Welcome Back To The Hootenanny 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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CALMES HOUSE CONCERTS 2014
We still have a few seats left for the Handsome Molly Concert, Saturday, March 15th at Calmes House Concerts. Let us know if you're coming.--Robert and Dianne Calmes
March 15 -- Handsome Molly Celtic Band from Virginia April 4—Beth Wood (fr. Oregon) http://www.bethwoodmusic.com/ May 3— George Hollinshead May 31 -- Rupert Wates from England June 14 -- Smithfield Fair
Since our concerts are booked so far in advance, the dates are subject to change. We will inform you as soon as any changes occur. Looking forward to seeing all of you soon.
Fri, March 14 WILLIE SUGARCAPPS This is the incredible super-group that WILL KIMBROUGH put together last year. The band includes Will, GRAYSON CAPPS, SUGARCANE JANE & CORKY HUGHES. Will fills the place by himself every year. With all the requests we have had for Grayson to play with us, I can't help but think that this show will be packed. Let me know early if you would like to reserve. Seat donation is $25. And if that ain't enough, Miss SARA JEAN KELLEY will open the show. Will produced her new record and they have written several songs together. This could well be the perfect musical evening!
Sat, March 22 JIMMY WEBB (solo) at the Manship Theatre. We are welcoming one of the greatest living songwriters to Baton Rouge, I think for the very first time (correct me if I am mistaken!). This man has written the soundtrack to our lives.....THE WHICHITA LINEMAN, UP UP AND AWAY IN MY BEAUTIFUL BALLOON, MACARTHUR PARK, BY THE TIME I GET TO PHOENIX, THE HIGHWAYMAN, GALVESON.....the list is endless. It has taken me years and several favors to make this show happen. Imagine Jimmy Webb on the Manship's grand piano!! CLAY PARKER will also open this show. We are making good use of Clay before his remarkable talent brings him to the big time and out of our reach. Clay will be a star, y'all.....get onboard early! Seats for this show are available at www.ManshipTheatre.org and are $40 - $75. ***this show is sponsored by BUFFALO TRACE BOURBON.....yup, the same stuff I have been bragging on for three years now***
We finally nailed down our SLAID CLEAVES (4/25) show as well as re-booking the great ROY BOOKBINDER (11/7). As for the Red Dragon Songwriters Series at the Manship, we are putting the finishing touches on several more we will be announcing shortly. Those shows take a lot of work……you know, contracts and everything! Sat, April 19 TODD SNIDER at the Manship Theatre Sun, May 18 JOHN FULLBRIGHT at the Red Dragon (this is four months away and we are halfway to a sellout – DON’T MISS THIS SHOW!)
Fri, Mar 14 Willie Sugarcapps $25 Sara Jean Kelley Sat, Mar 22 Jimmy Webb (MANSHIP) $60/$75 Clay Parker Sat, April 12 Adam Carroll $20 Chris Carroll Fri, April 18 Chuck Pyle $20 Bill Romano Sat, April 19 Todd Snider MANSHIP $50/$60 Gina Forsyth Fri, April 25 Slaid Cleaves $20 bringing opener Fri, May 9 Steve Conn $20 Patrick Cooper Fri, May 16 Jim Lauderdale / Peter Cooper MANSHIP $40/$55 Patrick Sylvest Sun, May 18 John Fullbright $20 Dayna Kurz Sat, June 7 Greg Trooper $20 Don Hood Fri, June 13 Brace & Cooper $20 Clay & Ryan Sat, June 28 Chris Knight MANSHIP $40/$55 Chris Canterbury
Manship show seats can be purchased at www.ManshipTheatre.org Drop me a note to reserve seats for regular Red Dragon shows
Johnny Clegg, South Africa’s World Music Star and Activist, Presents Songs of Love and Change on New Live Acoustic CD and 40-Date Electric North American Tour in Spring 2014
International world music star Johnny Clegg’s four-decade-plus career has generated enough memorable personal and political songs to attract a global audience, sell more than five million albums, and help change the culture of his adopted South African homeland through his music and apartheid-defying integrated bands despite restrictive performance and airplay bans.
