The Arcadian Wild

tAWDec18-3Chestnut House Concerts presents The Arcadian Wild on Friday, May 10, 2019.  Potluck at 6 pm; Music at 7 pm.  Contact Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com to reserve a seat.  

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Colebrook Road CD Release!

Colebrook Road will be at Chestnut House Concerts on Saturday, April 13 (sold out) and again on Sunday, April 14 (sold out).  The Sunday show is at 6 pm with a potluck at 5 pm, a variation from the regular schedule.  You can read about this emerging bluegrass band in this No Depression article 

Contact Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com for one of the few remaining seats…and no, we’re not opening a Monday show – though I’m certain we could fill it.

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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.

Dom Fisher of Wood & Wire

Bassist Dom Fisher is one of the founding members of Wood & Wire from Austin, Texas. Dom is a native of New York and obtained a degree in Jazz Studies (double bass) from Ithaca College.  Dom describes his band as “strongly rooted in traditional bluegrass, with elements of progressive grass such as modern harmony and song forms”. Wood & Wire will be performing at Chestnut House Concerts on Friday, June 17, 2016. There’s a potluck at 6:00 pm and the music will begin at 7:00 pm.

 

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Wood & Wire at Greyfox Bluegrass Festival 2014.  Photo by Tim Lehman

If you would like to attend the Wood & Wire house concert contact Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com or send a text to 717 9409311.  Suggested donation of $15/20 at the door; all money goes to the musicians.