By Allen Rich
North Texas e-News
Jan 21, 2014
It was no surprise the Harmony House Concerts kicked off its 2014 music series with Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines; after all, this is the fourth consecutive January that music fans in North Texas have packed Harmony House to enjoy this unique duo.
The only surprise was that, somehow, Hendrix and Maines managed to sound even better than ever.
Hendrix is an enchanting songstress with 15 albums under her belt and a following all across Texas, but maybe the biggest compliment you could ever pay her is to say she can hold her own with Maines. And Sunday, this combination of a beautiful poet accompanied by a Texas music legend was backed by the Harmony House Choir.
Part of the charm of any Harmony House Concert is just getting there. If your ideas of going to see top-level regional talent involves a long drive, noisy traffic and limited parkking, Faye Wedell and Scott Lipsett have a pleasant surprise waiting for you. For more than 12 years, discerning music lovers have taken the path less traveled and ended up in a cozy living room with the likes of Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines, or Sara Hickman, or Pierce Pettis, or even Jimmy Lafave's entire band. It may look quite ordinary, but his isn't just any gravel road.
"Name" Links lead to artist websites.
"Date" Links lead to detailed concert fliers.
May . . .
Sunday, July 16 (4-6p)
Sunday, August 13 (4-6p)
September 16 or 17 (Date/Time TBA)
Sunday, October 15 (4-6p)
Sunday, November 12 (4-6p)
[No concert in December ? ?]
Last Year - 2016
[No concert in May]
w/ two backup performers - $20
[No concert in December]
~ 2015 ~
R I P --- b. 1/28/45, d. 11/6/15
CANCELED due to illness :-(
Wayne Greene (Dallas, TX)
(Delta Blues man from Vienna, Austria)
[No concert in December]
Harmony House is on Wildscape Acres, 10 miles north of Bonham, Texas, (65 mi. NE of Dallas) near Ravenna. We'll give you directions when you reserve your seat(s).
Most of our House Concerts are $15 per person donation — payable to the artist.
Call 903-583-2661 to reserve a seat,
To confirm, please mail your donation to Faye Wedell
P.O. Box 812, Bonham, TX 75418.
• For a $1 suggested donation, you can enjoy coffee, tea, and snacks
• Most often there is a potluck meal before or after the concert
(dependent on the concert time). If you plan to participate, please
mention that when you make your reservation.
• Guests are invited to bring their own instruments for some pickin' and singin'
in a Song Circle after the event.
Article about Harmony House in North Texas e-News
Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines
Pack the 'House'
Bill Staines at Harmony House
See photos from a concert --- the venue, the food, the people, and singer/songwriter Bob Livingston.
And musicians fresh from the rush of city traffic and hurried pace breathe easy when Wedell and Lipsett's little house on the prairie comes into view.
"When you turn the corner and see the pond with Harmony House in the distance, you think, 'I wanna live here,'" remarked Maines. "It makes you feel creative."
Hendrix is a multi-instrumentalist who defies definition by being equally adept at jazz, pop, blues and country, all the while a mischievous grin plays across her face. Maines, also a gifted multi-instrumentalist, is a Grammy Award-winning producer who has wowrked with everyone from Joe Ely to Jerry Jeff Walker to Robert Earl Keen.
"in our state," remarks Hendrix, "if you want it done right, you do it with Lloyd."
If you missed this memorable show, as they say in Fannin County, don't fret about it; another talented musician will soo leave the pavement behind and travel down a gravel road to one of the best-kept secrets in North Texas..