Kaia Kater on World Cafe with David Dye

Kaia Kater performed at Chestnut House Concerts on August 22, and the next day she headed to Philadelphia for an interview with David Dye on World Cafe.  Below is the recording of that interview.  What a great show Kaia presents! We hope she can return to Lancaster soon.

http://www.npr.org/sections/world-cafe/2016/10/04/496581496/kaia-kater-on-world-cafe

On Sunday, October 16, David Jacobs-Strain will be performing with Bob Beach. There will be a potluck at 6 pm and music begins at 7.  Some refer to David’s music as blues – if that’s true, there’s never been blues that make a listener so happy.

RSVP with Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com or by call/text to 7179409311.

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“I will stand with my people as one” ~ Kaia Kater

On August 22, 2016, Chestnut House Concerts will host artist Kaia KatLandscape-Kaia-on-couch-598x411er at a Monday
evening performance. Kaia released her debut album Sorrow Bound in 2014 and followed it up with Nine Pin in June 2016. The Black Lives Matter movement influenced this recent album, as well as reflections from personal loss. Below is a video of Kaia Kater singing Rising Down  from the album Nine Pin. Please note that at our show Kaia will be solo.

If you would like seats reserved for the August 22 show, please contact Tim at tlehmn9@gmail.com or send a text to 717 940 9311.

Artist Update: Eggs for Honey

 

McGraw-Fer-Off-Grid-Lo-Fi-FrontOn December 5, 2015, Chestnut House Concerts hosted Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer just over 2 years from their first house concert here in 2013. Mandy and Dave co-write their songs, and as time passes, their music is stronger, the lyrics richer and the harmonies sweeter.

After their show on December 5, Dave and Mandy mentioned that they would be house sitting “off the grid” for friends on a nearly uninhabited island of  Washington State’s San Juan Islands. They would be working on a new album while taking care of some aging donkeys. And, if you were at the house concert that night, you may remember some jokes about Dave being trapped on the island while Mandy learned the banjo.

Eggs for Honey is from their album off-grid low-fi and was featured as song of the day for Folk Radio UK  (FRUK). I can see why – it was posted just 20 minutes ago and I’ve already played it 4 times.  Click the link below to read more about and listen to Eggs for Honey.  http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2016/06/premiere-dave-mcgraw-mandy-fer-eggs-honey/

The album “off-grid lo-fi” will be available on June 24, 2016.

 

Kaia Kater, another female banjo player who writes her own music will be at Chestnut House Concerts on Monday, August 22, 2016.  More on Kaia Kater in upcoming posts.

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.