On April 29, Appleseed Recordings will release Best, Live & Unplugged at the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town, the recording of a special acoustic concert by Johnny and four of his band members in Fall 2013 that presents new live arrangements of sixteen songs spanning his work with the groundbreaking groups Juluka, Savuka, and his subsequent solo releases, sung in a mixture of English and Zulu. Clegg’s previous album, Human, was released on Appleseed in 2010. “Where he often wrote in the past about the personal and social dynamics of the struggle for freedom and political equality, many of the songs on Human now center more on finding identity, understanding or love in a rapidly shifting landscape,” wrote Los Angeles Times reviewer Randy Lewis. The songs Johnny writes and performs combine modern Western instrumentation, yearning, passionate vocals, and a strong undercurrent of African rhythms.
On Friday, March 21, South African world music star and activist Johnny Clegg and his band will perform in New Orleans, preceding the April 29 release of his new CD, Best, Live & Unplugged at the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town.
Artist: The Johnny Clegg Band; also Jesse Clegg (opening) Concert date: Friday, 3/21 Venue: House of Blues Venue address: 225 Decatur Street, New Orleans Showtime: 9 p.m., doors at 8 p.m. Ticket prices: $75 - $25 Phone number for info and tickets: 504-310-4999 18+ show with ID Website for more info and tix: http://www.houseofblues.com/tickets/eventdetail.php?eventid=85352
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has invited my 13 year old son James Linden Hogg to perform April 27th as their youngest performer to ever be featured! For your chance at FREE tickets - go to www.nojazzfest.com click on April 27th performance / click James Linden Hogg, and make a nice comment.
I am trying to build up the positive feedback on his web....leading up to the April 27th date, and your response is appreciated.
We are excited to announce the release of Smithfield Fair's 29th and latest album - COMPANIONS. Jan, Bob & Dudley-Brian are rejoined by former member Joel Smith for a rousing collection of new and old songs focusing on life in the Deep South.
The group's 'blood harmonies' are never better on 20 tracks that include 6 new songs and 14 never-before-in-digital-format. The songs are a folky mix awash with blues, gospel and jazz elements and deal with nightlife, hard times, struggles in the heat, colorful characters, riverboats and parades in the incomparable twilight of Louisiana and the Deep South.
The album is immediately available on Amazon and from CDBaby (links below), as well as from the band's website (www.smithfieldfair.com), at Saxon Guild when in Alexandria, and 92 download sites. The quartet expects to be playing a number of Louisiana performances during the year and the new CD will be on sale at all performances (check the web calendar for dates and details). Thanks for your support and we know you'll love this new album!
Dudley-Brian Smith Stevenson Productions/Smithfield Fair www.smithfieldfair.com ===================================================================
The Celtic band "Handsome Molly" of Virginia will be hosted at the home of Robert and Dianne Calmes in Central on Saturday evening March 15th. Donations of $10-15 are requested. Take a snack or desert to share. Seating is limited to about thirty (30) so reserve now at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is part of their regular house concert series for year 2014. Directions supplied when you reserve. (Half of the seats are already gone, so do not delay.) . "Handsome Molly" = https://www.facebook.com/HandsomeMolly/info . This is the music from which that Appalachian sound derived and which still forms the cornerstone of "Bluegrass" and Olde Tyme Americana Music.
McNeese University - Sam Bush concert - at McNeese University in Lake Charles: Sat. April 5, 2014, 7:30 pm. at Bulber Auditorium at McNeese campus: $20 adults, $5 children.
"Neither rain, nor ice, nor snow shall deter the jams ...." (S. Claus, banjoist) . We are so fortunate to have a fine place to gather and a warm place to play music out of the weather during these winter months. . Louisiana Bluegrass & Olde Tyme Music [Baton Rouge Bluegrass Ass'n] Home of BlueGrass on the Bayou. (Jonathan Harris, Social Chairman /Janitor) P O Box 4112, Baton Rouge LA 70821 (Louisiana) BRbluegrass@aol.com BluegrassOnBayou@aol.com Tel. (225) 387-1600
The Abita Springs Opy has announced the music lineup for its 12th season of providing roots music to packed houses of north shore music fans. The new season will begin on March 15 and run through May 17.
