Rock ‘n’ roll band Chestnut Grove hails from Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, less than one hour from the City of Brotherly Love. In 2011, John Tyler, James Daniels, Dee, and Sean Murray started the band Chestnut Grove in honor of guitarist and friend Matt Barber.
After a few lineup changes and four years of playing local bars, coffee shops, theaters, and festivals, the band–now consisting of members John, James, Dee, Zach Winkler, and Gary Geers–released their self-produced album “Perkiomenville” to a sold-out crowd at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. In 2016, the band recorded the EP “Let it Down” with Modest Mouse and Dr. Dog producer Bill Moriarty, partnering the release with Trevor Kerin, owner of Plug In Rewind. Chestnut Grove has also headlined the Trocadero, World Cafe Live, and Ardmore Music Hall, while continuing to gain popularity in their home city of Philadelphia and the rest of the northeastern U.S.
While touring the northeast (plus Tennessee and Virginia) from 2015-2017, Chestnut Grove has shared bills and stages with The Hooters, Turkuaz, Ron Gallo (Toy Soldiers), Cyril Neville & the R.S.B., The Felice Brothers, Ryan Montbleau, People’s Blues of Richmond, Hoots & Hellmouth, Wild Adriatic, and others. The band kicked off 2018 by performing live on iHeartRadio’s Philadelphia alternative rock station 104.5 FM. Their new EP “Black Champagne” is scheduled to be released in spring 2018 by Mad Dragon Records.
Phase one of the 2018 tour is already underway. Be sure to check tour dates to see where Chestnut Grove will be bringing the rock ‘n’ roll circus in 2018.