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
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On Fri, April 21 at 8pm the Dragon hosts our buddy C.J. SOLAR and Baton Rouge legend BENJY DAVIS, along with a cast of incredible Nashville songwriters. The show is a preview to the THIRD STREET SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL and a headline show at the Manship Theatre the next night. This will be an extremely casual gathering of some incredible young songwriters. Sure to be a good time! Reg seats are $20, VIPs are $30 and the direct link for seats is cjdragon.brownpapertickets.com
Sat, April 29 RICHARD THOMPSON at MANSHIP THEATRE $29.95-$69.95 MICHAEL DOUCET & HEATHER RE' open www.ManshipTheatre.org
How about May at the Dragon....
I guess it isn't too early to start promoting our five shows in May...
Fri, May 5 BILL KIRCHEN $30/$40 ERIC SCHMITT opens billkirchendragon.brownpapertickets.com
Sat, May 6 CASEY KELLY & LESLIE ELLIS $20/$30 TOMMY IKE HAILEY & CRYSTAL ELDRINGHOFF open caseykellydragon.brownpapertickets.com
Fri, May 12 WILL KIMBROUGH (solo) $20/$30 CROSSING CANAL opens willkimbroughdragon.brownpapertickets.com
Thur, May 18 PETER YARROW (of PETER, PAUL & MARY) $55-$95 MUSTARD'S RETREAT & HEATHER FEIERABEND open www.ManshipTheatre.org
Fri, May 19 CHUCK BRODSKY $20/$30 GINA FORSYTH opens chuckbrodskydragon.brownpapertickets.com
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WHO: BJ BARHAM "THE GREAT 48 TOUR"
WHAT: BATON ROUGE, LA PERFORMANCE
WHEN: THURSDAY, MAY 18TH
WHERE: DYSON HOUSE LISTENING ROOM
SHOWTIME: 7:00 PM
“What he’s created is a haunting, beautiful ode to the everyday man, the woman who loves him, and the power of love in a small town…country storytelling at its finest…” – Noisey
Nashville, TN — Singer-songwriter BJ Barham is hitting the road this summer on The Great 48 Tour and will perform at Dyson House Listening Room in Baton Rouge, LA on Thursday, May 18th. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. Bringing just his guitar and his songs, Barham will perform acoustic shows in 48 states across the U.S. The American Aquarium frontman is touring in support of his debut solo album Rockingham, which landed in the Top 10 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart and Americana/Folk Albums chart. Featured by CMT, Rolling Stone Country, American Songwriter, The Boot and more, press has praised Barham's masterfully crafted storytelling and narratives that reflect upon the meaning of home and growing up in rural america.
Rockingham was written in the days following the Paris terrorist attacks on Nov. 13, 2015. Headlining a show that same night in Belgium, the impact and shock of the moment gave Barham perspective on the circumstances that helped shape him. The tragedy prompted him to think of all the people and places who had walked with him throughout his life. Thus, Rockingham was born, a compelling collection of songs about fictional characters set in Barham's real-life hometown.
With stories revealing the struggle of blue-collar labor, a regional sense of pride and heartbreaking reflections of life's twists and turns, Rockingham is easily identifiable to Barham's hometown of Riedsville, NC. Once a thriving community supported by tobacco production and textile mills, Reidsville, like so many other towns, suffered from economic depression as the companies that supported so many shut down. With songs like "American Tobacco Company," "O' Lover" and "Madeline," Barham paints his picture of small town life through a striking analysis of the brokenness of the American dream.
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
"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!
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.
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.
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."
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