Acoustic Concert Tours in Wylie, Texas

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Doug Wintch & Anke Summerhill

Saturday September 20, 8PM


"There are few songwriters anywhere that can match Doug with a clever turn of phrase or a biting double entendre. But in his hands, like his trusty framing hammer, it’s a tool to be used with skill; not a gimmick"

- David Eskelsen - The Intermountain Acoustic Musician

" As specific as she can get with her descriptive lyrics, there is a special connection that makes the listener feel as though they've lived right next door to Anke all their life."

- Independent Songwriter Web-Magazine

We're starting our 14-15 season with not only great songwriters, but groups of them!

First, songwriters Anke Summerhill and Doug Wintch form a duo whose sound includes soulful vocals, harmonies, guitars, bass, harmonica & mandolin. Anke & Doug feature their award-winning original songs, spanning the range from quirky love songs to rock-n-roll to ballads.

Doug's songs are filled with delightful wordplay and gentle self-deprecating humor that never fails to charm. You'll be humming his songs for days, as we always do after hearing him.

A native of Germany, Anke arrived in Utah via Canada decades ago and fell in love with, as her song says, "Canyons so Deep, you can See the Stars at Noon."

Together, long-time friends, Doug Wintch & Anke Summerhill make their lively performances fun and refreshing, combining songs that touch the heart and tickle the funny bone.

We look forward to hearing these old friends together for the first time - at least for us!

Brother Sun

Saturday October 18, 8PM


Another combination of outstanding songwriters comes our way with great songs and tight harmonies.

National touring artists Pat Wictor, Joe Jencks and Greg Greenway have made their mark as veteran touring singer-songwriters, but Brother Sun is no songwriter's round. The trio's harmonies, as much as their lyrics, tell what they are about: warm as a campfire, stirring as a gospel church, rousing as a call to arms. Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, in the finest of male singing traditions.

From three major points on the map (Boston, New York, and Chicago) Greg, Pat, and Joe have blended themselves into Brother Sun: a unique celebration of the amazing power of singing together. As they will tell you, the music of Brother Sun is not resident in any one of them, but rather it exists in the space between them. Audiences feel this sincerity immediately. Their combined musical skills make for an unforgettable experience - three rich voices blending on a well-crafted foundation of guitar, slide guitar, piano, ukulele, and bouzouki.

The $20 suggested donation or these three is a heck of a bargain - you'll see (and hear.) We are eager to get those harmonies in our living room!

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Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines

Saturday, Nov 8, 8pm


Dana Cooper

Saturday December 6, 8PM


Michael McNevin

Saturday, Jan 17, 8pm


Jack Williams

Saturday, Feb 14, 8pm




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 mailbox, and when there's a show happening we put out a sign that says "House Concert."


updated 2 September, 2014

by Linda M. Silas
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