First Show in 2017: Twisted Pine

We’ve been following this band for a couple years and their hard work and commitment to a quality sound has made them rising stars in the string band world.  We bring you Twisted Pine on January 7, 2017.

 

IBMA Industry Involvement Award – Brad Kolodner

The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)  added the Momentum Awards in 2012. These awards are focused on artists and business people who are in the early years of their careers in bluegrass music.

This year Brad Kolodner was recognized for the 14522760_1335076546525407_2216704929932513553_n2016 Industry Involvement Award for his bluegrass show at WAMU radio, 88.5. You can read about all the Momentum Award finalists at Bluegrass Today or on the IBMA website.

Brad and his father Ken Kolodner will be performing at Chestnut House Concerts on Saturday, November 5 along with fiddle player Rachel Eddy.

If you would like to attend contact Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com or call/text 7179409311.

Here are Brad and Ken playing “Reuben’s Train” from their 2013 album “Skipping Rocks“.

 

Skipping Rocks

Regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players and old-time fiddlers in the US, Baltimore’s Ken Kolodner has joined forces with his son Brad Krachel3olodner, a rising star in the clawhammer banjo world (Charm City Junction) to perform tight and musical arrangements of original and traditional old-time music with a “creative curiosity that lets all listeners know that a passion for traditional music yet thrives in every generation.”

This father/son duo will be joined on stage by fiddle player and vocalist Rachel Eddy who spends her time between Morgantown, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC.

Chestnut House Concerts welcomes the Kolodners and Rachel Eddy to their house concert series on Saturday, November, 5, 2016.  Potluck at 6 pm, Music at 7 pm.  Recommended donation of 15/20 per person; Contact Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com to make reservations or call/text 7179409311.

Kaia Kater on World Cafe with David Dye

Kaia Kater performed at Chestnut House Concerts on August 22, and the next day she headed to Philadelphia for an interview with David Dye on World Cafe.  Below is the recording of that interview.  What a great show Kaia presents! We hope she can return to Lancaster soon.

http://www.npr.org/sections/world-cafe/2016/10/04/496581496/kaia-kater-on-world-cafe

On Sunday, October 16, David Jacobs-Strain will be performing with Bob Beach. There will be a potluck at 6 pm and music begins at 7.  Some refer to David’s music as blues – if that’s true, there’s never been blues that make a listener so happy.

RSVP with Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com or by call/text to 7179409311.

Aoife Scott ~ September 25, 2016

 

 

Aoife Scott and band are undertaking a lengthy US tour in September 2016 in support of her new album ‘Carry The Day’. The tour starts on 10th September at South Shore Irish Festival in Marshfield MA, and will finish in The Burren Backroom in Boston on 30th September. The band will include Aoife on vocals and bodhrán, Andrew Meaney on guitar, accordion, and vocals, Eamonn Moloney on whistles, flute and vocals, and Conor Lyons on bouzouki and vocals.

Tour Dates :

9/10 SOUTH SHORE IRISH FESTIVAL – Marshfield MA
9/11 SOUTH SHORE IRISH FESTIVAL – Marshfield MA
9/14 PJ MCINTYRES (BRIDGEY NEDS) – Cleveland OH
9/15 GAELIC LEAGUE DETROIT – Detroit MI
9/16 CHIEF O NEILLS – Chicago IL
9/17 MICHIGAN IRISH MUSIC FESTIVAL – Muskegon MI
9/18 MICHIGAN IRISH MUSIC FESTIVAL – Muskegon MI
9/19 SLEDERS FAMILY TAVERN – Traverse City MI
9/20 STONE CHALET B&B – Ann Arbor MI
9/21 KITTY HOYNES – Syracuse NY
9/22 THE LOVIN’ CUP – Rochester NY
9/23 NY IRISH CENTRE – Long Island City NY
9/24 HUDSON VALLEY IRISH FEST – Peekskills NY
9/25 CHESTNUT HOUSE CONCERTS – Lancaster PA
9/27 TIR NA NÓG – Philadelphia PA
9/28 PADDY BARRYS IRISH PUB – Tyson VA
9/30 THE BURREN BACKROOM – Somerville, Boston MA

Cloyd

John Cloyd Miller is a is a twelfth generation North Carolina native and the grandson of pioneering bluegrass fiddler Jim Shumate.  Some of our Chestnut House Concertgoers may recall banjoist Riley Baugus of  Old Buck that performed in April, 2014.

Here’s what Riley has to say about John Cloyd of Zoe & Cloyd:  shapeimage_2

“John’s music reminds me of being in the Blue Ridge Mountains, high on a hill all alone
and hearing the sound of the mountains coming from all around and filling your soul with the feeling that everything is just right in that place. His voice is strong and pure and hearkens back to a time when there was no need for electronic enhancement and tuning adjustments. In short, John is the real thing and is just incredible.”

Riley Baugus

Zoe & Cloyd will be performing at 7:00 pm at Chestnut House Concerts on Friday, September 9, 2016.  There’s a potluck at 6:00 pm before the show.  If you would like to attend please contact Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com or call/text 717-940-9311.  Requested donation of $15/20 per person.