December 2nd: Tom Prasada-Rao at The Old Firehouse in Edom


The Old Firehouse In Edom Announces Blockbuster Acoustic Music Season Along With Pre-Concert “Schmooze Hour”

Nine seasons and still going strong! This new schedule starts with a bang as The Old Firehouse announces the return of three blockbuster musicians to Edom for acoustic concerts in the only “listening room” in the area.

“Because of the intimate setting, we’ve noticed that many people in our audience enjoy meeting and “schmoozing” with like minded listeners over a cup of

 coffee and dessert. So we are introducing “Schmooze Hour” beginning at 6:30pm before each concert where folks can do just that,” according to Jeff 

Gottesman, owner and promoter of the venue.

Saturday, December 2nd, Tom Prasada-Rao


will perform. Tom Prasada-Rao is a musician’s musician – an unassuming presence on the folk scene since the early nineties. His rich, effortless voice belies his fine musicianship and extraordinary songs. After leaving the Texas area to concentrate on his production credits for the past few years, he returns to the Firehouse stage, also for the fourth time. After being featured on the nationally syndicated TV show “Troubadour Texas,” Tom is once again touring and has made it a point to stop in Edom to visit with his many friends and fans.


Other upcoming concerts include:

  • January 6th, 2018 – Randy Brown, Dave Sherman, Heather Little
  • January 27th, 2018 – Jeff Black
  • February 17th, 2018 – Tony Ramey
  • March 10th, 2018 – Rupert Wates
  • March 24th, 2018 – Sofia Talvik
  • April 24th, 2018 – Ryanhood

Doors open for all concerts at 6:30pm with “Schmooze Hour,” and the music begins at 7:30pm. Admission typically is $15 at the door and $12 in advance. For more info, a schedule for the entire season, or to purchase advance tickets for any concert or a season ticket, go to or call (903)852-ART1 (2781). More info and links to sample music can also be found on the website.

For the 2017-18 season, Old Firehouse will again be offering Season Tickets for all nine Acoustic Music Concerts. By purchasing this season ticket, you will receive admission for one person to all nine Acoustic Music Concerts, reserved seat of your choice that will remain yours throughout the season, one “bottomless” cup of coffee at each concert, freedom from having to remember to buy concert tickets month-to-month, advance ticket price for all concerts, and a 20% discount on Concert Series merchandise (hats, t-shirts, tote bags, bumper stickers).

Season tickets may be purchased by mail or at The Old Firehouse. The cost per ticket is $108. Once the season begins, these tickets are no longer available. Mail payment to: The Old Firehouse, 8241 FM 279, Edom, TX 75754.

The Old Firehouse is an intimate, smoke-free and alcohol-free “coffeehouse” music room that has made a name for itself by bringing national acoustic folk musicians to their stage performing all original music.