We’ve been fans of Laurie Lewis for a long time. Because she’s based on the west coast, she was often at Wintergrass, a February bluegrass event held for many years in Tacoma and since moved to Bellevue, Washington. Tim was a regular attender at this event. Laurie Lewis does not often travel to the east coast so we are honored to host her at our house concert series in April. Laurie will be with the Right Hands, and amazing band that will include Hasee Ciaccio on bass (here with Barefoot Movement and then in Dec. 2017 with Winter Jubilee – Music and Memories from the Mountain South), Patrick Sauber on banjo and Brandon Godman on fiddle.
While there are many videos of Laurie that you can find on the internet, the following video has the combination of musicians that will be at our house concert. There are some technical difficulties at the beginning so start the video at 11:15. On a side note, the other band featured on WoodSongs is Nefesh Mountain, a band we recently saw at Folk Alliance International in New Orleans, and we hope to get them here in the fall.
The Honey Dewdrops is our next show, but it sold out. If you’d like to see Laurie Lewis on April 25 please rsvp with Tim at email@example.com
All one needs to do is a simple internet search on Kristin Andreassen to discover that she is a strong believer in musical collaboration. Videos of Kristin with other performers are plentiful, for example The Stray Birds, Aoife O’donovan, Sarah Jarosz, Chris Eldridge, and Jefferson Hamer
Andreassen, now living in Nashville, toured world stages as a singer and percussive dancer with the renowned stringband Uncle Earl and will be at Chestnut House Concerts on Friday, March 15, 2019 with Dr. Kari Groff. Kari Groff is well-known in NYC and beyond for her warm and genuine approach to young patients, drawing on years of experience as both a respected physician and a raging old time fiddler in the joyful music she creates.
To RSVP contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org and mention the number of seats to reserve.
“The Mammals are Ruth Ungar, Mike Merenda, and a cohort of compelling collaborators who form a touring quintet on the fiddle, banjo, guitar, organ, bass, and drums. Identifying as “subversive acoustic traditionalists” or a “party band with a conscience,” The Mammals re-emerged from a hibernation period during-which the band’s founders explored new songwriting terrain. “The Mammals don’t suffer from multiple genre syndrome, they celebrate it as if gleefully aware that the sound barriers separating old-timey music, vintage pop and contemporary folk are as permeable as cotton.” – Washington Post
RSVP with Tim at email@example.com and note the number of seats you would like reserved. Potluck at 6 pm, Music at 7 pm.
The next show at Chestnut House Concerts features Damn Tall Buildings from NYC on September 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Arrive anytime after 6 pm to join a potluck prior to the music. To RSVP, contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggested donation amount is 15-20, and all donations go to the band.
“This type of music would be comfortable at the Grand Ole Opry, Austin City Limits and they wouldn’t get kicked off that old fogey classic Lawrence Welk Show either. It’s that’s diversified, satisfying and most importantly, good. “
Locust Honey is Chloe Edmonstone and Meredith Watson. They perform a mix of old-time, bluegrass and blues – singing vintage harmonies on both original and traditional songs . Both musicians are multi-instrumentalists and play fiddle, banjo, and acoustic/resonator guitars.
If you would like to attend the house concert with Locust Honey on Sunday, March 18, please rsvp with Tim at email@example.com. Potluck at 6 pm, Music at 7 pm.
The video below is of the song Blue, written by Meredith and featured on the soundtrack of the 2017 film ‘The Dinner’ starring Richard Gere. This wasn’t their first song to be picked up for a movie – When the Whiskey’s Gone was on the soundtrack for the 2014 film “Time Out of Mind” and Locust Honey’s rendition of Lost Girl was on the 2016 film “The Ticket”.
On Sunday, December 3, 2017 Hasee Ciaccio will be at Chestnut House Concerts with three fellow musicians providing an evening of music called WINTER JUBILEE: MUSIC & MEMORIES FROM THE MOUNTAIN SOUTH. Winter Jubilee will feature Tyler Hughes (banjo), Sam Gleaves (guitar), Emily Mann (fiddle) and Hasee (bass).
Potluck at 6 pm, Music at 7. RSVP with Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hasee, now touring with Molly Tuttle, previously performed at Chestnut House Concerts with The Barefoot Movement. Here’s a video of Hasee and bass player Billy Gee.
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 email@example.com or by texting/calling 717-940-9311. We hope to see you on the 14th!