Tony Kamel of Wood & Wire

 

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Tony, Dom and Trevor – Greyfox Bluegrass Festival – photo by Tim Lehman

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Toney Kamel, Greyfox Bluegrass Festival  photo by Tim Lehman

Wood & Wire has been a band for about five years and Tony Kamel, one of the founding members, plays guitar and provides lead vocals.  Tony has been making music for a while and learned to know the other band members from the music scene in Austin, Texas and eventually they all started picking together as Wood & Wire.

At the house concert on Friday, June 17, audience members can anticipate a high energy show of original bluegrass tunes, many written by Tony, with some classics sprinkled in.

The Wood & Wire house show is full. We encourage you to review the upcoming house concerts page and consider Kaia Kater on August 22, 2016.

 

 

 

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Dom Fisher of Wood & Wire

Bassist Dom Fisher is one of the founding members of Wood & Wire from Austin, Texas. Dom is a native of New York and obtained a degree in Jazz Studies (double bass) from Ithaca College.  Dom describes his band as “strongly rooted in traditional bluegrass, with elements of progressive grass such as modern harmony and song forms”. Wood & Wire will be performing at Chestnut House Concerts on Friday, June 17, 2016. There’s a potluck at 6:00 pm and the music will begin at 7:00 pm.

 

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Wood & Wire at Greyfox Bluegrass Festival 2014.  Photo by Tim Lehman

If you would like to attend the Wood & Wire house concert contact Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com or send a text to 717 9409311.  Suggested donation of $15/20 at the door; all money goes to the musicians.

 

 

March Music from Boston Bands

Next month Chestnut House Concerts is hosting two bands from Boston. 

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On Saturday, March 5, Wrong is Righta three piece band that met through a love of roots music at Berklee College of Music in Boston will play at 7:00 PM.  Wrong Is Right is the blend of mandolin (Jake Howard), fiddle (Sumaia Jackson) and upright bass (Mike Gaisbacher). We had the chance to hear this band at Greyfox Bluegrass Festival in July, 2015. Influences of classical, jazz and bluegrass shine through their original tunes.  I was particularly impressed with this group’s harmonies and the high level of technical skill from each musician.  Their first album, an EP titled “Wrong is Right”,was released in July 2015; all songs are original tunes.

 

On Friday, March 18, Chestnut House Concerts will squeeze Boston-based The Lonely Heartstring Band into our listening space. If you love the traditional 5 piece bluegrass sound with guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and upright bass, you don’t want to miss this band.

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Both events will begin with a potluck at 6 pm and the music will start at 7 pm.  Contact Tim to save seats at tlehman9@gmail.com or by a call/text to 717 9409311.  The suggested donation is $15/20 and you pay when you arrive. Check the About page for more details.

 

 

2013 Memories – I Draw Slow

Typically prior to a Chestnut House Concert show we use this website to write about the bands that are next on our performance schedule in hopes to improve attendance and to give the bands some additional exposure.

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Louise Holden, Greyfox 2013 (photo by Tim Lehman)

We are extremely honored to host I Draw Slow at Chestnut House Concerts on Monday. Twice now in our house concert venture we had a full audience RSVP without recruitment efforts.  In January 2015 Harpeth Rising, with their own amazing marketing efforts reached out to the local papers, and our house concerts were featured in Lancaster Newspapers. We could have held another house show the next evening and still turned people away.

The show on the 13th with I Draw Slow filled equally as fast – without marketing. We knew it would. We saw them at Greyfox Bluegrass Festival in 2013; their first appearance at Greyfox. Two measures into the first song I knew I was going to appreciate their set. Two songs into the set I knew I was going to go hear them again at another stage later in the day. The lead singer Louise has a great voice – but for me it’s the harmonies added by her brother Dave (guitarist) that make the ears happy. Konrad Liddy is on the upright bass, Adrian Hart on fiddle, and Colin Derham on banjo. Each masters his own instrument yet as a band it’s obvious that it is all about providing support to Louise with a sound that is tight yet full of emotion.

If you missed signing up for this house concert you can check out I Draw Slow at Tellus360 on Tuesday, July 14, 9:00 pm.  Our next house concert is the Roochie Toochie Ragtime Shepherd Kings on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm.  RSVP with Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com.