Music is the great liberator. It cuts across all boundaries—social, economic, race, age—as people gather to celebrate the common of bond of being, simply, music lovers … which is to say, humans!
But the rising cost of ticket prices for live shows, the content monopoly of commercial radio stations, and the rarefication of successful musical personalities—all these conspire to place music at a distance from where it belongs, that is, with the people!
Thankfully, in the modern age, the internet delivers to our ears new music from an almost infinite variety of sources, and house concerts bring musicians into our living rooms … literally.
On Friday, May 11, St. Stephen’s is offering our own house concert, “Live, at Steve’s Place”, featuring local musicians, home-baked desserts, coffee and tea creations, and a great opportunity to gather with friends.
Ticket sales will support the work of NeST, our refugee resettlement committee, and specifically, the Al Jbawi family, as we come to the end of the year of their sponsorship.
Among the performers will be our rector, Brian Pearson, who is launching his new album, “Let the Dogs Run Free”, and Laurie Johnston, a local singer.
Tickets will go on sale next week at church, on our web site, and through our Facebook page. So watch for details and plan to hang with the homies, live, at Steve’s. The people’s music: Keeping it real … and bringing it home.