NEWS FROM BATON ROUGE BLUEGRASS...
Feedback received as of Saturday afternoon indicated that many of our jam crowd are going to the Poche Plantation festival Sunday in Convent (It's 9 am - 5 pm). Those who wish to meet for a jam at Boutin's at 3 pm will be welcome there as usual. Gina Forsyth may join in at Poche Plantation, but whether she comes to Boutin's later in the day depends upon whether the Convent affair tapers off long before 5 pm. Since the Convent festival is scheduled to end at 5 pm, there will be an opportunity for the pickers and jammers to reconvene at Boutin's by 3, 4 or 5 or 6. We would not know until about 3 pm Sunday. I'll try to stay in touch with all inquiries.
OLD SALT UNION WITH GUEST JODI JAMES
Hartley Vey Studio Theatre at Manship Theatre
Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 8 pm
DANA COOPER AT CALMES HOUSE CONCERTS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7 2014
Hello concert goers,
Thanks once again for a successful concert under the stars with Tia McGraff and her husband Tommy. We’re keeping the songwriters rolling in November with the wonderful solo style of Dana Cooper. If you like the kind of music you might find at Austin City Limits, The Kerrville Folk Festival, and Mountain Stage, well, you’re in luck because Dana Cooper has played all of the above venues. According to his bio: Cooper’s songs have been recorded by top-notch artists such as bluegrass star Claire Lynch; Irish vocalist Maura O’Connell; and luminary songwriters Pierce Pettis and Susan Werner. Cooper’s mixture of flat-picking, finger-picking and percussive strumming style is legend among other guitarists. An expressive singer, his voice is ageless evoking a rich lifetime of experience.
Dana has recorded for Elektra Records with such prestigious session musicians as Lee Sklar, Russ Kunkel, and Jim Horn (think session cats and road band for the likes of James Taylor and Jackson Browne).
His bio reads: His prolific endeavors have resulted in 20 albums. The critically acclaimed Miracle Mile on Compass Records was nominated for a Nashville Music Award as “Best Pop Album” and was chosen by Performing Songwriter magazine as one of the top DIY recordings for the year. Harry Truman Built a Road was named one of the best records of 2002 by The Tennessean and was also chosen as one of the top twelve DIY recordings for that year. Made of Mud released on King Easy Records in 2005 won Cooper the “Best Male Songwriter Award” by Indie Acoustic Project. Working with co-producer/guitarist Thomm Jutz, Cooper recently released The Conjurer which features some of the bluesiest, rawest music of his career. Grammy-award-winning singer/songwriter Kim Carnes, who also co-wrote the opening song, “Enough”, joins Cooper on vocals. Dana Cooper continues to tour the United States and Europe gaining new fans wherever he goes.
Some of the cool gigs Dana has had include: Festivals
Kerrville Folk Festival (Texas)
Belfast/Nashville Songwriters Festival (N. Ireland)
Napa Valley Music Festival (California)
Copenhagen Songwriters Festival (Denmark)
The Bluebird Café (Nashville, TN)
The Cactus Café (Austin, TX)
Anderson Fair (Houston, TX)
Berlin Guitars (Berlin, Germany)
McCabe’s (Santa Monica, CA)
The Birchmere (Alexandria,VA)
Passim (Cambridge, MA)
Here is a link to Dana’s website: http://www.danacoopermusic.com/
Here are some Youtube clips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXF-9mwxAMo
And we get to hear Dana in the quiet, intimate setting of Calmes House Concerts! If he sounds this impressive in some of the noisy venues we have in these clips, think how good he is going to sound here at the house! And we get this entertainment cheap too, only $15 per person.
Here are the details:
Where: Calmes House Concerts: 11143 Lazy Lake Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70818
When: Friday, November 7th, 2014 at 7 P.M.
Suggested Donation : $15 per person
Hope to see all of your familiar faces—and hope you bring a few friends for our quiet musical revolution here at this house.—Robert and Dianne Calmes email@example.com
P.S. Please join us, Dianne and me and a few friends and "kin" at the Irish House, Saturday, October 25th at 7 P.M to hear our brother-in-law, and a good friend to all of us, Patie O'Sullivan. Excellent Irish food and drink there too!
News from Johnny Palazzatto:
Coming up 11/1-2/14 GN Gonzales Bikes & Blues Sat. 11/1 Gillis Silo 2:30 and Chris LeBlanc at 4:30; Sunday, 11/2
2p One More Time (OMT)
Sat. 11/15 Louisiana Veterans Festival West Feliciana Sport Park Hwy 61 St. Francisville, La. 10a-9p
MARCIA BALL CELEBRATES NEW RELEASE WITH PERFORMANCE IN ST. FRANCISVILLE!