For recent seasons, the Opry has broadened its focus. Originally presenting only old-style country and bluegrass music, an Opry press release explained that it "recognized that those are only a part of the rich musical fabric that reflects our beautiful diverse culture in Louisiana." Performances now includes Cajun, zydeco, and traditional jazz performers from the north shore, New Orleans, and beyond.
The spring lineup is as follows:
March 15: Steve Anderson Group (traditional country); Driskill Mountain Boys (bluegrass); the Long Time Goners (honky-tonk country); Waylon Thibodeaux (Cajun).
April 19: The Petty Bones (eclectic mix, from ballads to blues); Big Shine, featuring Hutson Brock, Charlie Harrison and Mike Pace (fiddle); Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue (honky-tonk from New Orleans); Shotgun Jazz Band featuring Marla Dixon on horn (contemporary New Orleans street performers).
May 17: Pot Luck String Band (traditional Americana and bluegrass); Hanalena (bluegrass and country from Nashville); Lost in the Holler (traditional American music); the Dapper Dandies (traditional New Orleans jazz).
The main mission of the Opry is to present Louisiana roots music, with an emphasis on genres indigenous to the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain and surrounding areas. The shows take place at the more than 100-year-old Abita Springs Town Hall, which offers cypress wood walls and floors for an old-fashioned ambiance that harkens back to times of old.
The Opry release also indicates some of the venue's regular performers will be participating in the Earth Day Festival — held on March 16 — and the Busker Festival, taking place March 30. Both events happen in Abita Springs.
All Abita Opry performances take place from 7 until 9 p.m. at Abita Springs Town Hall, located at 22161 Level St. in Abita Springs. All tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and often sell out in advance. All seats are $18. To purchase tickets call Kathy at 985.892.2342 or drop by the Abita Springs Town Hall during working hours. For more information and complete descriptions of each performer, visit the website at Abitaopry.org
TOP ARTISTS OF FEBRUARY 2014 Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists Based on 11416 airplays from 127 different DJs www.folkradio.org
1. Pete Seeger 2. John Gorka 3. The Weavers 4. The Waymores 5. Tim Grimm 6. Cahalen Morrison And Eli West 7. Molasses Creek 8. Dave Van Ronk 8. Roosevelt Dime 10. Rosanne Cash 10. The Sea The Sea 12. Claudia Schmidt 13. Lowell Levinger 14. Beatles 15. Bruce Springsteen 16. Gathering Time 16. Poor Angus 18. John McCutcheon 19. Almanac Singers 20. Bob Dylan 21. Judy Collins 21. Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen 23. Arlo Guthrie And Pete Seeger 23. The Byrds 25. Laurie Lewis 25. Mary Chapin Carpenter 27. The Amigos 28. Blue Highway 28. C. Daniel Boling 28. Peter, Paul And Mary 31. Alison Krauss 32. Suzy Bogguss 32. Tr Ritchie 34. Kerri Powers 34. Naomi Wachira 34. Nathan Bell 34. Robin And Linda Williams 34. Tony Trischka 39. Cej 39. Eric Brace And Karl Straub 39. The Stray Birds
LSU Press to Publish First Biography of Huey “Piano” Smith in March 2014
“I credit Huey with opening the door for funk, basically as we know it, in some ridiculously hip way, and putting it in the mainstream of the world’s music.” –Dr. John, 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee
Baton Rouge— Huey “Piano” Smith’s musical legacy stands alongside fellow New Orleans legends like Dr. John, Fats Domino, Ernie K-Doe, and Allen Toussaint. His 1957 classic, “Rocking Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu,” made Billboard’s top R&B singles chart, and hundreds of artists have recorded his songs, including Aerosmith, the Grateful Dead, the Beach Boys, Johnny Rivers, and Chubby Checker.
The first biography of the artist responsible for hits “Don’t You Just Know It,” “High Blood Pressure,” and “Sea Cruise,” Huey “Piano” Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues follows the musician from his Depression-era childhood to his years as a pianist for blues star Guitar Slim to his mainstream success in the 1950s and ’60s. Drawing from extensive interviews and court records, author and journalist John Wirt also provides new insights on Smith’s professional disappointments and financial struggles of the 1980s and ’90s as he battled for legal ownership of his most successful and profitable work.
