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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com to RSVP or call/text 717-940-9311.
Oliver The Crow
Kaitlyn Raitz (cello, vocals) and Ben Plotnick (fiddle, vocals)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by texting/calling 717-940-9311. We hope to see you on the 14th!
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 email@example.com to RSVP.