"Rollicking roadhouse rave-ups and soulful Gulf Coast R&B." --USA Today
Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist/vocalist/songwriter Marcia Ball celebrates the release of her new Alligator Records CD, THE TATTOOED LADY AND THE ALLIGATOR MAN, with a live performance on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the LA Vets-Fest in St. Francisville. Ball's groove-laden New Orleans R&B, heart-wrenching ballads and driving Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite of music fans everywhere. Her music mixes equal parts simmering soul fervor and rollicking Crescent City piano. THE TATTOOED LADY AND THE ALLIGATOR MAN is her sixth release for Alligator. Four of her previous five releases received Grammy Award nominations. Ball received the 2012 Blues Music Award (BMA) for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Of The Year. She has now won a total of nine BMAs and has received a whopping 42 nominations. Ball received a 2014 Living Blues Readers' Poll Award for Most
Outstanding Musician (Keyboard) and now holds seven Living Blues Awards in all. She was inducted into the Gulf Coast Hall of Fame in 2010 and into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2012. Concert information is as follows:
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Event: LA Vets-Fest
Venue: West Feliciana Parish Sports Park
Address: 10226 West Feliciana Parkway
City: St. Francisville, LA
Ticket price: $25
*See website for complete event information
Marcia Ball has earned worldwide fame for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she strolls onto the stage. Her groove-laden New Orleans boogie, deeply soulful ballads and rollicking Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music fans all over the world.
On THE TATTOOED LADY AND THE ALLIGATOR MAN, Ball draws listeners deep into her music with instantly memorable melodies and imaginative imagery. Her songs paint vibrant musical pictures, richly detailed with characters, flavors and scenes straight out of Louisiana and Texas. With raucous horns punctuating Ball's legendary piano pounding and emotional, melodic vocals, the new CD mixes Ball's New Orleans R&B, swampy Louisiana ballads, and jumping, Tex-Mex flavored zydeco into a one-of-a-kind musical gumbo, a sound she has been perfecting over the course of her four-decade career.
From the poignant Just Keep Holding On to the fresh start of Clean My House to the surprising and timely The Squeeze Is On to the southern warmth of Human Kindness, Ball has delivered a set of songs so well written and so well performed, she'll astound and delight her longtime fans and give newcomers plenty of reasons to join the party. Featuring her stellar, road-tested touring band, with help from friends Delbert McClinton and Terrance Simien and production by Grammy-winner Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Joe Louis Walker, James Cotton, Susan Tedeschi), THE TATTOOED LADY AND THE ALLIGATOR MAN is happy, moving, joyful, stirring, thought-provoking, danceable and fun.
After a 1978 solo LP for Capitol and a successful series of releases on Rounder, Ball joined the Alligator Records family in 2001 with the release of the critically acclaimed Presumed Innocent. The CD took home the 2002 Blues Music Award for Blues Album Of The Year. 2004's So Many Rivers, 2005's Live! Down The Road, 2008's Peace, Love & BBQ and 2011's Roadside Attractions all received Grammy Award nominations as well as critical and popular acclaim.
The New York Times says, "Marcia Ball plays two-fisted New Orleans barrelhouse piano and sings in a husky, knowing voice about all the trouble men and women can get into on the way to a good time." Living Blues declares, "Her originals sound like timeless classics and southern soul masterpieces that no one else can imitate." Of the new album, Ball says, "I don't make a record until I have something to say, stories to tell, messages to impart. I try to make records that are true to me," she continues, "and this one couldn't be truer."
Who: DARRELL SCOTT
Where: Manship Theatre-Red Dragon ~ Baton Rouge, LA
When: November 14
Ages: all ages
Bio: Darrell Scott released his most recent solo album, Long Ride Home, in January 2012. Long Ride Home is Darrel’s seventh studio album and was self-produced with mixing and mastering by Ray Kennedy (Ray Davies, Steve Earle). This album features Scott’s songwriting as a vehicle to revisit and pay tribute to the music of his youth. Scott says he was “baptized into country music” throughout his youth, and many songs on the album are nearly as old as those memories of his youth, two from as far back as when he was 16 (co-writes with his father, Wayne Scott). Recorded in Scott’s sun-drenched living room over several days of an early spring, the project is an intimate homage to the music Darrell remembers.
