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10th ANNUAL
Harvest Moon Concert!
The full Hat Trick band!
Friday September 13th

Mike Pritchard and Mark Wallney have performed our annual Harvest Moon concert since day One. For our 10th ANNIVERSARY concert, we decided to ask them to bring the full Hat Trick band! So Mike Boyd and Bobby McDowell will bring the beat, adding their bass, harmony, and drums to bring what promises to be our best Harvest Moon concert yet!

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Our 10th Annual Harvest Moon Concert is more than a concert. It’s about a love story.

Claire and Paul Johnson had been dating for close to a year when Paul privately approached Mike Pritchard, Mark Wallney, and Mike Boyd about performing in Paul’s living room.
Claire loved The Hat Trick’s version of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon”, and Paul arranged to have The Hat Trick and a group of friends waiting in the living room when Paul and Claire pulled up to the house on a date – the date of the actual Harvest Moon on September 22, 2010.

Claire had no idea anything was going on, and when Claire and Paul walked into the living room, The Hat Trick was playing Harvest Moon, and the room was full of friends!

That was the First Ever Harvest Moon concert, and it was a special date. After that first concert, Paul and Claire have continued to host an annual Harvest Moon concert – featuring either The Hat Trick, or in later years, Mike Pritchard and Mark Wallney – every year on the Friday closest to the actual date of each year’s official Harvest Moon.

So that’s the story of our annual Harvest Moon concerts. It has always been a meaningful anniversary in our love story, and is a reminder of love for each other, life, and friends.

Fast forward to 2019, and we saw the opportunity to make this year’s 10th Annual Harvest Moon Concert even more special!

This year we will host the FULL HAT TRICK BAND – including Mike Pritchard, Mark Wallney, Mike Boyd, AND drummer Bobby McDowell – for the first time!
And we want to make sure that everyone who wants to come can attend, so we’ve reserved a beautiful venue that can accommodate the full band plus as many of our friends as possible.

So this year’s 10th Annual Harvest Moon Concert will be held at a beautiful spot in south Lubbock owned by Robert Rogers, called Art Canyon. Here’s the location information:

ART CANYON – 16716 CR 2040 (1/4 mi south of Woodrow Road & CR 2040)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Go south on Indiana to Woodrow Road
  2. Turn west (right) on Woodrow Road
  3. Turn south (left) on CR 2040 (first street you can turn left)
  4. Go about 1/4 mile to the gate on the right with the Art Canyon sign
  5. Enter the gate and go to the house at the bottom of the road

Robert will graciously be providing free Barbeque, and food will be available starting at 6:30pm, with the music starting at 7:30pm. (No one should feel obligated to bring anything, but many people ask about bringing putluck food items. Just remember that BBQ is provided, so complimentary dishes and desserts are appreciated.)

One last item: We are paying two more musicians than recent years, we are renting a nice facility to accommodate everyone, and Robert Rogers is providing BBQ. We wrestled over this, but some kind of price increase was necessary for this 10th Anniversary year, and we finally settled on admission of $30 a person. That’s only $10 more than it was 10 years ago, and we hope the extra effort will be more than worth it!

So here’s a summary:
WHAT: 10th Annual Harvest Moon Concert
WHEN: Friday September 13,2019
FOOD SERVICE: 6:30pm
MUSIC DOWNBEAT: 7:30pm
LOCATION: Art Canyon
ADDRESS: 16716 CR 2040
OTHER: Free BBQ, BYOB
TICKETS: $30/person, paid in advance

Because of high demand and limited seating, RSVP and prepayment will be necessary for attendance. You can pay using your credit card via the Donate link when you RSVP, or you may mail a check to the address given at the RSVP page.

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7th Annual Harvest Moon House Concert

Wendy Colonna
August 2, 2019

Wendy Colonna may have played more HubCityMusic.com house concerts than any other artist. There’s a reason for that – We absolutely LOVE her! And once again we were thrilled to welcome her back Friday August 2, 2019 at Paul and Claire’s house.

