As I was putting together, what proves to be a truly spectacular concert series this year, I was mulling over the value of live performance. People make music, not machines. When you sit in front of an artist you can see the effort, the passion that goes into producing the music. You are aware of the nuances, you don’t just hear the music you feel the music. There is a direct transmission of the artist’s energy to you and to the rest of the audience and it is bounced back to them from the audience in an intimate exchange of life force that is thrilling to be a part of. You are in the moment, completely absorbed with no distraction. You can share the moment with the people who are with you and even the strangers in the room. It becomes a memorable time, not just another album playing in the car or something being listened to in the background during other activities. When you attend a live performance you are sharing something with others that as human beings we all crave, the feeling that, no matter what our differences, no matter if life is good or bad or crazy we are all at least in it together. 
Go to our FB for details of each concert and links to the music and ticketleap where you can buy tickets. If you get them in advance we will have a little surprise waiting for you at your table :) . Looking forward to seeing you all there as the summer unfolds. 


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination

and life to everything.” - Plato

 


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    Linda Carmichael

    Born under the shadows of the great shipyards of Clydeside in Glasgow, into a working class family (her papa was a riveter on the Queen Mary) she became an actress in her twenties, working in TV, radio, film and theater. She is well travelled and in her thirties, while juggling motherhood with her acting career she moved, as a single parent to the U.S. where she met and married her husband David, over twenty years ago. Together with David's multi talented son, Noah they created The Mill trio of businesses.

    Linda is dedicated to keeping live performance going, particularly the time honored traditions in music before the era where radio stations only play artists guaranteed to make millions of sales.

    Community is very important to Linda and she enjoys the fact that a very strong and vital community has grown from the idea that is, THE BACK ROOM. 

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