Vienna VA house concert 24 July 21
I saw a note on Facebook that Mike Clem had some dates free and he was looking to book a house concert or two. Who wouldn’t want to have a bunch of people sitting in your backyard on folding chairs listening to original songs they most likely have never heard before? It helped that (co-host) Chris is a huge Eddie From Ohio fan, and Mike is one of the founding forces of that band. So we set the show for this past Saturday at Chris’ place in Vienna. It was a remarkable experience.
It turns out, Mike is a philosopher/humorist who has a music problem. He gave us the insights behind the songs, be it the reason it was written (a pandemic pledge to write a song each day for a month) or the person to whom to song was directed (such as the one written for the guy who was now with his ex.) Plus he can sing like a Byrd and play the heck out his guitar. We listened, and laughed, and even cried some.
Why am I telling you this? Because it you ever get a chance to have Mike perform at your house, or go see him at someone else’s, or see him perform his solo material at a venue, do it. I certainly hope we can host a future performance at our house.
Cheryl Anne Miller
Hinton WV house concerts 6 Mar 20 & 16 April 21
Having a fun event? Need some music to fill the void and make it THAT MUCH more fun? Michael Clem is the musician friend you are looking for. Believe me, you won’t regret it. Ask my friends… I’ve hosted TWO house concerts!
Tom & Michelle Helf
Glen Echo MD house concert 29 February 20
Michael (don’t call him Mike) Clem wowed some 50 of our friends and family with his stellar musicianship, humorous anecdotes, and general bonhomie. The clementine-adorned coasters were also a nice touch. We will gladly have him back in our home once he learns some new material.
Amy Dale Harris
Wake Forest NC house concert 1 Aug 21
If you are considering hosting a house concert – don’t hesitate – it is an awesome experience! We hosted a gathering of 30+ people that ranged from familiarity with Michael’s music to those that had never heard him perform previously and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. His music, storytelling and humor made it an exceptionally fun afternoon. The only bad part was that it had to end!
McLean VA house concert 23 July 21
Clem didn’t suck! We had an absolute blast hosting the super talented (and even better guy) Michael Clem. Mike’s set was equal parts heart-filled harmonies and spit-out-your-wine hilarity – Mike is chock full of belly laughs in addition to his prodigious musical talent. After the show, our friends mixed seamlessly with Mike’s devoted fans (dare I dub us Clementines?), which made for a fun and extended after-party. A perfectly lovely evening and we can’t wait to host the “Darling Clementine” again!
Palmyra VA house concerts 27 Nov 15 & 25 Feb 18
Lynchburg VA house concert 2 Oct 19
What’s a Michael Clem show like? Well, you know how it is when someone says something completely unexpected and so funny you’re stunned for a moment? And then you start laughing, the person next to you laughs, and you go on until your sides hurt? Then that same someone says something else that is so profound, deep, and moving that the tears spill from your eyes and you feel that clutch of emotion you can’t describe, but it sure goes deep. Michael insists that you feel the rich emotions of simply being alive.
Charlottesville VA house concerts 1 Sep 19 & 13 Dec 19
Our family has followed Michael’s music (both with Eddie from Ohio and his solo work) for many years. We are BIG fans and were excited to learn of the opportunity to host him at our house. We invited a crowd of neighbors and friends and were not disappointed. Michael put on an incredible show, demonstrating what a talented musician, incredible performer, and entertaining storyteller he is.
We enjoyed the first house concert so much we invited him back a few months later, and plan to have a third house concert in the near future!
Chris Ann Harmeyer-Logsdon
Des Moines IA house concert 8 Nov 19
Michael Clem is a high energy, funny and very talented singer and songwriter! Everyone who attended the house concert said that it was one of the best they had the pleasure of seeing. “If you’re not having a great time at his show, then you’re not trying!”