Scott centered the core band around Hargus “Pig” Robbins, his Band of Joy band mate Dennis Crouch and longtime friend Kenny Malone. Then friends Guy Clark, Wayne Scott, Rodney Crowell, Patty Griffin, Tim O’Brien, John Cowan, Lloyd Green, Charlie McCoy, Mickey Raphael, Marcus Hummon, Jonell Mosser and Kathy Chiavola all dropped by at some point to lend their talents.
Darrell Scott has, over the past decade-plus, assumed a rarified place in American music. His literary but accessible songwriting has been the foundation of his reputation. His singing is uncommonly strong and nuanced. And his chops on guitar and steel, practiced over a lifetime of blue-collar musicianship, have earned him elite sideman gigs like Robert Plant’s current Band of Joy. With three Grammy nominations and an Americana Music Award to his credit, Scott has more than proven his stature as one of the finest all-around musicians in the world. Now on Long Ride Home, the country music that shaped his musical character and that has informed his prior work in ways explicit and subtle, finally blasts to the surface.
More on Darrell Scott:
Darrell Scott is a Grammy-nominated performer and recording artist, a highly demanded multi-instrumentalist (he plays 13 instruments!), and an ASCAP songwriter of the year. Darrell delivers his soulful performances in solo, duo, trio, band, and string quintet configurations, all equally dynamic and powerful. Darrell will be touring in 2012 in support of his new CD “Long Ride Home.” Songwriting credits include the Grammy Award winning “Long Time Gone” and “Heartbreak Town.” When not on tour with his own shows, Darrell plays in Robert Plant’s Band of Joy.
Grammy Nomination for Best Country Song – “Long Time Gone” Dixie Chicks 2003
Grammy Nomination for Best Country Instrumental Performance – “The Second Mouse” 2001
Americana 2007 Song of the Year – “Hank Williams’ Ghost”
Rolling Stone Magazine listed Theatre of the Unheard as one of the 2003 Critics Top Albums
ASCAP Songwriter of the Year 2002
NSAI Songwriter of the Year 2001
Songs recorded by over 70 artists including: Dixie Chicks, Keb Mo, Faith Hill, Guy Clark, Sam Bush, Maura O’Connell, Kathy Mattea, Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Garth Brooks, Patty Loveless, Trace Adkins, Tim McGraw
THE ARTS COUNCIL INVITES the Capital Region to enjoy great free music every Sunday through November 9 from 2pm to 5pm at North Boulevard Town Square.
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and 225 Magazine announce the next installment of the Sunday in the Park free concert series at North Boulevard Town Square. A stellar lineup of musicians has been announced, which kicked off last weekend with Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble. This Sunday the Mulligan Brothers come to town for a free outdoor concert, and they will be followed by Blair Crimmins, Damon Fowler, Seth Walker, and Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band to close the season.
Sunday in the Park is a series of free outdoor concerts held from 2pm to 5pm at North Boulevard's Town Square in downtown Baton Rouge. The downtown setting, two blocks from the Mississippi River and at the heart of the Capital City, provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy the mild Fall afternoons with a picnic, friends, and wonderful live music.
"What better way to activate the front yard of Baton Rouge than with some of our region's most interesting music-makers," said Eric Holowacz, CEO of the Arts Council. "We've planned a variety of styles and performers who will spend Sunday afternoons giving our community their songs."
The Sunday in the Park series is a family-friendly environment, and includes free face painting and balloon creations for the little ones. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets, support the surrounding restaurants and businesses, and spend the day enjoying a creative city.
Sunday in the Park is presented in the Fall and Spring by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and is made possible by generous support from the Office of the Mayor-President, Baton Rouge Metro Council, Visit Baton Rouge, 225 Magazine, WRKF 89.3, and NBC-33/FOX-44.
LOUISIANA NEWBORNS HEAR CAJUN LULLABIES
So it's not too surprising that the hospital's foundation teamed up with Louisiana Folk Roots for a project that taps into the area's rich heritage....
FREE -REGULAR 2ND SATURDAY BLUEGRASS JAM at the Main Street Market (corner of 5th & Main) in downtown Baton Rouge. Covered parking and air conditioned picking parlor. Plenty food and beverages. 11 AM-2 PM.
FREE - Old Marsolan Feed Store Concert & Jam Saturday NOON - 2 pm in Covington, E. Gibson St.
FREE - Country & Gospel Music show at the Suma Hills Center at the Satsuma Exit on I-12 - Sunday 2 - 4 PM hosted by "Sunday Morning in Hogg Heaven" radio show.
