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Yes, I know I already used this pic to promote our ELLIS PAUL show. But it is such a cool pic I am using it twice! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I'll be wearing my "fat jeans" all week long. Even on Sunday, when we host folk great ELLIS PAUL for his first ever Red Dragon visit. It is always tough to get a big crowd on an artist's first visit to town and this show is no exception. But we are going to have a GREAT time regardless of the size of audience. I do hope we round up a few more folks.....so I will keep working it!!! What are you doing this Sunday, Nov 27 at 7pm? GINA FORSYTH will open the show and just may play a tune of two with ELLIS PAUL, as they are old friends. Reg seats are $30, VIP seats are $40 and the show will start at 7pm (yeah, we all have to get up for work on Monday!). Drop me a note to reserve.
Our December schedule....
December is going to be a HUGE month at the Red Dragon. Plenty of shows.....and a lot of them are big name/big $$ shows. These expensive shows take twice as much work on my part. Contracts, deposits, agents, managers, promo folks.......they just wear me out! Most of y'all still learn about these shows from these very e-mails. Here is our December schedule:
Sat, Dec 3GURF MORLIX $20reg/$30VIP ERIC DISANTO opens Famed Austin singer, songwriter and master producer returns for the first time in five years.COLAN GRACEis my co-presenter on this......two head are better than one!
Thur, Dec 8IAN MOORE $20reg/$30VIP KEITH HARRELSON opens This will be Texas rocker IAN MOORE's first visit to the Dragon. What a GREAT guitarist. Almost makes folks overlook what wonderful songs he writes!
Fri, Dec 9 DAVID BROMBERG $50reg (6 seats left), VIPs sold out MICHAEL DOUCET opens Six more seats and I close the ticket window. One last chance, y'all...... davidbrombergdragon.brownpapertickets.com
Fri, Dec 16 VICTORIA WILLIAMS & MYSHKIN WARBLER $25reg/$35VIP no opener Our old friend MYSHKIN returns to Baton Rouge and brings her North Louisiana friend VICTORIA WILLIAMS with her. The ladies will share a band. Gonna be a fun one, y'all.
Thur, Dec 22 JACK INGRAM $50reg/VIPs sold out STEVE JUDICE opens Texas rocker and mutual friend of GUY CLARK! We saw Jack at Guy's tribute last month. We have about a dozen regular seats before I close the ticket window on this one. jackingramdragon.brownpapertickets.com
Fri, Dec 30 MICHAEL DOUCET & FRIENDS $50reg/$60VIP PATRICK COOPER opens The famed leader of BEAUSOLEIL joins us again for another kick-ass night of music. What a GREAT lead-in to the new year!!! michaeldoucetdragon.brownpapertickets.com
I promised to share our upcoming Red Dragon Songwriters Series at the Manship Theatre with you today. But I forgot it was Thanksgiving week. How about a compromise......I'll share what I have. These shows will not go on sale for a few weeks, but it is a good opportunity to mark off some dates on your calendar. Along with these six shows, we are putting the finishing touches on three more. It is going to be our biggest Manship season since our first! Set these dates aside!!
Editor's Note: Dyson House asks "Please ask your listeners to like us on Facebook for schedule updates." Were your faithful editor on Facebook, he would do that! ...
11/26 Revolver 50th Anniversary Celebration Ben Herrington, Le Barbier, Peter Simon, Micah Blouin & Chris Hochkeppel 7:00 PM Cover $18 in advance, $20 at the door 11/27 Matinee at 3:00
12/1 Andrew Duhon and The Dirty River Boys
12/2 Susan Gibson Susan Gibson is an award winning singer/songwriter from Wimberley, Texas and a respected performer and writer with one of the top-selling country songs of all time under her belt - she wrote "Wide Open Spaces" that the Dixie Chicks cover and has five solo albums released nationally. Susan tours year-round and performs at a variety of festivals, listening rooms, and house concert venues. This past year she has toured the U.S. through the Midwest, northwest, southeast, and Europe as well as regionally all over Texas. She was also inducted into the West Texas Music Hall of Fame as 2009's Entertainer of the Year. She was honored to be asked to perform in Washington, D.C. for the Inauguration festivities in 2013 and released her fifth album, “The Second Hand: Live at the Bugle Boy” in March 2014 and will release a new album in late 2016. Crystal Eldringhoff, Jodi James and Nancy Ropollo will open $15.00 advance cover, $18.00 at the door
12/10 Blues Festival Fundraiser-More info to follow
12/17 Minos the Saint
12/19 Acoustic Christmas Show Ben Herrington, Joel Willson and more names to be added
3/3 April Verch
While Verch is perhaps best known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native Ottawa Valley, Canada, her performances extend into old-time American and Appalachian styles and beyond, for a well-rounded tour-de-force of North Americana sounds. Verch tours with world-class musicians as a trio, featuring acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass and clawhammer banjo in addition to Verch’s vocals, fiddle and foot percussion.
