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.
|Saturday, February 11, 2023, 7:30 PM
|Online, using the Zoom web conferencing system.
(Zoom link will be sent to those who RSVP.)
Brent EllisonBrent Ellison is an outstanding songwriter who writes impassioned songs in styles ranging from Country to Pop to Singer/Songwriter. His mellow, expressive voice enriches the poignancy of his eloquent lyrics, and his performances are truly a joy to hear. Brent grew up in Indonesia, and came to Philadelphia via Georgia and Texas. He has released two Indie CDs, "In This Moment" and "Harbor of Grace," and is preparing to record a third project.
Tobie HoffmanTobie Hoffman writes songs that touch on relationships with friends and family, news of the day, and the life of her spiritual community. In the tradition of Pete Seeger, be prepared at times to sing along in full harmony with music that can be personal, poignant, thought provoking, or silly. Whatever the mood, her performances are energized by her 20 year background in theater and dance. (And, oh yes, she's a Phillies phan.)
Blair SavercoolKnown and loved as PASA's official "Sound Guy," Blair Savercool actually has a long history as a performing musician dating back to the 1970's as a lead guitarist in hard rock bands. One of the most versatile musicians you'll ever meet, Blair not only plays multiple instruments, he can write in multiple genres: Blues, Christian, Folk, and Rock. Possessed with a singing voice that can be both sweet and powerful, he is just discovering his inner songwriting voice. A sound engineer, producer, and consummate sideman, Blair can now add "performing singer/songwriter" to his musical resume.
|You: The fourth performer can be YOU! There will be 12 performers chosen for open chair slots who will each
sing one original song as part of the concert. This is an extra special OPEN STAGE SHOWCASE OPPORTUNITY.
The first 8 people to RSVP on Facebook will be guaranteed an open chair slot. The remaining 4 slots will be
chosen randomly from those RSVPing by email. (Please indicate that you want an open chair slot when sending your RSVP.)
NOTE: If you are chosen for any of 12 open chair slots, you must join the Zoom meeting at 7:05 PM for sound check.