aliens, been chased by a carload of zombies, or spent any time in concrete overshoes, you may find yourself smack in the middle of a Steve Quelet song. Steve's songs have gained airplay and recognition in the Americana and Contemporary Folk communities for his unusual approach to both time worn and current subjects. His often powerful and humorous songs and stories create a vivid look at life's underbelly, and reveal some important lessons along the way.
Steve will be joined by Eppie Bailey for a special duo performance. Eppie, a wonderful singer-songwriter in her own right, and longtime song collaborator of Steve's is a former bandmate with the Jakob's Hollow Band. Following a long hiatus to pursue other ventures, they feel the time may be right to see if they still have the old team magic!
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.