One might suspect a performer with as many talents as Verch would pause to take a breath, or need to somewhat compartmentalize her skills during a live performance. But on stage, Verch is almost superhuman, flawlessly intertwining and overlapping different performative elements. She stepdances while fiddling. She sings while stepdancing. Sometimes she sings, steps and fiddles all at once, with apparent ease and precision. Verch is - as they say - a triple threat in performance, her live show a beautiful companion to her music: versatile, robust, and masterfully executed.
BLUEGRASS NEWS:Bluegrass & Olde Tyme acoustic string music on the Rivers,Bayous and Roadside Ditches of Louisiana.
The Sunday afternoon bluegrass JAM should be pleasant under the oaks at Bois Chene by Lasseigne's Grill on Perkins Road at Essen Lane. Many regular participants will be at Sugar Fest in Port Allen that afternoon, but we expect a group to convene at Lasseigne's.
Note that there are a couple of bluegrass jams on the 1st Sunday of each month. In Arnaudville and in St. Francisville (see below)
Send a text message to 225.252.2708 for last minute updates.
Most Sundays: Sunday Jam in Beau Chene office park 7520 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge. Jamming outdoors under those oaks can start anytime. Most pickers are starting at 2 pm.
Baton Rouge Bluegrass Ass'n (Jonathan Harris, Social Chairman /Janitor) P O Box 4112, Baton Rouge LA 70821 (Louisiana) BRbluegrass@aol.com Tel. (225) 387-1600; Text 225.252.2708 Home of BlueGrass on the Bayou Louisiana Bluegrass & Olde Tyme Music . . HARRIS Law Firm - main financial supporter, preparing estate plans and last will and trust documents for the serious bluegrass fan concerned about his family and estate, and the perpetual care of his banjos, mandolins, violins and Martin guitars. Proceeds go to concerts and jams. HarrisLawFirm@aol.com
Gerard Furniture in BR - generous financial supporter, contributing to bringing in guest performers for Jams. Show support by visiting the store and mentioning "bluegrass."
Baton Rouge Bluegrass Ass'n (Jonathan Harris, Social Chairman /Janitor) P O Box 4112, Baton Rouge LA 70821 (Louisiana) BRbluegrass@aol.com Tel. (225) 387-1600
South Louisiana’s disappearing dancehalls will be highlighted during the 2016 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, which is set for Oct. 13-16 at Girard Park, Lafayette. This annual festival, which started in 1974, traditionally honors a musician who has had a significant impact on Cajun and Creole culture....
"Louisiana Folk, Music and People", was conceived to share the songwriting of Patrick Sylvest and the many wells from which he draws his inspiration. In this first podcast, Patrick Interviews Author, Thomas Ard Sylvest, who also happens to be his 90 year old Dad. Please, give a listen!
TOP ARTISTS OF MARCH 2016 www.folkradio.org Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists Based on 14009 airplays from 141 different DJs
1. Gathering Time 2. David Francey 3. Solas 4. Loretta Lynn 5. Carla Ulbrich 6. Infamous Stringdusters 7. Corin Raymond 7. Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands 9. Eli West 10. Monica Rizzio 11. Kate Campbell 11. Moors And McCumber 13. Willie Nelson 14. Terri Hendrix 15. Denise Jordan Finley 16. Burning Bridget Cleary 16. Victor And Penny 18. Bob Dylan 18. Frank Solivan 18. Goodbye Blue 18. Greg Brown 22. Rebecca Folsom 23. Dori Freeman 23. No Fuss And Feathers 25. Eileen Ivers 25. The Paul McKenna Band 25. Steve Young 28. Honor Finnegan 29. Robert Bobby 30. Robinlee Garber 30. Scott Wolfson And Other Heroes 32. Birds Of Chicago 32. Pete Seeger 34. Tim O'Brien 35. Curtis And Loretta 35. Free The Honey 35. Kathy Kallick 38. Beatles 38. Judy Kass 40. Amy White 40. David Mallett 40. Wren
In my 74 years, this is the first time I have ever asked you or anyone else to join me as a member of a folk and/or advocacy organization.
