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HootenannyPower:
Folk, Roots, World and Acoustic
Music in Baton Rouge
and South Central Louisiana
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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

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4th Annual Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival
North Boulevard Town Square
Saturday, February 25, 2017
www.brmardigrasfest.com

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Baton Rouge Blues Festival 2017 lineup includes Fabulous Thunderbirds, Kenny Neal, Marc Broussard, more

http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/article_f9c356e4-de86-11e6-9293-539c8c6d40fd.html

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HENRY GRAY, every Tuesday night 6 - 8 pm

Time Out Lounge (smokefree) on Bennington

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DON VAPPIE AND MIKE ESNAULT

most Wednesday nights, Sullivan's

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RED DRAGON LISTENING ROOM:

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

Red Dragon TheWebsite: www.reddragonlr.com

Reservations  cmaxwell@premier.net

 


Billy Joe Shaver on Feb 23......
We have two shows next week. Our Thur, Feb 23 (7:30pm) show at the Manship Theatre is the one I am working hard on. It is for country music legend BILLY JOE SHAVER. Billy Joe has played with us the last four years. The man has boundless energy. Even last year when he drove straight from a four day hospital stay to play for us. He still had the hospital wrist band on when he arrived! Our series of shows has supplied me with a load of incredible stories and I have made it my mission to get everyone out for a Shaver show before his touring years come to an end. If you are free this coming Thursday, we need you! Go to the Manship website and buy some seats. You will be glad you did! Oh, did I mention that our good friends THE CUPCAKE STRIPPERS will open?
www.ManshipTheatre.org

Palooza fundraiser March 3 & 4...
Stay tuned early next week when I will share the schedule of artists for our PALOOZA fundraiser. We fund the Red Dragon with this event each year and I am WAY behind in promoting it. Next week I will try to catch up. I hope you will attend and will kick up a few bucks.....we sure need it! -- Chris Maxwell cmaxwell@premier.net


Next week......
Next week we will also be announcing a couple of new shows. Let's just say they are both shows with BIG songwriters. You know the artists....you know the songs! Stay tuned!

Manship shows:

Thur, Feb 23   BILLY JOE SHAVER   $39-$69   CUPCAKE STRIPPERS open

Sat, March 25   BOB SCHNEIDER   $29-$59   MICHAEL PINTER opens

Sat, April 29   HUGE SHOW TO BE ANNOUNCED  SAVE THE DATE

Thur, May 18   PETER YARROW (of PETER, PAUL & MARY)   $55-$95   MUSTARD'S RETREAT opens w/HEATHER FEIERABEND

Sat, July1   KINKY FRIEDMAN - HUMOR IN MUSIC   $39-$59   THREE AMIGOS open (BARRY HEBERT, STEVE JUDICE & MARTIN FLANAGAN)


Seats to BILLY JOE SHAVER, BOB SCHNEIDER & PETER YARROW shows can be purchased now at
www.ManshipTheatre.org

Seats for our secret April 29 show and for KINKY FRIEDMAN will go on sale on Jan 27.

Binky's Dad, chris m
cmaxwell@premier.net .

 
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Dyson House 
Listening Room
Address: 7575 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
 
DYSON HOUSE SCHEDULE
 
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Tues Feb 21 2017 Robert Ellis with Courtney Hartman
Fri Mar 3 2017 April Verch
Sat Mar 4 2017 Alvin Youngblood Hart's Muscle Theory with The Rakers
Fri Mar 10 2107 Captain Green
Sat Mar 11 2017 Seth Walker Band with Austin Lucas
Sat Mar 18 2017 Melissa Greener: Out Of The Woods Tour
Wed Mar 22 2017 Sarah Shook and the Disarmers
Fri Mar 24 2017 Sweet Cecilia and Lane Mack
Sun Mar 26 2017 Steel Wheels
Fri Mar 31 2017 Jon Dee Graham
Sat Apr 1 2017 Leisure Landing Reunion
Sat Apr 8 2017 Nikki Talley
Fri Apr 21 2017 Darcy Malone and the Tangle
Fri Apr 21 2017 3rd Street Singer Songwriter Festival
Wed Apr 26 2017 B'Bees
Wed May 3 2017 TE-CJ
Fri May 12 2017 Alex McMurray, Luke Spurr Allen & Casey Wayne McCallister
Sat May 13 2017 Jim Avett with Denton Hatcher and Kristen Foster
Thur May 18 2017 BJ Barham
Fri May 19 2017 Brian Seeger's Organic Trio with special guest Brad Walker
Sat May 20 2017 Andrew Duhon
Thurs June 8 2017 John Craigie
Sat June 10 2017 Motel Radio Full-Band
Fri June 30 2017 The Tony Cobb CD Release Party
 
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Dyson House asks "Please ask your listeners to like us on Facebook for schedule updates." 
 
