Call Me Long Gone

The Slocan Ramblers performing Dale Evan’s song “Call Me Long Gone” from their cd Coffee CreekThe Slocan Ramblers will be at Chestnut House Concerts on Sunday, April 23, 2017.  Potluck at 6 pm; Music at 7 pm.  Suggested donation of 15/20 per person at the door, all money goes to the musicians.  RSVP with Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com and mention the number of seats to reserve.

Jordan Tice with Horse County

Chestnut House Concerts welcomes Jordan Tice and Horse County on Sunday, March 5, 2017.  Jordan is a composer, guitarist and vocalist and when he travels he’s joined by Horse County – a pickup band that can be several configurations of a variety of talented artists, depending on whoever is available and able to do the tour.  For the show at Chestnut House Concerts, Horse County is Zoe Guigueno and Dominick Leslie.  Zoe (formerly of Joy Kills Sorrow) joined the female group Della Mae two years ago playing bass and providing backing vocals.  Dominick Leslie is a mandolin virtuoso  (of The Brotet, The Deadly Gentlemen, The Grant Gordy Quartet, Noam Pikelny & Friends).  Recommended donations are 15/20 per person. There’s a potluck at 6 pm prior to the show; music begins at 7.  To RSVP contact Tim Lehman at tlehman9@gmail.com or call/text 717-940-9311.

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First Show in 2017: Twisted Pine

We’ve been following this band for a couple years and their hard work and commitment to a quality sound has made them rising stars in the string band world.  We bring you Twisted Pine on January 7, 2017.

 

Cloyd

John Cloyd Miller is a is a twelfth generation North Carolina native and the grandson of pioneering bluegrass fiddler Jim Shumate.  Some of our Chestnut House Concertgoers may recall banjoist Riley Baugus of  Old Buck that performed in April, 2014.

Here’s what Riley has to say about John Cloyd of Zoe & Cloyd:  shapeimage_2

“John’s music reminds me of being in the Blue Ridge Mountains, high on a hill all alone
and hearing the sound of the mountains coming from all around and filling your soul with the feeling that everything is just right in that place. His voice is strong and pure and hearkens back to a time when there was no need for electronic enhancement and tuning adjustments. In short, John is the real thing and is just incredible.”

Riley Baugus

Zoe & Cloyd will be performing at 7:00 pm at Chestnut House Concerts on Friday, September 9, 2016.  There’s a potluck at 6:00 pm before the show.  If you would like to attend please contact Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com or call/text 717-940-9311.  Requested donation of $15/20 per person.

Billy Bright of Wood & Wire

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The 4 piece bluegrass band Wood & Wire’s  mandolinist is Billy Bright, a veteran player who has worked with legendary artists Peter Rowan, Tony Rice, and Vassar Clements. Bright attended Berklee College of Music and considers his unique style to be  influenced by  musicians such as Matt Mundy, David Grisman,  and Mike Compton.  Friday, June 17,  Billy will be on stage with the rest of Wood & Wire.  There’s a potluck at 6 pm and music starts at 7. You can RSVP by emailing Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com. Suggested donation of 15/20 at the door – all money goes to the musicians. 

 

Below is a video of Wood & Wire playing The Sea Wall from their album “The Coast”.  Billy’s breaks are at 1:15 and again at 4:25. 

 

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.