Wendy is one of the most versatile and prolific songwriters to ever grace our stage. And the diversity of her music means there is absolutely something for everyone.
Wendy is enjoying the success of a balanced family and music life, and her performances are better than ever! Her album “No Moment But Now” has songs simultaneously featured on Apple Music’s “Hot Tracks” and “Breaking Singer Songwriter Playlist”, as well as Spotify’s “Fresh Folk” playlist. Wendy is garnering critical acclaim from multiple outlets including the New York Times (describing her music as “ethereal”), and she was selected as a 2017 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Finalist. The Austin American-Statesman long ago recognized Wendy as “Austin’s Best Singer/Songwriter”, and that word is now out around the nation.

And you may want to visit her website and see the Coca-Cola commercial that she wrote the song for! (see link below) Wendy has a phenomenal website!

Visit Wendy’s website at www.WendyColonna.com or on Facebook.

Yvonne Perea
July 26, 2019

Wow! We are always SO excited to join with Van and Leslie Shaw to host a house concert! Yvonne Perea performed a HubCityMusic.com house concert at Uncle Bill’s Music Barn on Friday July 26, 2019, and it was a wonderful concert!

With the guidance and friendship of her longtime producer, Matt Bissonette (Elton John), Yvonne is releasing her 4th album, “Lucky Me”. Over the past 15 years, Yvonne Perea has released 3 solo albums as well as 5 albums with her band, hONEyhoUSe.

For the past 8 years, she has been an intricate part of writing, singing, touring and playing guitar for “hONEyhoUSe”. You can read and hear more about them at their website, www.honeyhouse.me.

With a seamless merging of folk, blues, and rock, Yvonne’s music captures her audience through her memorable melodies, relevant lyrics, and soulful earthy vocals. After hearing Yvonne’s music or watching her perform live, you come away with the feeling that you’ve really seen a glimpse of Yvonne’s soul. Yvonne has performed throughout the USA and has opened for Ambrosia, Nickel Creek, Michelle Shocked, Jonatha Brooke, and Melissa Ferrick among others. From intimate House Concerts to large festivals, Yvonne Perea’s music is like an old friend that warms your day, comfortable and embracing.

When: Saturday July 26, 2019
Where: Uncle Bill’s Music Barn

Cary Banks CD release concert
October 19, 2018
with special guests
Steve “Gittar” Williams, Jerry Brownlow,
and Megan Poppe

Cary Banks and Steve “Gittar” Williams

Due to the unexpected passing of Claire’s aunt, Claire and Paul had to be out of town to attend the funeral on the date of this concert.

Through the kindness of Van and Leslie Shaw, we made arrangements to move the location to Uncle Bill’s Music Barn where our Harvest Moon concert was also held.

Legendary Maines Brothers Band member Cary Banks performed a special CD release concert on Friday October 19, 2018. This is Cary’s 4th CD as a solo artist, and he will have early release copies of this new CD, called simply “Piano”, for sale at this concert. Cary was accompanied throughout the concert by guitar virtuoso Steve “Gittar” Williams, who also performs on Cary’s new CD. Also joining them for selected songs were Maines Brothers Band member Jerry Brownlow, and violinist Megan Poppe.

Those who know Cary are aware that he is one of the most versatile musicians around, having excelling skills with multiple instruments and musical styles and genres. In addition, there is no one who has more fun performing than Cary Banks. He is a delightful entertainer, and is sure to captivate every audience.

“Piano” by Glen Garnett. This original 15″ x 15″ album cover art will be auctioned to the highest bidder at this concert.

The phenomenal cover art for Cary’s new CD is an original painting by the talented Glen Garnett, also titled “Piano”. The original piece was not only on display at this concert, it was auctioned to the highest bidder during the concert! The chance to own this original artwork is exciting to say the least! Glen has commissioned an extremely limited run of 10 high quality, signed and numbered prints (mounted on dryboard) of this piece, and these were also for sale at this concert. There will never be another print sold beyond these 10. See “Piano” and more of Glen Garnett’s work at his website: https://www.glenartstudio.com

All in all, this was an unforgettable evening!

When: Friday October 19, 2018 at Uncle Bill’s Music Barn.

See Cary’s website at http://www.carycbanks.com

9th Annual Harvest Moon Concert
Mike Pritchard & Mark Wallney
September 21, 2018

7th Annual Harvest Moon House Concert

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR EFFORTS to bring great music in a wonderful atmosphere to Lubbock!

