For years, I’ve had a list of things to do before I die.
One of the simple pleasures in life for me is listening to live music. (After that is getting to dance @ a wedding reception.)
Getting back to life music….I will get what I call a “raw idea” and start playing with it in my mind. In 2002 I had one (a raw idea). We live on an acreage, where I planted a small orchard. I had this picture of lots of people listening to live music in our apple orchard.
This past September we hosted our 8th “Apple Jam”. After writing about it on my other blog. I got a note from Fran who hosts a website called “Concerts In Your Home. which put us in touch with a whole bunch of new musicians. To make a long story short, we have 2 events in the works I wanted to tell you about. On March 28th, we are hosting Lou Brown
at a local coffee house. She is from the UK. Then September 8th 2008 is our next Apple Jam. Wendy Jans
will round out that evening.
What’s an “Apple Jam?” Lots of great music. There is an open mike the first portion of the afternoon (last Fall there were probably 8-10 musicians for that part), and one or two other musicians we pay :-) to round out the night. It’s all free…there is a donation pot to help defray expenses..it’s not about the $…rather, it’s a chance to have some great entertainment in a 100 yr old barn, where the acoustics rock….if you’re not doing anything either one of those weekends , and you enjoy live music, and you’re reading this on my blog..consider this as your personal invitation. It’s all word of mouth…and if you are musically inclined (or have some other talent you’d be willing to take the stage with, that would be even more fun. We’re located in the Midwest about 3 1/2 hrs West of Chicago. Drop me a note and I can give you more specfic directions. What do you do for fun?