"Steel Wheels" in concert on Sunday October 19 at the Manship Theatre in BR!
7:00 PM following the Sunday Boutin's Bluegrass Jam.
Free - Open Mike Folk Music at Heminbough.
Sunday, October 19, 4 - 6 pm near St. Francisville.
"A Celebration of Literature and Art" is hosting a "Folk Music Open Mic" Sunday afternoon, October 19 at Heminbough on Hwy. 61 south of St. Francisville. It will be in the outdoor amphitheater. If anyone would like to participate, contact: DayReaves@bellsouth.net
Baton Rouge Bluegrass Ass'n
(Jonathan Harris, Social Chairman /Janitor)
P O Box 4112, Baton Rouge LA 70821 (Louisiana)
Tel. (225) 387-1600
Home of BlueGrass on the Bayou
Louisiana Bluegrass & Olde Tyme Music
2014 regular jams
Mon nite - bluegrass Jam "HI HO Lounge" - St. Claude Ave - New Orleans 7 pm
Mon nite - bluegrass Jam - Lafayette - downtown Cite des Arts Theatre 7 pm
Tues nite - Denham Springs - Bluegrass Jam at the Cactus Cafe 6:30 PM
Thurs nite - bluegrass JAM - Orlando's Cafe 7 - 9 pm. Hwy 22 in Madisonville
Sun Bluegrass & Olde Tyme Jam - BOUTIN'S (Bluebonnet in BR) - 3 p.m.- 6 pm
2nd & 4th Sat - bluegrass JAM - 11 am @ Main St. Market - BR
4th Tues - Gospel Jam - Faith Presb Ch - Hwy 1085 in Covington - 7 pm.
Mon nite - Lagniappe Dulcimer Soc'y - 6 pm, Comm'y Bible Church, 8354 Jeffersn Hwy - BR
2nd & 4th Sat - Cajun Dulcimer Soc'y - 10 am - Acad'n Cultrl Cntr - Laf.
Our main financial supporter is HARRIS Law Firm. Preparing estate plans and last will and trust documents for the serious bluegrass fan who is concerned about his family and estate, and for the serious "picker" who is concerned about the perpetual care of his banjos, mandolins, violins and Martin guitars. www.HarrisLawBR.com
Lynn Boutin allows us the use of his restaurant facility at BOUTIN's on Bluebonnet Blvd. for jams every Sunday (20 years). Invaluable! Without Lynn = homeless. ....tell him how much you appreciate his support of bluegrass and roots music.
Gerard Furniture in BR is a generous financial supporter, contributing to the cost of bringing in guest performers for Jams. Show support by mentioning "bluegrass" when you visit the store.
Bluegrass & Olde Tyme acoustic string music on the Rivers,Bayous and Roadside Ditches of Louisiana
LAWSUIT DEALINE LOOMS FOR CJ CHENIER
The Daily Advertiser
As the deadline looms for C.J. Chenier’s response to a lawsuit filed by the heirs of Clifton Chenier against C.J. Chenier in the 15th Judicial District Court, the plaintiff’s attorney hasn’t heard from the defendant.
Chenier, named Clayton Joseph Thompson in the petition, was served Sept. 26, at the season opening Music & Market event in Opelousas. Chenier has until Monday to answer the petition.
“I haven’t heard anything from them, but they do have 15 days to answer,” said King Alexander, who represents relatives of Margaret Chenier, Clifton’s deceased wife. “Like a few lawyers who deviate from the custom of South Louisiana, except for New Orleans, if a lawyer contacted me for an extension time in which to answer, I would always grant it.”
Chenier maintains a wait-and-see approach.
“I just decided it don’t make sense for me to get into all that junk,” Chenier said. “I’ll just deal with it when the time comes and I’m not going to worry about it, man.”
The petition states that Chenier, a zydeco musician who says the late Clifton Chenier claimed him as his son, cannot be the son of the late zydeco legend because the latter was “unable to sire any biological or natural children;” and that C.J. Chenier must stop using the Chenier name.
“From what he said (last week in The Daily Advertiser), he thinks all this will come out in the wash,” said Alexander. “I’m perfectly willing for that to happen. If he’s willing to lose in court, but win in the court of public opinion then that’s kind of what he’s done so far.”....
WHO: MARY GAUTHIER
WHAT: LIVE PERFORMANCE
WHERE: RED DRAGON LISTENING ROOM
WHEN: NOVEMBER 19TH
SHOWTIME: 8:00 PM
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier will be performing at the Red Dragon Listening Room in Baton Rouge, LA on November 19th. Showtime is at 8:00 PM. Mary Gauthier is touring in support of her latest release Trouble & Love which was released on June 10th and has received unanimous praise from the press.
