UNIQUE CONCERT VENUE FOR MUSIC LOVERS

We converted part of a warehouse in St. Louis
into an intimate soundstage.

We fill the room with sofas and easy chairs.
We book great artists.
We invite you to join us.

The intimacy and comfort of a house concert
+ the larger capacity of a warehouse
= a great night of music with room for more guests
and better pay for great artists who deserve it.

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SONG OF THE DAY

The Grahams – Glory Bound

The first (ware)HOUSE Concert was in May 2017. It was a surprise birthday party for my wife, Melissa. She and I fell in love with The Grahams a few months earlier when we heard them in Nashville. I invited them to be in on the surprise. My plan: If the concert went well with The…

Lucinda Williams – Cold, Cold Heart

Hank Williams was born on this day in 1923. He would have been 98 today. He didn’t make it to 30. In 2001, Lost Highway records released Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute, a collection of Hank’s great songs, covered by Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Beck, Emmylou Harris, Keith Richards, Keb’ Mo’, Johnny Cash, and others, including…

Matt Andersen (with Amy Helm) – Something to Lose

Canadian Matt Andersen has been releasing albums since 2008. But I hadn’t paid any attention until I head him belt one out with Amy Helm, daughter of the The Band’s Levon Helm. The third track from Andersen’s 2019 release “Halfway Home by Morning” is… Today’s Song   Title: Something to Lose Artist: Matt Andersen (with Amy…

The Staples Singers – Slippery People

Continuing the Staples Thread today. Yesterday’s song was Pop Staple’s “Friendship” which his daughter Mavis performed with Brandi Carlile at Red Rocks on Sunday). Also in her Sunday set at Red Rocks, Mavis performed “Slippery People,” the Talking Heads tune which the Staples Singers first covered in 1984. That’s… Today’s Song   Title: Slippery People Artist:…

Pops Staples – Friendship

I mentioned in yesterday’s email that I’d be seeing Brandi Carlile at Red Rocks last night. Tanya Tucker was slated to open the show, but she fell ill last week. So Brandi called her friend Mavis Staples who jumped on a plane with her band and stepped in as the warm-up act. She’s 82, and…

The Highwomen – Crowded Table

Background for today’s song:  My wife’s family has a farm in south-central Missouri. There’s a house with a porch that overlooks a gorgeous Ozark valley. On the porch is a table where family, friends, old guests and new have gathered for endless nights — great food, great conversations, great memories.  We were there a couple…

Bruce Springsteen – Into the Fire

9/11/2021. 20 years since THE 9/11. Bruce Springsteen reunited the E-Street Band and released “The Rising” in July 2002. 15 songs. 15 different characters trying to make sense of the senseless, declaring their love for those lost, searching for hope and fortitude, honoring fallen heroes. I love this album. The second track is Today’s Song…

Natalie Hemby – Time Honored Tradition

Happy Weekend. Yesterday’s song: Travis Linville’s “I’m Still Here,” co-written with Natalie Hemby. She’s up next… Natalie Hemby was one of those unknown legends around Nashville. She wasn’t out front. She was co-writing most of the time — one great song after another — for artists you know. She had a solo album, but she…

Travis Linville – I’m Still Here

Travis Linville is the only artist who has appeared at the (ware)HOUSE more than once — May 2018 and June 2019, plus a special appearance last month in my backyard. And he has been one of the most prolific, entertaining online performers during the pandemic. When I began to shelter in place and work from…

Shawn Colvin – Tenderness on the Block

I got lots of great feedback re: yesterday’s song of the day (Warren Zevon’s “Keep Me in Your Heart”). So…let’s keep the Warren Zevon thread going. His 1978 album “Excitable Boy” is a classic. Shawn Colvin covered one of the tracks from that album on her 1992 album “Fat City.” That cover is… Today’s Song…

Warren Zevon – Keep Me In Your Heart

The great Warren Zevon was only 53 when he died due to mesothelioma on this day in 2003. After he was diagnosed in 2002, Zevon hit the recording studio to create one last album. That album, “The Wind,” is a beauty. Most of the songs are NOT about his illness and the inevitable end. The…

Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale – It Hurts Me

Another birthday today, September 6. Buddy Miller turns 69. In 2012, Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale made the album “Buddy and Jim.” Here’s a sad song from that album… Today’s Song Title: It Hurts Me Artist: Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale Album: Buddy and Jim (2012) YouTube Link (Video): https://youtu.be/dVU6fIh5YAA Here are the Playlists: Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3xYKtYparrdJRYAjBj9kjx?si=eb6c3ebc30484204   Apple:https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/ware-house-concerts-song-of-the-day/pl.u-Ggz26cZlAVLj 

