TDawg Presents The Duhks w/ special guests Bottom Dollar String Band, 4/30/15

23 Apr

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WHERE: Red Light Cafewith special guests Bottom Dollar String Band

TIME: Doors @ 7pm, Showtime 8pm, Duhks @ 9pm 

ADMISSION: $18 adv/$22 door ADVANCE TICKETS HERE
TDawg Presents is excited to bring internationally acclaimed performing artists The Duhks back to Atlanta!

“Canada’s premier neo-tradsters romp from world-beat to blues, urban-pop to old-timey, with wild-eyed invention, haunting traditionalism, and spine-rattling groove.” (Scott Alarik, The Boston Globe)

No band epitomizes the polyethnic strands of modern folk music better than The Duhks. Since forming in Winnipeg in 2001 The Duhks have created a dynamic blend of old-timey, French Canadian and Celtic music punched up with shades of blues, soul and driving Afro Cuban rhythms that leaves festival crowds on their feet.  Click Here to read more and click below to view a video of the title track from their latest recording, “Beyond the Blue.”

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Bottom Dollar String Band plays bluegrass from the hills of Central Texas.  With the release of their debut album, Appalachian Stars on Raw Copper Records, Austin, TX based Bottom Dollar String Band is cutting a new path in contemporary bluegrass music.  Entertaining audiences of all ages since 2011 they are earning a reputation for fusing old time instrumentals with contemporary bluegrass and beyond!

Hoot #18 A Success! The Ragbirds & Carly Gibson 4/21; The Duhks 4/30!

16 Apr

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What a time we had at the 18th edition of TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny, a bi-annual tradition (at least!) since 2006!  A big shout out to the crew – Tree Sound & Power, Tamara, Linda, Ben, Drew, Amanda, my darlin’ wife Stephanie, Starbridge owners Donna and Logan, Wildman Steve, and the volunteers who helped make this year’s spring event one for the books!  As usual, the musicians brought their A+ game to the festie, and despite the move from longtime home Cherokee Farms we had ourselves an amazing experience and THANK YOU to everyone who made it out for our first time at Starbridge!  We’ll be back at Cherokee Farms for the fall edition, #19, the weekend of September 18-19!

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Ragbirds RLC

Where: The Red Light Cafe, with special guest Carly Gibson

Doors: 7PM, Showtime 8PM

$12 ADV/$15 Door ADVANCE TICKETS CLICK HERE

TDawg Presents is excited to bring this last minute show your way with good friends THE RAGBIRDS!  Returning to the intimate confines of The Red Light Cafe, The Ragbirds bring their mesmerizing hypnotic world folk rock w/ a twist of gypsy sound straight to YOU!  Click Here to view a little more reading and an amazing video of their performance of my favorite Ragbirds song, “Brave New Beat.”  Rising star Carly Gibson opens the evening – it’s simply a great night of music!

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WHERE: Red Light Cafewith special guests Bottom Dollar String Band

TIME: Doors @ 7pm, Showtime 8pm, Duhks @ 9pm 

ADMISSION: $18 adv/$22 door ADVANCE TICKETS HERE
TDawg Presents is excited to bring internationally acclaimed performing artists The Duhks back to Atlanta!

“Canada’s premier neo-tradsters romp from world-beat to blues, urban-pop to old-timey, with wild-eyed invention, haunting traditionalism, and spine-rattling groove.” (Scott Alarik, The Boston Globe)

No band epitomizes the polyethnic strands of modern folk music better than The Duhks. Since forming in Winnipeg in 2001 The Duhks have created a dynamic blend of old-timey, French Canadian and Celtic music punched up with shades of blues, soul and driving Afro Cuban rhythms that leaves festival crowds on their feet.  Click Here to read more and view a video of the title track from their latest recording, “Beyond the Blue.”

TWO more Days ’til TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny! April 10-11

8 Apr

Hootenanny Spring 2015 Handbill Front

We have a mostly awesome weekend weatherwise – Mother Nature is being kind to us with the bulk of the rain heading out by the early evening on Friday, just in time for a beautiful performance by Dangermuffin that will kick off the Hootenanny weekend!  Now’s your chance to save a few bucks and go ahead and purchase your two-night advance tickets (your name will be at will call).  At this price you’re even saving on the walk-up Saturday price!  ADVANCE SALES END AT 11:30PM, THU APRIL 9!

FRI-SAT (April 10-11) $60ADV/$75 Gate, SAT ONLY (April 11) $55 ADV/$65 Gate

SAT DAY PASS (NO camping) ~ $50 GATE.  Kids 12 & under are admitted FREE!  Kids ages 13-16 $20 at gate.  NO DOGS PLEASE!

