House Concerts

Brock McGuire Band


Chez Chase

presents

Brock McGuire Band

acclaimed Irish traditional band

In Nov 2015, LiveIreland.com named Brock McGuire Band 
"the best Irish traditional band in the world"

Saturday Evening, October 15, 2016
Schedule: 6PM – light supper [you have to eat somewhere!]
7PM – CONCERT START
Venue: 450 River View Roadeast Memphis, TN 38120
{Nancy's house ON River View, not the condo WITH A river view}

RSVP: ChaseNan@AOL.com, or office phone (901) 287-4150
Suggested artist donation for entry: $20 at door
$15 Pre Paid to Nancy at VENUE ADDRESS

DO NOT MISS THIS EXCITING BAND!

Brock McGuire Band’s collaboration with 14-time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs was hailed as “a masterpiece” by American music critic Bill Margeson.


Brock McGuire Band’s collaboration with 14-time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs was hailed as “a masterpiece” by American music critic Bill Margeson.

Space is limited and supper will be supplied: RSVP ASAP (Nancy has seating room for 50-60; she need to know numbers for food!) This concert will sell out. RSVP early by check and get the discount!


























Jon Brooks

Chez Chase

presents

Jon Brooks

unique Canadian singer-songwriter
***this concert is not to be missed***
****The best way to assuage Monday misery****
Monday Evening

September 19, 2016

Schedule: 6PM - light supper [you have to eat somewhere!]
7PM - CONCERT START
venue: 450 River View Road
east Memphis, TN 38120
{that is Dr Chase's house ON River View, not the condo WITH a river view}

RSVP: ChaseNan@AOL.com, or office phone (901) 287-4150
Suggested artist donation for entry:
$20 at door
$15 Pre Paid to ME at VENUE ADDRESS

DO NOT MISS THIS FASCINATING MUSICIAN!
singer, songwriter,
and instrumentalist

Space is limited and supper will be supplied: RSVP ASAP
(I have seated room for 50-60; I need to know numbers for food!)
This concert will sell out. RSVP early by check and get the discount!


BIO:

Here is one account:

“I write songs to calm those who’ve looked into, and seen, what is in their hearts. I also write songs to terrify those who have not.” – Jon Brooks

Nearing the end of a year of travel in 1997 throughout Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and particularly, throughout war ruined Bosnia-Herzegovina, Jon Brooks discovered what kind of song he wanted to write. In 2005, he began writing and performing that song – the song that looks for the soul of things. In 2010 Jon became the fourth Canadian since 1975 to win the prestigious Kerrville (TX) New Folk Award. Founder of The Kerrville Folk Festival, the late Rod Kennedy, said of Jon: “(Brooks) speaks and sings words that need to be spoken and sung and he does it beautifully, perfectly, and with absolute finesse.” He has now been nominated four times for ‘English Songwriter of the Year’ by the Canadian Folk Music Awards (2007, 2009, 2012, and 2015). Jon’s fifth album, The Smiling and Beautiful Countryside, was released November 1, 2014 by Borealis Records and was nominated for two 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards: ‘Contemporary Album of the Year’ and ‘English Songwriter of the Year.’

Frankie Gavin, Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello


Chez Chase Presents


Frankie Gavin
Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello

this concert is NOT to be missed — change all conflicting events to alternate dates!!!

Wednesday Evening, October 14, 2015
Chez Chase Out East: 450 River View Road, Memphis 38120
(the house on River View Road, not the condo with a river view)
RSVP: ChaseNan@AOL.com, or office phone (901) 287-4150
Light supper at 6 pm
Concert at 7 pm
(You need to eat somewhere!
Come and join us!)

Suggested artist donation for entry: $20 at door
Pre Paid to Nancy at venue address: $15

DO NOT MISS THESE MAGNIFICIENT MUSICIANS!


Space is limited and supper will be supplied: RSVP, asap
(We have seated room for about 50; we need numbers for food!)




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Frankie Gavin has been playing fiddle & flute since his teenage years. At the age of seventeen, he won two All Ireland competitions – for fiddle and flute. Originally influenced by some of the great Irish and American-Irish fiddle players, James Morrison, & Michael Coleman, he later found himself playing with stars such as The Rolling Stones, Stephane Grappelli, Elvis Costello, Earl Scruggs & Yehudi Menhuin as well as with some of the great contemporary players & singers of traditional Irish music. All have left their mark on his eclectic approach to music.

The name Frankie Gavin is also synonymous with
De Dannan the globally renowned band he founded in the mid-1970s. After a short break in the early 2000s, Frankie restarted the band with a new young line-up. The current incarnation maintains the super-stellar quality of those iconic early De Dannans.

