This photo captures musician David Jacobs-Strain well. Many of his songs are about his beloved home state of Oregon. He’s one of the best slide guitar players of his generation. His cap reads “Make biscuits, not war”. How could anyone disagree with that? We still have a few seats left for the show at 7:00 pm on May 12, 2018. There is an optional potluck at 6:00 pm prior to the show. There may or may not be biscuits.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
We select bands for Chestnut House Concerts in a variety of ways. Primarily they are bands we have heard perform live and we know they would fit our house concert venue and would be appreciated by our audience. Sometimes though, they are bands that we’ve only read about and listened to through recordings. I follow the Folk Alliance International Conference and make a habit of reading each year’s reviews and highlights. The Small Glories (performing June 15, 2017) and The Mae Trio (performing July 8, 2017) are two such bands.
The Small Glories show filled up quickly and is now sold out. The combination of JD Edwards and Cara Luft is a show full of energy and magic. We’ll see what we can do about having them return to Lancaster for any music fans who are not able to attend.
I first heard about The Mae Trio in 2014 after reading the reviews of Folk Alliance. They were listed as one of the top new acts of the year and after listening for myself, I immediately sent an email inquiry to see when they might be touring the US again. As most good things, booking this band took some time and now over 3 years later we are delighted to host Maggie, Elsie and Anita on Saturday, July 8, 2017. If you would like to attend the show on 7/8, please contact Tim at email@example.com to reserve a seat. As with all our shows there is a potluck at 6:00 pm and the music begins at 7:00 pm. Suggested donation of 15/20 per person.
“If you’re going to cut Billy Bragg at his own game you’d better know what you’re doing… [The Small Glories] cover ‘Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key’, and they nail it. ”
— Penguin Eggs Magazine
Folk powerhouse pair The Small Gloriesare Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a dynamic duo planted on the Canadian Prairies. A self-professed “study in contrasts,” Luft’s folkie yin proves a perfect match for Edwards’ rocker yang. Thrown together purely by accident for an anniversary show at Winnipeg’s venerable West End Cultural Centre, The Small Glories is a partnership that could almost make you believe in fate. At Chestnut House Concerts on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Potluck at 6, Music at 7. RSVP with Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chestnut House Concerts welcomes Jordan Tice and Horse County on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Jordan is a composer, guitarist and vocalist and when he travels he’s joined by Horse County – a pickup band that can be several configurations of a variety of talented artists, depending on whoever is available and able to do the tour. For the show at Chestnut House Concerts, Horse County is Zoe Guigueno and Dominick Leslie. Zoe (formerly of Joy Kills Sorrow) joined the female group Della Mae two years ago playing bass and providing backing vocals. Dominick Leslie is a mandolin virtuoso (of The Brotet, The Deadly Gentlemen, The Grant Gordy Quartet, Noam Pikelny & Friends). Recommended donations are 15/20 per person. There’s a potluck at 6 pm prior to the show; music begins at 7. To RSVP contact Tim Lehman at email@example.com or call/text 717-940-9311.