Colebrook Road – February 9, 2018

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Broke Down Engine Blues

Blind Willie McTell’s song “Broke Down Engine Blues” has all the components of a true blues tune and it’s been covered by many including Bob Dylan, John Hammond, Peter Case – and January house concert artists Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons.

Below is a recording of Blind Willie and video of Ben and Joe’s version for comparison. The show is on Wednesday, January 17.  Potluck at 6 pm, Music at 7 pm.

 

Miss Tess & The Talkbacks

Sunday, December 17, 2017 Chestnut House Concerts brings you Miss Tess & The Talkbacks. She’s a little bit classic country and honky-tonk, some southern rhythm and blues, with a side of New Orleans jazz and swing.

There’s a potluck at 6 p.m. and the music will start at 7 p.m. Suggested donations of $15-20 per person; everything goes to the band. RSVP with Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com.

 

Hasee Ciaccio – Bluegrass Bass

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 tlehman9@gmail.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.

Musician and Advocate: Roxanne de Bastion

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Roxanne De Bastion

While Roxanne De Bastion is busy writing music and performing around the world, she also makes time to serve on the board of the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC). The FAC functions as a collective voice, actively promoting transparency and fairness within the industry. Artists possess a persuasive voice in influencing political debates, so the FAC ensures that voice is heard by government and policymakers in the UK, USA and EU. The FAC board includes: Imogen Heap (Artist In Residence), Annie Lennox, Ed O’Brien (Radiohead), Fran Healy (Travis), Hal Ritson (The Young Punx), Howard Jones, Jeremy Pritchard (Everything Everything), Kate Nash, Katie Melua, Lemar, Lucy Pullin, Master Shortie, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Roxanne de Bastion, Rumer, Sam Lee, Sandie Shaw.

 

Chestnut House Concerts welcomes Roxanne De Bastion on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm.  There will be a potluck prior to the show at 6:00 pm.  A suggested donation of $15/20 can be made at any point during the evening and all donations go to Roxanne for her tour expenses.  Contact Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com to RSVP or call/text 717-940-9311.

 

 

 

Oliver The Crow – 10/14/17

Oliver The Crow

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!