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SEE GINA FORSYTH THIS WEEK IN BREAUX BRIDGE:
Thurs. 12 Dec 2013 Joie de Vivre Coffee & Culture Cafe, 7 pm --with friends
Hey Y'all, Every year we look forward to our annual SPENCER BOHREN show. Time for a little dose of the blues! On Sat, Dec 14 Spencer will return to the Dragon with his lap-steel guitar and a bunch of great tunes. If you aren't already a fan, you don't know what you are missing. Drop me a note to reserve seats. Seat donation is $20. Doors open at 7:30, showtime is 8:00 and THE LEFTOVERS (Don Hood & Gordon Graham) will open the show.
Another year, another Palooza. Yes, our annual concert to help pay the bills at our crappy old building! This years event will be a two nighter...... Fri, Jan 3 and Sat, Jan 4. A bunch of great songwriters have volunteered their talents and one has even volunteered to make jambalaya on Saturday (thanks "JUICE"!). I think we will make both evenings into "pot luck" evenings......for the Friday show, how 'bout if folks bring desserts to share? And for the Sat show, let's make it a whole pot-luck dinner. Mr Judice will make the jambalaya and we can all bring something to go along with it. Below is the first draft (subject to much change!) for the two nights. Let me know of any problems as early as possible, so we can let the artists plan their schedules. Friday, Jan 3 7:00-7:30 Fugitive Poets 7:30-8:15 Rob Chidester, Jim Standley, Bill Romano (song circle) 8:15-8:45 Louis Lipinski Band 8:45-9:30 Barry Hebert, Keith Harrelson, Patrick Cooper (song circle) 9:30-10:15 Wilder Janes
Saturday, Jan 4 7:00-7:30 Cupcake Strippers 7:30-8:15 Clay Parker, Eric Schmitt, Ryan Harris (song circle) 8:15-9:00 Steve Judice, Martin Flanagan, Patrick Sylvest (song circle) 9:00-9:45 Lynn Anselmo, Kevin Johnson, Dorothy Leblanc (song circle) 9:45-10:30 Jemini Venture
You will notice a bunch of "song circles". That is where three artists take a turn and do three original songs each. It is probably my favorite format to feature songwriters because it gives you a dose of variety in every song circle.
Thanks to Dave for helping with the sound (as always!) and to Rob who will serve as stage manager to help in making smooth transitions between acts.
And for those who just can't make it, donations are still greatly appreciated. I just got a nice check in the mail from a local Dr. who didn't know if he could make it, but still wanted to help out. Since we are trying to fund nearly a dozen projects, the $$ are most helpful. Hey......bathrooms ain't cheap!!
Red Dragon Songwriters Shows at the Manship
Being sick all this week has really set me back a bit. It will take me until next week to get our next two shows up on the Manship website (Lost Gonzo Band on Feb 27 and Todd Snider on April 19). I will let you know when they hit the site, as I'm expecting at least one of 'em to sell out fairly quickly. If you have not already gone to www.ManshipTheatre.org , please go there right now and buy seats for our first show, the Jan 10 JOE ELY show. Next week the Manship will send an e-mail to their list and some of the good seats will quickly disappear. But I am a bit late in the game getting this show promoted and we really need to get the ticket sales rolling......I just don't want to fall short on our very first Manship event......especially with a HUGE talent like JOE ELY! Seats are $60 - $75 and make GREAT Christmas presents! Stay tuned to my next couple of emails. I hope to announce our July, Sept, Oct and Nov shows shortly (still gotta hammer a few things out!).
Thanks from David Wilcox
Thanks to everyone who made it out to the David Wilcox show on Thursday. David was incredible and the show was yet another for the ages. What a talent! I worried about his show and John Gorka's (Jan 16), as neither has toured our area before. David's was fairly well attended for a Thursday. Let's hope John's does even better!!
