Fri, Nov 11 - 8:00 pm to 11:59 pm
Rock 'n' roll band Chestnut Grove formed in 2011 when members Dee, James Daniels, John Tyler, Gary Geers & Zach Winkler were just graduating high school. After four years of playing local bars, coffee shops, theaters, and festivals, the band debuted their first self-produced full-length album “Perkiomenville” in front of a sold-out crowd at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, PA. In 2016, the band recorded the EP “Let it Down” with critically acclaimed producer Bill Moriarty, who has worked with notable artists like Modest Mouse and Philly's own Dr. Dog. This EP featured a collection of songs including “Whiskey Hand" and “Let it Down,” two of the band's first hits.
The band released the EP “Black Champagne” with Mad Dragon Records in 2018, signed a deal with Nimbleslick Entertainment, and began touring the East Coast and Midwest. Chestnut Grove has headlined venues including the Trocadero, World Cafe Live, and Ardmore Music Hall, while continuing to gain popularity in their home city of Philadelphia and beyond.
In 2019, Chestnut Grove began recording their first full-length studio album when home from touring. In 2020, they released the single “Golden Age,” which received praise from American Songwriter Magazine. The band's ambitions for 2020 had also included completing and releasing the new album and embarking on a US tour–goals ultimately derailed by the global pandemic.
Undeterred, Chestnut Grove went back to the studio with producer Derek Chafin (AKA “Chestnut Grove’s sixth man”) and finished “The Album” featuring singles “Golden Age,” “Ain't Got Nobody,” “Newspaper Hats,” and fan favorite “I Know Somebody.” This album was released in 2021 at Ardmore Music Hall and virtually streamed via Nugs.net, followed by appearances on Radio 104.5 and 88.5 XPN.
Chestnut Grove is back to touring in 2022 with appearances at XPoNential Music Festival, Mile of Music, and more. Stay tuned to hear some of their most ambitious music yet, planned for release in fall 2022.