Occasional House Concerts
Falls Church, VA

Upcoming Shows

Cole Nakoa & Treacher
Sunday, 21 May 2017 — doors at 2:30, show at 3:00

The trio of Cole Nakoa & Treacher joins the forces of three of the most soulful and engaging performers in the singer/songwriter world today. Brad Cole, Matt Nakoa, and Robinson Treacher weave their sound, lyricism, and inspiration to cultivate a live music that is as undeniably unique as it is powerful.

"When Cole, Nakoa, and Treacher played my On Your Radar series, they brought down the house with their chemistry and creativity."

– John Platt, WFUV

"Poignant songs, seamless harmony blends, bedrock roots power…overall killer chops. A must-see!"

– Acoustic Live Magazine

Check out their videos for Ice Cream and These Days

Brad Cole

The songs of Brad Cole address the ups and downs of the human condition with both wit and raw insight. His passionate and distinctive delivery of roots-based folk music, woven with the grit and groove of old school bossa and rhythm & blues moves the listener's soul in a direction that is unexpected, yet perfectly familiar.

The last eighteen months have been very fruitful for Brad—playing over a hundred shows and sharing the stage with a range of immensely talented artists such as Chris Stapleton, Shovels and Rope, Ingrid Michaelson, Dave Davies, Ari Hest, Dan Navarro, Ellis Paul, and Will Kimbrough.

Brad has just finished recording his fourth full length record, entitled Lay It Down which is due to be released in early 2016. Lay it Down was recorded in East Nashville, TN with producer Joe McMahan and a veteran cast of musicians resulting in a project that is perhaps Brad's most soulfully eclectic and cohesive work to date.

Matt Nakoa

Matt Nakoa grew up on a small goat farm in Central New York and began composing music as a teenager. Following a formative stint as a concert pianist, he won scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music. There Matt worked alongside a who's who of soon-to-be industry darlings, including St. Vincent, Esperanza Spaulding, and members of the bands Karmin and Lucius. After school, Matt wrote and toured with his Berklee-bred band, The Fens.

His first solo release, 2012's Light In The Dark, was received by fans as an eclectic pop/rock masterpiece while Matt's latest studio album, A Dozen Other Loves (2014), explores a mainly acoustic palette. This acoustic avenue has led to steady folk radio airplay and performances with veteran songsmiths Patty Larkin, Ellis Paul, and Tom Rush.

An engaging performer, Matt tours internationally, recently giving concerts at The White House and throughout India. Matt is a 2014 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Winner and a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Most Wanted Artist. Additionally, Matt's piano music has received favorable reviews in publications including The New York Times, and his film scoring has been featured at BAM, and on Disney.com.

Robinson Treacher

If entertainment can be defined as an agreeable occupation of the mind, then Robinson Treacher has found a way to encompass this in every aspect of his contribution to music-kind. Whether playing the role as front man to the soul-rock infused Delaware Hudson, as co-collaborator to the Alt-Country based Tensleep, or as a solo singer/songwriter, Treacher seems to drain himself of energy in the ceaseless pursuit of portraying moments of musical passion. This passion is evident in every attempt he makes to involve us, the listeners, in the spiritual orchestrations of emotion that have been meticulously tempered into songs.

Just like the long list of New York City artists before him, Robinson feeds off the honest grit found among the "huddled masses"…coupling the blatantly obvious (to a New Yorker at least) with the deeply personal. Chameleon-like in his approach to his songwriting, he refuses to be pigeonholed into one particular genre. Believing that each song is forged from its own unique terrain, he takes great pains in choosing the vehicle by which passengers might best weatherthe bumps, potholes, and blind curves found between the first note and the last. Admittedly susceptible to the affectations of the senses himself, he asks his audience to participate emotionally as well as physically in a "whole self" conceptual challenge, a 360-degree soul search comprised of the most joyous elation to the bitterest of pains.

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Michael Clem
Saturday, 17 June 2017 — doors at 7:00, show at 7:30

For twenty-five years, Michael Clem has been playing bass, singing and writing songs for the national touring act he co-founded, Eddie from Ohio. Over that time, EFO has amassed a sizeable grassroots following, released nine CDs (all independently) and collected numerous Washington Area Music Association Awards. Since 2008, with the band slowing down, Clem has relocated from Northern Virginia to Charlottesville where he's established quite a foothold in its musical scene, from session work to bluegrass gigs to forming his own acoustic trio.

Ten years after Clem's first solo album, comes the better-late-than-never sophomore release Fifty Clementines. With thirteen previously unreleased songs, Clem brought in 30 friends from all over Virginia to contribute in the fine Charlottesville JLM Studios where he co-produced with James McLaughlin. Both release dates/birthday shows (in the current and former hometowns of Clem) in early January 2016 were full house smashing successes, featuring a killer five piece band combing his trio with his regular Monday night house band from The Local in Charlottesville.

"A songwriter, a guitarist and observational comedian… Think Blink-182 with words by Todd Snider and you get an idea of what Clem does within the confines of folk-rock."

– The Washington Post

"A multi-dimensional performer, Michael Clem's songs touch universal human conditions that expose our doubts without ever being preachy. His dry and sly wit and clever arrangements soothe the soul but include a social commentary bite that encourages us not to take our lives too seriously."

– Aer Stephen ("Folk & Beyond" 91.1 FM WTJU in Charlottesville, VA)

Website: Michael Clem

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Rebecca Loebe
Friday, 28 July 2017 — doors at 7:00, show at 7:30

Rebecca Loebe is an Austin-based singer/songwriter who has spent the past decade on the road performing in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan. Along the way, she has honed her voice as one of the Americana music scene's most exciting new songwriters and earned a place on Alternate Root Magazine's annual listing of The Top 10 Female Singers in America.

Since quitting her job as a full-time audio engineer and moving into her car to pursue a music career, Rebecca has received an armful of songwriting accolades, including the prestigious Kerrville New Folk award, as well as praise from the mainstream pop world ("I just love listening to you sing" - Adam Levine). In that time she has relocated from her original hometown Atlanta, GA, to Austin, TX where she now tries her best to keep a garden growing between tour dates.

In 2017 she has been touring all around the world to celebrate the release of Blink, her fourth full length studio album which has received rave reviews from around the world. Just a few months into the year, the album has already received confirmed airplay on over 600 stations internationally and spent three consecutive months in the Top 10 of the Euro Americana Chart. John Aeilli, renowned DJ of the tastemaker station KUTX in Austin recently heard Rebecca for the first time and said, "I can see her name in lights already. This is Rebecca Loebe and she is just hot stuff…Absolutely stellar in my book."

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Past Shows

Dan Navarro with David Glaser - January 2017

Eric Schwartz - November 2016

Marc Douglas Berardo - August 2016

Michael Clem - June 2016

Dan Navarro with David Glaser - March 2016

Dan Navarro with David Glaser - January 2016

Eric Schwartz - December 2015

Dan Navarro with David Glaser - January 2015

Dan Navarro with David Glaser - January 2014

David Glaser and Stephanie Corby - April 2013

Dan Navarro with David Glaser - January 2013

David Glaser and David Stoddard - November 2012

Antje Duvekot with David Glaser opening - October 2012

Dan Navarro with David Glaser - January 2012