2014 is off and running.
House and Yard Concerts R Us.
Wanna add a concert to your own town, or your own house? Always looking, always booking. 'House Concerts' are simple - get a few friends & family together, have a concert in your living room. It's the in thing.
Songwriter Workshops for all levels.
Ongoing Monthly "2nd Thursday Songwriter Group" at The Mudpuddle Shop, 7pm. Share tunes and ideas, write new songs or revive old ones, generate ideas. Casual, fun, "peer to peer" gathering for song sharing and feedback. Song challenges, techniques, prompts, 'workshop' content. Open to anyone, and all levels, Newcomers, one-timers, regulars. No RSVP required, just show up. BYO. (510) 794 9935 firstname.lastname@example.org $10-20 sliding donation.
Mudpuddle Shop Membership Drive. The shop is entering it's 8th year of concerts & music making, hard to believe. It's hosted 100+ listening concerts of nationally touring acts, and many local bay area talent as well. And, 300+ Song Circles, Workshops, Jams, and special events. We get together there a lot, we have a ball, but it's not a Bill Graham operation, more like a community living room. Two years ago we did a Mudpuddle Membership Drive which helped keep my out of pocket losses down and the doors open, 50 or so people kicked in a little bit and it added up. Here is your invitation to support an ongoing artistic oasis for musicians and the Niles community.Stop by the shop in person, or drop something in the mail, and that's about it. $5 per month, $10 per month? That's a $60 or $120 check to cover a year. Do more, do less, do something in between, whatever you'd like. Perks and Premiums TBD. Donations go toward rent, utils, supplies, and occasional chairs and instruments we wear out :-)
Check payable to: "Mudpuddle Music".
Mail to: 37433 Niles Blvd Fremont, CA 94536.
Kickstarter Campaign in 2014 and/or a Benefit Concert to launch Mudpuddle Shop streaming technology. The Mudpuddle Shop will is rolling into 2014 with a new head of steam, fueled by things called The Innerweb. Elbow grease, PR, good music, and a packed house usually makes up for rent & utils & living wages, but not in a place the size of a shoebox. The puddle has it's challenges. There are some advantages - it's small and easy to sell out, the overhead isn't huge. Watch for a "Kickstarter" campaign, or something like it, to help the Mudpuddle Shop launch streaming technology. The possibility is now here where bandwidth and hardware affordably allow a small venue like The Mudpuddle to stream concerts to a larger concert audience at home in their living rooms. Bodes well for a 15'x15' concert hall that seats 30 bodies and a dog.