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 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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Thur, Jan 25CHRIS KNIGHT $50reg/$60VIP BARRY HEBERT opens chrisknightdragon.brownpapertickets.com In the next couple of emails I will need to declare this show as "sold out". We have just a handful of seats remaining.
Sat, Jan 27THE MASTERSONS $30reg/$40VIP LUKE & EMILY ASH open mastersonsdragon.brownpapertickets.com We still have both regular and VIP seats remaining for this hot Nashville duo.
OK......you have been patient!!
As I mentioned yesterday, we have a BIG show to announce this morning. Last month we announced that we would be hosting the band RECKLESS KELLY on Feb 15. That show sold out in less than 24 hours. Since then I have turned away about 60 people. So we have arranged a second bite at the apple. On Sunday, March 18 at 7pmRECKLESS KELLY will return to the Red Dragon for a second show. I expect this one to sell out pretty much immediately. I set aside seats for two sponsors (6 VIPs each).......and already filled one of em. Sponsoring the show runs $1000 and helps us with the large deposit I've gotta pay for these big shows. Thanks to BUQUET & LEBLANC for stepping up to help out!!!
I set up the ticket link yesterday. It takes Brown Paper Tickets about 24 hours to approve the link and make it active. That should happen in the next few hours....but it hasn't happened yet. I'm sharing all of this because I promised this email at 8:00. You may have to check back a few times today before this link is active and lets you buy seats:
Regular seats for the show are $60, VIPs are $75 and our buddy BILL ROMANO will open.
We Got Lucky!!!
Two years ago we got lucky. We scored a show with the acclaimed artist ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO. I was excited....I knew some of his music and a bit of his history. We got our friend CHRISTY LEE GANDY to open the show with her wonderful string quartet, the ORIGINAL MAGNOLIA STRING QUARTET. The evening was the stuff of legends. Absolutely everything went well. In fact, everything went perfectly. It was such a pleasure, I set out to re-book Alejandro right away. Red Dragon, Manship......didn't matter.....I just wanted to get this musical genius and true old school gentleman back to Baton Rouge. It took more than two years to make it happen. Alejandro is in massive demand. His star was on the rise yet again. But he had promised to come back and Alejandro is truly a man of his word. On Sat, Feb 24 we will make Baton Rouge music history when we welcome ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO back to town. Would you like to be a part? Maybe join us for what will surely be a legendary show? Our good friends THE MALVINAS will open and tickets range from $39.95 to $59.95. Tickets can be purchased at the Manship website: www.Manshiptheatre.org
Dyson House Listening Room 7575 Jefferson Hwy Baton Rouge, LA 70806
The Mulligan Brothers with Crossing Canal Jan 26, 2018 7:30 PM The Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre Baton Rouge, LA
Please join us for the Mulligan Brothers - this Jam Grass/Bluegrass, Folk and Americana band are great fun to hear and see! They'll be entertaining us on Friday night, the 26th! Patrick Cooper's band, Crossing Canal will open.
MALCOLM HOLCOMBE SAT 27 JAN 2018
Saturday, January 27th, Malcolm Holcombe with Shawn Williams opening Christian Street Furniture at 7474 Corporate Boulevard, starting at 7:30 pm.
Christian Street Furniture 7474 Corporate Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70809
BLUEGRASS NEWS:Bluegrass & Olde Tyme acoustic string music on the Rivers,Bayous and Roadside Ditches of Louisiana.
A new restaurant (Japanese cuisine) has reopened at the Office Park and we will be welcomed to jam outdoors again (in good weather). We are also confirming the jam time and place by text message to your cell phone, if we have your number. So, send us your cell number for text messaging, if you desire to have up-to-the-hour info on jam attendance etc.
B R Bluegrass Ass'n
Reminder: 4th Sat. Jam at Main Street Market at 11:00 am,
Sunday Jam at George's Southside 2:45 pm - 5:00 +
BRbluegrass@aol.com . https://www.facebook.com/batonrouge.bluegrass http://brbluegrassassn.wix.com/brbg . 2017 regular jams . Mon "HI HO Lounge" - St. Claude Ave - New Orleans 8- 10pm Mon "Cite des Arts Theatre" - downtown Lafayette 7- 9 pm (canc'd on Mar 21) Tues "Counter Culture" coffe shop - Slidell 5:45 pm Sun "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
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
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
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."
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