Folks are chompin’ at the bits to get up to the North Georgia mountains and a big ol’ burst of that spring mountain air!  Flowers and trees are blooming, the woods are calling our names!  Come on out for about as relaxing a time as you’re gonna have – it’s a BYOB event so we won’t have any alcohol for sale, and please feel free to bring your own meals as well!  We will have a food vendor on site, and the craft vendors represent a very dynamic and creative group of folks.  There will be Hootenanny tshirts for sale on site, tailor made to your liking while you’re there!  Please find below the schedule:

FRI APRIL 10
Tree Stage
Dangermuffin (Two Sets) 8:30PM 11:30PM
SAT APRIL 11
Tree Stage
Blackberry Possum 12:00PM 1:00PM
The Higher Choir 1:45PM 3:15PM
Hair of the Dog 4:00PM 5:30PM
Jason Kenney 6:15PM 7:45PM
Packway Handle Band 8:30PM 10:00PM
Strung Like A Horse 10:30PM 12:00AM
MOMS Cabin Stage
MOMS Showcase 1:00PM 1:45PM
Gibson Wilbanks Band 3:15PM 4:00PM
Gibson Wilbanks Band 5:30PM 6:15PM
Mikhail Peterson & Friends 7:45PM 8:30PM

Here’s a fine clip of Packway Handle Band from Music City Roots for your viewing pleasure…See you this weekend!!!  Hooootenanny!!!!

Back Porch Hootenanny & Newly Added Concerts by TDawg Presents!

30 Mar

Folks we’re LESS THAN TWO WEEKS out from the finest lil’ spring fling – better known as TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny – that you’ve been waiting for after this last little cold front.  Make your plans to join in the fun with your family, friends, and new friends you haven’t met yet!  This is a wonderfully relaxing piece of property with beautiful woods all around, providing a great environment for some R’n’R and might fine jams!  Everyone involved – performing artists, staff & volunteers – is super excited about the 18th edition of TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny.

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FRI-SAT (April 10-11) $60ADV/$75 Gate

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SAT ONLY (April 11) $55 ADV/$65 Gate

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CONGRATULATIONS to PACKWAY HANDLE BAND as they embark on a journey this summer, performing in major venues around the country and opening for KID ROCK & FOREIGNER!  What an amazing opportunity for these hardworking musicians – be sure to catch them SAT APRIL 11 at the Hootenanny, taking the stage at 8:30PM for what promises to be one helluva rocking set and to be followed by STRUNG LIKE A HORSE!  For the rest of the SCHEDULE CLICK HERE.

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Please share this event with your friends, and let’s have ourselves one helluva Hooooooooootenanny!!!

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TDawg Presents is excited to bring you THE LARRY KEEL EXPERIENCE & DANGERMUFFIN to Terminal West on Thursday, July 2, co-producing with the kind folks at Terminal West!  Advance tickets go ($14 adv/$17 door) go on sale April 3!  We are very excited to bring this wonderful combo to you, stay tuned for more details soon!!!  Yeah u right!!!

TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny Apr 10-11! Featuring: Jason Kenney, Packway Handle Band, Strung Like A Horse

18 Mar

So many amazing performers have graced the stage at TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny, and this year is certainly no exception to what we take for granted at these events!  The Friday night showcase with Dangermuffin commences festivities, and Saturday will leave you dizzy with musical interludes spinning around your head all day long, while enjoying the intimate confines of Starbridge Event Center.  Please read on to view some videos of the bands!

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Strung Like A Horse (10:30-midnight) is going to take the 18th edition of the Hootenanny out with a bang!  Check out this great video shot at Cherokee Farms in LaFayette, GA, of the song “Gypsy Jane”.

TDawg Presents welcomes back Packway Handle Band (8:30PM-10PM) to the Hootenanny stage for the second time!  This Athens, GA-based quintet really grips you as they make their way through their set with genuine songwriting and tight instrumentation, single-mic or all-electric.  You don’t know what you’ll get sometimes!!  Check out this clip from Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Packway Handle Band performing “I Wish I hadn’t Done It”.

Please welcome Jason Kenney (6:15PM-7:45PM) to the Hootenanny stage for the first time!  This incredible singer/songwriter comes from just down the road in Dahlonega, and you feel the local roots in his music.  Pure and true is his music, and you’ll see for yourself in the video for “Turn This Sorrow Into Joy”, title track from his latest album.

