Virtual House Concert Series

There’s a whole lot of great music bottled up at home right now with nowhere to go, a mess of creativity hiding under the bed…. and it’s time to enjoy it!  Kid Pan Alley presents the “Because We Have Music” series featuring some of the finest musicians mostly from Virginia —  Sunday evenings at 7pm.  Hosted by KPA’s Paul Reisler & Cheryl Toth, each concert will feature local artists performing from their homes in an “in-the-round” format. Past concerts have included Tom Paxton, Kathy Mattea, Darrell Scott, John McCutcheon and many others. Read the article in the Rappahannock News.

To get the intimacy of an in-person house concert, we’ll have a “virtual living room” where a small audience can ask questions and talk live with the musicians.  These seats are limited, so sign up below to snag one! Everyone else can RSVP below to watch live on Facebook.

Grab a drink and some favorite snacks, put your feet up, and get inspired by the songs and the stories behind them — Sundays nights at 7pm.  The concerts are free, but there will be a virtual tip jar if you’d like to show your appreciation to the musicians.  Thanks to RAAC for their support of this project.

Sunday, July 19th at 7pm • Kyle Davis • Tom Teasley • and hosts Paul Reisler & Cheryl Toth
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Sunday, July 26th at 7pm • Lea Morris • TBA • and hosts Paul Reisler & Cheryl Toth
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Artist Bios

Kyle Davis began recording in his early 20s, spawning a string of albums that effectively expressed a keen sense of melody, infectious energy and hooks that sank in quickly and refused to let go. Billboard magazine called him “one of the best unsigned artists” and featured him on the cover. Rolling Stone gave his Raising Heroes four stars. He eventually came to the attention of Sony Records and producer Phil Ramone. Ramone’s accomplishments were legendary, given that he counted among his clients Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and Billy Joel, Paul Simon and…the amazing Kyle Davis. www.KyleDavisMusic.com

Tom Teasley, described in the Washington Post as “a multi-instrumental genius,” maintains a unique career as a solo percussionist, composer and collaborator. He’s won 3 Helen Hayes Theatre awards, Wammies for 4 years running as World Instrumentalist of the Year and he was named the World Percussionist of the Year by Drum! Magazine in 2016. A six-time recipient of a Fulbright-Hayes grant for performances in the Middle East, Tom collaborated with indigenous musicians and gave historic performances by invitation of U.S. embassies in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iraq, Samoa, Oman and Jerusalem. He has been the subject of numerous feature articles in both Modern Drummer, Downbeat  and Drum! magazines. www.tomteasley.com 

Your host Paul Reisler has been writing songs, performing, composing, recording, and teaching songwriting for over 45 years as the leader of Trapezoid, the founder of Kid Pan Alley, Music Director for Ki Theatre, and the leader of his current groups: Paul Reisler & A Thousand Questions and Three Good Reasons. He’s recorded dozens of albums, written thousands of songs, as well as 2 musicals—Bouncin’ and The Talented Clementine. He’ll be joined by Cheryl Toth, a former music teacher and elementary school Principal who has been working with Kid Pan Alley for the last 6 years. www.paulreisler.com