Chestnut House Concerts was thrilled to host the Krüger Brothers on April 7th. The band doesn’t play many house concerts and I knew that they were used to large audiences, ample stage room and a large sound system. They travel with their own technician and during this tour also had a technician in training along with them. I desperately wanted them to be pleased with the arrangements – our home is a simple row home, long and narrow.
The five men came up the walkway and through the front door. They stood and surveyed the front room, all of them speaking Swiss German. My anxiety level started rising as I stood there listening and watching until at last Uwe smiles at his brother Jens and announces, “Wunderbar!”.
In May we are hosting two house concerts. Both bands are made up of young people making a living by writing songs and performing music.
Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys will perform on Friday, May 17th at 7:00 p.m. Lindsay is accompanied by her husband Joshua Rilko, mandolin; Mark Lavengood,dobro; Keith Billik , banjo and Spencer Cain, bass. This Michigan based band has distinct vocals, tight harmonies, instrumental expertise, and creative arrangements which are all essential characteristics of their unique sound. The group focuses on the original tunes of Lindsay Lou Rilko.
The Barefoot Movement is a 4 piece band featuring Noah Wall on lead vocals and fiddle, Tommy Norris on mandolin, Quentin Acres on guitar and Hasee Ciaccio playing bass. Their house concert is scheduled for Memorial Day – May 27th.
I encourage you to check out both of these groups under Artists which will link you to their websites. We’re looking forward to more music at Chestnut House Concerts – hoping musicians and the audience alike will say “Wunderbar!”