Why Northern Light?
When we purchased our property in 2010 we were not familiar with house concerts. By the time we started designing our home we had been to many house concerts at Foul Rift, Silo Series, and Hobbit Hill.
We wanted to add to this wonderful community of music lovers and to be able to also promote local artists in a gallery in which they could show off their art.
So we designed our house with these two ideas in mind. In 2017 we completed construction and moved in. It took another two years to have our first concert with The Kennedys and also our first gallery showing with Brian McCluskey’s beautiful photographs of musicians he has seen over the years.
We named our venue Northern Light because our house is situated to take advantage of the light from the north and the beautiful view of the sky we get from our decks and patio. We hope you notice the gorgeous view and 360 degree view of the sky when you visit.
Barbara and Kevin are both New Jersey born and bred with a little bit of Texas thrown in. We have 3 children (well- actually adults now), 8 grandchildren, and 2 great grands. We moved to Austin in the 1980’s for Kevin to attend The University of Texas where he was graduated with a degree in engineering. We lived in Texas for five years before returning to our roots in New Jersey.
We share a passion for horses and currently have a Morgan mare (Altair) and are caring for a beautiful Percheron cross Morgan gelding named Orion.
Barbara is a former electrologist who owned Bel Esprit Skin Care Center, an adoptee advocate who started a progressive adoption group in Austin, graduated Warren County Community college with highest honors at the age of 67, and is now a working potter.
We’re both passionate about live music. Kevin loves riding and working with horses as well as riding his bicycle on the beautiful roads of Warren and Hunterdon counties.
Kevin with Altair