In his time, Gavin has played for four American presidents, starting, as a seven-year old, when he played for
John F. Kennedy on his 1962 visit to Ireland, for Presidents Clinton & Bush & most recently, for Barack and Michelle Obama, when the president visited his ancestral home in the village Moneygall in County Offaly.The plain fact is that there is no more exciting fiddle player or moving flute player in the world of Irish music today.
Footnote The Guinness Book of Records, that bible of bizarre human conditions & activities, lists Frankie Gavin as the world’s fastest fiddle player. On 20 September 2010, he played a traditional Irish tune, The Foxhunter’s Reel, at a breath-taking 150 beats per minute!


Tommy-Louise
Tommy McCarthy & Louise Costello come from families steeped in traditional Irish music.
Tommy
(fiddle), was born in London to Irish parents, who emigrated from the west of Ireland in the early 1950s.  His father Tommy Sr. was a well known piper & concertina player from Co. Clare, so Tommy grew up listening to traditional music & playing with all of the legendary Irish players who were living in London, including: Máirtín Byrnes, Raymond Roland, Roger Sherlock, Danny Meehan, Paddy Taylor & Bobby Casey.  He also recalls meeting John Kelly & Willie Clancy during frequent visits to Ireland. With his family, he performed throughout Ireland & the U.K. - including The Royal Albert Hall, London.
Louise (banjo) from Galway, played with her father Denny & local fiddlers: Joe Morris & Jim O'Brien, flute player Joe Collins & friend Paddy Hession. In her late teens she broadened her musical horizons & became part of Galway's vibrant session scene. It was there that her banjo playing was influenced by Charlie Piggott.
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Tommy & Louise met in 1987 playing trad sessions in the Boston area & have continued to play together & with many notable musicians including The Chieftains & many more.

In 2014 Tommy & Louise released the critically acclaimed album: "Grace Bay", featuring original compositions by Tommy, as well as traditional favorites.
Read Irish Echo Review - Read review from "Living Tradition" U.K.
In late 2014 Tommy & Louise began working with St. Patrick's Mental Health Foundation on their Walk In My Shoes Campaign which helps to raise funds for vulnerable young adults in need of mental health services in Ireland. Tommy created the Trad Tune Challenge, hoping to attention & raise funds for the great service this foundation offers, he kicked the idea off with his own video challenge to good friend Sharon Shannon, who in turn challengedJoannie Madden & Nathan Carter. Within 24 hours, the challenge had reached 200,000 views! It exploded with challenges from young to seasoned musicians all over the world, joining together for this one great cause...See sample of musician Trad Tune Challenges

The Burren
Tommy & Louise are also owners of the
The Burren Pub, in Davis Square, Somerville, which they opened in 1996. Since then, they've established the bar as the premier venue for traditional music in the U.S. There can be few contemporary trad musicians who have not enjoyed performing a concert in the intimate warmth of the Burren Back Room or joined an arousing session in the front bar.In 2011, they launched The Burren Backroom Series, along withBrian O'Donovan host of "A Celtic Sojurn" on WGBH radio. The series features core performers from many aspects of traditional music.
Past shows have included:
Sharon Shannon; Dervish; Sean Keane;Andy Irvine; Robbie O'Connell & The Battlefield Band to name but a few.

Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger incredible tribute by Rik and Rick!

Thursday Feb 27, 2014 — light supper at 6 pm, concert at 7 pm
(You need to eat somewhere! Come and join us!)
Chez Chase Out East: 450 River View Road, Memphis 38120
RSVP: ChaseNan@AOL.com, or office phone (901) 287-4150

Suggested artist donation for entry: $15 at door
Pre Paid to venue address: $10

DO NOT MISS THESE MAGNIFICIENT MUSICIANS WHO HAVE PERFORMED WITH PETE SEEGER


Space is limited and supper will be supplied: RSVP, asap
(We have seated room for about 50; we need numbers for food!)


Background information about the RIX!


The RIX

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Old friends Rik Palieri, Rick Nestler, proponents of the "Hudson River School of Music", take the stage as a duo for an evening filled with songs both old and new, familiar and obscure, and from poignant to just plain zany! Playing individually and together in various combinations on guitars, banjos, ukulele, Native American flute, Ozark Mouth bow, autoharp and perhaps even the Polish bagpipe, there will be plenty of chances for singing along, foot tapping, knee slapping, and belly laughing!

Grammy winner, Rick Nestler is probably most well known as the writer of the unofficial anthem of the Hudson River, “The River That Flows Both Ways” which was recorded by Pete Seeger on Pete’s Grammy nominated album, “Family Concert”, and on The Grammy winning, “Tomorrow’s Children”, wherein he was also featured as a performer. Rik performs on 6 and 12 string guitar, tenor banjo, autoharp, and baritone ukulele. He is a long time member of The Hudson River Sloop Singer's and has played often in concerts with Pete Seeger ,Tom Chapin, Tom Paxton, Richie Havens, Guy Davis, Rambling Jack Elliot and too many more mention.He has appeared at folk festivals, and coffeehouses across the US and internationally in Australia, Bermuda, Canada and the Virgin Islands. He has presented programs at many museums, including The Hudson River Museum, The Hudson River Maritime Center, Mystic Seaport, South Street Seaport Museums. Rick has seven albums to his credit. Among them, his all original CD called, "Spending My Days" includes the song, "The River That Flows Both Ways", "The Irish in Me", a collection of his favorite 'songs from the old sod' “Cowboy Up” an album of ‘western music’ which includes Rick yodeling and playing tenor banjo on a variety of traditional cowboy songs and his latest CD “Dockside” an album of maritime music.

