Acoustic Concert Tours in Wylie, Texas

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Josh White, Jr.

Saturday May 10, 8PM

"Here is a performer who knows dynamics and takes the audience right into his world. There aren't many solo, acoustic artists with the confidence, talent and professionalism of Josh White, Jr."

- Performance Magazine

"White has the harmonic finesse of a jazz performer, and his style is still one of the most recognizable and polished sounds in all folk music."

- Philadelphia Enquirer

Josh White, Jr., became, a 'hit' literally over night at the age of four, by performing with his legendary father Josh White one night at New York's famed Café Society night club (America's first integrated nightclub). For the next five years, Josh, Jr. performed with his father from New York to Boston to Philadelphia. In 1949, Josh, Jr. landed his first role on Broadway, and as Josh says, "It was type casting..." he played his father's son in How Long Til Summer? with Dorothy Gish and Don Hanmer. While continuing a solo acting career, Josh went on to perform and record with his father for the next seventeen years on radio, television, Broadway, concert halls and nightclubs around the world.

Josh went on to a full career on stage and in television as a child actor, then began his solo music career. As a songwriter and blues musician he appeared on countless TV variety and talk shows, starred in his own PBS specials in 1979, 1984 and 1993.

As a concert artist, Josh, Jr. has performed on the world's greatest stages of four continents, including Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Odeon Hammersmith Hall, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, and Madison Square Garden to name a few.

From 1963 through the 80s, Josh headlined more than 2000 college concerts. At the peak of this folk boom, in the mid 60s through the late 70s, Josh was considered one of NACA's most celebrated and honored performing artist. Josh has continued to travel and perform his songs, favorite covers and his father's works. He has participated with the other icons of the folk music world in festivals and concerts all over the world.

We've known Josh for many years and love his spirit and his stories and his music. The chance to see him in a setting as intimate as a house concert doesn't come along often, and we're thrilled to be able to host another one!

Brother Sun

Saturday October 18, 8PM

Dana Cooper

Saturday December 6, 8PM (tentative)

 

 

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

 

updated 2 May, 2014

by Linda M. Silas
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