The Barn Birds will be touring together again in the fall providing shows in the Northwest and the Northeast in October 2013. For more information about their tour schedule you can visit http://www.chriskokesh.com/performances.html.
Mark your calendars for an appearance by The Stray Birds in Lancaster, PA on Friday, October 18, 2013. Series 42 is hosting this fantastic local group at the Elks Club Lodge, 219 N. Duke Street. Ana Egge will be touring with them for this show and a few others including a November 1 performance at World Cafe Live on Walnut Street in Philadelphia.
April Verch continues holding a strong tour schedule and will be in Sweden at the end of July and into August. Check out this artist’s rendition of April from fan Steve Jackson – even the plywood was captured in what he calls “zen calligraphy”.
The Kruger Brothers are also traveling internationally – headed to their homeland of Switzerland in October and November 2013.
Tania Elizabeth will be busy with The Duhks in the next several weeks as they tour the Northeast including appearances at the Redwing Roots Music Festival, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Green River Festival and the Grassroots Festival.
Announcements for our fall schedule at Chestnut House Concerts will be made soon. We hope you all are having a great summer.
On Monday and Tuesday I drove my parents from Pennsylvania to Alabama so that we could attend my niece’s high school graduation. It’s a gorgeous drive through the mountains of Virginia and as we entered the hills of Tennessee – as if on cue, my dad says “Let’s hear the CD of that group that’s playing at your house on Monday”. Both Tim and I sponsored The Barefoot Movement on Kickstarter, so we received two copies of their new release Figures of the Year knowing that we would give the second copy to another listener, and that turned out to be my parents. So as we passed by the many shades of forest greens the melodies of Noah’s fiddle, Hasee’s upright bass, Quentin’s guitar and Tommy’s mandolin sped us on down the highway.
Most of their tunes are originals, with Noah as the primary writer. She and Tommy met at Eastern Tennessee State University and formed The Barefoot Movement with Quentin and Hasee joining along the way. As track 15 came up near the close of the cd, we all three sang along “I’m a long time traveling here below, I’m a long time traveling away from home”.
If you’re free on May 27th we have some seats available at the house concert. You can email Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org or check the ‘about’ section of the website for more information. I’d typically say “We’d love to see you” but since I’m still in the south it’s more appropriate to say, “Ya’ll come!”