Yes, these are a tremendous way for singer-songwriters to be heard, and to connect to their listeners in a cosy atmosphere.

A friend of mine in Rotterdam hosted a very active American singer-songwriter a few years ago. There were about 22 people present, and - as well as paying a small 'entrance fee' - everyone had brought something to eat and drink (to share). We loved being able to talk to the singer, and to learn about the different kinds of house-concert experiences she had had during her travels, as well as about the inspiration behind some of the songs. It was a wonderful evening.

I hope she'll come back to the Netherlands one day. i've invited her to stay at my home, and to perform here.


Honour the Earth. Without it, we'd be nowhere.

Life is too important to take seriously.

Guild of International Songwriters and Composers