On Sunday, December 3, 2017 Hasee Ciaccio will be at Chestnut House Concerts with three fellow musicians providing an evening of music called WINTER JUBILEE: MUSIC & MEMORIES FROM THE MOUNTAIN SOUTH. Winter Jubilee will feature Tyler Hughes (banjo), Sam Gleaves (guitar), Emily Mann (fiddle) and Hasee (bass).
Potluck at 6 pm, Music at 7. RSVP with Tim at email@example.com.
Hasee, now touring with Molly Tuttle, previously performed at Chestnut House Concerts with The Barefoot Movement. Here’s a video of Hasee and bass player Billy Gee.
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.
Chestnut House Concerts is privileged to bring Qristina and Quinn Bachand to our listening room on Sunday, September 24, 2017. This interview is lengthy but will give you a great idea of what to expect at their house concert if you’re trying to decide whether or not to attend. Jan Hall interviewed Qristina and Quinn on Folk Roots Radio in October, 2015.
Potluck at 6 pm, Music at 7 pm. Contact Tim Lehman at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
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.
The duo The Barn Birds was the perfect band for our inaugural Chestnut House Concerts show in 2012. Tim was familiar with Chris Kokesh from the Portland music scene and her songwriting, fiddle playing and crystal clear vocals paired nicely with Jonathan Byrd‘s magical storytelling.
One of my favorite Jonathan Byrd songs is the title track from his 2008 album, The Law and the Lonesome. Jonathan is deliberate and introspective as he sings:
Christ on his hilltop and the cop at the truck stop are both only doing their jobs. You’ve got a double-cross to bear. Now you’ve lost the last friend that you had to lose. He’s in the ambulance. You’re in the cruiser, with a fatal case of the sucker-punch blues.
You took the wrong way home.
On Sunday, April 23, 2017 the Toronto-based Slocan Ramblers will be playing at 7:00 pm. They cover Jonathan Byrd’s The Law and the Lonesome tune, but as a more straight, fast-paced bluegrass version. I included videos below of both bands.
To hear The Slocan Ramblers at Chestnut House Concerts on April 23, contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 717-940-9311 to reserve seats. Suggested donation of $15-20 per person; all money goes to the musicians.