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.

Advertisements

Artist Updates

A few times a year I like to provide some highlights of artists that have previously played at Chestnut House Concerts.


Tattletale Saints

Cy Winstanley and Vanessa McGowan (Tattletale Saints) were guests on NPR’s Mountain Stage on June 20, 2014.  You can hear the entire performance below. 

http://www.npr.org/2014/06/18/323190634/tattletale-saints-on-mountain-stage?autoplay=true


Birds of Chicago 10425493_1506172676282630_3635648870989989909_nIda Mauve celebrates a 6 month birthday.  The Birds of Chicago are as busy as ever touring from coast to coast in North America this summer and fall.


The Barefoot Movement

This 4-piece bluegrass band was asked to visit the United States Embassy in Burkina Faso, Africa as part of cultural exchange effort.  The trip took place the first week of July 2014.  10492557_10152329743134132_6498086861373983910_n


Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys  

The New Roots Exchange, Vol.1 was released in April 2014.

STORE_1394750593Side A contains 2 traditional tunes played by a Red Tail Ring (appearing at Chestnut House Concerts in October 2014) and Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys . On side B each group plays alone covering a song written by the other group.  Red Tail Ring covers My Side of the Mountain and Lindsay Lou covers Body Like a Bell. 

The Earthwork Music 2014 Summer Sampler is free and contains over 20 songs including The Wind & Rain from Side A of New Roots Exchange.  It also includes another song by Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys as well as a track by Flatbelly dobro player Mark Lavengood.  You can order your copy by clicking the link below.

https://earthworkmusic.com/store-ind?i=171

Next up at Chestnut House Concerts:  Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys.  September 7; potluck at 6:00 pm, show at 7:00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In

Heartless ~ Adrien Reju

Video

 

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 tlehman9@gmail.com.

Wunderbar!

Chestnut House Concerts was thrilled to host the Krüger Brothers on April 7th.  The band doesn’t play many house concerts and I knew that they were used to large audiences, ample stage room and a large sound system.  They travel with their own technician and during this tour also had a technician in training along with them.  I desperately wanted them to be pleased with the arrangements – our home is a simple row home, long and narrow.

The five men came up the walkway and through the front door.  They stood and surveyed the front room, all of them speaking Swiss German.  My anxiety level started rising as I stood there listening and watching until at last Uwe smiles at his brother Jens and announces, “Wunderbar!”.

In May we are hosting two house concerts.  Both bands are made up of young people making a living by writing songs and performing music.

Image

Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys will perform on Friday, May 17th at 7:00 p.m.  Lindsay is accompanied by her husband Joshua Rilko, mandolin; Mark Lavengood,dobro; Keith Billik , banjo and Spencer Cain, bass. This Michigan based band has distinct vocals, tight harmonies, instrumental expertise, and creative arrangements which are all essential characteristics of their unique sound.  The group focuses on the original tunes of Lindsay Lou Rilko.

Image

The Barefoot Movement is a 4 piece band featuring Noah Wall on lead vocals and fiddle, Tommy Norris on mandolin, Quentin Acres on guitar and Hasee Ciaccio playing bass. Their house concert is scheduled for Memorial Day – May 27th.

I encourage you to check out both of these groups under Artists which will link you to their websites.  We’re looking forward to more music at Chestnut House Concerts – hoping musicians and the audience alike will say “Wunderbar!”