David Jacobs-Strain – May 12, 2018

This photo captures musician David Jacobs-Strain well.  Many of his songs are about his beloved home state of Oregon.  He’s one of the best slide guitar players of his generation. His cap reads “Make biscuits, not war”. How could anyone disagree with that?  We still have a few seats left for the show at 7:00 pm on May 12, 2018. There is an optional potluck at 6:00 pm prior to the show. There may or may not be biscuits.

RSVP with Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com.

 

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Locust Honey

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Locust Honey is Chloe Edmonstone and Meredith Watson. They perform a mix of old-time, bluegrass and blues – singing vintage harmonies on both original and traditional songs . Both musicians are multi-instrumentalists and play fiddle, banjo, and acoustic/resonator guitars.

 

If you would like to attend the house concert with Locust Honey on Sunday, March 18, please rsvp with Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com.  Potluck at 6 pm, Music at 7 pm.

The video below is of the song Blue, written by Meredith and featured on the soundtrack of  the 2017 film ‘The Dinner’ starring Richard Gere. This wasn’t their first song to be picked up for a movie – When the Whiskey’s Gone was on the soundtrack for the 2014 film “Time Out of Mind” and Locust Honey’s rendition of Lost Girl was on the 2016 film “The Ticket”.

 

Broke Down Engine Blues

Blind Willie McTell’s song “Broke Down Engine Blues” has all the components of a true blues tune and it’s been covered by many including Bob Dylan, John Hammond, Peter Case – and January house concert artists Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons.

Below is a recording of Blind Willie and video of Ben and Joe’s version for comparison. The show is on Wednesday, January 17.  Potluck at 6 pm, Music at 7 pm.

 

Miss Tess & The Talkbacks

Sunday, December 17, 2017 Chestnut House Concerts brings you Miss Tess & The Talkbacks. She’s a little bit classic country and honky-tonk, some southern rhythm and blues, with a side of New Orleans jazz and swing.

There’s a potluck at 6 p.m. and the music will start at 7 p.m. Suggested donations of $15-20 per person; everything goes to the band. RSVP with Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com.