Heartless ~ Adrien Reju



On Sunday, September 22, Tim and I made an impulsive decision to go to the cd release concert for Dawn Hiatt’s Goodnight Boots at World Cafe Live.  We knew that Adrien would be providing backing vocals for Dawn, as well as performing a few of her own tunes.  It was a stage full of talent, including Philadelphia’s Brad Hinton who will be joining Adrien at Chestnut House Concerts on October 18, 2013.  Brad just released another cd, Whippoorwill and I was impressed with his strong vocals, song lyrics and …yodeling abilities. If you’d like to hear both Adrien Reju and Brad Hinton at Chestnut House Concerts on Friday 10/18/13,  please reserve a seat by calling/texting 717-940-9311 or shoot an email to Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com.

7 Day Count Down


If you have not yet made up your mind about attending the upcoming house concert “Birds of Chicago”, perhaps this video of “Flying Dreams” will help you decide.

Recommended donation is $15-20 and all you need to do to reserve a seat is text or call 717-940-9311, or email tlehman9@gmail.com. You can also find us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ChestnutHouseConcerts

Wednesday, September 18. Potluck at 6:00 pm, show at 7:00 pm.

How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?


The Stacks perform a rendition of Blind Alfred Reed’s 1929 tune of the Great Depression, “How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?”.
We’re just 16 years shy of this tune being a century old, but as all great tunes you’ll notice how the words still apply today.

Reed had the ability to play fiddle and sing at the same time, which is also a skill that Tania Elizabeth has perfected. Contact Chestnut House Concerts soon if you’d like to attend the June 19th show.

Forever and a Day


Before Tim moved from Portland, Oregon to Lancaster, he sent me Forever and a Day and Between the Notes, two recordings by the Krüger Brothers. I became familiar with many of their songs and then I had the opportunity to hear them last year at Common Ground on the Hill. They started the set with Round & Round  – a song about growing old, keeping friends, how hard it is for us to balance everything in life so that we find time for family…and tears welled up in my eyes – I was with old friends.

On Sunday, April 7th we’ll meet again – and I trust that everyone attending will find as we did; that Jens and Uwe Krüger and bassist Joel Landsberg are not only extremely talented musicians, they are warm, friendly and as Adam Steffy, one of the greatest mandolin players in bluegrass says “the nicest guys you’ll ever meet”.

Here’s a video recorded at their studio Double Time Music in North Carolina.

“Seems like you were gone forever – but for you I’ll wait forever…and a day.” (Jens & Uwe Krüger, Joel Landsberg)