Acoustic Concert Tours in Wylie, Texas

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Steve Seskin

Saturday, September 12, 8pm

Steve-Seskin

"Seskin has the gift of song... The combination of musicianship and repertoire make for a rich and satisfying musical experience."

- Joel Selvin, The San Francisco Chronicle

Steve Seskin is a successful songwriter who has written seven number-one songs, including Grammy-nominated “Grown Men Don’t Cry,” recorded by Tim McGraw, and “Don’t Laugh at Me,” winner of NSAI Song of the Year and Music Row Magazine Song of the Year in 1999.

“Don’t Laugh at Me” was recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary and became the impetus for the Operation Respect/Don’t Laugh at Me project, a curriculum designed to teach tolerance in schools. This program has already been implemented in more than 20,000 schools across the country. Steve now enjoys performing at school assemblies in support of this program. The song is now available as a children’s book, Don’t Laugh At Me, which was featured on PBS’s Reading Rainbow in September 2002.

While Steve is best known for writing hits, he is also a successful performer and recording artist. His new album, Some Sunsets is filled with inspiring, hopeful songs, and features Steve and the talented Julia Sinclair.

We have known and enjoyed Steve's songs for many years and are thrilled to be able to host this concert. Come out for an inspiring evening of songs and stories.

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Trout Fishing in America

Sunday, October 11, 4pm

"TFIA… some of the most lyrically creative, musically sophisticated, vocally muscular musicmakers in the family music business."

- Los Angeles Times

"...the Smothers Brothers for the new millennium."

- Parents

Trout Fishing in America is the long-standing and yet seemingly unlikely musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. As individuals, they are about as different as one can imagine. Together, they blend seamlessly in a way that has captured the imagination (and hearts) of audiences of all ages for over three decades.

Ezra on guitar and banjo stands 6’8" tall while Keith on bass stretches to 5’5-1/2" on a humid day. Ezra is more playful and extroverted while Keith is more serious and reserved. Each of them bring out the best in the other and the joy that comes from this musical interaction is contagious and impossible to deny.

If you haven't met this multiple-award-winning duo, you are in for a treat. Their infectious mix of folk/pop and family music is the result of their diverse backgrounds as well as growing up in the musical melting pot that is Texas.

We are tickled pink to call Keith and Ezra friends, and even more tickled that they will be playing in our living room! Come on out to the country for an rollicking good time.

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Tom & Linda's 20th Anniversary

Party on Saturday, November 21 (Tentative)

Tom Prasada-Rao

Saturday, December 12, 8 PM

 

 

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.

Directions:

"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 widening Hwy 78 and has removed our mailbox. We expect the paving on our side to be done in time for the concert. If the gatepost is still there, the 4030 will be on it and we'll put the red reflectors out on the north side of 78 to mark our driveway. Coming east from Wylie we are on your left, across from the "Lavon Lake Dam Headquarters" sign on the right. Coming west from Hwy 205 we are on your right, just after you cross the bridge and pass RD384 (the road to the lake, now with no sign.)

Turning between the two red reflectors puts you in our driveway. It's only 100 ft from RD384 to the wall at Platinum Storage and we're in between. Turn off 78 between the reflectors, past the "House Concert" sign and up our driveway.

 

updated 20 August, 2015

by Linda M. Silas
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