The Stray Birds
The Stray Birds’ new release “Best Medicine” is a 12 song CD recorded at Stonebridge Studios in Leesburg, VA and produced by the band and Stuart Martin. 10 of the tunes are originals with the same intelligent lyrics and tight harmonies that we learned to love from their first album, The Stray Birds. The two traditional tunes included are ‘Who’s Gonna Shoe’ and ‘Pallet’; the latter being my favorite because I love the spirit that Charlie brings to the lead vocals.
If you’re looking for a 2015 wall calendar, you might want to consider Banjo Babes. It features two artists that were at Chestnut House Concerts this fall, Lindsay Lou and Evie Ladin.
We’ll have to wait for 2016 and hope the other banjo babes that have been at Chestnut House Concerts like Laney Jones, Allison Russell (Birds of Chicago), Laurel Premo (Red Tail Ring), Rachel Baiman (10 String Symphony) and Greta Bondesson (Baskery) will be featured in the next calendar.
The proceeds from the calendar are used to promote banjo music.
Billy Strings & Don Julin
You know a band has got talent when they are booked to open for two of the greatest musicians in the history of bluegrass – Del McCoury and David Grisman. Five shows in November starting tomorrow (11/11/14) at City Winery in New York, NY.
The Barefoot Movement
Congratulations to The Barefoot Movement for winning the “Band of the Year Momentum Award” from the International Bluegrass Music Association in October, 2014. This band will make a return appearance at Chestnut House Concerts on Sunday, December 7, 2014. Show at 7:00.
The next concert will be guitarist and singer/songwriter David Jacobs-Strain. David will be playing with Bob Beach (vocals, harmonica) on Sunday, November 23, 2014. Potluck at 6 pm, Show at 7 pm. Email Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat, or find us on Facebook.