The Red House

The Red House

is creating positive music for Escanaba and the world!

16

patrons

$106

per month
Rehearsal space. Gathering place. Recording studio. Live music incubator. The Red House in Escanaba, Michigan is all of the above. I'm Phil Lynch and I inherited this older home from my mom a few years back. We hemmed and hawed about what to do with it. It has served as an informal apartment/guest house since then. In April, while soundproofing an upstairs bedroom for mixing recordings, I had the realization, "You don't have a music room. You have a music HOUSE!" You see, the downstairs -- a living room with a high ceiling and adjoining dining room -- was going pretty much unused. 

So I and my wife, Jane, got to work, removing much of the furniture, decorating, rehabbing the kitchen, and moving the instruments and mics downstairs. One of our first rehearsals was with the awesome period-jazz group, the Errant Late Night Gardeners. After three hours of work and joy, singer Mark Ammel remarked, "You have the coolest tree house in Escanaba."

As a result of having this treehouse, a music headquarters, we've already given birth to two new groups: The Red House Ramblers dixieland band, which debuted at a terrific benefit concert for our local homeless shelter; and an acoustic alt-pop ensemble, Still Pictures. The Red House has also hosted rehearsals of my own jazz quartet and my backing group for solo sets. We had a rousing Gardeners rehearsal/gathering. We've workshopped new pieces by the terrific percussionist, Lorne Watson. And in May, my new friend from Nashville, song parodist extraordinaire Steve Goodie, presented a laugh-till-you-cry house concert.

The Red House isn't a business. That's an important point: it's a house in a neighborhood. We, the owners, simply use the downstairs to host rehearsals and gatherings. We'd like to keep this "extra" house in the family, and keep using it to bless people with local, live music. The long-term future of keeping this second house is somewhat dicey due to the cost of utilities and taxes (and hopefully some tangible improvements). Frankly, we could really use some help to keep it going and growing. We already have another possible house concert in mind for next year, and plans to do more composing/workshopping for a percussion recital! Thanks for your time in visiting this site today. And if you're willing to help out, thanks a lot for your monthly support, helping to grow positive music for Escanaba and the world!
Tiers
Scarlet Supporter (sticking with us)
$2 or more per month
• Thanks! Your name will be displayed on an interior wall of the Red House.

• Access to all exclusive behind-the-scenes posts of audio and video 

• A sweet Red House logo sticker

Riveting Rose (a key supporter)
$4 or more per month
• Terrific! Thank you! You get all the perks of the tier above.

• PLUS a Red House key tag proudly printed locally

Crimson Colleague (java and jams)
$10 or more per month
• Marvelous! We really appreciate it! You get all the rewards of the tiers above.
• PLUS . . . Coffee mug! 
Ruby Royalty (command performance)
$20 or more per month
Stellar! Thanks a ton! 


Your support is huge, so you get all the perks of the levels above PLUS something very different . . . but I don't know quite what: a free recital of my originals, for you and your friends? An hour-long concert of our historic 78s collection (including the first jazz record ever, some Satchmo originals, and many Big Band faves)? Free admission for you and a guest to the next house concert with a suggested donation? Something else that would rock your socks? We'll work it out!

Rehearsal space. Gathering place. Recording studio. Live music incubator. The Red House in Escanaba, Michigan is all of the above. I'm Phil Lynch and I inherited this older home from my mom a few years back. We hemmed and hawed about what to do with it. It has served as an informal apartment/guest house since then. In April, while soundproofing an upstairs bedroom for mixing recordings, I had the realization, "You don't have a music room. You have a music HOUSE!" You see, the downstairs -- a living room with a high ceiling and adjoining dining room -- was going pretty much unused. 

So I and my wife, Jane, got to work, removing much of the furniture, decorating, rehabbing the kitchen, and moving the instruments and mics downstairs. One of our first rehearsals was with the awesome period-jazz group, the Errant Late Night Gardeners. After three hours of work and joy, singer Mark Ammel remarked, "You have the coolest tree house in Escanaba."

As a result of having this treehouse, a music headquarters, we've already given birth to two new groups: The Red House Ramblers dixieland band, which debuted at a terrific benefit concert for our local homeless shelter; and an acoustic alt-pop ensemble, Still Pictures. The Red House has also hosted rehearsals of my own jazz quartet and my backing group for solo sets. We had a rousing Gardeners rehearsal/gathering. We've workshopped new pieces by the terrific percussionist, Lorne Watson. And in May, my new friend from Nashville, song parodist extraordinaire Steve Goodie, presented a laugh-till-you-cry house concert.

The Red House isn't a business. That's an important point: it's a house in a neighborhood. We, the owners, simply use the downstairs to host rehearsals and gatherings. We'd like to keep this "extra" house in the family, and keep using it to bless people with local, live music. The long-term future of keeping this second house is somewhat dicey due to the cost of utilities and taxes (and hopefully some tangible improvements). Frankly, we could really use some help to keep it going and growing. We already have another possible house concert in mind for next year, and plans to do more composing/workshopping for a percussion recital! Thanks for your time in visiting this site today. And if you're willing to help out, thanks a lot for your monthly support, helping to grow positive music for Escanaba and the world!

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Tiers
Scarlet Supporter (sticking with us)
$2 or more per month
• Thanks! Your name will be displayed on an interior wall of the Red House.

• Access to all exclusive behind-the-scenes posts of audio and video 

• A sweet Red House logo sticker

Riveting Rose (a key supporter)
$4 or more per month
• Terrific! Thank you! You get all the perks of the tier above.

• PLUS a Red House key tag proudly printed locally

Crimson Colleague (java and jams)
$10 or more per month
• Marvelous! We really appreciate it! You get all the rewards of the tiers above.
• PLUS . . . Coffee mug! 
Ruby Royalty (command performance)
$20 or more per month
Stellar! Thanks a ton! 


Your support is huge, so you get all the perks of the levels above PLUS something very different . . . but I don't know quite what: a free recital of my originals, for you and your friends? An hour-long concert of our historic 78s collection (including the first jazz record ever, some Satchmo originals, and many Big Band faves)? Free admission for you and a guest to the next house concert with a suggested donation? Something else that would rock your socks? We'll work it out!