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HootenannyPower:
Folk, Roots, World and Acoustic
Music in Baton Rouge
and South Central Louisiana
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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

Hootenanny Power Live Streaming Only!  Broadcast regulations and licensing make podcasting or archiving rights for music programs murky murky murky.  Unless and until these matters are cleared up, Hootenanny Power will be live streaming only, 9 pm to midnight central time, Saturday nights http://www.wrkf.org

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HENRY GRAY, every Tuesday night 6 - 8 pm

Time Out Lounge (smokefree) on Bennington

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DON VAPPIE AND MIKE ESNAULT

most Wednesday nights, Sullivan's

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RED DRAGON LISTENING ROOM:

News from the Red Dragon: contact cmaxwell@premier.net

Red Dragon TheWebsite: www.reddragonlr.com

Reservations  cmaxwell@premier.net

C.J. Solar & Benjy Davis....

On Fri, April 21 at 8pm the Dragon hosts our buddy C.J. SOLAR and Baton Rouge legend BENJY DAVIS, along with a cast of incredible Nashville songwriters. The show is a preview to the THIRD STREET SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL and a headline show at the Manship Theatre the next night. This will be an extremely casual gathering of some incredible young songwriters. Sure to be a good time! Reg seats are $20, VIPs are $30 and the direct link for seats is
cjdragon.brownpapertickets.com

Sat, April 29   RICHARD THOMPSON at MANSHIP THEATRE   $29.95-$69.95   MICHAEL DOUCET & HEATHER RE' open
www.ManshipTheatre.org



 

How about May at the Dragon....

I guess it isn't too early to start promoting our five shows in May...

Fri, May 5   BILL KIRCHEN   $30/$40   ERIC SCHMITT opens
billkirchendragon.brownpapertickets.com

Sat, May 6   CASEY KELLY & LESLIE ELLIS    $20/$30   TOMMY IKE HAILEY & CRYSTAL ELDRINGHOFF open
caseykellydragon.brownpapertickets.com

Fri, May 12   WILL KIMBROUGH (solo)   $20/$30   CROSSING CANAL opens
willkimbroughdragon.brownpapertickets.com

Thur, May 18   PETER YARROW  (of PETER, PAUL & MARY)   $55-$95   MUSTARD'S RETREAT  & HEATHER FEIERABEND open
www.ManshipTheatre.org

Fri, May 19   CHUCK BRODSKY   $20/$30   GINA FORSYTH opens
chuckbrodskydragon.brownpapertickets.com

Reserve now......reserve often!!!

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Dyson House 
Listening Room
Address: 7575 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
 
DYSON HOUSE SCHEDULE
 
 
Dyson House asks "Please ask your listeners to like us on Facebook for schedule updates."  
 
WHO: BJ BARHAM "THE GREAT 48 TOUR"

WHAT: BATON ROUGE, LA PERFORMANCE

WHEN: THURSDAY, MAY 18TH

WHERE: DYSON HOUSE LISTENING ROOM

SHOWTIME: 7:00 PM


“What he’s created is a haunting, beautiful ode to the everyday man, the woman who loves him, and the power of love in a small town…country storytelling at its finest…” – Noisey
Nashville, TN — Singer-songwriter BJ Barham is hitting the road this summer on The Great 48 Tour and will perform at Dyson House Listening Room in Baton Rouge, LA on Thursday, May 18th. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. Bringing just his guitar and his songs, Barham will perform acoustic shows in 48 states across the U.S. The American Aquarium frontman is touring in support of his debut solo album Rockingham, which landed in the Top 10 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart and Americana/Folk Albums chart. Featured by CMT, Rolling Stone Country, American Songwriter, The Boot and more, press has praised Barham's masterfully crafted storytelling and narratives that reflect upon the meaning of home and growing up in rural america.

Rockingham was written in the days following the Paris terrorist attacks on Nov. 13, 2015. Headlining a show that same night in Belgium, the impact and shock of the moment gave Barham perspective on the circumstances that helped shape him. The tragedy prompted him to think of all the people and places who had walked with him throughout his life. Thus, Rockingham was born, a compelling collection of songs about fictional characters set in Barham's real-life hometown.

With stories revealing the struggle of blue-collar labor, a regional sense of pride and heartbreaking reflections of life's twists and turns, Rockingham is easily identifiable to Barham's hometown of Riedsville, NC. Once a thriving community supported by tobacco production and textile mills, Reidsville, like so many other towns, suffered from economic depression as the companies that supported so many shut down. With songs like "American Tobacco Company," "O' Lover" and "Madeline," Barham paints his picture of small town life through a striking analysis of the brokenness of the American dream. 
Dyson House thanks you for supporting Live Music!
 
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BLUEGRASS NEWS:  Bluegrass & Olde Tyme acoustic string music on the Rivers,Bayous and Roadside Ditches of Louisiana.

