About Us


What is a Crooked House Concert?

Crooked House Concerts are held in the comfy and scenic living room of Shannon and Gary Wells in the town of Auburn, California.  Their first show was held in 2012, and they have hosted 29 of them so far.  They host shows for the love of music.  They are a heck of a lot of fun, and just about the best way to enjoy live music.

Where are we located?

The Crooked House is located near Old Town Auburn.  Once you make a reservation for a show, we’ll share our address and other important information with you.

Ticket Information

We don’t use tickets.  Since it’s a house concert, the musicians are paid in donations from audience members.  You reserve your seats, come to the show, drop your donation into our collection envelope at the door, and enjoy some great music.  And the musicians get all of the money donated, so feel free to pay more!

Is the House Crooked?

No, the house is not crooked, at least in the sense of falling over or containing shady misdeeds.  The name is actually a twist on Crooked Highway, which is the name of the radio program Gary hosts on KVMR.  That name was originally inspired by an Edward Abbey quote:  “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.”  Crooked Highway led to Crooked House Concerts (and it doesn’t hurt that the first artists to ever play here were The Crooked Jades!)

Contact Us!

For reservations, information, or to get on our email list:                    crookedconcerts@gmail.com                                                                                         Call or text:                                                                                                                                530-401-6381



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