Ana Egge charmed the audience at Chestnut House Concerts in May, 2017 with her strong voice, beautiful music and warm smile. Folk Alley brings us the video premier of “We Are One”, written by Ana and songwriter Gary Nicholson, and produced by Beehive Productions.
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.
Kaitlyn Raitz (cello, vocals) and Ben Plotnick (fiddle, vocals)
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 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.
Rolling Stone Country magazine recently listed Billy Strings in 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know. When Billy was at Chestnut House Concerts, he was working with Don Julin. In early 2016 Billy started working on his own and anticipates the release of his debut album, Turmoil & Tinfoil on September 22, 2017. Visit Pledge Music to hear a sample of Billy’s cover song and preorder the album.
This four piece band out of Boston was our first band at Chestnut House Concerts in 2017. Their recent video “I Miss Talking” was recently reviewed by The Journal of Roots Music, No Depression. The band also releases their self-titled album Signature Sounds Recordings in August 2017.
Mile Twelve added a fifth member, David Benedict (mandolin) to their band since they played at Chestnut House Concerts. The band is nominated in 3 categories for this year’s International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Awards. The band is listed with four others as momentum band of the year, and Bronwyn and David are both nominated as momentum instrumentalist of the year. They just finished recording a new album to be released October 27, 2017. Fall 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting season for this bluegrass band.
Next House Show: Laney Jones & the Spirits
Saturday, September 2, 2017 Chestnut House Concerts is excited for the return of Laney Jones. Potluck at 6 pm, Music at 7 pm. We’re over half way full for the show – if you want to claim one of the vacant seats contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org. Recommended donation of 15/20.