Final House Concert in 2014

to RSVP for the December 7, 2014 show contact Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com or call/text 717-940-9311.

Potluck at 6 pm, Show at 7 pm.

 

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Artist Updates

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Congratulations to Noah Wall and Tommy Norris of The Barefoot Movement on their April 2014 marriage.  Your fans at Chestnut House Concerts wish you joy and happiness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Laney Jones and the Lively Spirits were selected as the winners of the bluegrass genre of BELK’s Southern Musician Showcase in March 2014 and later that month performed at The Fillmore Charlotte.  You can read more in the Charlotte Business Journal.


 

The 2014 Spring issue of Mandolin Magazine features mandolin player Tim Connell.  Tim was at Chestnut ImageHouse Concerts in March 2014 with Jack Dwyer (Mando Planet).  The same issue of Mandolin Magazine gave a rave review of Tim’s new CD with musician Mike Burdette (Rio Con Brio) called Stumptown Swing.  We’ll keep our ear to the ground for any news of another East coast tour.

 


Telisha Williams mentioned her training for an upcoming marathon when she played at Chestnut House Concerts in January 2014 with her band, The Wild Ponies.  On April 26, 2014 Telisha completed two goals… she finished her marathon and raised money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Congrats to Chestnut House Concerts’ hero Telisha Williams!

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Next in the series at Chestnut House Concerts:

Saturday, May 17, 2014:  The Bombadils.  Progressive Folk/Celtic/Bluegrass/Jazz  Potluck at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM.  Save a seat with a text/call to 717-940-9311 or email Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com.

Wunderbar!

Chestnut House Concerts was thrilled to host the Krüger Brothers on April 7th.  The band doesn’t play many house concerts and I knew that they were used to large audiences, ample stage room and a large sound system.  They travel with their own technician and during this tour also had a technician in training along with them.  I desperately wanted them to be pleased with the arrangements – our home is a simple row home, long and narrow.

The five men came up the walkway and through the front door.  They stood and surveyed the front room, all of them speaking Swiss German.  My anxiety level started rising as I stood there listening and watching until at last Uwe smiles at his brother Jens and announces, “Wunderbar!”.

In May we are hosting two house concerts.  Both bands are made up of young people making a living by writing songs and performing music.

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Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys will perform on Friday, May 17th at 7:00 p.m.  Lindsay is accompanied by her husband Joshua Rilko, mandolin; Mark Lavengood,dobro; Keith Billik , banjo and Spencer Cain, bass. This Michigan based band has distinct vocals, tight harmonies, instrumental expertise, and creative arrangements which are all essential characteristics of their unique sound.  The group focuses on the original tunes of Lindsay Lou Rilko.

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The Barefoot Movement is a 4 piece band featuring Noah Wall on lead vocals and fiddle, Tommy Norris on mandolin, Quentin Acres on guitar and Hasee Ciaccio playing bass. Their house concert is scheduled for Memorial Day – May 27th.

I encourage you to check out both of these groups under Artists which will link you to their websites.  We’re looking forward to more music at Chestnut House Concerts – hoping musicians and the audience alike will say “Wunderbar!”