An enigmatic and guarded personality in a profession of extroverted performers, Smith made far-reaching contributions to the New Orleans music scene as a songwriter, pianist, and producer. Wirt reveals that Smith’s numerous collaborative ventures—including the Clowns, the Pitter Pats, the Hueys and Shin-Dig Smith, and the Soul Shakers—were vehicles for his creative vision rather than anonymous backup for a leading front man.
Throughout this intimate account, Wirt details Smith’s significant impact on rock and roll history and underscores both the longevity of his music—which has entertained and inspired for over five decades—and the musician’s personal endurance in the face of hardship and opposition.
John Wirt has covered music, film, and entertainment for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Daytona Beach News-Journal, and The Advocate’s Baton Rouge and New Orleans editions.
March 2014 / 312 pages, 6 x 9, 9 halftones 978-0-8071-5295-9 Paper $25.95, ebook available LSU Press Paperback Original
LOUISIANA CULTURE AWARDS NOMINATION APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
The 2014 Louisiana Culture Awards nomination application is available. The awards are open to any individual, organization or community whose efforts contribute to preserving or enhancing the state’s culture. The categories are:
Cultural District Award Education Award Leadership Award Folklife Heritage Award Culinary Arts Award Outstanding Arts Organization Artist of the Year
HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND ARCHAEOLOGY AWARDS
Main Street Award Education Award Leadership Award Heritage Award Preservationist of the Year Archaeologist of the Year
FRENCH LANGUAGE AWARD
Le Prix de la Franco-Responsabilité
Nominations must be submitted via email to email@example.com by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The awards ceremony will take place on April 22, 2014, at the Capitol Park Museum during Culture Connection. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your assistance.
MATTHEW WHITNEY DAY | Outreach and Special Projects Manager Office of Cultural Development | Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism 1051 N. Third St., Room 401 | Baton Rouge, LA 70802 T: 225.342.7600 | F: 225.219.9772 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Okey dokey artichokies, The Boyz have a few up coming events for you to peruse and hopefully attend. And yet, even bigger news. Van Glynn, fiddler and mandolinist extraordinaire, has shown a complete lack of good judgement and common sense and has joined The Fabulous Bagasse Boyz as a full partner in this mayhem. His family and friends are aghast at this lack of discretion on his part but we are delighted. We hope he doesn't have second thoughts when the drugs wear off. He's already catching flack from little old ladies at his church . . . "You're playing with who . . . ? Well I never . . . How do you pronounce that? What does that mean?"
And for all of ya'll interested in our videos, here is a link to a site where you can see some of Randy Walsh's other work. Click on the "Stray Films Montage". We're in very rarefied company.
Lafayette Singer+Songwriter Series Tickets On Sale Now!
Wednesday, March 26 @ 7:30 PM
Marc Cohn is a Grammy Award-winning American folk rock singer-songwriter and musician, best known for his song Walking in Memphis. Cohn released a self-titled, platinum-selling solo album "Marc Cohn" in 1991, thanks to the massive success of Walking in Memphis, which was nominated for Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal. Cohn won the 1991 Grammy for Best New Artist award, beating out both Boyz II Men and Seal.
In 2005 Cohn was shot in the head during an attempted carjacking in Denver, Colorado, following a concert with Suzanne Vega. The bullet struck him in the temple but did not penetrate his skull. Subsequently he released the compilation "The Very Best of Marc Cohn" in June 2006 and his 4th studio album, one of his most critically acclaimed records, "Join the Parade" in 2007 and followed it with well over 150 shows across the country.
In 2010, Cohn returned with "Listening Booth: 1970", a collection of cover songs that were originally released during the titular year. The album features vocal performances from India. Arie, Jim Lauderdale, Aimee Mann, and Kristina Train.
TICKETS Public: $45 $35 $25 Members: $42 $32 $22 Members pre-sale: Jan 27 Public on-sale: Feb 3
Acadiana Center for the Arts AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org 101 W Vermilion St Lafayette, LA 70501 337.233.7060
Clarence Recommends: Every Friday - Coobie Joe cajun band every Friday at Boutin's Cajun restaurant 7pm-10pm at 8322 Bluebonnet Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70810 (225) 819-9862 www.boutins.com
Cajun Fiddle Lessons by Ann Vidrine: Clarence's friend Ann Vidrine gives cajun fiddle lessons. If you are interested in playing the cajun fiddle, she would be a good person to learn from. For lessons, call 225-343-7398 or email: annvidrine [type the at sign] cox.net
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:
San Francisco's Tompkins Square Label Releases 'Live At Caffè Lena: Music From America's Legendary Coffeehouse, 1967-2013'. 3-CD Box Set Available Worldwide September 24, 2013
Unreleased performances by Dave Van Ronk, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Kate McGarrigle, Rick Danko, Anais Mitchell, Sleepy John Estes, Arlo Guthrie, Sarah Lee Guthrie, and more.