I am proud to be a Creative Board member and dues paying member of the WoodSongs Front Porch Association (WFPA), a non-profit group that has successfully started a major grassroots push to involve K-12 schools in lesson plans around traditional music and to begin school performer coffee houses both in the school and in community based venues. The $20 (single) and $25 (family and/or band up to 5 members) covers your admission to the two-day gathering to be held at the Museum of Appalachia just north of Knoxville on September 25 and 26, 2015.
I do hope you join and maybe even join me and the other Members of the WFPA's Creative Board as a song farmer at the Gathering.
Northport N.Y. - M.C. Records is thrilled to announce that genre busting singer/songwriter, New Orleans based Dayna Kurtz will perform on the syndicated radio program eTown on May 3. She will share the stage with folk/bluesman Eric Bibb. Scroll down for all of Dayna's tour dates in the U.S. and Europe.
Dayna has always had fans from some of the most amazing songwriters including Bonnie Raitt and duet partner, Nora Jones. Now add Madeleine Peyroux to list. Here's what she said about "Rise And Fall."
It is great to hear an amazing voice but indescribable to hear an amazing soul. Thus this record and Dayna Kurtz are indescribable. I’m grateful for the discovery of a new old friend. - Madeleine Peyroux
Kurtz has achieved such distinctions as being named Female Songwriter of the Year by the National Academy of Songwriters. Norah Jones (with whom she later recorded a duet) and Bonnie Raitt have raved about her in interviews, she's performed on such high-profile radio shows as World Cafe, Mountain Stage and NPR's Morning Edition, and her singing was featured in a widely seen TV commercial for a prominent American hotel chain.
Les Kerr has a new blog about the musical connection between Nashville and New Orleans. From Louis Armstrong’s collaboration with Jimmie Rodgers to Del McCoury playing with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the connection continues at:
"Though it's impossible to pinpoint a particular moment when immigrants began inventing American music, a dramatic turning point surely occurred in 1804, the year a young nation made the Louisiana Purchase. President Thomas Jefferson sought to buy from the French just the city of New Orleans, because of its crucial value as a port. But a cash-strapped Napoleon sold the entire, still-uncharted Louisiana Territory for $15 million — roughly 4 cents an acre. In a single stroke, America became a thrilling, noisy eruption of sound."
I host a local BG / folk/gospel radio show that airs on several country stations on Sunday morning. If you have a recent recording that would reflect this format, please send along. I would be glad to air. Please let me know what song that you are trying to push.
I do this only as a labor of love for this kind of music and to promote local artist.
My name is Rebecca Sharky. I am the GM of Cafe Des Amis in Breaux Bridge, LA. I'd like for Cafe Des Amis to be considered as an alternative non-smoking venue to your folk friends. If you have any suggestions, please email me.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BREATHE SECONDHAND SMOKE AT WORK. WHY SHOULD I?
"I have been affected by secondhand smoke. I remember one night I was playing in a club and I went to hit a high note and I almost blacked out on stage. I had to hold the microphone to keep from falling down. There was so much smoke in the place that it had a negative impact on my singing."
Music selections from audio collections at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Southern Folklife Collection are now being streamed online. Visitors can tune in to channels that feature music in five genres: old-time music; country and bluegrass; folk revival; rhythm, blues, and boogie; and the eclectic “SFC Mix.” The purpose of our radio stream is to make our holdings available for educational use.
When the song of the angel is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flocks, The work of Christmas begins: To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry, To release the prisoner, To rebuild the nations, To bring peace among brothers, To make music in the heart.
This website is updated Saturdays, before the Hootenanny Power radio show at 9 pm on WRKF. Please don't wait until Monday or Tuesday after the radio show to send me info on a performance that coming Friday. It definitely won't make the show, and probably won't make the website. tlcaffery at yahoo dot com