Because of the cold, windy weather and threat of rain, our good friends Van and Leslie Shaw generously offered to let us move this 9th Annual Harvest Moon concert from our back yard to Uncle Bill’s Music Barn, located behind their house. It’s such a great venue for this type event, and as a result we were able to accommodate a significantly larger audience than if we had moved the concert from our backyard to the family room inside our home. Thanks Van and Leslie!

Our 9th Annual Harvest Moon Concert was held Friday September 21, 2018, and a wonderful time was had by all.

It’s hard to believe this was our 9th Annual Harvest Moon Concert! It marks an anniversary of sorts for Claire and Paul, as the first one was about the one-year mark from when we started dating. Who knew that all these years later, we would be married and still celebrating love and life with our friends every Harvest Moon?!

And, of course, it wouldn’t be the same without another outstanding performance by our dear friends Mike Pritchard and Mark Wallney, who got this whole thing started in the first place with their better-than-original performances of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon”, which they would always play with a dedication to Claire every time Claire and Paul went on a date anywhere Mike and Mark were playing. Their performance of this romantic and seasonally appropriate song sets the stage for a relaxing evening of undeniable musical and vocal talent.

So here we are at our 9th annual celebration of life, love, and friends, at the time of each fall’s Harvest moon – the full moon closest to the Autumnal equinox. Often, the harvest moon seems to be bigger or brighter or more colorful than other full moons, so it’s a great time to enjoy a romantic concert.

And it marks the beginning of the change of seasons, reminding us of the passing of time, and how important it is to share our time with those we love. There are a lot of special things about this 9th Annual Harvest Moon concert. Considering that our very first Harvest Moon concert was a surprise party for Claire, it’s nice how things have come full circle.

As with all of our previous Harvest Moon concerts, this concert played to a SOLD OUT audience.

Thanks to all who shared this special evening with us!

Wendy Colonna
August 10, 2018

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Wendy Colonna is an Austin legend, and we were honored to again host Wendy in a HubCityMusic.com house concert on August 10, 2018.

One of Austin’s hottest talents, Wendy is enjoying the success of back-to-back critically acclaimed album releases. Her newest release, “No Moment But Now”, has songs simultaneously featured on Apple Music’s “Hot Tracks” and “Breaking Singer Songwriter Playlist”, as well as Spotify’s “Fresh Folk” playlist.  Wendy is garnering critical acclaim from multiple outlets including the New York Times (describing her music as “ethereal”), and she was selected as a 2017 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Finalist.  The Austin American-Statesman long ago recognized Wendy as “Austin’s Best Singer/Songwriter”, and that word is now out around the nation.

Expect more great news and great music from Wendy in the near future, but right now, enjoy her intimate and personal house concert while you can, because big things are on the way for this extraordinarily gifted songwriter and performer!

Visit Wendy’s website: www.wendycolonna.com

Thanks for supporting our efforts to bring great live music in an intimate, comfortable atmosphere! We can’t do it without your continuing support!

Christopher Williams
June 15, 2018

Claire and Paul were absolutely thrilled and honored to welcome Christopher Williams back to Lubbock for his first HubCityMusic.com house concert since 2014, June 15th, 2018.

Way back in 2011, the idea of a house concert series was just a gleam in Paul’s eye. We had our first, private, Harvest Moon concert in the fall of 2010, and Paul was thinking about hosting a public house concert series, but had not idea how to go about it.

Paul heard at the last minute that Christopher Williams was performing with Bebo Norman in Dallas, and, already being a fan of both, Paul jumped in the car and got there just as the concert started. Afterward Paul was getting Christopher to autograph a CD, and mentioned that we were interested in hosting a public house concert series. Christopher’s response was immediate, and Christopher Williams became our first official booking in this series of public house concerts we now call HubCityMusic.com House Concerts.

CW has been back occasionally over the years, and with that kind of history with him, we could not be happier that circumstances allow him to come our way again!

Touring nonstop nationwide at a pace of more than 110 shows a year, Christopher has built a faithful following of listeners around the country and is a true independent artist, having successfully published 11 CDs on his own label. He has toured all over the U.S., opening for and playing with noted performers such as Jars of Clay, Arlo Guthrie, Phil Keaggy, David Wilcox, Patty Larkin, Ellis Paul, and others.