"Totem Pole" Rik Palieri- is a talented singer, song writer, multi-instrumentalist, storyteller and member of "The Mythical Order of The Rose Tattoo", who lives the musical life to the fullest. He is a very energetic performer who captivates audiences of all ages with his stories and songs. In a typical performance Rik will sing an old ballad with long necked banjo, stomp out a Leadbelly style blues on the guitar, squeeze an exotic instrumental on the Polish bagpipes, spin out a wild and wooly story of his travels, pluck out a tune on the Ozark mouth bow, blow a mournful melody on the Native American flute and end the evening with an original Yodel-sing-a-long. Rik has performed at concert halls, museums, schools and festivals throughout all 50 states,toured Alaska by float plane, rode camelback in Australia and sung on trains throughout Europe. He has appeared on countless TV programs and he also has his own cable TV show "Song Writers Notebook" (archived by the Library of Congress), that has featured interviews with artists like Pete Seeger, Jimmy Driftwood and Utah Phillips. Rik has recorded six albums. His newest CD is called "The Almanac Trail, retracing the national 1941 Almanac Singers tour. He is also an occasional writer for Sing Out!, Banjo Newsletter and author of the book " The Road Is My Mistress, Tales Of A Roustabout Songster.

"Rik has more time and miles on him than a prospector’s mule. But he has turned up the gold. It shines from a thousand stages where, night after night he gives back to some of us what he’s learned from the rest of us....Rik tells it and lives it and sings it and it all comes out, like the old fiddler said, “ finer’ then snuff and it ain’t half as dusty”. — Utah Phillips.

Together the RIX create an atmosphere of not only fun but also tap into a rare glimpse of a part of American folk lore that is slowly disappearing. These travelers learned from the masters, they are from the true vine, catch them while you can!

Rick Nestler Links

Facebook
Reverb Nation
http://www.ricknestler.com

Totem Pole Rik Palieri Links

www.banjo.net
www.almanactrail.com
Rik's PV Video (YouTube)

Andrew McKnight

It begins with a dramatic a cappella vocal, followed by a crisp and concise interlude of flatpicked guitar. Then the warm and supple tenor voice settles in to work, delivering literate and cinematic vignettes of rural Americans and their struggles in memorable melodies and compelling twists of phrase. The between song banter is as much of the show as the music, with humorous anecdotes and a theatrical flair for storytelling weaving the words and music into a memorable performance. Such is a typical ANDREW McKNIGHT concert experience.

Since permanently leaving his corporate environmental engineering career in 1996, award-winning folk and Americana artist Andrew McKnight's musical journey has traced half a million miles of blue highways, and earned him a wealth of critical acclaim and enthusiastic fans for his captivating performances and five CDs. He usually tours solo, but also performs frequently with founding Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member Les Thompson fronting their genre-bending quartet Beyond Borders. In addition to his music, he is an insightful essayist and poet, a gifted workshop leader, and a warm and thoughtful interview.

Whether solo or with Beyond Borders, the foundation is always his captivating storytelling and stellar songcraft; his "Good Things Matter" is a past Winner of the Great American Song Contest. Andrew's writing often encompasses his passion for community and causes such as preserving American landscapes and heritage. The Shenandoah Valley-based artist often shares his talents for a variety of worthy causes, such as a community radio station in Massachusetts, an at-risk youth mentoring program in California, and a food bank in suburban Seattle.

"With a voice reminiscent of Don McLean, McKnight traverses from old-time Appalachian tunes to contemporary folk and blues, all backed up by his dead-on guitar playing" (The Boston Globe)

"The skillful songwriter's interest in history is revealed in songs such as the Civil War ballad "The Road to Appomattox" and the soldier's elegy "Wind Whispers Your Name."...he avoids stridency by crafting vignettes told from the point of view of those in pain and keeps dourness at bay ... He also works in true folkie tradition, updating lyrics to classic material such as "Worried Man Blues" or reworking Robert Johnson's "Crossroads" to place himself mano-a-devil." (The Washington Post)

"Full of great positive energy, Andrew took the stage and immediately had the crowd riveted... a gifted story teller, Andrew did not hesitate to share some of his insights and stories with the crowd. For the second set opener, Andrew sang a gospel a cappella song as he entered the barn. With the crowd clapping along with him, I have to say it was an experience that none of us will forget.....Needless to say, everyone left inspired and grinning ear to ear. We can't wait until Andrew returns to play in the Barn again!" (Eric Behlmer, host, Barn Concerts, Gilroy CA)

Andrew’s Website | Facebook
YouTube: Dancing in the Rain | Crossroads (Revisited) | The Road to Appomattox