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, June 4, 2022, 4:00 PM
WHEREAt the home of Heidi Wolfson, Lafayette Hill, PA
RSVP INFOPlease RSVP by emailing Heidi at hgwolf11@gmail.com.
Special notes:
Please bring a folding chair and a snack or beverage to share.

Performers:

Tom Cooney

Tom Cooney is a dynamic singer-songwriter, guitarist, and music instructor from Greater Philadelphia. He performs original and cover music in Contemporary Folk, Blues, and Jazz styles. Tom is a versatile musician with strong vocal and guitar skills. His original songs range from the romantic to the political to the philosophical. Tom has performed at songwriter showcases, including at the famed club Godfrey Daniels, and the Martin Guitar Songwriters’ Showcase ArtsFest. He also performs in duo and trio groups, including the Acoustic Blues Project, a trio that has opened the Lehigh River Blues Jam and Jamaggedon festivals, respectively. He loves to share his music with audiences large and small, and always connects in a direct and warm style. Tom also teaches guitar, music theory, and composition, privately and at music camps.

Website: www.tomcooneymusic.com

David Kleiner

David Kleiner is an award winning performer and songwriter. His "Stand Up for Freedom" (co-written with Mick Choder) won the Philadelphia Songwriters' Project's Vote Festival award for best song. In 2009, David garnered the top prize in the Emerging Performer competition at West Virginia's clothing-optional Avalon Folk Festival. He will always remember the standing ovation he received there for his song "That's Why I Fight." David has opened for Randall Williams, Hot Soup, We're About Nine, and Dave Matthews and headlined many Philadelphia area venues including the Mermaid Inn, the Barrington Coffeehouse, and World Cafe Live Upstairs . You may also have heard him performing live on WXPNs Helen Leicht and Gene Shay Shows. The magazine Xroads gave five stars to David's latest studio release, The News That's Fit to Sing, calling it one of the best CDs of the last five years. Reviewing This Human Heart, David's 2006 release, Sing Out -- the venerable magazine of folk music -- raved, "It's all about intensity and passion."

Website: bit.ly/65hummingbird

Nathan Spears

Nathan Spears is a laid back, easy going, relaxed musician. His songwriting career began the first time he picked up a guitar and learned a few chords back on November 6, 1971, actually writing a song before he learned how to play any cover song. His writing evolved with the help of a BA in Communications from Penn State in 1980. Originally born in Georgia and raised in Erie, PA, he has been in the Philadelphia area since 1991. He is a founding member of The Pour Rabbits, a six-piece folk band, that has been active in the Philadelphia music scene for over a decade. His recorded works include a solo CD, "River of Rocks", and a band CD, "The Pour Rabbits Live at the Sellersville Theater". He would like to thank all members of PASA for their help and inspiration over the last few years.
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.