SATURDAY JUNE 16        House Concert: Meat Collides with Fire      Phoenixville  PA   featuring: Sara Chodak, Tshila, Triplets, Michael Spear Duo, Brian Flanagan, Herman Bruning, Jefferson Berry, Silvershade Scenery, The Cornerstones, Bill Hangley, Andrea Nardello, Sarah Napolitan, Tin Bird Choir, Meghan Cary, Katherine Rondeau, Almshouse, John Train. Contact us for address and more details.

Troy, Ken, Irene, James & Tony, The Living Room@35East, May 2018. photo by Bill DiCecca.

ALMSHOUSE plays original rock that maybe reminds you of Fleetwood Mac or k.d. lang or Sheryl Crow or 1970s Linda Ronstadt. The band’s 2016 release is “Bitter Thing”  and new music is coming this fall. Irene Lambrou (ex-Medea) sings, Troy Schoenmeier and Tony Winkler play electric and acoustic guitars, Ken Belli holds down the bottom end & James Farrell keeps the beat. The band’s played their own songs plus carefully curated covers at venues like World Cafe Live-Upstairs & Puck Live, and in smaller “unplugged” configurations they’ve played Philly FolkFest and opened for Lee Roy Parnell downstairs at World Cafe Live. Lately, they’ve been exploring stripped-down acoustic versions of their tunes that showcase thoughtful lyrics, Irene’s sultry “burnished alto” voice, very handsome fretwork by Troy, Ken & Tony, and James’s tasteful drumming.

Troy, Ken, Irene, Tom Dorn, MaryBeth Ventura, Tony & Bud Burroughs @ Dawson Street Pub in March 2018. photo (c) Bill DiCecca.