Next week the Manship website will start selling seats for our next two shows. Here is a heads up, just in case you want to keep an eye out and be first in line. Thur, Feb 27 THE LOST GONZO BAND ERIC SCHMITT opens Yes, the stellar Texas band that backed up JERRY JEFF WALKER & MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHY. We have all three key members….GARY P. NUNN, BOB LIVINGSTON & JOHN INMON….reuniting for a rare show. I’m not sure, but I think only Texas and Colorado have ever had a shot at a reunion show. These guys wrote and performed classics like “London Homesick Blues” (I want to go home with the armadillo…..) and “Public Domain”. Sat, April 19 TODD SNIDER GINA FORSYTH opens This one will sell out quickly. Another show that took me years to accomplish!
Just in case you missed it, here is what we have scheduled at the Red Dragon:
Sat, Dec 14 Spencer Bohren 8pm seat donation$20 Leftovers open (w/Don Hood!) Fri, Jan 10 OUR FIRST SHOW AT THE MANSHIP……SET THE DATE ASIDE…. Thur, Jan16 John Gorka 8pm seat donation $30 Gina Forsyth opens Sat, Jan 25 Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines 8pm seat donation $20 Martin Flanagan opens Sat, Feb 1 Fred Eaglesmith Traveling show 8pm seat donation $30 Bill Poss and company opens
Drop me a note if you would like to reserve seats for any of these shows.
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.
TOP ARTISTS OF NOVEMBER 2013 Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists Based on 11735 airplays from 129 different DJs
1. John McCutcheon 2. Dave Van Ronk 3. Erik Balkey 4. Linda Thompson 5. The Henry Girls 5. Robin And Linda Williams 7. Childsplay 8. Hannah Shira Naiman 8. Sarah Jarosz 10. Melody Walker And Jacob Groopman 11. Lou Dominguez 12. Bob Dylan 12. David Bromberg 12. James Keelaghan 12. Joel Mabus 12. Phil Ochs 17. Tuttles 18. Ken And Brad Kolodner 19. Brooks Williams 20. The Stray Birds 21. Capercaillie 22. Paul Simon 23. Laura Zucker 23. Spuyten Duyvil 25. Heather Pierson 26. Greg Klyma 26. Tim O'Brien And Darrell Scott 28. David Francey 28. Jim Lauderdale 28. Joni Mitchell 31. Jack Hardy 32. Patty Larkin 32. The Show Ponies 32. Steep Canyon Rangers 35. Harpeth Rising 36. Noam Pikelny 37. Aoife O'Donovan 37. Pete Seeger 39. Cheryl Wheeler 39. Donna Ulisse 39. Greg Brown 39. Lou Reed 39. Mike Laureanno
John Gorka plays a concert in celebration of his 11th studio album, So Dark You See, an collection that takes him back to his traditional folk beginnings. Long heralded as the "preeminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk Movement" (Rolling Stone), Gorka revisits his early influences and gives old stories a new spin. Evoking the ghosts of his musical heroes, he includes the recorded voice of late folk legend Utah Phillips, along with a beautiful cover of “I Think of You,” which Utah himself had asked Gorka to sing. He also covers the blues standard “Trouble in Mind” and Michael Smith’s modern classic “The Dutchman.” And for the first time in his 20-plus year career, he includes two original instrumental tunes. The tracks embody the future and history of acoustic music -- one features new beats and a contemporary feel and the other is an old-timey banjo number evoking the raw sounds of a vintage field recording.
Gorka’s reputation as a world-renowned singer-songwriter has grown over a career spanning over two decades. New Jersey born and now Minnesota based, he's authored a critically acclaimed body of work celebrated in collector’s edition box called The Gypsy Life featuring a hi-definition DVD and companion CD. Windham Hill also released a collection of John’s greatest hits from the label called Pure John Gorka. In 2010, he also released an album with his friends and Red House Records label-mates Lucy Kaplansky and Eliza Gilkyson under the name Red Horse.
On So Dark You See, Gorka brings together fellow songwriters Eliza Gilkyson and Lucy Kaplansky and old Red House Records friends Dean Magraw and Peter Ostroushko to recreate the feeling of spontaneity and magic of playing with friends on a festival stage. One of the folk music scene's most engaging, beloved live performers, John and his co-producer Rob Genadek have captured the acoustic energy of his live performances using his voice and guitar as the centerpiece of this album. With this album they've captured the intimate, timeless feel of a classic and enduring folk album for a new generation of folk and roots music fans.
