Music has always been in my immediate family. My dad has sat in with me here and there at shows when I'm in the neighborhood, and my grandmother's sister was a renowned concert pianist. My dad's father's family had a lot of music too, but they scattered in all directions and we never had any contact with most of them in my lifetime.

Until last week. After a lifetime of mystery and wondering, we connected with grandpa's sister Margaret's family. Rich with musical talents through the generations. Her daughter Martha Housen followed in her footsteps in musical theater and operatic singing. And thanks to my singer/songwriter cousin Ian Parks (yes - I'm no longer the only one in my family!!), we have this video of her last performance in Steven Sondheim's "Les Follies", at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque NM sometime around 2000. She's around 70 I'm guessing, and power and beauty of her voice amaze me. I'm grateful for the technology that allows me to "meet" her a little bit, and share her with you. I hope you enjoy it.

 

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Tour Dates

  • 12/22/2017
    Twin Oaks Tavern Winery - Bluemont, VA
     
  • 12/31/2017
    Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling - Sterling, VA
     
  • 01/06/2018
    Redwood Run House Concerts - Philomont, VA
     
  • 01/07/2018
    Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley - Stephens City, VA
     
  • 01/13/2018
    Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick - Frederick, MD
     

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Andrew is a grateful Endorsing Artist for Elixir Strings and Fairbuilt Guitars, and a member of the Virginia Commission for the Arts Touring Artist Roster. He also is a member of The Standing "O" Project and Concerts in Your Home.

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