Acoustic Concert Tours in Wylie, Texas

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Karyn Oliver

Saturday, May 2, 8pm


" Her array of musical styles ranges from throbbing rock with a feminine tease
to pure, silky love songs that will shatter your heart.
She displays a vocal versatility in her mix of
blues and rock, accompanied by soft emotion."

- Lindsay Stroh, The Baltimore Examiner

In 2009, Karyn Oliver moved to a town called Boring with a broken heart and a cheap guitar. It was from this place that she created the album that made her both a Kerrville New Folk Finalist and a Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist in 2011, as well as a 2010 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest winner.

In 2011, Oliver moved to a town called New York City, with a much renewed heart and a much better guitar named “Roxann.” It is from this place that she created her best album to date, “Magdalene.”

Karyn is part Joan Osborne, a touch of Janis Joplin and a bit of EmmyLou Harris – effortlessly oscillating from bluesy to country and back. Her musical inspiration comes primarily from the eclectic mix of music to which she was exposed while growing up in the musically diverse culture of Washington, D.C.

For us, she is a good friend, a talented writer, and a stunning voice. We are tickled pink to have her play here again!

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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 still widening Hwy 78 and has removed our mailbox. The 4030 is still on the left gatepost. Red reflectors beside two of the barrels on the north side of 78 now mark our driveway. Coming east from Wylie they are on your left across from the "Lavon Lake Dam Headquarters" sign on the right. Coming west from Hwy 205, they 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 Advantage Storage and we're halfway between. Do not turn onto RD384. Turn off 78 between the reflectors, past the "House Concert" sign and up our driveway.


updated 25 April, 2015

by Linda M. Silas
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