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Jam most Sundays at "GEORGE's Southside" on Highland Road at Starring Lane (Essen)  2:30 - 5:00
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Old Feed Store Music Series, Covington:
 
April 15 Musician's Jam Saturday!  Bring your instrument and let's play music!
April 22
Chris Talley and Three Rivers Cooperative (note changed date)
April 29 Darrell, Darrel and Daryl with Cousin Darryl
May 13 The Necessary Gentlemen
May 27 Hazel and the Delta Ramblers
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BRbluegrass@aol.com
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https://www.facebook.com/batonrouge.bluegrass
http://brbluegrassassn.wix.com/brbg
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2017 regular jams
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Mon "HI HO Lounge" - St. Claude Ave - New Orleans 8- 10 pm 
Mon "Cite des Arts Theatre" - downtown Lafayette 7- 9 pm  (canc'd on Mar 21)
Tues "Counter Culture" coffe shop - Slidell 5:45 pm
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"GEORGE's Southside" - Baton Rouge (corner Highland/Essen) 2:30 pm - 5 pm (early birds encouraged to patronize the restaurant)
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1st Sun "Tom's Fiddle & Bow" Arnaudville, 1-4 pm
1st Sun "Hootenancy" at Birdman Cafe, St Fran 5 pm (pot luck)
2nd & 4th Sat - "Main Street Market" 5th & Main in BR - 11 am 'til 1 pm

DULCIMER GROUPS:
Mon nite -
Lagniappe Dulcimer Soc'y - 6 pm, Comm'y Bible Church, 8354 Jeffersn Hwy - in BR
2nd Sat (only) Cajun Dulcimer Soc'y - 10 am - Acad'n Cultrl Cntr - in Laf.

www.lagniappedulcimerBR.org

www.oldtimemusic.com
www.msbga.org/events/eventlist
www.bluegrassdog.com

www.HootenannyPower.com

www.abitaopry.org
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Check the www.msbga.org/events/eventlist
for major bluegrass events in 2016 within easy driving range.

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
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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

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 http://www.bigdaddyo.net/ 

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NEWS FROM TROUBADOUR PATRICK SYLVEST:

Performing in Baton Rouge in January 2017... see website for details.

Louisiana Folk, 'Music and People' podcast episode #1 is published!

http://louisianafolk.podomatic.com/

Download http://louisianafolk.podomatic.com/enclosure/2016-01-24T03_30_14-08_00.mp3

"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!

Patrick Sylvest

http://airplaydirect.com/patricksylvest
https://www.facebook.com/patricksylvestmusic
http://www.patricksylvest.com

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JUST RELEASED CD: THE MID-CITY ACES

http://www.louisianamusicfactory.com/shop/compact-disc/gina-forsyth-mid-city-aces/ 

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TOP ARTISTS OF MARCH 2017 www.folkradio.org
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14796 airplays from 140 different DJs

1. Tim Grimm
2. Tim O'Brien
3. Pat Wictor
4. Rhiannon Giddens
5. Zoe Mulford
6. Wyatt Easterling
7. John McCutcheon
8. Alison Krauss
9. Mipso
10. Chuck Berry
10. Scott Cook
12. Lydia Sylvia Martin
12. Ray Cardwell
14. Rayna Gellert
15. Sera Cahoone
16. Rodney Crowell
17. John Craigie
18. Jayme Stone
18. Jenny Bienemann
18. Tom Paxton
21. Gathering Time
21. The Waifs
23. Guy Davis And Fabrizio Poggi
23. Julie Snow
25. John Prine
25. Noam Pikelny
25. Quiles And Cloud
28. Brooks Williams
28. Cathy Fink And Marcy Marxer
28. Kate Campbell
28. Ordinary Elephant
28. Rachael Sage
33. Byrd And Street
34. Catie Curtis
34. Julian Lage And Chris Eldridge
36. Mouths Of Babes
36. Pete Seeger
38. Bob Dylan
38. Peter Mulvey
40. Norman Blake


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From Josh Dunson

Dear Family, Friends and Folk Music Leaders,
 
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.
 
Below is a 3.5 Minute summary of the work and the First Gathering coming up in September.  It also explains why you and I are Song Farmers.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_JbQPHu4-c&feature=youtu.be
 
To join, please go to this link
http://www.woodsongs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/GatheringFLYER.pdf
 
The members of the Creative Board are listed below:
 
The very best,
Josh
 
Michael Johnathon: folksinger and producer of the WoodSongs broadcast
 
Art Menius: founding Executive Director of IBMA, founding board member of Folk Alliance
 
Rik Palieri: Vermont folksinger and author
 
Dr. Ron Pen: Director of the John Jacob Niles Center for American Music (University of Kentucky)
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Steve Martin: attorney, Board of IBMA, bluegrass DJ
 
Loretta Sawyer: Chicago publicist, roots agent and author

Raymond McLain: Director of the KY Center of Traditional Music (Morehead State University)
 
Kari Estrin: board of SERFA, International Folk Alliance, artist consultant and manager
 
Josh Dunson: agent, journalist-author, social activist and creative force behind Real People’s Music for 40 years

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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.

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WXPN Radio posted the stream (and free download) of a new tribute
song tolegendary folk dj Gene Shay performed by 25 Philly based
artists.  You can read and hear (and download) the song here:

http://thekey.xpn.org/2015/01/29/gene-shay-tribute-song/#more-150296

http://tinyurl.com/mufowtu

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The Fabulous Bagasse Boyz

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NASHVILLE/NEW ORLEANS CONNECTION

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:

http://leskerr.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/the-nashville-new-orleans-musical-connection/

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"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."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-ae-0714-immigrant-music-20130713,0,6735268.column

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AIRPLAY ON JIM HOGG'S HOGG HEAVEN

Hi there,

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.

Thanks and tell your Mamma you love her.

Jim  jimhogggroup@cox.net    http://youtu.be/tfiXcyDWGso

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CAFE DES AMIS WANTS YOU!

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.

Thank you!

Cafe Des Amis <gm@cafedesamis.comwww.cafedesamis.com

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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."
--Deacon John
 
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SOUTHERN FOLKLIFE COLLECTION ONLINE RADIO

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.

To listen  visit:

http://www.lib.unc.edu/blogs/sfc/index.php/streaming-radio/

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FOLKSINGERS ON THE RADIO

RECORDING STUDIOS IN LOUISIANA

http://masterdigital.com/studios/index.htm

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QUAKER BENEDICTION

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.


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NOTE TO PERFORMERS:

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

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