Nestled in the quaint upstate town of Saratoga Springs, New York is Caffè Lena, the oldest continuously operating folk music coffeehouse in the US. Opened by Lena Spencer in 1960, this tiny room has played host to influential artists across diverse genres of music; traditional folk, blues, singer-songwriters, jazz and bluegrass. Luckily, many performances were caught on tape through the years, offering the listener a thrilling seat inside this hallowed venue. ‘Live At Caffè Lena’, a 3-CD box set, the result of years of investigative research, contains 47 tracks, all released for the very first time, alongside previously unpublished photographs. Images include selections from the archive of esteemed photographer Joe Alper, who captured many iconic, intimate portraits from the folk era of the 1960s.
'Live At Caffè Lena' documents an important folk universe that was and is still happening in upstate New York, a story heretofore largely untold. The release of this collection comes at an auspicious time in light of renewed interest in the New York folk scene of the 60s as depicted in the forthcoming Coen Brothers film, 'Inside Llewyn Davis.' The film is loosely based on Dave Van Ronk's 2005 memoir 'The Mayor of Macdougal Street.' Van Ronk, a Caffè Lena regular, served as a mentor to many artists, some who would go on to eclipse his fame. His 1974 recording of "Gaslight Rag" featured on the box set references the Gaslight Café, a famed Greenwich Village venue that along with Caffè Lena was a catalyst for the folk music revival.
Caffè Lena embodied the spirit of the folk boom, the era and its artistry, building a reputation as a hotbed of creativity and connection. It was also a safe haven and nurturing space for artists, its atmosphere cultivated personally by Lena Spencer herself. She would graciously house wayward artists, sometimes for months at a time. But she was not merely a host. She championed artists, from Bob Dylan as early as 1961 all the way through the 80s until her passing. Her passion for identifying and promoting talent is evident throughout this 3-CD set. That Caffè Lena is still open for business tonight is a testament to her legacy.
"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 am playing jazz guitar/vocals of pop standards and contemporary tunes at Piccadilly on Government at North Acadian Thruway on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 4:30 to 7:15 or so. It is so exciting for me to have this opportunity, and I would love it if y'all would help me spread the word to people who love the music of the early to mid-1900s! This is a unique opportunity for senior citizens who grew up with these tunes, to get to enjoy hearing them again live.
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
Latino music, art and cultural events are listed at www.LaTno.com, described as "A loose Spanglish acronym for 'La. T n.o.' - Lah-TEE-noh, the Louisiana (La.) and New Orleans (n.o.) connection."
