Acoustic Concert Tours in Wylie, Texas

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Jack Williams

Saturday, Feb 14, 8pm


" a South Carolina version of an acoustic Bruce Springsteen
with Jerry Garcia on acoustic lead guitar."

- Mike Agranoff, Folk Project

Valentines Day will be celebrated in our house with the help of the amazing and heart-filling Jack Williams.

The music of Jack Williams, rooted in his native South Carolina, was shaped by a 54-year career of playing folk, rock, jazz, R&B, classical and the popular music of the 30s, 40s and 50s. He is counted among the most dynamic performers on today's "folk" circuit.

Avoiding the compromises of the commercial music industry during his 50+-year professional career, Jack prefers touring under the radar, playing concerts, large and small, week in and week out, from the sheer love of music and performing.

Friendships with two great singers have effected Jack's career and the development of his own singing voice. In 1973, his relationship with the late Harry Nilsson resulted in an album effort at RCA. Until 2002, he sometimes toured as sole accompanist to the late Mickey Newbury, with whom he co-wrote, co-produced, and recorded a live album and video, Nights When I Am Sane.

As a hired-gun guitarist in the deep south of the Civil Rights-Easy Rider 60's, Jack’s bands accompanied the likes of John Lee Hooker, Big Joe Turner, and Jerry Butler.

Jack Williams’ music, enriched from these varied influences, is a truly an All-American Southern music.

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Concert Info

Acoustic Concert Tours is the Dallas area's premier house concert series. Concerts are brought to you by Paul Porter, Tom Noe, and Linda Silas. Since 1992 Tom and Linda have hosted over 250 concerts in the living room of their home outside Wylie, Texas. Directions are below, or you can go see a map.

Concerts are scheduled about once each month, with some breaks in the summer. Most are on Saturday evening at 8pm and a few are on Sunday afternoon at 4pm. We ask each person attending to make a donation of $15, which all goes to the performer. Drinks and snacks are available and there's a donation kitty. You can also bring whatever you like for yourself or to share. Reservations are normally not required but we suggest you arrive about 10-20 minutes before show time for a good seat.

We feature some of acoustic music's greatest singer-songwriters, from all over the US and beyond, in a serious listening room. We often call this "Hard Listening" music, because the lyrics have something to say and are sure to make you think. You will rarely hear it on the radio - it's just too good.


"The Arms of Eden" located at 4030 N. Hwy 78, Wylie, Texas 75098.

That's about 4 miles east of where 544 crosses 78 and about 1.5 miles west of where 205 ends at 78. The driveway turns north off Hwy 78 between Platinum Storage and RD384, which is the road to Lake Lavon. Signs near the driveway on both sides of 78 say "Lavon Lake Dam Headquarters."  Numbers say "4030" on the post by the driveway, and when there's a show happening we put out a sign that says "House Concert."

CONSTRUCTION NOTE: The state is now widening Hwy 78 and has removed our mailbox and gate. To help you find our driveway we put red reflectors beside two of the barrels on the north side of 78. Coming east from Wylie they are on your left across from the "Lavon Lake Dam Headquarters" sign on the right. Coming west from 205, they are on your right, just past the other "Lake Lavon Dam Headquarters" sign. They are between RD384 and Platinum Storage, which is a very short distance. Do not turn onto RD384. Turn off 78 between the reflectors, through the dip, past the "House Concert" sign and up our driveway.


updated 28 January, 2015

by Linda M. Silas
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