Christopher is a songwriter, storyteller, and entertainer – offering songs that are honest and confessional, yet never overbearing; and performances that engage audiences with an appealing mix of intense passion and humor. With “lush guitar work, and sweet soaring vocals” (Boston Phoenix), CW is an accomplished guitarist. But he is also one of the few musicians who can fill a room with only his voice to the accompaniment of a masterfully energetic African djembe hand drum. It’s a sound that everyone should be privileged to experience. Simply stunning.

With his newly released CD, “Gather”, Christopher explores new musical and production horizons, while retaining the sensibilities that have endeared him to so many fans across the country. At once philosophical and poetic, these new songs also have a musicality that makes them immediately accessible and fresh at the same time.

His intimate live performances create a connection with the audience that is mesmerizing and entrancing. He is a performer that, regardless of the setting, creates an intimate feel – comfortable on stage in front of thousands, as well as in a small living room concert. There just aren’t many performers capable of this kind of connection, and if you’ve had the pleasure of attending one of his concerts, you’ll know exactly what I mean.

Visit Christopher’s website: www.christopherw.com

Danika and The Jeb
March 31, 2018

Claire and Paul were so pleased and excited to welcome Danika and The Jeb – vocalist Danika (prounounced DuhNEEkuh) Holmes and guitarist Jeb Hart – in their first HubCityMusic.com house concert appearance on March 31, 2018.

You may have heard Danika on Sirius XM’s Coffee House station or on one of 150 radio stations around the US spinning her tunes.  Or maybe you saw her opening for acts such as Dierks Bentley and Phil Vassar.  Or in theaters, wineries, clubs and living rooms around the US, UK and Europe in one of over 400 shows since 2010 when she decided to pursue music full time.

Danika joined forces with guitarist Jeb Hart, a phenomenal player who’s not afraid of shredding on an acoustic guitar.  Who ever heard an acoustic guitar sound like a Les Paul electric?  Jeb does that, among his many guitar stylings.  Jeb’s clean and sophisticated playing, paired with Danika’s smooth and soulful vocals, has created a magical combination.

Check out this short video with a few samples of their music and accolades: https://youtu.be/QVpD6D0uA3k

With all the Sirius XM exposure, and so much radio station play, Danika and Jeb are on their way to bigger places in the music business, while sharing their talent and music in our intimate, personal venue along the way.  Don’t miss this opportunity to catch these rising stars!

Here’s a cool YouTube version of their version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps: https://youtu.be/5HUydnUB6Dk

Visit their website: www.DanikaandJeb.com

Looking forward to seeing you here!

UPDATE 

Dear friends,
Danika asked me to forward this personal message to you from her.
Thanks!
– Paul & Claire

Hello friends and patrons of HubCityMusic.com House Concerts!

Thanks for letting us take 2 minutes of your time today. If you don’t know me, I’d like to change that. I make up half of the acoustic duo that performed a concert at Paul and Claire’s home on March 31, 2018. (Danika & The Jeb).

We’ve played many concerts around the United States and Europe and this was our FIRST TIME EVER in Lubbock, TX! That’s why we wanted to reach out and introduce ourselves…

So, this is the part where we’re supposed to impress you with our accomplishments, music samples, and quotes from “important people” letting you know why you should come. But, we wanted to just send you a personal note, direct from us instead. All the “meant to impress” stuff is out there and available if that’s what you want, but what we really wanted to say is this…

We realize that TIME is your most precious resource, and it’s limited. And we want to thank you for spending your time with us.

You can always expect to leave one of our concerts feeling good. We make that our point. We keep things upbeat and uplifting, but aren’t afraid of tackling real life issues that we all deal with. You might laugh at times, and maybe even shed a tear… regardless, we hope that you’ll leave having felt something through our music that is real. A true, genuine connection… that’s what we’re hoping to achieve. After all, that’s the entire reason we’ve devoted our lives to writing, touring, and performing meaningful music. You’ll be hearing our own original music, stories, and a few carefully selected cover songs as well (from the Beatles and Stevie Wonder to name a few!) Also, you can expect some phenomenal guitar playing from Jeb. Fine, you can call me biased… but I’m willing to bet that once you see Jeb play, you’ll agree with me.

My personal email is danika@danikaholmes.com. Feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions, or just want to say hello and that you got this email.

