Welcome Back To The Hootenany Power Pages, Folk and Roots Music Playlist, and Coming Events in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. The Hootenanny Power radio show, since 1981 on WRKF Public Radio Baton Rouge. The live audio stream may be heard via computer, Saturday nights, 9 pm to midnight central time, at www.wrkf.org, or on the airwaves at 89.3
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Now it is time to announce some new shows. Two are brand new and three I just never formally announced. And all of em are really good shows! Hope you can make em!
Tue, March 21 WILD PONIES $20reg/$30VIP BENJAMIN MOORE opens wildponiesdragon.brownpapertickets.com
OK, so this is only a kinda new show announcement. This is our next show that we booked "last minute". Reservations are slim so far, so I'm guessing most folks don't know about it. If you are free this coming Tuesday, we need you. Gonna be a good one!
Fri, April 21 CJ SOLAR, BRENT ANDERSON & THE BAND OF BROs $20reg/$30VIP cjdragon.brownpapertickets.com
This it the kickoff event for the THIRD STREET SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL. The big, formal show on Sat is at the Manship. But a van load of the finest songwriters in Nashville will arrive on Friday for the FAR less formal night at the Dragon. CJ and Brent will host the event. Both are kicking butt with songs being covered by the biggest artists in country music. I just learned Brent has scored SIX songs on the next BRAD PAISLEY album (he had four on the last one!). Along with scoring songs on other people's albums, CJ is being promoted as a solo act, too. All I can say for this show is......BRING BEER.
Fri, May 5 BILL KIRCHEN (band) $30reg/$40VIP ERIC SCHMITT opens billkirchendragon.brownpapertickets.com
There is no better rock guitarist than the great BILL KIRCHEN. And what a stellar songwriter! If you have never seen a Kirchen show, you just don't know what you are missing! Mr. "Hot Rod Lincoln" really delivers! I have been a massive fan for ages and we have enjoyed Bill's visits for eight years in a row.
Sat, May 6 CASEY KELLY& LESLIE ELLIS $20reg/$30VIP TOMMY IKE HAILEY & CRYSTAL ELDRINGHOFF open caseykellydragon.brownpapertickets.com
This is a "homecoming" show for famed Nashville songwriter CASEY KELLY. You know him as the writer of GEORGE STRAIT'S biggest hit, "Cowboy Rides Away". But did you know Casey is from Baton Rouge? He was a member of the GREEK FOUNTAINS, a fondly remembered local band from my youth. Casey's wife Leslie is also a big Nashville writer and will join him.
Thur, June 1 FRED EAGLESMITH & TIF GINN $30reg/$40VIP no opener fredeaglesmithdragon.brownpapertickets.com
Fred and Tif are coming back to town! Their last six visits have been with Fred's Traveling Steam show. This year they are hopping in a car and driving the country with a duo show. I have longed for the chance to get this format for years and now we have it. Yes I love the band.....but there is nothing better than songwriters just singing their incredible songs!
Sophie (the dog) is demanding that I walk her. Hope you will reserve for a few of the new shows! Thanks! Binky's Dad and Liv's Grandpa, chris m
p.s. The Red Dragon is a 501 (c) 3 federal non-profit organization. Donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE. If you would like to help fund the Dragon for our 15th year, donations can be sent to: LOUISIANA AMERICANA & FOLK SOCIETY 8631 RAINWOOD AVE. BATON ROUGE, LA 70810
Thur, May 18 PETER YARROW (of PETER, PAUL & MARY) $55-$95 MUSTARD'S RETREAT opens w/HEATHER FEIERABEND
Sat, July1 KINKY FRIEDMAN - HUMOR IN MUSIC $39-$59 THREE AMIGOS open (BARRY HEBERT, STEVE JUDICE & MARTIN FLANAGAN)
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
"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