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


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, or on the airwaves at 89.3

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HENRY GRAY, every Tuesday night 6 - 8 pm

Time Out Lounge (smokefree) on Bennington



most Wednesday nights, Sullivan's



News from the Red Dragon: contact

Red Dragon TheWebsite:


Sugarcane Jane on June 9...

Alright, I wasn't teasing.....we have a wonderful show to announce today. On Fri, June 9 we welcome SUGARCANE JANE for their Red Dragon debut......well, sort of their debut. You see, Anthony & Savanna Lee hail from Mobile, AL and actually played with us once before. They are a part of the Southern supergroup WILLIE SUGARCAPPS. But we finally were able to find a date for them to do on their own. I know this very "last minute", but you will surely want to be here for the show. Reg seats are $20, VIPs are $30 and I'll announce the opener as soon as they respond to my email. You can go to the direct ticket link later today (it takes a day before the link is "active"):


Friends of the Dragon......

I know we do a lot of shows, but I just have to mention a few events that aren't us. But they are really cool and we hope to attend some of em ourselves.

On June 4 our friend MICHAEL MCDOWELL will be playing the Manship again. Michael is an incredible young pianist and will put on his show titled "Piano Legends". If you have never seen Michael play, you are missing a GREAT talent. Seats are available at

The Songbird Music School is having their annual event on July 1-4 in St. Francisville. They bring in the finest instructors and one really big name act......VERLON THOMPSON. This is a must for musicians of all levels. And the chance to see and experience Verlon is worth every penny (times ten!!). Contact Lynn Wood if you are interested.

I just noticed that our friend RAY BONNEVILLE has a Kickstarter campaign for his next album. Ray is a one-of-a-kind performer and will be joining us on Oct 29 at the Dragon. His crowd funding program ends on June 9. If you would like to donate or just "pre-buy" the CD, here is the info:

Ray Bonneville is making his ninth studio album and is seeking support to cover costs of making and releasing the record.

Thanks, Y'all....... Chris Maxwell



Dyson House 

Listening Room
Address: 7575 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Dyson House asks "Please ask your listeners to like us on Facebook for schedule updates."  
Andrew Duhon and Ben Bell
May 20, 2017 7:00 PM
Dyson House Listening Room
Baton Rouge, LA
Ben Bell will open. 
Andrew Duhon writes...
Iíve taken most of this year to homestead, cultivating the collection of songs that I believe will become the next record.  Some Iíve futzed with for too long, but just canít seem to give up on.  Others I just havenít given the time or wasnít ready to write, and was hoping this downtime would give them space to mature.  The results?  Iíll have to let them cool before I know how tasty they are or arenít, but in the meantime, Iím happy to get back out and play them to strangers.  The upcoming run will eventually lead me to Nashville where, on April 8th, Iíll begin finally making this next record with producer, Eric Masse (Rayland Baxter, Miranda Lambert, Andrew Combs).  Joining me, will by my riding podnuhís, of course,  Myles Weeks (bass) and Maxwell Zemanovic (drums), and to dial in some keyboard colors, Jano Rix of the Wood Brothers.  Iíve yet to approach a record with such confidence in the musical interaction between myself and the band.  Iím so confident in that aspect, in fact, that it scares me into a focus on the songs themselves.  Iíve never spent so many hours on a group of songs, methodically attempting to convince myself that Iíve written clearly and bravely.  Why should that be so difficult?  
Andrew and Ben are both house favotites. Please join us for a great night of music on Saturday. 
Dyson House thanks you for supporting Live Music!

BLUEGRASS NEWS:  Bluegrass & Olde Tyme acoustic string music on the Rivers,Bayous and Roadside Ditches of Louisiana.


Jam most Sundays at "GEORGE's Southside" on Highland Road at Starring Lane (Essen)  2:30 - 5:00
Old Feed Store Music Series, Covington:
May 27 Hazel and the Delta Ramblers
2017 regular jams
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
"GEORGE's Southside" - Baton Rouge (corner Highland/Essen) 2:30 pm - 5 pm (early birds encouraged to patronize the restaurant)
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

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.

Check the
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)
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.

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)
Tel. (225) 387-1600





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


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.
To join, please go to this link
The members of the Creative Board are listed below:
The very best,
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)
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 Peopleís Music for 40 years



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. Iím 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.


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:




The Fabulous Bagasse Boyz



Les Kerr has a new blog about the musical connection between Nashville and New Orleans. From Louis Armstrongís 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 ó roughly 4 cents an acre.  In a single stroke, America became a thrilling, noisy eruption of sound.",0,6735268.column





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.






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 <


"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

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 ďSFC Mix.Ē The purpose of our radio stream is to make our holdings  available for educational use.

To listen  visit:






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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