Sunday, January 3, 2010

Housewarming Party with Bert and Tom

This summer we bought a house. We moved in at the end of June. The next week AF got an e-mail from Bert Lams of the California Guitar Trio. Turned out he and Tom Griesgraber were touring the country and they preferred doing small house concerts over larger venues. Bert wanted to know if we were willing and able to host a concert at our house.

AF had gotten to know Bert via CGT concerts and in the past had put posters around town for their concerts. We thought, well we just moved into this new house and we have a huge finished basement, so why not, it will be a great house-warming party.

In the end, we had just over 30 friends and family members join us for an evening of great music and to help us celebrate our new house. The music was WONDERFUL, and many of our friends who had not heard of Tom, Bert, or CGT bought cd's at the end of the performance. It was a thrilling experience to have these world-class musicians and all around great guys visit and play in our home.

Bert giving our Lily cat her own private performance! Earlier in the day we had been telling Bert about how Lily enjoys listening to music. So later in the day I walk back to the guest room to find this. It was one of the major thrills of the day. Thanks Bert!

Tom and Steve dueling photographers.

Bert and Tom photographing the beers brewed in their honor for the performance.

The Home Brew Series: An East Harbor original. Thanks Bob!

Close up of the bottle label designed by yours truly (AF).

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