King Courteen LIVE at Tiny House Festival in Memphis

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This past weekend at Derek “Deek” Diedricksen’s “ Tiny House Building and Design Workshop” in Memphis, TN (at the Joe Everson compound of, we worked on FOUR builds: a tiny house, a tiny office cabin, a tree house (future listing), and another full out tiny home from It was the biggest, full-out, hands-on tiny house building workshop that’s ever taken place and a great experience for all.

Beyond that, at this sold out three day camp-out event (65 people in all, including guest speakers such as Steven Harrell, Will Yount, FW Willis, and so many more) we had a side trip to Beale Street, AND some live music on site.

Here is performance by Milwaukee’s King Courteen during one of our breaks from building. This 22 year old is an unbelievable talent, and we’d love to see an undiscovered, independent, very creative, artist do well, so please pass this video on…you never know…our scene could launch this kid.

And be sure to wait for the chorus, even if this style music isn’t your thing…

Also, Deek and Dustin’s next Tiny House and Tree House Workshop will most likely be in August- “Tiny House Summer Camp 2”, which will double one night as a mini, off-grid, folk fest- perhaps with a repeat appearance from King Courteen…

The “Lit by Lanterns Folk Fest” is the name we’re running with…

MORE SOON- keep checking


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Paul Bellou - April 15, 2014 Reply

Kent, it was great to see you at the workshop! Thank you for taking pictures. Running around building and learning, it was hard for me to snap some good ones. So many great memories 🙂

GoDaddy - April 15, 2014 Reply

Tiny Homes……… Unplugged

Kelly Crowder - April 15, 2014 Reply

He should check out the Oregon Country Fair in Venita, Oregon. He could possibly reserve a spot to sing at. It’s the first of July every year, and an awesome event.

david head - April 15, 2014 Reply

he’s terrific.

Kerry - April 15, 2014 Reply

I would pay to listen to this guy again… 🙂

Pixie Dust - April 15, 2014 Reply

That was so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Deek - April 16, 2014 Reply

King Courteen (aka Michael Gerlach), alongside many others, will most likely be performing (on a real stage in the pines- off grid) ar our August Tiny House Building (and Tree House!) Workshop in northern Vermont- more info soon!

Doc - April 16, 2014 Reply

This was cool. Thanks for sharing him with your readers.

Glad the festival was a sellout!

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