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, January 28, 2023, 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:

Richard Hunt

Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, but always engaging, Richard Hunt has a rough hewn but completely genuine style of folk and blues. Playing both guitar and Dobro, the former Philadelphian is coming all the way from West Virginia. The least you can do is travel from somewhere nearby to come see him!

Dolores Magro

Dolores Magro is a singer/songwriter in the traditional Americana style, blending folk, country, and bluegrass. Her major influences are Lucinda Williams, John Prine, and Gillian Welch. From 2004 through 2006, she participated in the 4-day jam camp at Merlefest in North Carolina, the third year earning the designation "Jam Hero". Dolores is a frequent volunteer at Philadelphia hospitals through WXPNís Musicians On Call program, bringing the healing power of music to the bedsides of patients. Since 2009, she has performed over 120 Musicians on Call programs.

Charles Nolan

Charles Nolan writes songs, writes poems that are more like convoluted stories, and performs both in a dramatic and engaging way that leaves audiences feeling challenged, amused, tickled, occasionally confused, but never bored. He was part of the coffeehouse scene in Greenwich Village in the late 60's, has written over two thousand songs, and is busy working on the next thousand. He is unashamedly urban, occasionally boisterous, usually irreverent and not afraid to quote Shakespeare and the town drunk in the same breath.
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.