Consider the Source // Chestnut Grove

Consider the Source

Ages 21+
21+_Tickets: $12 ADV, $15 DOS

NYC trio Consider the Source defy easy description. If intergalactic beings of pure energy, after initiation into an order of whirling dervishes, built some kind of pan-dimensional booty-shaking engine, powered by psychedelics and abstract math, it’d probably just sound like a CTS tribute band. Drawing from progressive rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, CTS blends disparate parts into a striking, utterly original whole. Dubbed “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion”, the band’s music strikes a rare balance between cerebral and emotional, intellectual and primal. A relentless touring schedule has won the band a fervent following from California to Israel, with fans ranging from jam-band hippies and jazz cats to corpse-painted headbangers and prog geeks.

Formed in 2004, Consider the Source features Gabriel Marin on fretless double-neck guitar, bassist John Ferrara, and drummer/percussionist Jeff Mann. Called “the guiding light for his generation of six-stringers”, Marin channels the mystical fury of McLaughlin and Coltrane into wailing melodies, kaleidoscopic soundscapes and boneshaking riffs. With a background in classical musics both Eurpoean and Indian, and an instinct for avant-jazz and destructive metal, Marin’s hypnotic fusion of styles is ever unpredictable. Ferrara’s propulsive, percussive attack, equally suited to simple grooves and impossible chords, can ground the music or launch it into space. His madcap gumbo of slap bass, Indian rhythms, earthy minimalism and complex tapping constantly pushes into strange new worlds, whilst still dropping thick booty-clap beats. Underneath them lies Mann’s rolling thunder; dense rhythmic architecture built from pure swagger and bounce. Half double-bass prog-metal, half crackle-pop Buddy Rich swing, with African and Balkan swirls, Mann’s muscular, freewheeling polyrhythms are the engine fuel for Consider’s multiversal mischief. Even when not improvising, Consider’s music is always a conversation, a roiling stew of dynamic interplay. Each member of Consider the Source alternately leads and follows, spars and assists; in any single song, alliances are made and broken, bargains struck and divorces finalized.

Touring from coast to coast, as well as Europe and the Middle East, has not only earned the band thousands of fans, but has allowed them to perform with a wide variety of well-known artists, including Victor Wooten, Wayne Krantz, King Crimson Projekt, Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Wyclef Jean, Andy Statman, Matt Darriau (Paradox Trio), Oteil Burbridge, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Dumpstaphunk, Keller Williams, George Porter, Jr., Jeff Sipe, Panzerballet (Germany), Eatliz (Israel), Freak Kitchen (Sweden), Morglbl (France), and many others. They have performed at numerous festivals and events, including Burning Man, Gathering of the Vibes, the NYC Fretless Guitar Festival, Catskill Chill, Sun Seekers Ball (Canada), Aura Music & Arts Festival (Florida), Jazz Fest (New Orleans), Head For The Hills Festival & SXSW (Texas), Rootwire (Ohio), and the NYC Gypsy Festival. The band’s latest release, “World War Trio (Parts 2 & 3)” (2016) is available at

Chestnut Grove:

Chestnut Grove is Dee, John Tyler, Zach Winkler, Gary Geers and James Daniels. In 2015 the band released thier self produced album “Perkiomenville” to a sold out hometown crowd at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

In 2016 the band recorded the EP “Let it Down” with hit Song “Whiskey Hand” with Modest Mouse and Dr. Dog Producer Bill Moriarty by partnering the release with Trevor Kerin, owner of Plug in Rewind. The Band has shared bills and stages with: The Hooters, Turkuaz, Ron Gallo(Toy Soldiers) Cyrille Neville & the R.S.B., Felice Brothers, Ryan Montbleau, Peoples Blues of Richmond, Hoots & Hellmouth, Wild Adriatic etc. while touring the northeast, Virginia and Tennessee from 2015 to 2017. The Band has also Headlined the Trocadero, World Cafe Live and Ardmore Music Hall while continuing to gain momentum in the bands home city of Philadelphia and the Northeastern region of the U.S.

In 2018 the band performed live on I Heart Radio’s 104.5 FM Philadelphias Alternative Rock. The bands new EP “Black Champagne” was released May 2018 by Mad Dragon Records. The band has been touring the in support of the new EP; In July 2018 Chestnut Grove joined the Nimbleslick Entertainment Roster. Chestnut Grove is planning on continuing to tour into the Winter of 2018 and has plans to release new music in 2019.

Venue Information:
Tellus360 - The Temple
24 East King St
Lancaster, PA, 17602