Dec 1: House concert with Michael Holt

Please join us for another great show in the Putting Down Roots Occasional House Concert Series!  This time, we are proud to present genre-crossing, community-building multi-instrumentalist Michael Holt!

Fresh back from his latest European tour, Michael will join us for a concert at our home in Frick Park.  Formerly performing with various bands including The Connotations, Pajama Garden, the Mommyheads, and The Kids, nowadays Michael puts on a spontaneous, one-man variety show using multiple instruments, moods, and characters.  He weaves covers of Debussy, Dylan, Dizzy Gillespie, and Fela Kuti in with Beatlesy pop songs on the guitar, original classical pieces on the piano, and Fellini-esque lounge music on the organ.  His newest material is about the converging social, environmental, and economic crises facing our world today, but he's just as likely to don a strange costume and sing a song that will make you laugh.  He also believes that "house culture" can be an important part of political activism and community-building -- right in line with our Sustainability Salons and occasional house concerts!

"Michael Holt writes an all-too-rare kind of music, in which sophistication is in the service of emotion.  His personal, powerful songs are really smart, but you realize that only after you first experience them as intimate, direct, and deeply meaningful.”
                  – David Garland
                     WNYC (America's most-listened-to public radio station)


House concert at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 for an optional potluck) at our home in Squirrel Hill.  Directions and other info will come after you RSVP -- and please do RSVP even i f you know your way!  RSVP by email to maren dot cooke at gmail dot com with "concert" in the Subject line, with name(s) of attendees -- and/or via the Eventbrite notice that will appear soon, if you're on the email list for Sustainability Salons (email me with "salon" in the Subject line if you'd like to be added!)  Suggested donation is $10-15 (goes to the performer);  we won't use Eventbrite tickets but we will be passing the proverbial hat

Previous Putting Down Roots house concerts have included Layla Frankel and Brad YoderTwo of a KindMike AgranoffSparky & Rhonda RuckerPutnam SmithKen Gaines and the Squirrel Hillbillies, and Randal Bays & Davey Mathias.  We also host a regular monthly environmental education event called Sustainability Salons;  the next one is on December 9th.  

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