Atlanta’s own Cajun masters Hair of the Dog bring their rockin’ sound to the Tree Stage at the Hootenanny for the first time!  Trust me, they’re the real deal.  Been around a long time playing what they love, and pedal steel maestro Bill Fleming will keep his rig up there for the rest of the evening so you never know what will happen with all those great musicians gathered all night long!  Check out this raw yet rockin’ clip from a neighborhood party (I was there!) featuring HoD performing “Leona Had A Party”.  Your whole family will be kickin it during this set!

The Higher Choir (1:45PM-3:15PM) has been climbing the ladder for several years now, and folks, they very well might be reaching a moment of reckoning, in a state of mind where their Southern rock sound touches your bones and your soul!  They wowed the crowd on the Lynyrd Skynyrd Cruise, have been packing venues around the Southeast, and as you see from this video, “The Working Title” from their CD Release party in 2013, it’s a kickin’ sound that has you boogey’in!  I first saw these folks at the Wheelbarrow Fest in Reynoldstown a few years back, and they blew me away!

Performing on the Music On Main Street (MOMS) stage, Gibson Wilbanks Band is going to bring two sets (3:15PM-4PM, 5:30PM-6:15PM) , one after The Higher Choir and the second after Hair of the Dog, that are gonna have you groovin’ even more so.  The interlay of slide and rhythm by both Carly Gibson and BJ Wilbanks, along with at-large artist Richie Jones on drums and the insane harmonica of Brad Bauman, will make these two sets ones you don’t want to miss!  The soulfulness comes through loud and clear on this video, enjoy!

Dangermuffin: Friday Night Showcase (April 10) at TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny

16 Mar

TDawg Presents is excited to welcome the dynamic trio Dangermuffin to the 18th edition of TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny!  If you’ve not had a chance to familiarize yourself with them quite yet, this is your chance, and there promises to be a few special sit-ins that might happen along the way through two-set, 3 hour performance!  From Folly Beach, SC just outside of Charleston, their melodic sound represents three musicians bringing you something unique.  Dangermuffin has recently completed a run of shows with bluegrass buddies The Larry Keel Experience and is gearing up for an extremely busy festival season this year!  They  perform Friday night only, and you must have a two-night pass to see them. So plan on coming out Friday, get your campsite up, and hear that set which is just for YOU!

The two videos – “Cicada” and “Little Douglas” – are from a performance at The Pour House in Charleston.

Starbridge Event Center
396 Starbridge Rd.
Murrayville, GA 30564
(706) 344-2398

Advance Tickets are available NOW!  Help the event out by purchasing yours ahead of time.

FRI-SAT (April 10-11) $60ADV/$75 Gate

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SAT ONLY (April 11) $55 ADV/$65 Gate

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SAT DAY PASS (NO camping) ~ $50 GATE.  Kids 12 & under are admitted FREE!  Kids ages 13-16 $20 at gate.  NO DOGS PLEASE!

Hootenanny Spring 2015 Handbill Front

TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny Only 5 Weeks Away!

3 Mar

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I don’t know about y’all but I’m sure ready for some fresh spring mountain air after the cold blasts that have been smothering us for the last month!  Makes me think even more about the upcoming Hootenanny on FRI & SAT April 10-11 in Murrayville, GA!  Old friends, new friends, family, AMAZING music, bonfires, and some jams sure to leave you at times wondering how you are so fortunate to be there to witness!  The 18th Edition of TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny is sure to be yet another gem, and I personally hope that you can make it on out!  Please see below for getting your advance tickets and viewing the latest schedule.  Please share this information with your masses!

FRI-SAT (April 10-11) $60ADV/$75 Gate

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SAT ONLY (April 11) $55 ADV/$65 Gate

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SAT DAY PASS (NO camping) ~ $50 GATE.  Kids 12 & under are admitted FREE!  Kids ages 13-16 $20 at gate.  NO DOGS PLEASE!

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Schedule (subject to change)

FRI APRIL 10
Tree Stage
Dangermuffin 8:30PM 11:30PM
SAT APRIL 11
Tree Stage
Blackberry Possum 12:00PM 1:00PM
The Higher Ground 1:45PM 3:15PM
Hair of the Dog 4:00PM 5:30PM
Jason Kenney 6:15PM 7:45PM
Packway Handle Band 8:30PM 10:00PM
Strung Like A Horse 10:30PM 12:00AM
MOMS Cabin Stage
MOMS Showcase 1:00PM 1:45PM
Gibson Wilbanks Band 3:15PM 4:00PM
Gibson Wilbanks Band 5:30PM 6:15PM
Mikhail Peterson & Friends 7:45PM 8:30PM
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