The following post comes to you from our friends at The House Show Agency (HSA). We recently partnered with HSA to further grow our Host Home program.
Hello! My name is Andrea Howat and I run The House Show Agency. I began booking house shows for Derek Webb & Sandra McCracken back in 2011 and have been booking house shows ever since. I now book house shows for multiple artists including Jenny & Tyler, Audrey Assad, The Brilliance, and more.
If you’re unfamiliar with a house show, it’s exactly what it sounds like: an artist comes and performs – usually acoustically – in your living room! Countless artists are incorporating house shows alongside traditional tour dates (clubs, colleges, churches etc). It’s a really cool way to connect with fans in an intimate, listening-room environment. And they’re super easy to host!
House shows provide an opportunity for musicians who are newer in their career to establish a fanbase but it’s also a way for more established artists to debut new music, fill in off-days on tour routes, and reconnect with fans in a unique way.It has become an increasing trend over the past few years and it shows no signs of slowing! We’re really humbled to get to work with some of the best independent singer-songwriters in music today.
We’ve booked shows from California to Florida, Texas to New York, and many places in between. And we’re continually looking for more host homes all over the country! If you would have any interest in learning more about being a house show host for one of our current or future artists – I’d love to connect with you to tell you more about it. Or if you have any friends who you think would be interested in hosting, please consider forwarding this email along to them! We’d be most grateful.
Hosting house shows is a great way to enjoy music, foster community, practice hospitality, and support independent artists. We have some exciting potential artist additions to our roster for 2014, and we’d love for you to be involved. We’re grateful to get to do what we do, and to partner with an incredible organization like RYFO. We hope you’ll come alongside us as we aim to grow the largest house show network in the country and build something new together.