Artist Updates

It’s time for another artist update; bringing you news from artists that have played at Chestnut House Concerts.


Adrien Reju recently signed with Big Hassle Management in Philadelphia and her tour schedule going in to 2014 is full including 4 April shows in Florida opening for Amos Lee.

The Kruger Brothers released Spirit of the Rockies which was recorded at The Banff Centre, in Banff, Alberta Canada.  All 1526532_579930078759330_1174989997_nmusic was written and scored by Jens Kruger and the story line – following a man’s journey of young love through a life time – was written by both Jens and Uwe Kruger.  Jens on banjo, Uwe on guitar, Joel Lansberg on bass, Josh Day on percussion and they are joined by the Banff Centre Chamber Orchestra.


Della Mae at the 2014 Grammys. Shelby Means is on the far left.

Shelby Means played at Chestnut House Concerts on December 27, 2013 with the Tanasi Ramblers.  She is the bass player for Della Mae whose album This World Oft Can Be was nominated for Best Bluegrass Album of the Year in the 2014 Grammys.



Baby girl  Ida Maeve Robertson Lindsay joined The Birds of Chicago family on December 30, 2013.  Here’s a photo of Ida on the way to get her passport for the upcoming February tour in Europe, and one of her just being her cute self.

Ida Maeve









Laney Jones and the Lively Spirits will be at Chestnut House Concerts on Friday, February 21, 2014.  Potluck at 6, show at 7.  We hope you can attend.  Check the About section for more information on how to reserve seats.

Feel the Monday Blues Comin’ On?

Hang in there just 5 short days –  Lancaster’s Music Friday is just around the corner.

At Chestnut House Concerts there is room for a few more audience members at the Adrien Reju | Brad Hinton show.

Potluck at 6, Show at 7.

Check the ‘About’ section for more details.



Philadelphia’s Brad Hinton joins Adrien Reju for House Concert on October 18th


Lovesick & Heartbroken

Every day’s a struggle since you’ve been gone
Every day’s a struggle since you’ve been gone
I’ve got love to burn, when you return
Every day’s a struggle since you’ve been gone

My heart is giving up on you
My heart is giving up on you
Reach out for me, and turn my key
My heart is giving up on you

You’ve been on this journey two weeks too long
You’ve been on this journey two weeks too long
Why’d you have to roam so far from home
You’ve been on this journey two weeks too long

I can’t think of anything else but you
I can’t think of anything else but you
You’re on my mind, most all of the time
I can’t think of anything else but you

Potluck at 6:00 pm, Show at 7:00 pm

Email or text/call 717-940-9311 to reserve a seat.

Heartless ~ Adrien Reju



On Sunday, September 22, Tim and I made an impulsive decision to go to the cd release concert for Dawn Hiatt’s Goodnight Boots at World Cafe Live.  We knew that Adrien would be providing backing vocals for Dawn, as well as performing a few of her own tunes.  It was a stage full of talent, including Philadelphia’s Brad Hinton who will be joining Adrien at Chestnut House Concerts on October 18, 2013.  Brad just released another cd, Whippoorwill and I was impressed with his strong vocals, song lyrics and …yodeling abilities. If you’d like to hear both Adrien Reju and Brad Hinton at Chestnut House Concerts on Friday 10/18/13,  please reserve a seat by calling/texting 717-940-9311 or shoot an email to Tim at

Artist Updates

Social media makes it easy to follow the artists that have performed at Chestnut House Concerts and there are some great things happening to these fine musicians.

Several of the performers from last year’s line up attended the annual convention of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) this past week in Raleigh, NC including The Barefoot Movement, The Stray Birds, and  Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys.  The Raleigh News & Observer featured The Barefoot Movement in their entertainment section on the write up of the IBMA event.

Raleigh News & Observer- Entertainment-Bluegrass-The Barefoot Movement

The Kruger Brothers’ show on April 7, 2013 was a favorite of our regular Chestnut House Concert audience members.  It was no surprise to anyone that Jens won the 2013 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass.  What fun to see them on the David Letterman show Friday night (September 27, 2013).


2013-2014 got off to a great start with Birds of Chicago in September, and Chestnut House Concerts welcomes Adrien Reju and Brad Hinton on Friday, October 18th, potluck at 6:00 pm, show at 7:00 pm.  All seats must be reserved; text 717-940-9311 or email

Signs of Autumn

College is back in session, football games have begun, morning traffic is dotted with yellow school buses…and Chestnut House Concerts are about to begin again after the summer break.


We have some great shows lined up for September 2013 through May 2014, beginning with the Birds of Chicago on Wednesday, September 18. Allison Russell (from Po’ Girl) and J.T. Nero (JT and the Clouds). Other shows include Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer, Mando Planet, the Wild Ponies, Adrien Reju, Nora Jane Struthers, and the recently booked Montreal-based The Bombadils.

We were privileged to host some of the finest bands in roots/Americana music last year and the feedback from the artists was consistently positive and they commented on the high level of engagement and involvement from the audience. We’re excited for September 18th and hope you can join us for our traditional potluck at 6:00 p.m. and Birds of Chicago at 7:00 p.m.

Seats must be reserved. Visit the About section for contact information.

The Ultimate Collaborative Venture


Both Andy Stack and Tania Elizabeth have collaborated with other musicians throughout their musical careers.  

Andy began formally touring with a band when he was just age 15, and has since then toured with Suzanne Vega, Jonah Smith and the NY Ska Jazz Ensemble.  Writing and recording his own songs gave Andy the opportunity to open for bands such as Los Lobos, Madeleine Peyroux, Guy Davis, Dar Williams and Martin Sexton.  Andy has also collaborated with his sister Melissa Ahern  in a duo She and the Sun. 

Tania Elizabeth is a multi-instrumentalist, with fiddle as her primary instrument.  Like Andy, at age 15 she started formally touring and recorded her first album.  She’s the co-founder of the Canadian-based band The Duhks who recently finished recording a new album, soon to be released.  Tania’s versatility makes her a huge asset as an accompanist and she’s traveled with musicians such as Rachael Yamagata and Mary Gauthier.  

Andy and Tania met in a prohibition-era blues club in the middle of New York City.  They were both there to support a mutual friend’s performance and formed an instant connection that started not just a musical collaboration…they were married at city hall in NYC in the spring of 2013.  

Tim and I went to the Tin Angel in Philadelphia to see Tania and Andy perform with Adrien Reju.  Their abilities to accompany with sensitivity and perfection enhanced Reju’s performance.  We are honored to have The Stacks present a house concert on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Chestnut House Concerts.  If you like fiddle tunes, electric guitar, strong vocals with gentle harmonies, covers with a twist, and original songwriting – save your seat now by emailing Tim at