Costa, Booth, others to perform in Edom’s The Old Firehouse series

2011-01-20 / Front Page

Staff Reports

Booth  Pettis  Brodsky  Costa  Smith

EDOM — The Old Firehouse in Edom has announced the second half of its 2010-2011 concert season.

Bringing national folkmusic singers and songwriters to this small Van Zandt Coiunty town “has been the goal of Jeff and Judy Gottesman with their Old Firehouse Acoustic Music Concert Series,” a press release said.

Each month, listeners from Henderson, Van Zandt, and Smith counties, and from Denton, Dallas, Waco, Austin, and Houston,

“enjoy the intimate atmosphere of this 70-seat smoke-free and alcoholfree ‘coffeehouse’ music room, which is a labor of love carved out of a portion of the old Edom Volunteer Firehouse.”

The majority of the ticket proceeds go to local and national singer and song- writers performing their own original music, but additional sponsorships from local music lovers helps pay the bills, Jeff Gottesman said.

“It’s been difficult watching similar venues close over the past few years, so we’ve devised a business plan that will cover most of our expenses from ticket sales,” he said.

“However, several sponsors have thankfully stepped up to help us build a cushion against unexpected bills.

“From the looks on the faces of our listeners and the feedback we’re hearing, I think our hard work has paid off, and now national acts are contacting us and requesting performance dates.”

Tickets are available in advance or at the door. To view the concert schedule for the entire season, or to purchase tickets, visit, or call 903-852-2781.

The 2011 schedule:

Saturday — Chuck Costa

Feb. 27 — LJ Booth

March 19 — Pierce Pettis

April 10 — John Smith

May 14 — Chuck Brodsky