If you've read even five minutes of my blog then you know I'm in love with music. And if you've read a lot of my blog then you know I love discovering new music, or music in new ways.
This past weekend I attended one of the Chicago House Concerts featuring Ralph Covert (of the Bad Examples). Now, I've seen Ralph play on many an occasion. I attend his monthly Acoustic Army in Berwyn. He's always entertaining, and shares some great stories from the road. But normally when I see him perform, it's in a bar and we run the risk of random drunk people wandering in and interrupting. So goes the bar scene.
The atmosphere at the House Concert was fabulous. I've attended many a musical performance in a home, but never an organized one with a professional performer. It's always been friends playing guitars for friends. Rob's home is the perfect venue for such concerts though, and can house roughly 40-50 people all seated around the musician's setup. Everyone brought food and drinks, and many brought their own chairs to guarantee seating.
But the best part? Rob is clearly a music fanatic like myself. He's passionate about music, and I was lucky enough to chat him up a bit about it. Next up he has a few members of The Nadas coming, and I'm excited to see them perform at the House Concert. Hopefully it'll be a day I can attend. I hope to meet more music fanatics like myself, all while enjoying an intimate concert over wine.
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