Shreveport House Concerts

Thursday Nights at 8 p.m.

The series was started in November of 2004. At the time Dana McCommon of Fairfield Studios was recording local Red River Radio programs at the studio. One of these programs was "No Cover". It was Dana's idea to do a program that sounded like a house concert recorded in someone's house. He wanted to bring in touring acts and record them for broadcast on RRR. I had performed on "No Cover", and Dana asked me to help out since I had hosted hundreds of local songwriter's nights in the area. SHC was originally conceived as a radio program for Red River Radio and as such Red River Radio was gracious to lend us some vital assistance and broadcast our shows for about the first 2 years. That's how it started.

It was, and still is an all-volunteer effort. Jim Huckabay, Sandra Odom, Debbie Unverzagt, A.J.Cascio along with Dana McCommon and myself have all been active since the beginning. Since 2004 we have produced an impressive archive of approximately 160 concerts. All recorded with multi-track audio as well as multi-camera digital video. We incorporated and became a non-profit 501c3 organization in 2013 in order to pursue funding to do post production on our massive archive, and return to Red River Radio air waves.

We've had some great artists, Jesse Winchester comes to mind...its probably his last recorded live concert. Most of our artists travel the folk circuits, stopping by on their way to the Kerville Folk Festival or the Fayettville Roots Festival so we've hosted talent like Tom Prasada Rao and Tom Kimmel of the Shirpas, film star Ronnie Cox, The Steel Wheels, Steve Poltz and Della Mae. We have also enjoyed many Nashville artists like Gary Nicholson, Kevin Welsh, Earl Bud Lee, and international artists such as Peppino D'Agistino, Muriel Anderson, Adrian Legg, and Brooks Williams. True to our own roots we also proudly present many artists that either grew up here and had success elsewhere or choose to live here like Brian Blade, Victoria Williams, the Lightnin Bugs, Buddy Flett, David Egan and Dylan Leblanc.

The plan going forward is to grow into more musical genres. Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band proved Shreveport has a taste for contemporary jazz, we're setting our sights on doing a blues series, and possibly some gospel. We're continuing to pursue funding to secure more and better talent, provide consistent post production to support the Red River Radio program and maintain our growing archive of authentic American music.

Airs Thursday, March 31, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert Archive and a concert from November 2004 we present from California, Nellie Bly live at the Shreveport House Concerts. Alan Dyson is your host.

Airs Thursday, March 31, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert Archive and a concert from November 2004 we present from California, Nellie Bly live at the Shreveport House Concerts. Alan Dyson is your host.

Mike Flanagan and Missy Gibson, who met through their mutual association with the notorious Detroiter Frank Pahl, of Only A Mother fame, have been working together for many years, writing songs for their bands Breech (full band) and Nellie Bly (Trio/duo) as well as for other projects.  

Press Photo / Kevin & Dustin Welch

Airs Thursday, March 24, at 8 p.m. This week from the Shreveport House Concert Series we'll hear from the Father and Son duo Kevin & Dustin Welch. Kevin Welch has had a distinguished career as a Nashville Songwriter and performing with a half dozen billboard charting songs over the years and he is also co-founder of Dead Reckoning Records along with Kieran Kane, Tammy Rogers, Mike Henderson and Harry Stinson. He has collaborated with numerous artists over the years including Kieran Kane and Fats Kaplin who together produced the CD You Can't Save Everybody.

Press Photo / Della Mae

Airs Thursday, March 17, at 8 p.m. Since its formation in 2009, the Boston-bred, Nashville-based outfit has established a reputation as a charismatic, hard-touring live act, building a large and enthusiastic fan base while racking up massive amounts of critical acclaim with its first two albums.  Now, Della Mae finds the foursome embracing a fresh set of musical challenges with eleven compelling new tunes that embody the musical and emotional qualities of the group's prior output while venturing into uncharted creative territory.