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Saturday Sept. 21, 2019 – The Slocan Ramblers from Toronto.  Potluck at 6 pm, Music at 7 pm.

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We Are One: New Video from Ana Egge

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Ana Egge charmed the audience at Chestnut House Concerts in May, 2017 with her strong voice, beautiful music and warm smile.  Folk Alley brings us the video premier of “We Are One”, written by Ana and songwriter Gary Nicholson, and produced by Beehive Productions.

http://www.folkalley.com/archives/001608.php

On Sunday evening, November 5, 2017,  singer songwriter Roxanne de Bastion will be at Chestnut House Concerts – there’s still room to RSVP with Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com.  Potluck at 6, Music at 7.

Oliver The Crow – 10/14/17

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Kaitlyn Raitz (cello, vocals) and Ben Plotnick (fiddle, vocals) 

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The relationship between the violin and the cello is age-old and has been proven time and time again, but as soon as Kaitlyn and Ben began to play and sing together, it became clear that something was different. Decades of experience as chamber musicians helped them to blend instantly, but it’s their spontaneous, energetic yet subtle approach to folk music that sets them apart.

We learned to know Kaitlyn and Ben when they appeared at Chestnut House Concerts in 2015 with Ozere.  They’ve been busy the past two years relocating to Nashville and forming their new band while being involved in other music projects as well.

Preceding all of our shows is a potluck at 6 pm. It is optional but most attendees consider this a time to get to know others from the community, and the potluck has amazing items from hot dishes to desserts. The venue provides the plates/napkins/silverware/glasses.

“Tickets” are 15-20 per person and you can make your donation at the bin near the door when you arrive. All money goes to the musicians.

RSVP with Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com or by texting/calling 717-940-9311.  We hope to see you on the 14th!

 

Artist Updates

 

Billy Strings:  Turmoil & Tinfoil 

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.

Twisted Pine

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

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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 tlehman9@gmail.com.  Recommended donation of 15/20.

 

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.

Artist Update: Eggs for Honey

 

McGraw-Fer-Off-Grid-Lo-Fi-FrontOn December 5, 2015, Chestnut House Concerts hosted Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer just over 2 years from their first house concert here in 2013. Mandy and Dave co-write their songs, and as time passes, their music is stronger, the lyrics richer and the harmonies sweeter.

After their show on December 5, Dave and Mandy mentioned that they would be house sitting “off the grid” for friends on a nearly uninhabited island of  Washington State’s San Juan Islands. They would be working on a new album while taking care of some aging donkeys. And, if you were at the house concert that night, you may remember some jokes about Dave being trapped on the island while Mandy learned the banjo.

Eggs for Honey is from their album off-grid low-fi and was featured as song of the day for Folk Radio UK  (FRUK). I can see why – it was posted just 20 minutes ago and I’ve already played it 4 times.  Click the link below to read more about and listen to Eggs for Honey.  http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2016/06/premiere-dave-mcgraw-mandy-fer-eggs-honey/

The album “off-grid lo-fi” will be available on June 24, 2016.

 

Kaia Kater, another female banjo player who writes her own music will be at Chestnut House Concerts on Monday, August 22, 2016.  More on Kaia Kater in upcoming posts.

Artist Updates


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You may have seen television ads for The Good Dinosaur around Thanksgiving, and Disney selected a song by Laney Jones to promote the movie. Run Wild is from Laney’s new CD to be released in 2016. Congrats Laney!


 

The final show at Chestnut House Concerts in 2015 will be Sunday, December 27th.Nick DiSebastian (recently of Town Mountain) and Charlie Muench (of The Stray Birds) are re-connecting for a show of acoustic eclecticism.

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Nick and Charlie have stood side by side on stage in myriad of settings including the school orchestra, high school rock band, college Latin jazz band, and a nationally touring bluegrass band.Old friends reunite on stage for an evening of music. Bluegrass, Old Time, swing, rock and roll, and original music will be played featuring Nick on guitar, mandolin, and vocals along with Charlie Muench on bass, banjo, and vocals. Special guest for the second set!

Reserve your seat through Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com or by sending a text to 7179 409311.  Potluck at 6, music at 7.