Loudon Wainwright III – Suddenly It’s Christmas

It’s Loudon Wainwright III’s 75th birthday today. Let’s celebrate with one of his funny songs (he has many)… Today’s Song Title: Suddenly It’s Christmas Artist: Loudon Wainwright III Album: Career Moves (1993) YouTube Link (Official Video):https://youtu.be/ew6rVcL3Up8 Here are the Playlists:   Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3xYKtYparrdJRYAjBj9kjx?si=eb6c3ebc30484204   Apple:https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/ware-house-concerts-song-of-the-day/pl.u-Ggz26cZlAVLj 

Tom Waits – (Looking For) The Heart of Saturday Night

Happy Saturday. Seems like a good day to share a Saturday song.   I first heard this when Shawn Colvin covered it (great version, worth checking out). But Tom Waits’ original is the one that earns a spot on the playlist. So without further ado, here’s… Today’s Song Title: (Looking For) The Heart of Saturday…

Aaron Lee Tasjan – Computer of Love

Yesterday’s Song of the Day was Aaron Lee Tasjan’s “Memphis Rain” from his 2016 album “Silver Tears.”  Today, more ALT — this time from his February 2021 release “Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!” I described “Memphis Rain” as hugging Hank Williams, Roy Orbison, and other ghosts of Nashville past.  Tasjan recorded today’s song in Nashville, but you…

Aaron Lee Tasjan – Memphis Rain

Welcome to Game 1 of an Aaron Lee Tasjan double-header… One Tasjan tune today. Another by him tomorrow. Two in a row. I like Aaron Lee Tasjan that much. I chased his booking agent for two years before we made a date for Tasjan at the (ware)HOUSE. We announced the show, and sold out in…

Mary Gauthier – Your Sister Cried

I began yesterday to read Mary Gauthier’s new book, “Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting.”  Part memoir, part artist’s manifesto, this book is earning rave reviews, and I’m loving it so far. Gauthier is one of my favorite songwriters. But (how’s this for irony!?) the Mary Gauthier track I like…

Shannon McNally – Black Rose

I’ve been thinking about music, and how much I miss it. COVID silenced most live music, including (ware)HOUSE Concerts. Concerts will be back at the (ware)HOUSE, I’m just not sure when. Until then, I’m going to share songs with you. Beginning on Thursday, I’ll send daily emails with the (ware)HOUSE Concerts Song of the Day. This…

Ruby Boots – Don’t Give a Damn

January 14, 2022

Israel Nash – Down in the Country

January 12, 2022

Shawn Colvin – Killing the Blues

January 11, 2022

Natalie Hemby – Radio Silence

January 10, 2022

Tim O’Brien – Pushing On Buttons (Staring At Screens)

January 9, 2022

NRBQ – The Moon and Other Things

January 7, 2022

The Felice Brothers – Jazz on the Autobahn

January 6, 2022

Martin Sexton – Hold On

January 5, 2022

Adia Victoria – Magnolia Blues

January 4, 2022

Taylor Swift – Champagne Problems

December 21, 2021

Marc Broussard – Home

December 20, 2021

Allison Russell – Nightflyer

December 18, 2021

Michael Nesmith – Different Drum

December 17, 2021

Mason Proffit – You Win Again

December 16, 2021

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – Can’t Let Go

December 14, 2021

Brandi Carlile – You and Me On The Rock

December 9, 2021

Joni Mitchell (with James Taylor) – California

December 7, 2021

James Taylor – You Can Close Your Eyes

December 6, 2021

Paul Luc – Restless Mind

December 3, 2021

The Beatles – I’ve Got a Feeling

December 2, 2021

John Prine – Lake Marie

November 23, 2021

Todd Snider – Handsome John

November 22, 2021

Chicago Farmer – $13 Beer

November 20, 2021

Fairport Convention – Who Knows Where the Time Goes

November 20, 2021

Richard Thompson – If I Could Live My Life Again

November 19, 2021

Don Gibson – Oh Lonesome Me

November 18, 2021

Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins – The Big Guns

November 17, 2021

Dan Bern – Estelle

November 16, 2021

Conor Oberst – Barbary Coast (Later)

November 15, 2021

Crazy Horse – I Don’t Want to Talk About It

November 14, 2021

Neil Young – Don’t Be Denied

November 12, 2021

Darden Smith – Angel Flight

November 12, 2021

Alicia Stockman – Lonely Together

November 10, 2021

Brian Wright and the SneakUps – High Rise

November 9, 2021

John Hartford – In Tall Buildings

November 9, 2021

Hayes Carll – Help Me Remember

November 8, 2021

Ashley Campbell – Remembering

November 7, 2021

Gram Parsons – In My Hour of Darkess

November 5, 2021

Willie Nelson with Francine Reed – Funny How Time Slips Away

November 5, 2021

Lyle Lovett – What Do You Do / The Glory of Love

November 4, 2021

Meat Loaf – Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad

November 2, 2021

The Black Keys – Howlin’ for You

November 1, 2021

Emily Scott Robinson – Let ‘Em Burn

October 31, 2021

John Hiatt – Gone

October 30, 2021

Bob Dylan – You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

October 27, 2021

Dan Auerbach – Waiting on A Song

October 25, 2021

Old 97’s – Every Night is Friday Night (Without You)