For fun, traditional country music, check out the Old South Jamboree, Walker LA. (I wish they had a website!) ===========================================================================
For this week's Hootenanny Power show, thanks to Caffery Gallery www.cafferygallery.com ==========================================================================
Write me via e-mail if your upcoming folk music, blues, celtic, world, cajun, or similar event should be here. WRKF's signal covers much of South Central Louisiana, so I'd like to include as much info as I can about events listeners might want to know about throughout the state. --Taylor Caffery, WRKF email@example.com
Remember, The Neutral Ground Coffee House in New Orleans is Louisiana's oldest regular folk venue. There's ALWAYS somebody worth hearing on their schedule, year 'round (an assertion supported by NPR's interview with owner Philip Melancon on Saturday, Aug 2, 2003's Weekend Edition, with Philip playing Roy Rogers songs on accordion!) If you'll be in the Nawlins area, be sure to check the Neutral Ground calendar at www.neutralground.org (Since Katrina, the website has not shown a current schedule, but it has a guestbook for artists and customers to check in)
MORE BATON ROUGE ROOTS RADIO
Rob Payer Rhythm Review WBRH 90.3 FM Saturday / 7am-1pm Tabby Thomas Tabby's Blues Box on WBRH 90.3 FM Saturday / 1pm-2pm Weekly Guest host Blues Buffet WBRH 90.3 FM Saturday / 2pm-3pm Pat McBride, Louisiana Gumbo on WBRH 90.3 Saturday / 3pm-4pm S.J. Montalbano, Roots of Rock & Roll on WBRH 90.3 Saturday / 4pm-7pm Zia Tammami, Spontaneous Combustion & Cat's Corner Sunday KLSU 91.1 10am-2pm WBRH 90.3 3pm-7pm Noel Jackson, The Southern Soul Show on KBRH 1260 AM / Sunday 11am-noon Clarence Moritz Jr., Cajun and Zydeco Radio Show, KBRH 1260 AM / Sunday noon - 2 pm
People do express that sentiment to me oftimes, but the station schedule is guided by all sorts of important considerations, and I'm happy to continue to have the opportunity to bring this alternative music to our area and support the touring performers in whatever way possible. Now, my friend Rich Warren in Chicago on WFMT hosts a show called The Midnight Special, which has been around since the 1950s, when the host was Mike Nichols. Rich loves the late-night hours for folk music, but he knows some folks can't listen to the radio at that time (asleep? out partying?), so he has detailed instructions for taping his show, which can be done on a video recorder (vcr). Recognizing that his station's FM frequency is different, and you'd want to tune to 89.3, here's a link to Rich Warren's "manual" for taping a two-hour radio show on your VCR. Thanks, Rich.
Get an iPhone or Android phone. Download the WRKF app. When the show starts, hit pause on your app. Play it later.
Thomas Mann Design Techno-Romantic Jewelry, at Caffery Gallery, 4016 Government Street at Richland 388-9397
Your basic collector's item: The General Store Hootenanny Power t-shirt
MARY ANN CAFFERY PHOTOGRAPHIC SERIES AT BATON ROUGE GALLERY, AUGUST 2013
Mary Ann Caffery will be exhibiting new photographs along with artists Amy James and Brian Kelly at Baton Rouge Gallery beginning August 4 and running through August 30. The public is invited to a reception for the artists on Wednesday, August 7 from 7 to 9 pm at Baton Rouge Gallery.
Mary Ann Caffery's photographic series titled Vignettes: Out of the Darkness….Into the Light, is a series of photographs taken around the LSU lakes.
In November I began observing the migrating birds arriving at the LSU lakes here in Baton Rouge, as I have for many years. Some years I document what I see in photographs and short videos, some years I just watch them. This year I also took photo trips to the Lafayette, Jefferson Island, and Avery Island area to see the rookeries, as well as going on an annual group photographic expedition to the south Louisiana coast to document areas that are disappearing.
This series of photographs Vignettes: Out of the Darkness…Into the Light is based on what I observed here in Baton Rouge on mornings when I was on walks around the LSU lakes as I had often done in the winter months, primarily to watch the pelicans in their strange feeding rituals. I kept stumbling onto this subplot of egrets in what I observed to be a surreal setting in that it looked like an ancient, choreographed stage production in which the birds were the actors, entering stage left, exiting stage right. They emerged from the fog and from the darkness, then disappeared back into nowhere, as choruses of birds chanted on the sides. There was an element of mystery in what I saw. The scenes were so unusual that they looked like paintings when I looked at the photographs I had taken.
My goal in this series is to convey an atmosphere in my photographs that is mysterious and veiled or that portrays time standing still. Photographs portray a moment in time, and in this case they emphasize that heavy, veiled, mysterious atmosphere of an early morning. Some of the photographs in this series are about coming out of the darkness, some are about emerging into the light. These photographs were taken with my point and shoot camera rather than my more modern DSLR camera. I am not sure I could have captured that feel of old black and white movies and photographs, which I think makes these photographs convey what I want to convey, with the newer camera.
I work in a variety of mediums, the common thread running through all of my work being light—whether it be my work in glass, mosaic, paint, or photography. When I was a student at LSU I took photography classes, and I have steadily photographed over the years. I initially took photographs to use as inspirations for my paintings and glass work, but in this instance photographs best portrayed the stage drama of the family Egretta and their ancient rituals.