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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Harry Belafonte tells crowd at likely last public appearance: 'We shall overcome'
Harry Belafonte appeared dazed, struggling to stand with a cane as an aide guided him slowly to his place on stage. Having caught his breath, the 90-year-old singer and civil rights activist warned the crowd at Carnegie Music Hall on Friday night that this was likely his last public appearance. Martin Luther King: Harry Belafonte remembers 'I Have a Dream'
It lasted nearly two hours. Despite appearing disoriented – a stroke a few years ago took away his inner-ear balance – and taking long breaks to gathers his thoughts, Belafonte brought the crowd to rising cheers and chants....
Charlie King, the musical storyteller and political satirist, won the 2017 Phil Ochs Award given to singer songwriters whose music and activism embody the spirit and commitment of legendary folk singer Phil Ochs. Charlie has been at the heart of American folk music for half a century. He sings and writes passionately about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people.
His songs have been sung by Pete Seeger, Holly Near, Ronnie Gilbert, John McCutcheon, Arlo Guthrie, Peggy Seeger, Chad Mitchell and Judy Small, to name a few. Pete Seeger called Charlie “One of the finest singers and songwriters of our time.” Among Charlie's best known songs are "Buy, Buy This American Car", That's the Way I Made My Millions", "Two Good Arms" and "Send in the Drones".
Charlie was presented with a plaque commemorating the award and a cash stipend of $2000 at a concert presented by the Schenectady County Historical Society at Mabee Farms Dutch Barn in Rotterdam Junction, NY on Sunday October 8, 2017. The award was presented by Phil Ochs' sister Sonny Ochs and by Ron and Kathy Cooke and Chad Phillips representing A Still Small Voice 4U that sponsors the award. Additional funding was generously contributed by Michael Sussman, a civil rights and environmental lawyer, from Orange County, NY.
The Phil Ochs Award is presented annually by A Still Small Voice 4U Inc. (ASSV) a 501(c)3 not for profit devoted to encouraging and supporting arts, music, literature, culture and community. The award is determined by a national panel of judges. ASSV directly supports individuals and organizations that share its mission and commitment and sponsors concerts, exhibits, performances, readings and community activities. More information is available at http://www.assv4u.com/.
Ramblin' Jack Elliott.... Sundays are not always the best days for our shows, but we sure couldn't pass up this chance. GRAMMY AWARD WINNER and folk music icon RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT returns to the Red Dragon on Sunday, Nov 19 at 7pm. Yup......the show is tomorrow night! It snuck up on me a bit as I was distracted with other recent shows. So.......what are you doing tomorrow evening? Would you like to see a true music legend? A two time Grammy winner, recipient of the National Medal of the Arts. The mentor to BOB DYLAN, LOUDON WAINWRIGHT, JERRY JEFF WALKER, GUY CLARK and thousands of others. We are about 2/3 of the way to "breaking even" on this event. That is always one of our goals. The other is to provide an opportunity to see such talented musicians and, in this case, musical icons.
Regular seats for the show are $50, VIP seats are $60, YVETTE LANDRY & RICHARD COMEAUX open and the direct ticket link is ramblinjackdragon.brownpapertickets.com
Next Week at the Dragon... We have two shows next week on back-to-back nights. On Thanksgiving night (Nov 23) we host the patriarch of country music in Australia, BILL CHAMBERS. After a lifetime in music, Bill is known most these days as the father of famed producer NASH CHAMBERS and of superstar KASEY CHAMBERS. A bit unfair, but I guess it is par for the course when your kids become famous. If you are like me, your Thanksgiving is spent all day with family and you have nothing to do that evening. My family often goes to the movie theatre that night. Well this is another option for you. A wonderful music show!! Reg seats are $30, VIPs are $40, ERIC DISANTO & AMEAL CAMERON open and the direct ticket link is billchambersdragon.brownpapertickets.com
Chuck Hawthorne, USMC (retired).... After more than 20 years serving our country in the United States Marine Corps, CHUCK HAWTHORNE stepped into a whole new biz. He had always been a singer/songwriter. After his retirement from the military, Chuck had a chance meeting with our friend RAY BONNEVILLE. An album resulted and Chuck became the talk of folk music circles. His songs are that good. And that is always our criteria. Our show takes place on Fri, Nov 24 at 8pm. Our buddy TONY COBB will open and we will also have a little sample of ORDINARY ELEPHANT in advance of their GRACE HOUSE CONCERT appearance. Reg seats are $20, VIPs are $30 and the direct ticket link is chuckhawthornedragon.brownpapertickets.com
Dec 9 TERRI HENDRIX & LLOYD MAINES $30/$40 ERIC DISANTO & KRISTIN COURVILLE open terriandlloyddragon.brownpapertickets.com
Jan 5 ERIC BRACE / PETER COOPER / THOM JUTZ $30/$40 opener TBA bracecooperdragon.brownpapertickets.com
Jan 13 JOHN GORKA $30/$40 GINA FORSYTH opens johngorkadragon.brownpapertickets.com
Jan 19 CODY CANADA & MIKE MCCLURE $35/$45 CLAY PARKER opens canadamccluredragon.brownpapertickets.com
Jan 20 DALE WATSON (band) $30/$40 opener TBA dalewatsondragon.brownpapertickets.com
Jan 25 CHRIS KNIGHT $50/$60 opener TBA chrisknightdragon.brownpapertickets.com
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