Step inside and back in time... into the Victorian era parlor of a 129 year-old home in the historic Old Louisville neighborhood and listen to your dapper host (and an occasional special guest musician or two) perform long-forgotten gems of a bygone era. Enjoy an intimate, nostalgic experience of parlor music as it was performed when it was popular at the turn of the century and throughout the early eras of the home's history. Hear lively performances of selections from the extensive repertoire of classic songs that have been passionately mined from your host's vast 78 rpm record collection. You will also get a glimpse of what it’s like today living in a home well over a century old and see how these beautiful houses can accommodate modern life and style yet still keep the past alive by showcasing many details of their original charm and heritage. After traveling back in time together, you may just find yourself leaving with a pep in your step and whistling a snappy tune!
Carrie And Rick
Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Rick Quisol, aka The Dimestore Dandy, is a San Francisco transplant who brings 20+ years of experience performing music of the early 20th century. Rick has played for the San Francisco Art Deco Society, the S.F. Silent Film Society and has been featured in a Lucas Film Documentary about Tin Pan Alley music. Carrie, a professional freelance designer, provides the enchanting setting in her historic Old Louisville home. She's been host to both performers and out of town guests over the years, enthusiastically sharing her love for her home, neighborhood and city.
A small sweet treat will be provided.
Your experience will take place in the parlor of an 1890's home in Old Louisville, a historic preservation district with one of the largest collections of Victorian era homes in the country. This diverse neighborhood with a rich and fascinating history, is in close proximity to Downtown Louisville, the University of Louisville and the Kentucky Derby.
Vintage music in a vintage setting