I Was an Oak Tree

One of my favorite advertisements in the folk/bluegrass music industry is by Northfield Mandolins.  An instrument is being formed from a tree.  Yes, what an after life indeed. 114 more words

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Jonathan Byrd | Johnny Waken | Sally Barris

The first house concert at Chestnut House Concerts was October 3, 2012 featuring Jonathan Byrd and Chris Kokesh (The Barn Birds).  We’re now ready for our 34th show and happily invite Jonathan to return to Chestnut House with multi-instrumentalist Johnny Waken. 276 more words

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Make it a Double

The Portland, Oregon based mandolin duet of Jack Dwyer & Tim Connell (Mando Planet) is returning to Chestnut House Concerts on Friday, April 10, 2015.  Like doubling the good stuff in a drink, the rich sound of two mandolins fills the room as these artists bring their creativity, energy and talents together.  61 more words

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The Corn Potato String Band - The Ears and Eyes of America

I first heard Aaron Jonah Lewis at Grey Fox 2013. His fiddle solos were extraordinary and his stage presence and demeanor drew my attention.

Almost two years later we received a request for Aaron’s current band “The Corn Potato String Band” to play at Chestnut House Concerts. 450 more words

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House Concert Magic

“Whether it’s 30,000 people at a festival or 30 people at a house concert, each venue has its own magic” ~ Allison Russell from Birds of Chicago…

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Something for Everyone: 3 upcoming shows include soul, folk, roots, old-time and world music.

Mando Planet (Jack Dywer and Tim Connell) played at Chestnut House Concerts in March 2014 and we’re excited to have them return on April 10, 2015 to play the world’s music on sixteen strings. 176 more words

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