House Concert Magic

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Allison Russell with her daughter Ida.

“Whether it’s 30,000 people at a festival or 30 people at a house concert, each venue has its own magic” ~ Allison Russell from Birds of Chicago

Birds of Chicago return to Chestnut House Concerts on Sunday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. The usual potluck will take place at 6:00 p.m. before the show.

If you’re unfamiliar with BOC and their sound, the video below provides a sampling of their songs and a little bit about the band.  If you’d like to experience some of the magic on March 22, RSVP with Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com or call/text 717940-9311.

Something for Everyone: 3 upcoming shows include soul, folk, roots, old-time and world music.

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Mando Planet (Jack Dywer and Tim Connell) played at Chestnut House Concerts in March 2014 and we’re excited to have them return on April 10, 2015 to play the world’s music on sixteen strings. Their set typically includes music from Ireland, Brazil, the Appalachians, Africa and the African Diaspora, Greece, The Jewish Diaspora, and the Balkans.

The Corn Potato String Band plays traditional American music and all three members are multi-instrumentalists. In addition to being champion fiddlers they play banjo, guitar, bass and mandolin and deftly handle many different antiquated styles including ballads, “ho-downs,” country “rags” and southern gospel, specializing in twin fiddling and double banjo tunes. The Corn Potatoes will be at Chestnut House Concerts on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Birds of Chicago won the hearts of the Chestnut House Concert audience in September 2013 and they will return on Sunday, March 22, 2015 for another evening of music.  The Birds of Chicago just finished recording a new album Real Midnight with producer Joe Henry and they will share some of their new songs with us.

For all three shows the evening will start with a potluck at 6:00 p.m. followed by music at 7:00 p.m.  To save a seat contact Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com or call/text 717.940.9311.  Suggested donation of $15/20 per person.

Don’t Judge a Song by Its Title

 

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In planning for the house concert on Wednesday night I’ve listened to the Birds of Chicago’s CD as well as songs by both JT and Allison’s earlier work (JT and the Clouds / Po’ Girl).    

I found myself skipping  “The Moonglow / Tapeworm”  on their album – simply because of the tapeworm reference.  Shallow, I know – but how good could a tapeworm song really be?  

It’s good.  It’s so good I might even request it.  Maybe.  

We have a few seats available for Wednesday night.  Potluck at 6:00, show at 7:00.  Email tlehman9@gmail.com or text/call 717-940-9311.  

7 Day Count Down

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If you have not yet made up your mind about attending the upcoming house concert “Birds of Chicago”, perhaps this video of “Flying Dreams” will help you decide.

Recommended donation is $15-20 and all you need to do to reserve a seat is text or call 717-940-9311, or email tlehman9@gmail.com. You can also find us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ChestnutHouseConcerts

Wednesday, September 18. Potluck at 6:00 pm, show at 7:00 pm.