FR 10/25 Piermont, NY - The Turning Point - 8pm FR 11/1 Portland, ME - One Longfellow Square - TBA SA 10/26 Chatham, NJ - Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township - TBA SU 11/3 Hallowell, ME - Slates Resturant - TBA MO 11/4 Hallowell, ME - Slates Resturant - TBA SA 11/9 Zumbrota, MN - Crossings at Carnegie - 7:30pm FR 11/22 Ashland, VA - Ashland Coffee & Tea - TBA SU 11/24 Roanoke, VA - Kirk Avenue Music Hall - 7:30pm SU 11/10 Shoreview, MN - Hope Christian Church - 6pm TH 11/14 Harrisburg, PA - Midtown Scholar Bookstore - TBA FR 11/15 Collinsville, CT - Bridge Street Live - 8pm SA 11/16 Titusville, NJ - Unitarian Universalist Church - 7:30pm SA 11/23 Carrboro, NC- Carrboro Arts Center - 8pm FR 12/6 Austin,TX - Cactus Cafe - TBA SA 1/11 Portsmouth, RI - Common Fence Point Community Center - 8pm TH 1/16 Baton Rouge, LA - Red Dragon Listening Room - 8pm
FRED EAGLESMITH BRINGS NEW 'TAMBOURINE' TO BATON ROUGE
A true road dog, Fred Eaglesmith is a songwriter's songwriter with a deep discography informed by miles of experience. As the Bend Bulletin notes, he is "a singer-songwriter with a loyal fan base: a raconteur known for his funny stories and sometimes funny, sometimes poignant songs...a figure to whom 'entertainer,' 'humorous' and 'original' can be applied in equal measure." And the Los Angeles Times, in a live review, wrote: "Eaglesmith snarled out lyrics that underscore his overriding attitude that music and musicians ought to be cherished in the here-and-now and valued for the quality of their art, not the size of their bank accounts or TV ratings."
On December 10, Fred Eaglesmith will release his 20th album, Tambourine - a work that backs up those words and reaffirms his stance as one of North America's greatest songwriters. And, true to form, Eaglesmith will promptly hop in his bio-fueled bus and continue his "never-ending" tour.
Tambourine, says the inimitable Canadian songsmith, is "a walk through the garden of rock 'n' roll. The music's roots are firmly dug in the mid-to-late 60s. The primary essence is 1966 - the year that gave us Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde and Question Mark & the Mysterians." Like a lot of Eaglesmith's albums, Tambourine mixes rock 'n' roll and R&B with richly drawn characters, meaty themes and stunning turns of phrase. The driving, soul-infused "Nobody Gets Everything" is a splendid breakup tune with universal resonance. "Sally Green" is a psychedelic, gospel-esque portrait of the girl you hate to love. "Can't Dance" is ironically shimmy-inducing with an irresistible beat and retro Farfisa sound. "Whip A Dog" closes the album on a blue, brooding note, leaving the listener feeling like he's just polished off a good book.
The collection continues a rock 'n' roll odyssey that Eaglesmith commenced in 2010 with his Latin-influenced rock album Cha Cha Cha. Starting with that section of his forever tour, Eaglesmith dubbed his band The Traveling Steam Show and they began performing in steampunk-ish outfits, adding a touch of the theatrical to their shows. "It harkens back to the '60s and '70s variety shows that were on TV," Eaglesmith told the Albuquerque Journal. "It's a show. It's a lot more than a concert. I like to pay attention to what's cutting edge and bring that into the live show."
Cha Cha Cha and its follow-up, the thoughtful roots-rocker 6 Volts, were highly praised by critics. AllMusic.com called Cha Cha Cha "superb" and the Dallas Morning News boasted that the collection is "beautifully brooding...the CD is wonderful. Let it wash all over you." Philadelphia Weekly aptly wrote, "Eaglesmith's music blows like an arctic wind across the plains, stark and chilling." And, like its author, Tambourine captures the diversity of this era and still keeps its hand in today's world.
