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, April 29, 2023, 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:

Joey McGowan

Originally from North Jersey, Joey was part of the Folk Revival in Greenwich Village in the Mid-Seventies. He befriended Legendary Folk Singer Phil Ochs and often did the sound at signature clubs at the time like "Folk City" and "The Speakeasy". Now living in South Jersey, Joey hosts an Open Mic Night each Saturday at Malelani's Cafe in Ventnor and performs often in the Philadelphia Area.

Kevin Mulderig

Kevin Mulderig is a local singer songwriter who has been a PASA member for a couple of years. He writes songs about subjects he is familiar with; the beach, the mountains, friends, and family. His songs are witty and amusing and usually tell a story, with a hint of social consciousness thrown in for good measure. He likes to have a good time and hopes his audiences do too.

Trif

Trif is a longtime fixture in the Delaware Valley with his singing, songwriting, and playing in countless area venues. Lots of PASA artists remember the Barrington CoffeeHouse, selected "Best Open Mic" for the state of New Jersey in 2009. Trif not only ran the place but was the open Mic host for 500 Thursdays in a row from 2003-2013. Trif plays many instruments, but give him an acoustic guitar and he'll sing you a story in four minutes flat. He writes with a soulful folk, often visited by jazzy blues, keeping an ear on the street. Trif's first CD was 2003's 'TRIF's Bad Side Showing'. He has produced several more since then, including 2005's 'Friends of the BCH' CD. Trif is also the drummer for Terry Rivel and the GhostRiders.
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.