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LittleHouse's new music video

LITTLEHOUSE TO MAKE ROCK VIDEO AT BRIDGE STREET LIVE “YOU CAN BE IN IT” SATURDAY AUGUST 13TH 41 Bridge Street Collinsville, Ct – The Country/Rock sensation LittleHouse is bringing its show to Bridge Street Live on Saturday, August 13th and will be using the event to film a music video called “Valentine”. “Anyone who ever wanted to be part of a rock video should attend”, says bandleader Joe Patrina. “Its fun, its glamorous and it loosens up the night”. The cameras will be rolling throughout the evening, with the first set starting at 8 pm. During intermission specific scenes will be shot in the bar area for the Valentine script. “The character Valentine”, explains Joe, “is a hot ticket from Texas who is sure she is going to be a big star. She picks me to be her flunky driver, but she causes trouble at every road house she sings in - till we’re thrown out of Texas altogether” The band will buy you a drink if you come along. Valentine I got a little honey who looks real fine. She’s got a lotta names I call her Valentine. And she’s cool; she’s a mean Valentine. I take a little honey with my tea. A little bit of whiskey don’t bother me. ‘Cause I’m cool I’m a mean Valentine. I don’t know how I got into this. I met her one-day she was drinking like a fish. Drove her down Texas way They all said ‘take her away’ Ou! ETC …… TICKETS: www.41bridgestreet.com

A CELEBRATION OF SUMMER, MUSIC AND COMMUNITY IN SIMSBURY

(WEST SIMSBURY, CT)- May 27, 2011- Being able to do something for a good cause, and thoroughly enjoying it, are two activities whose paths don’t often cross. Just don’t tell that to CT band LittleHouse. The Simsbury-born country rock group has found a way to merge its love of music with its love of giving back to the local community into a tapestry of fun, food and moving entertainment with a special performance on June 17th at the Simsbury Performing Arts Center on Iron Horse Boulevard in Simsbury. . “Littlehouse is a labor of love, and I often say that we make music that people can connect to” says Joe Patrina, founder and band leader of LittleHouse. Joining LittleHouse in its community efforts are event sponsors Mitchell Auto Group and Simsbury Bank. “Having local merchants like the Mitchell’s and Simsbury Bank be a a part of this is a tribute to their commitment to our community” says Tom Vincent, Manager Of The Simsbury Performing Arts Center, “Both have agreed to participate in the event and have made generous contributions towards its success and purpose.” Dubbed “Summer Solstice”, the benefit concert will feature LittleHouse’s energetic brand of country rock fusion music. LittleHouse has garnered local and national acclaim for its homespun brand of music. The group has been featured in the Sunday edition in the New York Times and was recently one of four finalists selected out of twenty bands in a competition to open for Bon Jovi. “Our audiences always enjoy themselves, and for our concert on June 17th we’re inviting our friends, families and neighbors to be a part of that fun!,” said Patrina. The Summer Solstice Show will feature both lawn and table seating and catered meals are available for purchase from Fitzgerald’s and Metro Bis. Attendees will be sure to get an “evening to remember”, including a family-friendly atmosphere, professionally produced, air-tight performances, and a great, under-the-stars venue. Tickets can be purchased online for lawn or table seating at www.junesolstice.com

Texaco Country Showdown

LittleHouse will be auditioning on June 1st 2011 at Coyote Maverick, Danbury Ct. Auditions start at 8pm.

LittleHouse's new CD "Carter Family Roots" is on sale.

New LittleHouse CD "Carter Family Roots" on sale now! Get over to littlehouselive.com and order yours now, Hollywood Frank awaits your email!

"Welcome to the Barn" benefit show for the Bushnell Theater tonight!

The Kids from the Barn are doing a private benefit show for the Bushnell this Saturday at the Barn, they have provided great spaces, great music and theatre for decades, it is very worthwhile supporting their efforts to bring it to public! Should be fun!

LittleHouse semi-finalist in "Open for Bon Jovi Contest"

LittleHouse has been selected as one of the semi-finalists in the 965 TIC Open for Bon Jovi contest! Voting is live from now until Sunday April 24th at 8pm—be sure to head over and vote! http://965tic.radio.com/2011/04/18/wanted-opening-band-for-bon-jovi-vote-for-your-favorite-band/

LittleHouse Shows coming up!

April 23rd and April 29th Shows LittleHouse & The Cupcakes Country, Rock & Blues with Ct’s top “heartland” musicians Hello everyone, it’s Laura. As you know LittleHouse is spreading its wings outside of the barn. I am asking that the inner circle come out for some big evenings and support the band at these two very interesting venues. April 23rd, Bridge Street in Collinsville is set up as a “art deco” night club, with table seating for 220, drink and food facilities: a real night out for adults. On April 29th, The Kate in Old Saybrook is a classic theater, seating 245, perfect for the band to stretch out. LittleHouse has added 7 new honky-tonk, blues, and power rock numbers to the set, and I just love them. The band has been on fire ever since playing The Warner. But who are the Cupcakes? As Joe describes it, “The Cupcakes are new. One night at rehearsal, my 13-year-old daughter and her friends came over and sang with us. They ‘ killed.’ Now they’re in the band, singing Andrew Sisters overlays to Texas Swing numbers, and running the live cameras we added to the media show.” The Cupcakes debuted in Torrington at the “Baby Warner” in March ‘11. “The LittleHouse show reminded me of those fabulous Bob Hope-led USO extravaganzas,” said one fan, “Stunning!” April 23rd Tickets: www.41bridgestreet.com April 29th Tickets: www.katharinehepburntheater.org

LittleHouse at Bridge Street Live in CollinsVille CT. April 23, 2011

Spread the word folks, beautiful Bridge Street Live hall holds exactly 299 Simsbillies let's fill it up, so go beat the bushes, ride the range, holler from the mountain top, let's round up those music lovers and send 'em shopping for tickets! Down by the river will be a nice place to be in late April!

Thanks to all who came out to the Warner Theatre Saturday night !

To all the Simsbillies that came to conquer Lupus last night and cheer on the kids from the Barn as they had their coming out party at the Warner we say THANK YOU!!!! To all the brave victims of Lupus we are in awe of your resolve. To our pal Jim Vicevich thanks for supporting our efforts for the last 2 + years! Littlehouse wowed the crowd at the Warner last night and for a good cause to boot. Joe gave a generous check to the Lupus Foundation. Great show and hats off to them for a nice job their first time out of the barn! Rock on Littlehouse!! - Tammy Chadbourne Here's my On-Que Review of last night's show. Unbe-freakin-lievable! Joe, Jessica and the band kicked it into high gear last night to fight Lupus at the Warner Theatre show. The whole front line was outstanding. Mark, Chris, Gary and Tommy Mac were all on their game and with Joe (the MONSTER) Montinieri on drums, it sounded like a whole new band! Bobby K's sound was just the best ever and the crowd couldn't have been more appreciative. A GREAT night of music for a worthy cause. Just the BEST! I'm glad I was there. - Thomas Varhol Awsome show tonight outta the barn. Was a great show and a great time. - Donald Crosby

Senator Scott Brown and LittleHouse

The senator stopped by after his book signing at Barnes and Noble Saturday in Blue Back Square in West Hartford. LittleHouse wrote and recorded "I Drive a Truck", inspired by Scott Browns dramatic upset for the Massachusetts senate seat on January 18th 2010. http://www.littlehouselive.com/press.cfm