If you’d like to listen to music, see photos, videos, read a bio, etc… that’s can all be found at our website here: http://www.danikaholmes.com

We really appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule’s to come to the show and enjoy some music! We also really appreciate Paul and Claire with HubCityMusic.com House Concerts for inviting us for a concert and letting us reach out to you directly. We so enjoyed meeting you all!

All the best!
– Danika

8th Annual Harvest Moon Concert
with Mike Pritchard & Mark Wallney
September 8, 2017

7th Annual Harvest Moon House ConcertBecause of beautiful weather, we were once again able to host our 8th Annual Harvest Moon concert outside under the full moon. It was a beautiful evening, and Mike Pritchard and Mark Wallney were in fine form with beautiful vocals and masterful guitar work!

It’s hard to believe this was our 8th Annual Harvest Moon Concert! It marks an anniversary of sorts for Claire and Paul, as the first one was about the one-year mark from when we started dating. Who knew that all these years later, we would be married and still celebrating love and life with our friends every Harvest Moon?!

And, of course, it wouldn’t be the same without another outstanding performance by our dear friends Mike Pritchard and Mark Wallney, who got this whole thing started in the first place with their better-than-original performances of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon”, which they would always play with a dedication to Claire every time Claire and Paul went on a date anywhere Mike and Mark were playing. Their performance of this romantic and seasonally appropriate song sets the stage for a relaxing evening of undeniable musical and vocal talent.

So here we are at our 8th annual celebration of life, love, and friends, at the time of each fall’s Harvest moon, the full moon closest to the Autumnal equinox. Often, the harvest moon seems to be bigger or brighter or more colorful than other full moons, so it’s a great time to enjoy a romantic concert. And it marks the beginning of the change of seasons, reminding us of the passing of time, and how important it is to share our time with those we love. There are a lot of special things about this 8th Annual Harvest Moon concert. For one, this will be our second Harvest Moon concert since we’ve been married, and the second Harvest Moon concert in our new home. Considering that our very first Harvest Moon concert was a surprise party for Claire, it’s nice how things have come full circle.

When: Friday September 8, 2017 at 7:15pm

Tickets: $20 each. (100% of all money received will go to our guest musicians.)

The general public is invited.

BYOB. Complimentary snacks and bottled water are provided.

Wendy Colonna
August 11, 2017

HubCityMusic.com house concerts was excited to again host Wendy Colonna in an intimate house concert on Friday August 11, 2017!  The weather was perfect for a backyard concert, as the entire yard was in the shade by the time the concert started.

Wendy opened strong with the song featured on her newest video release, “Girls Like Me”. (view video HERE)  The song selection was perfect for the entire concert, as Wendy played a great mix of her newest songs from “No Moment But Now” interspersed with a great selection of the strongest songs in her now-vast repertoire.  It was a perfect concert on a perfect evening, and a great reminder why we love this amazing singer/songwriter.

Wendy Colonna is enjoying the success of back-to-back critically acclaimed album releases, and as significant as that would be for anyone else, it’s just the tip of Wendy’s Good News iceberg!

Last summer she married the love of her life, Ryan Doty, and just a few weeks ago they welcomed their new son, Charlie into the world!  And between those two blessed dates, she created her newest, and most acclaimed album, “No Moment But Now”, all the while continuing to perform for enthusiastic audiences in multiple locations, including the 2017 Kerrville Folk Festival.  To say Wendy has been busy would be an understatement of the highest order, just as it would be to say she has been blessed on a personal and professional level.  She is beyond blessed!

“No Moment But Now”, has songs simultaneously featured on Apple Music’s “Hot Tracks” and “Breaking Singer Songwriter Playlist”, as well as Spotify’s “Fresh Folk” playlist.  Wendy is garnering critical acclaim from multiple outlets including the New York Times (describing her music as “ethereal”), and she was selected as a 2017 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Finalist.  The Austin American-Statesman long ago recognized Wendy as “Austin’s Best Singer/Songwriter”, and that word is now out around the nation.

Expect more great news and great music from Wendy in the near future, but right now, enjoy her intimate and personal house concert while you can, because big things are on the way for this extraordinarily gifted songwriter and performer!

Visit Wendy’s website: http://www.wendycolonna.com/