Rolling Stone Country magazine recently listed Billy Strings in 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know. When Billy was at Chestnut House Concerts, he was working with Don Julin. In early 2016 Billy started working on his own and anticipates the release of his debut album, Turmoil & Tinfoil on September 22, 2017. Visit Pledge Music to hear a sample of Billy’s cover song and preorder the album.
This four piece band out of Boston was our first band at Chestnut House Concerts in 2017. Their recent video “I Miss Talking” was recently reviewed by The Journal of Roots Music, No Depression. The band also releases their self-titled album Signature Sounds Recordings in August 2017.
Mile Twelve added a fifth member, David Benedict (mandolin) to their band since they played at Chestnut House Concerts. The band is nominated in 3 categories for this year’s International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Awards. The band is listed with four others as momentum band of the year, and Bronwyn and David are both nominated as momentum instrumentalist of the year. They just finished recording a new album to be released October 27, 2017. Fall 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting season for this bluegrass band.
Next House Show: Laney Jones & the Spirits
Saturday, September 2, 2017 Chestnut House Concerts is excited for the return of Laney Jones. Potluck at 6 pm, Music at 7 pm. We’re over half way full for the show – if you want to claim one of the vacant seats contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org. Recommended donation of 15/20.
We select bands for Chestnut House Concerts in a variety of ways. Primarily they are bands we have heard perform live and we know they would fit our house concert venue and would be appreciated by our audience. Sometimes though, they are bands that we’ve only read about and listened to through recordings. I follow the Folk Alliance International Conference and make a habit of reading each year’s reviews and highlights. The Small Glories (performing June 15, 2017) and The Mae Trio (performing July 8, 2017) are two such bands.
The Small Glories show filled up quickly and is now sold out. The combination of JD Edwards and Cara Luft is a show full of energy and magic. We’ll see what we can do about having them return to Lancaster for any music fans who are not able to attend.
I first heard about The Mae Trio in 2014 after reading the reviews of Folk Alliance. They were listed as one of the top new acts of the year and after listening for myself, I immediately sent an email inquiry to see when they might be touring the US again. As most good things, booking this band took some time and now over 3 years later we are delighted to host Maggie, Elsie and Anita on Saturday, July 8, 2017. If you would like to attend the show on 7/8, please contact Tim at email@example.com to reserve a seat. As with all our shows there is a potluck at 6:00 pm and the music begins at 7:00 pm. Suggested donation of 15/20 per person.
“If you’re going to cut Billy Bragg at his own game you’d better know what you’re doing… [The Small Glories] cover ‘Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key’, and they nail it. ”
— Penguin Eggs Magazine
Folk powerhouse pair The Small Gloriesare Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a dynamic duo planted on the Canadian Prairies. A self-professed “study in contrasts,” Luft’s folkie yin proves a perfect match for Edwards’ rocker yang. Thrown together purely by accident for an anniversary show at Winnipeg’s venerable West End Cultural Centre, The Small Glories is a partnership that could almost make you believe in fate. At Chestnut House Concerts on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Potluck at 6, Music at 7. RSVP with Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, May 20 at Chestnut House Concerts: The Ana Egge Trio. Potluck at 6, Music at 7. RSVP with Tim Lehman at email@example.com.
Here’s a video of “Rock Me” in honor of Mother’s Day 2017..
This original Ana Egge song is from her album Bright Shadow. Ana sings and plays guitar and Yep Roc Records Recording artists The Stray Birds sing background vocals. May this song be a tribute to mothers everywhere as well as the divine feminine and possibility of redemption in all of us.
Words and Music by Ana Egge and Gary Nicholson. Directed and shot by Paul Kloss.
The Slocan Ramblers performing Dale Evan’s song “Call Me Long Gone” from their cd Coffee Creek. The Slocan Ramblers will be at Chestnut House Concerts on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Potluck at 6 pm; Music at 7 pm. Suggested donation of 15/20 per person at the door, all money goes to the musicians. RSVP with Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org and mention the number of seats to reserve.