Locust Honey

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Locust Honey is Chloe Edmonstone and Meredith Watson. They perform a mix of old-time, bluegrass and blues – singing vintage harmonies on both original and traditional songs . Both musicians are multi-instrumentalists and play fiddle, banjo, and acoustic/resonator guitars.

 

If you would like to attend the house concert with Locust Honey on Sunday, March 18, please rsvp with Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com.  Potluck at 6 pm, Music at 7 pm.

The video below is of the song Blue, written by Meredith and featured on the soundtrack of  the 2017 film ‘The Dinner’ starring Richard Gere. This wasn’t their first song to be picked up for a movie – When the Whiskey’s Gone was on the soundtrack for the 2014 film “Time Out of Mind” and Locust Honey’s rendition of Lost Girl was on the 2016 film “The Ticket”.

 

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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.