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.
|WHEN||Saturday, November 11, 2023, 7:00 PM|
|WHERE||At the home of Heidi Wolfson, Lafayette Hill, PA|
|RSVP INFO||Please RSVP by emailing Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
Reade McCardellReade McCardell is an unsigned composer and musician hailing from the Northeastern United States. He has spent time in a handful of bands, crafted incidental music for several independent films, and contributed backing vocals and instrumentation to multifarious albums and shows. The past 6-or-so years have seen him pursuing solo ventures and taking on the role of producer for several recording projects. His first solo full-length album, "Frets", was independently released in 2015 and can be found on iTunes and CD Baby. Reade McCardell is a composer and musician hailing from the Mid-Atlantic. Requisitely, he shared yoke in a handful of bands, crafted incidental music for several independent films, and contributed backing vocals and instrumentation to multifarious albums in his twenties. The past decade and a lustrum have seen him pursuing solo ventures and taking on the role of producer for several recording projects. Reade has worked with a fascinating cast of characters, including, but not limited to: Shelly Yakus (former chief engineer and vice president of A&M Records known for engineering records for the likes of Warren Zevon, Raspberries, and John Lennon), Phil Nicolo (engineering, mixing and/or production BoySetsFire, Foreigner, and The Police), and Glenn Barratt (producer Melody Gardot). His first solo full-length album, "Frets", was independently released in 2015. "Tell Me I'm Wrong", his curious sophomore effort, was deployed in February of 2019.
Night Ride HomeNight Ride Home is the songwriting duo Mary DeAngelis and Brian Huff - Steel City Coffeehouse regulars, PASA hosts, and organizers of the long-running Phoenixville Area Acoustic Jam Group. The duo specializes in idiosyncratic folk, pop, and jazz-influenced originals featuring tight vocal harmonies, and intricate, intertwined guitar. Influences include Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Tom Lehrer, Eric Idle, and Mose Allison.
Heidi Wolfson and Neal PhillipsHeidi Wolfson is a Philadelphia based songwriter. Her band, CubiZm, consists of Wolfson, Art Cohen, Steve Lessick, and Neal Phillips. Her 5 studio albums span the last 25 years. CubiZm's "Invisible Now", "Grays in the Rain", and "Different Kind of Folk" can be found on YouTube and all streaming stations. Although Wolfson's delivery is often effusive, her songs are, more often than not, poetic and understated. Neal Phillips joined CubiZm in 2023, playing bass, acoustic guitar, and adding vocals. Phillips's acoustic guitar beautifully expresses the ethereal quality of many of Wolfson's songs, and his bass allows the rock-band side of CubiZm to be fully realized. In working together on songs for CubiZm, Wolfson and Phillips found that their collaboration worked as a duo as well, and that their bare-boned presentation of Wolfson's songs make the lyrics the focal point.
|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. The first people to arrive get to sign up first. The open stage slots often fill up, so come early to get a slot.|