May be you can’t get out to hear your fave musicians play? May be your town doesn’t have a music venue? Here’s an idea: Create your own music venue.
House concerts are becoming more and more popular. Open your home to a favourite musician and your friends. There is an interesting post on music think thank about house concerts: For the fans, by the fans…are fan driven private concerts the next big movement? They have a venerable history:
Private concerts started when music was first on the scene back in the days the Kings and Queens utilized their free time bringing in the top musicians from their town to perform private concerts for them and their friends. The best musicians back in the 1700’s would be summoned to the castles to play for a group of elite socialites that the only reason to come to the castle, other then to fufil the request from the King, was to listen to the best music in that given region.
A royal tradition, eh? This is a great way to support solo bass artists, who can struggle to break in to mainstream venues. It might also be a way for you to get gigs for yourself. You can read about Steve Lawson’s experiences here: Sustainable Touring Pt 1 – planning a house-concert tour and also more house concert magic.