October 9, 2018 — Roy Zimmerman

Roy Zimmerman
(photo: DC Anderson)


ReZist! RiZe Up! Join us on October 9 at 7 PM (our door opens at 6:30) for the amazing Roy Zimmerman!

Who is Roy Zimmerman? Imagine, if you will, Tom Lehrer playing a six-string piano. Or, if you’re not familiar with Tom Lehrer…

Roy has been helping America cope with political craziness with satire and song for over twenty years. He’s calling his show “ReZist,” bringing laughter and encouragement to progressive-minded people who need a lot of both in the Age of Trump. “Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful form of expression,” says Roy, “because in calling out the world’s absurdities and laughing in their face, I’m affirming the real possibility for change.”

But not just satire; satire with massive assonance, polysyllabic rhymes, and unexpected key changes!

This will be a pay-at-the-door show, suggested donation of $20, with all money going directly to Roy. RSVP is required – please email us for directions.

NOTE: For those with allergies, there are two* cats in the house (though they tend to stay upstairs during concerts). Medicate as needed!

*Yes, only two. Sadly, Raoul the concert-lover is no longer with us.

April 6, 2018 — Steve Everett

A bearded ginger looking sultry for the camera
Steve Everett

Steve Everett, Pop’N’Roll singer & songwriter from Nashville, TN will be joining us Friday, April 6 at 7:30pm.

I first heard Steve when he was opening for The Alternate Routes several years ago. He hooked me right away with Historical Marker Marker, a song about an unloved sign that just stands on the side of the road pointing people to the interesting stuff somewhere else. Or maybe it’s about anyone who has had to stand in the back unseen, playing the bass or running the monitor mix, or otherwise being the under-appreciated backup person to the famous stars everyone came to see. He’s also very funny and a super nice guy. Come check him out!

This will be a pay-at-the-door show, suggested donation of $20, with all money going directly to Steve. RSVP is required – please email us.

NOTE: For those with allergies, there are three cats in the house. Medicate as needed!

March 9, 2018 — Zoe Mulford

Zoe Mulford, with guitar, in a wooded English setting
Zoe Mulford

Our friend Zoe Mulford, transatlantic singer-songwriter, will share her music with us on Friday, March 9th at 7:30pm. This will be a pay-at-the-door show, suggested donation of $15 with all money collected going directly to Zoe. RSVP is required – please email us.

NOTE: For those with allergies, there are three cats in the house. Medicate as needed!

Raised near Philadelphia, Zoe took up the guitar and fell in love with the banjo during a twelve-year stint in Durham, North Carolina. Four years in Washington, DC introduced her to the community of contemporary songwriters, including her label-mates at the Azalea City Recordings cooperative. In 2006, she moved to the north of England. She now divides her time between Philadelphia, PA and Manchester, UK and tours on both sides of the Atlantic.

To learn more about Zoe, visit her website.


January 9, 2018 — Adam Ezra

Adam Ezra

Last out, first in!  Almost exactly a year after our last concert in the old house, Adam Ezra returns to join us for the first concert in our new one.

In January and February, Adam Ezra comes off tour with his band in order to play 40 living room concerts for fans all over the country.  He calls it The ‘Get Folked’ House Concert Tour, and out of many, many people who applied, they’ve chosen us to be a host. Again! (But in a new house, so it’s new to you.)

Here is an example of what he sounded like at our house last year. (Special thanks to Elmo for the video!) If you were there, you know you want to come back for more. If you weren’t, well why not come see what you missed?

Show starts at 7:00 PM.  $25 suggested donation, and all the money goes to Adam. Get advance tickets here. Seating is limited, so get ’em while they’re HOT! If you order before midnight tonight, then you’ll have a your tickets before midnight tonight!

Audio from Adam’s Show


Adam sings and plays in our foyer
Adam Ezra in our foyer

Adam Ezra gave us an awesome show!  Audio is now available at the Internet Archive. There’s a special new verse in The Basement Song; check it out!

Next, I go back and process the Native Run show too! Eventually I’ll get some scripts set up to do it quickly.

Thanks to Adam for a great show, Melissa for saving the day, and everyone for coming down and being a great audience. As far as I can tell, there were no riots, explosions, or people yakking during the music*.  Thanks everyone!

*They’re all in Shepherd Book’s special hell.

January 21, 2017 — Adam Ezra

Stop jumping on the sofa, you crazy hippie!
Adam Ezra

Another show in the old house!  While we wait for building permits, you don’t have to wait for Adam Ezra!

“For me, a great concert should feel like a conversation amongst everyone in the room,” explains Ezra, holding fast to the notion that the best shows are those in which there is a give and take between the performers and the audience.

This is a solo acoustic show, and so may well sound a lot like the music here. Of course it’s Adam, so the setlist will go wherever serves the feel of the night.

Show starts at 7:30 PM.  $25 suggested donation, and all the money goes to Adam.

Reserve your seat now at BrownPaperTickets.


May 20, 2016 — Native Run

Photo of Rachel and Bryan
Rachel Beauregard and Bryan Dawley

We were going to wait until the new house was ready, and then the party came looking for us!

Show starts at 7:30 PM.

High-energy country with a serious, serious groove!  Native Run (Rachel Beauregard and Bryan Dawley) formed in Jammin Java one fateful afternoon at the suggestion of mutual friends.  After playing for a few hours in a little practice room, magic started exploding everywhere, and they felt like they’d just found another planet!  They immediately went to the booker for Jammin Java and said “Please book our CD release show at your earliest convenience,” to which he replied, “Do you have a CD?”  They did not.  They booked a show anyway, and the rest is history!  www.nativerunmusic.com

$20 suggested donation at the door, with all money going to the performers.  Email treefroghouseconcerts@gmail.com to reserve a seat.  No tabs or calls, you got to BYO.