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.

 

 

 

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Qristina & Quinn Bachand – September 24, 2017

18557328_1596362330374957_2648755350720282177_nChestnut 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 tlehman9@gmail.com to RSVP.

 

http://folkrootsradio.com/qristina-quinn-bachand-the-interview/

Checking Off the Wishlist- June & July

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.

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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 MaeTrio2were 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 tlehman9@gmail.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.

The Small Glories – June 15, 2017

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 Glories are 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 tlehman9@gmail.com.  

 

Jordan Tice with Horse County

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 tlehman9@gmail.com or call/text 717-940-9311.

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March 5 – Jordan Tice & Horse County

unnamed    Over the last ten years, Jordan Tice has developed a reputation as a unique and versatile guitarist and prolific composer of some of the most thoughtful and well-crafted tunes of his generation. On his latest release, “Horse County”, Jordan also demonstrates a unique voice as a songwriter and singer in addition to his known guitar and tune-crafting skills.

Jordan and his band Horse County will be at Chestnut House Concerts on Sunday, March 5, 2017.  Potluck at 6 pm, Music at 7 pm.   RSVP with Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com or with a call/text to 717940-9311.

Kaia Kater on World Cafe with David Dye

Kaia Kater performed at Chestnut House Concerts on August 22, and the next day she headed to Philadelphia for an interview with David Dye on World Cafe.  Below is the recording of that interview.  What a great show Kaia presents! We hope she can return to Lancaster soon.

http://www.npr.org/sections/world-cafe/2016/10/04/496581496/kaia-kater-on-world-cafe

On Sunday, October 16, David Jacobs-Strain will be performing with Bob Beach. There will be a potluck at 6 pm and music begins at 7.  Some refer to David’s music as blues – if that’s true, there’s never been blues that make a listener so happy.

RSVP with Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com or by call/text to 7179409311.