Rob Fetters

House Concerts

Small is the new big.

Why?

 After performing music over the last 40 years, I’ve learned that venues have questionable acoustics and the audience can’t hear or see what I’m doing.

 I rarely "go deep" into my catalog. Some of my best stuff has only been performed live a handful of times - or not at all. 

Magic often happens in intimate spaces. Songs are written in bedrooms and kitchens, why can’t they be performed there? The dynamic and thematic range possible in a small space is astounding.

What?

I’ve spent the last year creating a living room show. I’m performing material I wrote for The Raisins, The Bears, psychodots, my solo albums – and debuting new songs as they come along. 

My son Sam describes the concert as a "performance + guitar clinic + songwriters workshop + story telling hour." Except that it runs three hours including a break midway to freshen our drinks and grab a snack.

I play stripped-down acoustic renditions and plenty of rocked-out electric ones backed with studio tracks custom-mixed from the original studio recordings and piped through my traveling Bose system. You hear what I hear. 

How?

Audience members are first invited by the host via email or link to ticket service, then the reservation is confirmed. That way, the hostess can feel good about whoever is coming to her home. 30 – 50 guests works well.

Tickets are generally $20 - $25. A ticket service or PayPal can be used, but a casual box collection has worked, too. Merch (most of it, rare) is available. 

Shows are typically BYOB. Water / soda / ice / cups / glasses are provided. It’s not required but guests often bring light munchies to share. 

No recording permitted. Photos are OK but kept at minimum to avoid distraction. Mature audiences only.

Please go to the contact page and send me an email if you want me to play in your house. 

Small is beautiful.