Fred Eaglesmith and The Traveling Steamshow tour dates
Nov. 1 Erin Legion Branch 422 - Erin, ON Nov. 2 Orono Town Hall - Orono, ON Nov. 7 Utopia Hall - Utopia, ON Nov. 8 Legion Branch 459 - Stoufville, ON Nov. 9 Duntroon Hall - Duntroon, ON Nov. 15 River Arts Festival - Dunnville, ON Nov. 22 Elmira Legion - Elmira, ON Nov. 23 Paisley Hall - Paisley, ON Nov 24 Lambeth Legion - London, ON Nov. 29 Port Balhousie Legion - Port Dalhousie, ON Nov. 30 Smithville Legion - Smithville, ON Dec. 5 Moonshine Café - Oakville, ON (Solo) Dec. 6 MacLaren Arts Centre - Barrie, ON Dec. 20 - 22 Fred Eaglesmith Annual Winter Weekend - Port Dover, ON Jan. 12, 2014 Jammin Java - Vienna, VA Jan 14, 2014 The Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC Jan. 15, 2014 Eddie's Attic - Decatur, GA Jan. 17, 2014 ACES - Bradenton, FL Jan. 19-25, 2014 Delbert McClinton Blues Cruise Jan. 29, 2014 Full Moon Farm - Floral City, FL Jan. 30, 2014 Mockingbird - Tallahassee, FL Jan. 31, 2014 Dulling Hall - Jackson, MS Feb. 1, 2014 Red Dragon Listening Room - Baton Rouge, LA Feb. 5, 2014 Courville's - Beaumont, TX Feb. 6, 2014 McGonigel's Mucky Duck - Houston, TX Feb. 7, 2014 Jon T Floore's Country Store - Helotes, TX Feb. 11, 2014 Blue Light Live - Lubbock, TX Feb. 15, 2014 Club Congress - Tucson, AZ Feb. 18, 2014 The Barn - Gilroy, CA Feb. 20, 2014 Power House - Folsom, CA Feb. 21, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Club - Santa Cruz, CA Feb. 22, 2014 Club Fox - Redwood, CA Feb. 23, 2014 Occidental Center for the Arts - Occidental, CA
Lafayette Singer+Songwriter Series Tickets On Sale Now!
Thursday, January 16 @ 7:30 PM
Josh Ritter is known for his distinctive Americana style and narrative lyrics. In 2006 he was named one of the "100 Greatest Living Songwriters" by Paste magazine.
Ritter attended Oberlin College in Ohio to study neuroscience, but later changed his major to the self-created "American History Through Narrative Folk Music". At the age of 21 he recorded his first album Josh Ritter at a recording studio on campus. After graduating, Ritter moved to Scotland to attend the School of Scottish Folk Studies for six months. He was eventually spotted by Glen Hansard and his band The Frames, who invited him to return with them to Ireland. Seven albums later, Ritter has established himself as a singer/songwriter extraordinaire. His song Change of Time appeared in the trailer for the 2011 Natalie Portman film, The Other Woman.
Apart from music, Ritter has interests in writing and has claimed many different writers as influences on both his songwriting and fiction work. The title of Ritter's sixth album, So Runs the World Away, comes from a line in the third act of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Ritter's own novel, Bright's Passage, was published in 2011.
TICKETS Public: $45 $35 $25 Members: $42 $32 $22 Members pre-sale: Nov 18 Public on-sale: Nov 25
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."
The Louisiana Office of Tourism has joined with National Geographic Maps to highlight the world-class natural and cultural attractions of our great state and the southern gulf crescent area. The overall mission of the project is to contribute to the economic health of our communities by promoting Geotourism: tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place — its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and the well-being of its residents.
The first part of the program was kicked off the end of May with a nomination process for residents, community organizations, tourism stakeholders and/or local businesses to upload their information for potential inclusion in an interactive Geotourism-themed Website Map program, a Geotourism Mapguide Mobile Application and a printed Geotourism MapGuide. The website and printed Mapguide will be available in December 2013. www.usgulfcoaststatesgeotourism.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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.