Woodside Park House Concerts

in Silver Spring, MD


The Everly Set: Sean Altman & Jack Skuller Approximate The Everly Brothers


Sean Altman and Jack Skuller


Saturday, September 10, 2016

8:00 PM (doors open at 7:30 PM)

Start the school year right – the 1960 school year, that is! On Saturday night, September 10, singer-songwriters Sean Altman and Jack Skuller will perform at the Woodside Park House Concert series to pay tribute to a pair of their rock heroes in their show, “The Everly Set: Sean Altman & Jack Skuller Approximate The Everly Brothers.”

If you close your eyes, you’ll swear you were at an Everly Brothers concert, with songs such as Bye Bye Love, Cathy’s Clown, Wake Up Little Susie, All I Have To Do Is Dream, When Will I Be Loved, and many more Everly (and Everly-influenced) classics,l performed with incredible faithfulness to the wondrous harmonies that led Rolling Stone magazine to dub them “the most important vocal duo in rock.” The Everly Brothers inspired the sounds of the Beatles, the Hollies, and Simon and Garfunkel, among others, and their steel guitar sound and close harmonies still influence countless artists today. 

Many of you remember Sean Altman, who has graced our house concert series not once, not twice, but three times previously. Altman is sometimes described as “the father of modern a capella” for having co-founded and led the well-known group Rockapella, and he co-wrote the theme song for the Emmy-winning PBS-TV series "Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?".  Sean currently sings a cappella with The GrooveBarbers and Doowopera, performs original pop songs on guitar as a solo artist, and presents original comedy songs as JEWMONGOUS. But don’t just take our word for it – the Boston Globe wrote that Sean’s original work combines "the tunefulness of the Beatles and the spot-on wit of Tom Lehrer,” and the New York Times described his “silky tenor voice that produced chills.”  

Jack Skuller is the 2014 recipient of the Holly Prize, an award made possible by the Songwriters Hall of Fame as a tribute to the legacy of Buddy Holly. The Deli Magazine wrote, “Jack Skuller is a teen idol in the wrong era. Buddy Holly would be proud.” Skuller has performed his original music around the country with Radio Disney and his latest singles have been released on indie label Mint 400 Records.

Doors will open at 7:30 and the show will begin at 8 pm. We suggest a donation of $20 per guest, and we'll be offering potluck-style refreshments -- please feel free to bring a snack, dessert or beverage to contribute (should be non-meat as well as tree-nut- free), although it is not necessary for you to bring something

Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible (see bottom of this page for the email link) and let us know if you need our address.  Feel free to invite other friends as long as you RSVP for them. Kids are welcome as long as they can sit through a concert relatively quietly, but if they need their own seat, we will ask the same amount of donation for them as for an adult. We can provide a sitter if you want to bring children between the ages of 5-10 to hang out and watch kid movies in the basement (please note that our own personal child will not be on the premises that evening), but please let us know at least a week in advance so we can make arrangements.