3/3 April Verch
While Verch is perhaps best known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native Ottawa Valley, Canada, her performances extend into old-time American and Appalachian styles and beyond, for a well-rounded tour-de-force of North Americana sounds. Verch tours with world-class musicians as a trio, featuring acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass and clawhammer banjo in addition to Verch’s vocals, fiddle and foot percussion.

One might suspect a performer with as many talents as Verch would pause to take a breath, or need to somewhat compartmentalize her skills during a live performance. But on stage, Verch is almost superhuman, flawlessly intertwining and overlapping different performative elements. She stepdances while fiddling. She sings while stepdancing. Sometimes she sings, steps and fiddles all at once, with apparent ease and precision. Verch is - as they say - a triple threat in performance, her live show a beautiful companion to her music: versatile, robust, and masterfully executed.


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BLUEGRASS NEWS:  Bluegrass & Olde Tyme acoustic string music on the Rivers,Bayous and Roadside Ditches of Louisiana.

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Jam most Sundays at "GEORGE's Southside" on Highland Road at Starring Lane (Essen)  2:30 - 5:00
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"April Verch Band" - Fri March 3 - concert; March 4 Workshop (Sat morn)
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"Kevin Prater Band" - Wed March 8 - concert  TBA  (Dyson, perhaps)
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"Lagniappe Dulcimer Festival"  Thur March 9 - 12 - W.B.R. Museum
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BRbluegrass@aol.com
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https://www.facebook.com/batonrouge.bluegrass
http://brbluegrassassn.wix.com/brbg
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2016 regular jams
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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

www.oldtimemusic.com
www.msbga.org/events/eventlist
www.bluegrassdog.com

www.HootenannyPower.com

www.abitaopry.org
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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)
BRbluegrass@aol.com
Tel. (225) 387-1600; Text 225.252.2708
Home of BlueGrass on the Bayou
Louisiana Bluegrass & Olde Tyme Music
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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

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 http://www.bigdaddyo.net/ 

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NEWS FROM TROUBADOUR PATRICK SYLVEST:

Performing in Baton Rouge in January 2017... see website for details.

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

http://louisianafolk.podomatic.com/

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

http://airplaydirect.com/patricksylvest
https://www.facebook.com/patricksylvestmusic
http://www.patricksylvest.com

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JUST RELEASED CD: THE MID-CITY ACES

http://www.louisianamusicfactory.com/shop/compact-disc/gina-forsyth-mid-city-aces/ 

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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


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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.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_JbQPHu4-c&feature=youtu.be
 
To join, please go to this link
http://www.woodsongs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/GatheringFLYER.pdf
 
The members of the Creative Board are listed below:
 
The very best,
Josh
 
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)
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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

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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.

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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:

http://thekey.xpn.org/2015/01/29/gene-shay-tribute-song/#more-150296

http://tinyurl.com/mufowtu

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The Fabulous Bagasse Boyz

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NASHVILLE/NEW ORLEANS CONNECTION

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:

http://leskerr.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/the-nashville-new-orleans-musical-connection/

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"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."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-ae-0714-immigrant-music-20130713,0,6735268.column

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AIRPLAY ON JIM HOGG'S HOGG HEAVEN

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

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CAFE DES AMIS WANTS YOU!

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

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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."
--Deacon John
 
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SOUTHERN FOLKLIFE COLLECTION ONLINE RADIO

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:

http://www.lib.unc.edu/blogs/sfc/index.php/streaming-radio/

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FOLKSINGERS ON THE RADIO

RECORDING STUDIOS IN LOUISIANA

http://masterdigital.com/studios/index.htm

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QUAKER BENEDICTION

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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NOTE TO PERFORMERS:

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

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