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Celebrate 50 Shows With Erika & FHC

It doesn't seem like it's possible, but as of 2008 we're embarking on our 6th year and January is our 50th Show.   We decided that the most thoughtful way to celebrate this milestone was to go back to the beginning.   We ALL have Erika to thank for the existence of Friends House Concerts.   It was her suggestion all those years ago that spurred us into action.   Initially it was her contacts that brought those first artists in and her spirit of community that we hope to emulate.

Check out Erika's website for some interesting new twists, including her new section on her circle of heroes.   She's living her ideals by performing next year at the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize Forum honoring the founder of the Grameen Bank.    Her music is  fuller than ever after her recent European tour - and we look forward to basking in her art.  Her last release, the 2006 Album of the Year - Just Plain Folks, brought in the following press:  "World Inspired Singer/Songwriter. Music that sounds like it was born from a weekend adventure with Sting, Annie Lennox, Carlos Santana and Bebel Gilberto."

Opening for Erika will be Cape Breton style fiddler, Cheye Pagel.   Perhaps a small anecdote will win you over...   She was playing in a church a while back and after she finished, Keb' Mo (THE Keb'Mo) stood up saying that she inspired him so much that he would break his taboo and play in a church.   That says it all, folks!   



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