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 3, 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:

Eric Christiansen

Eric Christiansen arrived on this planet in the early 50's, the son of an itinerant aircraft engineer and a farm girl. He eventually settled in southeast Pennsylvania. He always wanted to be a musician, but early on he lacked the patience to master an instrument and settled on singing as his means of expression. He got his first guitar when he was nineteen. He heard a lot of folk music growing up. At the time he didn't realize how much of the music he was listening to came out of the folk scene. He began to write songs in the early 70's, but because of some seriously bad decisions he set aside his music for way too many years and finally came back to it this century.

Jessica Graae

Jessica Graae blends her folk-rock style and classical training to create haunting, soulful songs. Her evocative, lush, exquisite vocals, accompanied by elegant and impressive guitar playing create a meditative backdrop on her CD Gypsy Blood. Jessica has performed live on Graffiti Radio, Hometown Heroes, at the Brandywine Festival of the Arts, and at the Dewey Beach, Bordentown, and Ladybug Festivals. Nominated for five 2013 WSTW Hometown Hero Homey Awards, Jessica was a 2013 Philadelphia Folk Factory People's Choice contest winner and a 2012 Delmarva Folk Hero contest finalist.

Website: www.reverbnation.com/jessicagraae

Terry Merriman

Terry Merriman has been writing and performing songs for over 30 years. Although he started by playing Hammond organ in numerous rock bands, his main inspiration has been the acoustic guitar and piano. His style varies from folk to acoustic rock with occasional jazz influenced rhythms. He uses several different guitar tunings which help create a variety that makes it hard to pin him down to one genre and his finger picking style is as varied as the tunings. His songs move from an aggressive, all out attack to a soft, pensive lament. Terry hosts the Elk Creek Music Society house concert series.

Website: www.terrymerriman.com
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.