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100 Gigs booked through CIYH  

Many thanks to the house concert network Concerts In Your Home (, who honored me this week for having booked more than 100 gigs through their database.  CIYH is a great organization for musicians and a very strong and healthy force in music today.  Thanks to directors Fran Snyder and Jeff Robertson for their great work.  Very best for spring, Rupert 

CIYH names Rupert Wates 2013 Artist of the Year 

Concerts In Your Home, an organization of house concert hosts booking artists across the United States, named Rupert a 2013 Artist of the Year, an honor given to three CIYH artists. The award is shared with Ian Mcferon ( and Jesse Terry ( "Our decision reflects a number of factors related to bookings, performances, participation and enthusiasm."