The powerful and personal album (a Mary Gauthier trademark) cuts to the core of human emotions as it deals with the roller coaster ride of pain and loss, but also hope as it climaxes with transformation and triumphant redemption. Trouble and Love has connected with the press as it has received glowing coverage via reviews and features in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Boston Globe, American Songwriter, CMT Edge, Seattle Weekly and many more. Mary Gauthier visited NPR’s Fresh Air for a sit down with host Terry Gross, which made for a compelling program. (Click HERE
Trouble & Love reached #31 on the Billboard Heatseeker’s Chart and has also charted at Americana radio. Kicking off her campaign with an April 2014 performance at the Grammy Museum in LA, highlights of Gauthier’s album release also included a performance on Good Day LA and two epic performances (and standing ovation) at the historic Grand Ole Opry (click HERE
Mary Gauthier has received countless critical accolades over the last decade for her six studio albums and live performances. Trouble & Love has connected just as deeply, proving that she is indeed one of the most powerful songwriters around today and an important voice in our musical landscape.
YELLOW LEAF ARTS FESTIVAL Parker Park, St. Francisville, La.
Oct. 25 and 26, 2014 10 until 5 both days
Over 50 Unique and Original artists and craftspeople showing and selling their creations! Live music! Great homemade local food! Iron working demo, poetry tent and much more!
Saturday under the music tent:
10:00 The 2nd grade choir
10:30 Young songbirds show (participants in Arts for All’s summer music camp will perform)
11:30 Clay Parker
1:00 Patrick Sylvest
3:00 Poetry Readings by: Ralph Adamo, Ava Leavell Haymon, Julie Kane and Ed Ruzicka, and then time for open mic poetry
Sunday under the music tent:
10:00 - songwriter showcase featuring a couple of our artists who are musicians including the extremely talented Ronnie Collins!
1:00 The Wilder Janes
2:30 The Fugitive Poets
4:00 Songbird reunion jam
For more information go to yellowleaf.felicianalocal.com
PAT SYLVEST HAS ANNOUNCED the availability of his latest CD, 'Lonesome Troubadour'.
"It's currently available only through me, out of the trunk of my car or by mail order. $15.00 plus $3 for shipping/packaging... Thanks so much for your support over the years!"
TOP ARTISTS OF SEPTEMBER 2014 www.folkradio.org
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13322 airplays from 142 different DJs
2. Mark Erelli
3. Jesse Winchester
4. Laurie Lewis And Kathy Kallick
5. Bob Dylan
6. Anne Hills
6. John McCutcheon
8. Kyle Carey
9. Cahalen Morrison And Country Hammer
10. Chris Smither
11. Front Country
12. Adler And Hearne
12. Pete Seeger
14. Jean Redpath
15. Aaron Nathans And Michael G. Ronstadt
16. Bill Monroe
17. Ellis Paul
18. Jackson Browne
18. Loudon Wainwright III
18. Moira Smiley And Voco
18. Red Molly
18. Steve Earle
23. Hot Rize
24. The Earls Of Leicester
24. Emmylou Harris
26. Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas And Rob Ickes
27. Gillian Welch
27. Jim Photoglo
29. Eliza Gilkyson
29. Old Crow Medicine Show
31. Jeremy Lyons
31. Joe Crookston
33. The Duhks
33. Teresa Storch
35. John Gorka
35. Johnny Cash
35. Lynne Hanson
35. Robert Bruey
35. Stan Rogers
35. Stray Birds
POCHE PLANTATION ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW ACOUSTIC JAM
6554 Louisiana State Highway 44, PO Box 397, Convent, Louisiana 70723
Poche' Plantation Arts and Crafts Show has opened up it's grounds and porches to Acoustic Musicians to come and jam and share the joy of music on Sunday, October 26th, 2014, 9 am to 5 pm.
If you play an Acoustic Instrument or Sing, come and join us for this inaugural String Jam. Musicians will be provided with free admission, an event T-Shirt and Food. There will be a staging area where you may store your cases.
No amplification is allowed.
Won't you join us? This is sure to be memorable and fun!
The Fabulous Bagasse Boyz
Friday, November 14th, 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Festival at the Barn, The Music Barn in Polkville, MS
Thursday, March 12, 7:00 PM
Lagniappe Dulcimer Festival
Port Allen, LA
Saturday, March 21, 7:00 PM
Calmes House Concert Series