Tuesday, February 4
"It's great music two blocks from the house," said Kathy Dorman, a historian at the Smithsonian Institution. "I don't drink that much and I hate smoke. And in bars, people are talking and drinking and not paying attention."
And house concerts give musicians badly needed income.
"Folk music isn't all that lucrative. When you're starting out, a lot of places don't pay at all," said Morris, whose top paycheck for a gig has been in the $100 to $200 range.