March 5 – Jordan Tice & Horse County

unnamed    Over the last ten years, Jordan Tice has developed a reputation as a unique and versatile guitarist and prolific composer of some of the most thoughtful and well-crafted tunes of his generation. On his latest release, “Horse County”, Jordan also demonstrates a unique voice as a songwriter and singer in addition to his known guitar and tune-crafting skills.

Jordan and his band Horse County will be at Chestnut House Concerts on Sunday, March 5, 2017.  Potluck at 6 pm, Music at 7 pm.   RSVP with Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com or with a call/text to 717940-9311.

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First Show in 2017: Twisted Pine

We’ve been following this band for a couple years and their hard work and commitment to a quality sound has made them rising stars in the string band world.  We bring you Twisted Pine on January 7, 2017.

 

IBMA Industry Involvement Award – Brad Kolodner

The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)  added the Momentum Awards in 2012. These awards are focused on artists and business people who are in the early years of their careers in bluegrass music.

This year Brad Kolodner was recognized for the 14522760_1335076546525407_2216704929932513553_n2016 Industry Involvement Award for his bluegrass show at WAMU radio, 88.5. You can read about all the Momentum Award finalists at Bluegrass Today or on the IBMA website.

Brad and his father Ken Kolodner will be performing at Chestnut House Concerts on Saturday, November 5 along with fiddle player Rachel Eddy.

If you would like to attend contact Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com or call/text 7179409311.

Here are Brad and Ken playing “Reuben’s Train” from their 2013 album “Skipping Rocks“.

 

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.

Aoife Scott ~ September 25, 2016

 

 

Aoife Scott and band are undertaking a lengthy US tour in September 2016 in support of her new album ‘Carry The Day’. The tour starts on 10th September at South Shore Irish Festival in Marshfield MA, and will finish in The Burren Backroom in Boston on 30th September. The band will include Aoife on vocals and bodhrán, Andrew Meaney on guitar, accordion, and vocals, Eamonn Moloney on whistles, flute and vocals, and Conor Lyons on bouzouki and vocals.

Tour Dates :

9/10 SOUTH SHORE IRISH FESTIVAL – Marshfield MA
9/11 SOUTH SHORE IRISH FESTIVAL – Marshfield MA
9/14 PJ MCINTYRES (BRIDGEY NEDS) – Cleveland OH
9/15 GAELIC LEAGUE DETROIT – Detroit MI
9/16 CHIEF O NEILLS – Chicago IL
9/17 MICHIGAN IRISH MUSIC FESTIVAL – Muskegon MI
9/18 MICHIGAN IRISH MUSIC FESTIVAL – Muskegon MI
9/19 SLEDERS FAMILY TAVERN – Traverse City MI
9/20 STONE CHALET B&B – Ann Arbor MI
9/21 KITTY HOYNES – Syracuse NY
9/22 THE LOVIN’ CUP – Rochester NY
9/23 NY IRISH CENTRE – Long Island City NY
9/24 HUDSON VALLEY IRISH FEST – Peekskills NY
9/25 CHESTNUT HOUSE CONCERTS – Lancaster PA
9/27 TIR NA NÓG – Philadelphia PA
9/28 PADDY BARRYS IRISH PUB – Tyson VA
9/30 THE BURREN BACKROOM – Somerville, Boston MA

Zoe

 

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Although she now lives in Asheville, NC with her husband John and daughter Cady, Natalya Zoe Weinstein is a native of Massachusetts. Natalya was raised with music as a big part of her life; her father is a master jazz pianist and her grandfather was a professional kelzmer musician. Natalya is part of the trio Red June, and she is the Zoe of the duo “Zoe & Cloyd“.  Natalya is also a violin instructor and  a frequently requested session musician.

 

We look forward to welcoming Zoe & Cloyd to Lancaster on Friday, September 9, 2016.  Potluck at 6, Music at 7.  RSVP with Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com or call/text 717-940-9311. 

 

From Paris to Lancaster ~ Pierre Bensusan, the Bridge Builder

 

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Tim arrived in Lancaster with an iPod full of music and a U-Haul full of wine. It took me much longer to review the inventory of the music than it did the wine.  I scrolled through artist after artist and when I got to Pierre Bensusan and discovered multiple recordings and over 50 songs I asked “Tell me why you love Pierre Bensusan?”, as I had never experienced his music. Tim replied that he first saw French-Algerian guitarist Pierre Bensusan play in the mid 70’s in Portland and Pierre give an interactive live show, engaging with his audience. Tim describes Pierre’s music as incredibly focused and while Tim is not by any means a judge of technical skill on the guitar, he notes that any audience member will recognize that Pierre is playing extremely complicated music and can make his one guitar sound like a multitude of instruments.

Photo by TINA KORHONEN/ www.tina-k.com © 2011

Photo by TINA KORHONEN/ http://www.tina-k.com © 2011

Like all music venues,  Chestnut House Concerts receives multiple booking requests from both agents and artists. When we received a request for Pierre to play at Chestnut House Concerts we imagined that it was an error as his fame allows him to fill huge concert halls.  It’s no mistake.  Pierre Bensusan will be performing at Chestnut House Concerts on Friday, April 29, 2016.  Potluck at 6 pm, Music at 7 pm.

All guests must RSVP through Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com or by calling/texting 717-940-9311.  Please let us know how many seats to reserve. Everyone pays by donation, suggested amounts of $15/20 per person.

“Bensusan, the bridge builder”
Don O’Mahony, The Irish Examiner (Ireland)

“Bensusan’s remarkable technical ability has never been in question, but it’s the sheer musicality and lyricism of his body of work that has cemented his position as one of the most accomplished acoustic guitarists on the planet. Altiplanos, with its combination of solo, multitracked and ensemble pieces, simply reaffirms and builds upon Bensusan’s already stellar reputation.”
John Kelman, Allaboutjazz.com (USA)

“Spellbinding….Bensusan the composer challenges Bensusan the guitarist displaying a reach never before attempted by a solo guitarist…and succeeds in creating a masterpiece, destined to be at the top of any short list of the great solo guitar albums of this or any millenium! Far beyond technical brilliance, this is the work of a mature artist that run the gambit from heartbreakingly romantic to edgy and dangerously exciting.”
James Jensen/AcousticMusicResources.com