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 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


C. Daniel Boling info on his website www.danielboling.com


The 14th Annual Yellow Leaf Arts Festival is October 29 and 30, 2016 in St. Francisville.  There will be live music all weekend including the great Verlon Thompson going on stage at 3:30 Saturday the 29th.  Others musicians include The Fugitive Poets, The Wilder Janes, Dorothy LeBlanc, Ameal Cameron, Longleaf, Avery Landrum and more!  westfelicianaarts.com


HENRY GRAY, every Tuesday night 6 - 8 pm

Time Out Lounge (smokefree) on Bennington



most Wednesday nights, Sullivan's



Wed, 26 Oct 2016

BR River Center Theatre - Ticketmaster

On Hootenanny Power 89.3 WRKF Baton Rouge Sat. night Oct 1, 2016 9 pm - mid, we'll have some tix to Dylan concert with your membership donations to Public Radio.



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

Red Dragon TheWebsite: www.reddragonlr.com

Reservations  cmaxwell@premier.net


One more Red Dragon show this month. We are joined by the great TERRI HENDRIX  & LLOYD MAINES, Saturday Oct. 29, 2016  Reg seats are $20, VIPs are $30 and showtime is 8pm.

Songwriter Workshop.......
Our timing may suck, but we have an incredible songwriter workshop setup for Sunday, Oct 30 (Noon) at MARTIN FLANAGAN'S house. TERRI HENDRIX & LLOYD MAINES!!!  Want to learn from two Grammy Winners.....or just hang out and write and maybe get a few pointers? It is an all-day event and the cost to participate is $100. Drop me a note if you are interested.

John Gorka returns!!!

Folk great JOHN GORKA is coming back to the Red Dragon. I waited 13 years to get Mr. Gorka to Baton Rouge last year and I missed the show when I was sick in bed. Well I am thrilled that John is returning on Sat, Jan 14 at 8pm. I will finally get to catch his show.....assuming I'm not barfing up a storm again. Reg seats for this show are $40, VIP seats are $50 and our good friend GINA FORSYTH will open. We have set up a payment link as we are for all of our big $$ shows. Just can't afford no-shows and eleventh hour cancellations. Our payment link for this show is:

How about a couple of links:
Binky's Dad, chris m
cmaxwell@premier.net .

Dyson House 
Listening Room
Address: 7575 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Editor's Note: Dyson House asks "Please ask your listeners to like us on Facebook for schedule updates."  Were your faithful editor on Facebook, he would do that! ...
Kristen Andreassen & Rayna Gellert  Thurs Oct 27, 2016
Sarah Quintana with Miss River Band, Fri Oct 28, 2016
and coming...

An Evening w/
Koda Kerl and Marie Borgman

of Chamomile and Whiskey

Dyson House Listening Room
7575 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Showtime: 7pm  Tickets:$10adv/$12door
(opening, The Fugitive Poets)
Fri Nov 4, 2016
www.facebook.com/dysonhouselis teningroom.com
Covering a range of roots styles from bluegrass & folk to celtic to gyspy jazz, the band Chamomile and Whiskey belt out intoxicating tunes with soothing harmonies. Two of the founding members, Koda Kerl and Marie Borgman are playing a limited number of DUO shows this November. 

Growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Nelson County, Virginia, Koda Kerl's music was greatly influenced by region. Raised on the songs of Prine, Dylan and Van Zandt he was learning to play as local bands like the Hackensaw Boys and Old Crow Medicine Show were mixing a rock and roll attitude with old-time appalachian music.

Marie Borgman, also a native Nelson County has been playing the fiddle since the age of 4. With a background in old-time, Irish, and classical music, her versatility was the perfect companion to Koda's composition's. The duo went on a cross country tour in 2010 that lead to birth of Chamomile and Whiskey. After founding the band in 2011 they quickly gained regional recognition as must-see live act. Over the next 5 years the band would sign with County Wide Records and tour the country. Now the duo takes a couple of weeks off from the band to return to a simpler arrangement and stripped down look into their original sound. 
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BLUEGRASS NEWS:  Bluegrass & Olde Tyme acoustic string music on the Rivers,Bayous and Roadside Ditches of Louisiana.


The Sunday afternoon bluegrass JAM should be pleasant under the oaks at Bois Chene by Lasseigne's Grill on Perkins Road at Essen Lane.  Many regular participants will be at Sugar Fest in Port Allen that afternoon, but we expect a group to convene at Lasseigne's.
Note that there are a couple of bluegrass jams on the 1st Sunday of each month.  In Arnaudville and in St. Francisville  (see below)
Send a text message to 225.252.2708 for last minute updates.
Coming SOON-  The Claire Lynch Band in concert in BR on Sunday, Nov. 6th.  Their agent says this is the final tour for CLB as a group.
Best wishes to all, don't stop the music.
Most Sundays: Sunday Jam in Beau Chene office park 7520 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge.  Jamming outdoors under those oaks can start anytime.  Most pickers are starting at 2 pm.
"The Claire Lynch Band" will return to Baton Rouge for its final tour appearance on Sunday Nov. 6!!   Mark your calendar.
2016 regular jams
1st Sun "Tom's Fiddle & Bow" Arnaudville, 1-4 pm    Feb 7
1st Sun "Hootenancy" at Birdman Cafe, St Francisville  5 pm pot luck  Feb 7
2nd & 4th Sat - "Main Street Market" 5th & Main in BR - 11 am 'til 1 pm




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)
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)
Tel. (225) 387-1600


Festival salutes south Louisiana's dancehalls

South Louisiana’s disappearing dancehalls will be highlighted during the 2016 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, which is set for Oct. 13-16 at Girard Park, Lafayette. This annual festival, which started in 1974, traditionally honors a musician who has had a significant impact on Cajun and Creole culture....

more http://www.theadvertiser.com/story/news/2016/07/13/festival-salutes-south-louisianas-dancehalls/87038864/





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


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






TOP ARTISTS OF MARCH 2016 www.folkradio.org
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14009 airplays from 141 different DJs

1. Gathering Time
2. David Francey
3. Solas
4. Loretta Lynn
5. Carla Ulbrich
6. Infamous Stringdusters
7. Corin Raymond
7. Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands
9. Eli West
10. Monica Rizzio
11. Kate Campbell
11. Moors And McCumber
13. Willie Nelson
14. Terri Hendrix
15. Denise Jordan Finley
16. Burning Bridget Cleary
16. Victor And Penny
18. Bob Dylan
18. Frank Solivan
18. Goodbye Blue
18. Greg Brown
22. Rebecca Folsom
23. Dori Freeman
23. No Fuss And Feathers
25. Eileen Ivers
25. The Paul McKenna Band
25. Steve Young
28. Honor Finnegan
29. Robert Bobby
30. Robinlee Garber
30. Scott Wolfson And Other Heroes
32. Birds Of Chicago
32. Pete Seeger
34. Tim O'Brien
35. Curtis And Loretta
35. Free The Honey
35. Kathy Kallick
38. Beatles
38. Judy Kass
40. Amy White
40. David Mallett
40. Wren


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 People’s 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. 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.


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 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."






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





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


"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 “SFC Mix.” 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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