One Year Later

In September 2013 Chestnut House Concerts Ida9Monthsstarted the fall series with Birds of Chicago.  At that time Allison was nearing her final trimester of pregnancy.  She gave birth to Ida Mauve the last week of December, 2013.

Hopefully the next time her parents visit Chestnut House Concerts for a show we can meet her in person.

Tomorrow night (October 1, 2014) we’re hosting Evie Ladin & Keith Terry.  There is room for more guests so contact us during the day if you’d like to come to the show.  717-940-9311 or tlehman9@gmail.com, potluck at 6, show at 7.

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A Musician’s Recommendation…Evie Ladin & Keith Terry

Chestnut House Concerts was introduced to the music of Evie Ladin and Keith Terry by Oliver Craven of The Stray Birds so we asked Oliver to answer a few questions about Evie in advance of her October 1st show.


Oliver, when did you first meet Evie Ladin and/or hear her perform?

I first met Evie at Common Ground arts camp in Maryland in 2012. She was awesome. I don’t know if I actually saw her perform that time but we had a ball just singing songs late night on the porch.


 

What is it about a house concert venue that makes it a good place to hear someone like Evie?

What Evie and Keith do is best observed as close as possible. It’s intricate and nuanced, and the closer you get the more you’re gonna appreciate it. Not TOO close of course. But like a couple feet away.


Both Evie and Keith use their bodies to make rhythm – clapping, clogging, stomping some of us are familiar with the term ‘hambone’.  What do you think is the most challenging aspect of this type of music?10672327_862551203762922_7108981106180109662_n

They got rhythm all over. It’s one thing to play an instrument, but turning your own body into that instrument and using the whole of it is something else. I’ll stick to strings.


Evie mentioned that The Stray Birds spent time at her home in California this past summer. What’s a favorite memory of that trip?

We did have the chance to visit Evie and Keith earlier this year out on the west coast. They were gracious hosts. They dragged us through some terrible San Francisco traffic one afternoon and I wasn’t too thrilled at the time, but when we got to the beach they had in mind it made me wanna move to California.


Why should music lovers around Lancaster come to see Evie Ladin & Keith Terry at their house concert?

See Evie and Keith because they’re good. It’s real stuff what they do. And they do it well. And they’re friendly too. And tell them I said hello.

Thanks Oliver for such this introduction to Evie Ladin & Keith Terry.

If you’re interested in attending we still have room. Contact Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com or text/call 717-940-9311. Wednesday, October 1 – potluck at 6, show at 7.

 

Banjo = Rhythm, Melody & Harmony

Musician Evie Ladin has lived in California since 2000 although she was raised in New York and became familiar with Old Time Music through her father’s love for the New Lost City Ramblers. Evie’s family hosted musicians when she was a young girl and her father bought her a banjo after John Cohen had been at their home and suggested the banjo as an instrument for her. Evie’s first banjo teacher was Bob Carlin and she learned the claw-hammer style of playing.

Evie lists Clarence Ashley and Kyle Creed, banjo players from the early-mid 1900s, as well as contemporary players Richie Stearns and Travis Stuart as artists who influenced her style.  Evie describes the banjo as rhythm, melody and harmony. Evie and Keith Terry are touring the East Coast and will play at Chestnut House Concerts on Wednesday, October 1, 2014.  It’s a weeknight so take advantage of bringing something to share at the potluck at 6:00 pm so you don’t have to make dinner. The show will begin at 7:00 pm.

The following is a video of Evie singing one of her original tunes, “Floating Downstream”.

RSVP by contacting Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com or by phone/text at 717-940-9311.