October 23, 2021

Tom Petty – Yer So Bad

October 21, 2021

Little Feat – Spanish Moon

October 19, 2021

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats – Shoe Boot

October 16, 2021

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Please contact tom@warehouseconcerts.org if you're not receiving invitations you expect. 

We're like a house concert -- only in a warehouse.

Like a house concert, our concerts are intimate events at which the audience and the artists are close to each other and interact. Guests arrive early for a pot-luck dinner, and many of our guests become regulars who connect with others in this growing community of music-lovers. 

We're different than the typical house concert because...well...we don't host our concerts in a house. We've converted a corner of our warehouse into a 2,500 sq. ft. black-box event space -- great sound and lighting and a really cool vibe. We fill the space with sofas and easy chairs so it's like a giant living room. 

You get the comfort, intimacy and community of a house concert. But the bigger room allows us to invite more guests and offer artists a well-deserved, great pay day. 

Unless otherwise noted in the posted event details, doors open at 6:30 and music starts at 8 p.m. 

Medici MediaSpace is our partner, sponsor and host. Medici is a fantastic co-working community -- inclusive, creative, diverse, funky, forward-thinking. When we came up with the idea for (ware)HOUSE Concerts and asked the leaders of Medici whether we could host them there, they said, "YES! Go for it." Medici is filled with people who come up with big ideas and work with others in the community to make them happen. "Yes! Go for it" is a common refrain here. 

No. All seating is general admission. When the doors open (usually) at 6:30 p.m, guests are allowed to save their seat. But you don't reserve a certain seat when you buy your ticket. 

Nope! No walk-ins allowed. You have to make a reservation in advance by clicking through to the reservation page on the website. You may pay in advance for your reservation or pay at the door (more expensive). But either way, you can't walk in without a reservation. If you don't have an invitation for the concert, you can get one instantly by joining our email list. The invitation will include a link to reserve your spot.  

(ware)HOUSE Concerts are private, underground, invitation-only events. But that doesn't mean they're exclusive. We welcome any and all music lovers. You're welcome to join our email list. And when you do, you will receive invitations to all events. 

The (ware)HOUSE is in St. Louis County, Missouri -- near the intersections of Interstate 170 and Page Ave. When you purchase tickets, we send you the address and driving directions.

The (ware)HOUSE has seating for up to 120 guests. 

Most of the artists we've booked fall into the "Americana" genre. We've also booked jazz and soul artists. Most of them are touring artists who are not from the St. Louis area. Our desire is to bring to St. Louis artists whom you otherwise might not get to see -- at least not in such a comfortable, intimate setting. We occasionally book local artists, too. 

Here's a list of previous (ware)HOUSE performers

We love to discover artists we don't know. So please contact us if you have an artist you'd like to tell us about.

But we also have a long list of artists we've already contacted about performing here. 

You are welcome to contact tom@warehouseconcerts.org if you wish to recommend an artist or inquire for yourself about performing at the (ware)HOUSE. 

But please understand, we only book one show per month, and we: 

  1. Have many artists we've already contacted to perform here and
  2. We receive a lot of recommendations and requests. 

So we will acknowledge your recommendation / request and thank you for it. But we can't follow-up and have conversations with everyone who sends us recommendations or requests. 

Please don't be offended if we say "no" or if you don't hear from us after we acknowledge and thank you for your recommendation / request. 

We hope you understand. 

Yes. For every (ware)HOUSE concert, we choose a nonprofit to highlight and help. When you buy a ticket, we will ask you to consider an optional donation to support the nonprofit. At most concerts, representatives from the nonprofit will be there to spread the word and collect donations. See below for more information...

That's up to the artist who is performing. Most artists are OK with that. Some are OK with photos but not videos. We'll tell you before the show starts. 

CONCERTS FOR A CAUSE

For every (ware)HOUSE concert, we choose a nonprofit to highlight and help. When you buy a ticket, we will ask you to consider an optional donation to support the nonprofit. At most concerts, representatives from the nonprofit will be there to spread the word and collect donations.

Here are the causes we've supported so far...

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(Thanks to Rick Koch for Several of the Concert Photos)