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Little Tree Acoustic House Concerts

... so the good spreads out where no telling it will go.
Little Tree Acoustic is a private house concert series in Lafayette, CO dedicated to creating an intimate listening space for professional singer-songwriter performers. If you want to experience music the way it should be experienced, join our friends-of-the-series email list so you can learn about and be invited to upcoming shows.

Little Tree has enjoyed a phenomenal lineup of shows that have included inspiring songwriting, animated story telling, expert musicianship, and moving poetry. Click on the images below for a sample of past performances.


Upcoming Shows:

14 July 2017 Connor Garvey   (click for description)
25 August 2017 Barbara Nesbitt   (description soon)
23 or 24 September 2017 (TBD) Tom Prasada-Rao   (description soon)
21 October 2017 Bettman and Halpin   (description soon)
17 November 2017 Ben Balmer and Josh Flowers   (description soon)


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Connor Garvey in Lafayette



Friday 14 July 2017 in Lafayette

2014 Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Singer-Songwriter Showcase Winner
2014 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Winner
2014 Solarfest Songwriter Showcase Winner
2014 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival "Most Wanted" Artist
2014 International Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist
2012 Wildflower Festival Performing Songwriter Winner
2011 Maine Songwriters Associations Songwriting Winner

Connor Garvey is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Portland, Maine. He is an enchantingly likeable entertainer and storyteller, and his lyrics are inspired poetry.

His authenticity is reminiscent of Ellis.

Click here to check out Connor Garvey videos and confirm your seats for this show.

Garvey leaves audiences uplifted and inspired through a positive message delivered in a way The Portland Press Herald says proves you can be optimistic and self-aware without being boring. His unique sandy tenor and masterful blend of rhythm and melody draw comparison to Paul Simon and contemporaries Josh Ritter and Jason Mraz. He wins song competitions. He fills rooms. But most of all he moves people.

First time listeners often are drawn to Garvey's engaging performance style, accomplished musicianship, and memorable melodies. But his lyrics project a depth and sincerity that allow the observant listener to find meaning beyond the catchy hook. Meanwhile, the intricate production of his albums adds emotional depth and keeps the songs fresh play after play.

This combination of songwriting and performance strength has earned Garvey numerous awards, including being named winner of the Kerrville New Folk, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, SolarFest, Wildflower Art and Music Festival and Maine Songwriters Association songwriting competitions, voted as Most Wanted artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, nominated for Best Male Performer in the New England Music Awards, and a top new singer songwriter by Sirius XM's The Coffeehouse.

Want to sample Connor's music? Click on these video links:







Donations for concert seats from friends of the series are $20 and up, on a sliding scale, meaning you are welcome to pay more if you value and can afford a little more to support live music.

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A New Tradition:



The Carousel of Happiness: As part of our companion concerts in Nederland in 2016, a new Little Tree tradition emerged, and it was to ride the Carousel of Happiness together, audience and artists, before every Nederland sister show.

The Carousel is a living testament to the power of music to help us maintain balance in the face of life's challenges, even extreme ones. It is the creation of a Vietnam wartime marine, Scott Harrison, who clung to a tiny music box to keep his wits about him during the insanity of war. When playing his music box he said he momentarily escaped the horrors of war by imagining the peaceful image of a carousel in a mountain meadow. Working through the aftermath of the impact the war had on him, Harrison found an abandoned carousel, brought it to Nederland, and then spent the next 26 years hand carving wooden animals to bring it back to life. The result is a beautiful testament to the power of music to carry us through our struggles in life.

It was a beautiful tradition, and if you find yourself up in Nederland, make sure to spend the dollar needed to ride the carousel. Scott Harrison made quite a tribute, and it's absolutely unique.

About the concerts ~ If you've not been to a show like this before, you may be asking, "What the heck is a house concert?" It's pretty simple. We book a performer, clear out the living room furniture (in the winter - the shows are outside in the summer), set up a stage area/sound system and chairs, and invite an audience for an evening of live music. Very similar to a coffee house setting, only in the intimate environment of someone's actual home. I first learned about house concerts back in 2009 when I hosted a Kentucky friend, Mitch Barrett, who toured through Colorado after winning the 2009 Telluride Troubadour songwriting competition. One show and I was hooked, and I've been hosting phenomenal artists in my home for over seven years now! It is a truly wonderful way to experience excellent artists and their music. I'm very excited to bring this type of experience and these musicians to our little part of Colorado.

Donations ~ All donations go to the artists. We suggest $20 and up, on a sliding scale, meaning you are welcome to pay more if you value and can afford a little more to support live music. In a rough patch and can't afford $20 right now? That's OK. Pay what you can. Times are good for you, and you can afford to donate a little more? Please do what you can to keep live music alive and thriving.

When ~ Doors open at 7:30pm. Music starts at 8:00pm.

Format ~ There are typically two sets of music, with beverages and homemade desserts shared at intermission. You are welcome and encouraged to bring something to share. There is time before and after the show and during the break to meet the artists and purchase CDs, books, or whatever else they have for you.

Rumcake ~ We always have it. It's a tradition, even though we are not exactly sure why. Most of the time that's just how traditions are.

Reservations ~ Advanced reservations are required. Email info@LittleTreeAcoustic.com or call 303-620-6634.

(click an image for a sample of past performances)