It’s Hoooooootenanny time!

19 Sep

Well folks we’re heading to the mountains now, the weather is going to be amazing this weekend so come on up and enjoy in the music and outdoor lovin’ shenanigans!  Music starts tonight at 9:30 PM with Sam French & Friends, tomorrow at 12:30PM with Hannah Zale!  Please feel free to stay as long as you need to on Sunday!

We’re gonna miss our good buddy Ralph Roddenbery this time around, so here’s a gem from last year’s Fall Hoot on the Grateful Fred Stage.  Pushin’ on a Pull Door!

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TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny 3 Days Away – Sept 19-20! Artist Preview: Freddy’s Finest & Col. Bruce Hampton

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My how time flies!  Here we are the week of the 17th edition of TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny y’all!  The temperature will be just right for a big ol’ bonfire, and the music will keep you moving all day and all night!

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If you’ve not had a chance yet to catch Col. Bruce Hampton, mark my words you’re in for a special treat.  His shows seem to always fit the moment, never a weak link.  The Zambi master will bring it on Saturday evening, you know that for certain.  Below is a fun clip from last year’s 3rd Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny in December (mark your calendars for SUN DEC 21 and the 4th Annual Holiday Hoot!)

Freddy’s Finest has evolved into quite the funk/jazz ensemble that can really tear it up.  A perfect for the 6:30pm set on the Grateful Fred Stage, and an ideal band to directly precede Col. Bruce!  Check out their Lettuce jam from the Moonshadow Tavern not too long ago.  Let’s just say it’s a very involved jam where each participating musician brings it!

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Cherokee Farms, 2035 Old Mineral Springs Rd., LaFayette, GA 30728

***ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE

FRI-SAT Sept 19-20 (incl camping) ~ $50 ADV/$65 GATE

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SAT Sept 20 ONLY (incl camping) ~ $45 ADV/$55 GATE

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SAT DAY PASS (NO camping) ~ $40 GATE.  Kids 12 & under are admitted FREE!  Kids ages 13-16 $20 at gate.  NO DOGS PLEASE!  BYOB

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HOOTENANNY 10 Days Away! Artist preview: Rolling Nowhere & Strung Like A Horse

9 Sep

Well folks we’re only 10 days out from what promises to be one of the finest Hootenannies yet September 19-20!  You can get your advance tickets by visiting the official TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny page and clicking on either FRI-SAT or SAT only – both include camping!

Atlanta’s Rolling Nowhere just successfully completed their first tour out West, and let’s just say it rejuvenated and inspired the fellas, and they’re gonna bring it to you on Saturday afternoon September 20!  Below is a live video from a performance in Nashville a few months back, showcasing their rockin’ and raucous sound – comin’ right atcha!

Chattanooga’s own Strung Like A Horse has been tearing it up for several years now, and TDawg Presents is excited to have them as a staple of TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny!  Their unique brand of music, which they affectionately describe as Gypsy-Punk-Garage-Grass, will have you boogeyin’ late into the night!  Check’em out below in a clip from Music City Roots.

Y’all this is going to be a BIG time!  Don’t miss out on it – get your tickets now!

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Artist Showcase: Hannah Zale, Folk Soul Revival (performing at Red Light Cafe Sat 9/6)

4 Sep

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Doors 8pm, Showtime 9, PURCHASE TICKETS

Check out this dyamite, raw recording of a collaboration called The Pussywillows that features Hannah Zale and Carly Gibson.  Catch Hannah opening the show for Folk Soul Revival on Saturday night, September 6, at the Red Light Cafe, 553 Amsterdam Ave. in Atlanta, GA, starting shortly after 9pm.  You can also catch her at TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny on Saturday, September 20!

If you are open-minded and KNOW that Saturday night is going to be an incredible night of new music, you’ll be excited to join “The Congregation”, the rabid fan-base of Folk Soul Revival.  They certainly know a good thing when it hits them!  Enjoy this video of Folk Soul Revival tearing it up on the song “Jawbone Blues” off of their latest album Prompting the Dapperness

 

 

Hootenanny time is almost upon us! Artist preview: Secondhand Swagger, Sam French

3 Sep

Wow y’all!  We sure have rounded that corner quickly, and the 17th installment of TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny is just about here!  I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend and that your team won! ;-)

Now that we’re into September and just over two weeks out, you can clear your head for a moment and realize that you not only WANT to go to Hootenanny, but you also NEED to go!  The amazing energy that is created at Cherokee Farms – the camaraderie of your friends, camping neighbors and musicians – the spontaneity of the jams – the amazing flow of this tightly wound small festie that releases a giant multi-layered musical explosion – the knowledge that you WILL hear something you’ve not heard before and it will make an impact on your already impeccable musical tastes.  These are all great qualities of what a Hootenanny is at the core, a joyful healing and re-energizing experience for the mind, body and soul.  TICKETS & LODGING INFO

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Speaking of soul, check out this southern soulful groove laid down by Secondhand SwaggerThese folks will be rockin’ the infamous “Happy Hour Set” from 5-6:30PM on SAT Sept 20!  And folks, the musical mojo will kickin’ hard that day! 

For those of you who are not familiar with Sam French, well that’s a great reason to show up on Friday night, September 19, at the Hootenanny!  This man is drenched in southern, his style genuine, and his product real.  Ted Norton, guitarist for The Grapes, will be joining Sam’s band that night and also be around all weekend long sitting in as an artist-at-large.  Below is some fine video of Sam and his band performing an original, “Few Regrets”.  Enjoy!

Spread the good word to your friends and family, y’all, as HOOT #17 promises to be as good as advertised!  HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTENANNY!!!

 

TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny Just One Month Out! Sept 19-20!

20 Aug

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We are just ONE MONTH out from what promises to be one of the finest parties of the fall season in TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny! It’s not often that one of the musicians involved (Jared Womack) just won the dobro competition at the nationally renown RockyGrass Bluegrass Festival in Lyons, CO.  It’s not often that the caliber of musicians present all weekend long are so stellar, full of amazing energy from various musical styles including blues, bluegrass, jazz, Americana, Southern rock, and singer-songwriter!  The cross-pollination of musicians is going to be at an extremely high level, so be ready for the unexpected!

**Please consider purchasing your ADVANCE TICKETS NOW to help forward the cause, especially if you know you’re going.  Don’t be bashful – share this event with your friends and family.  They’ll have as much  fun as YOU will!

If camping isn’t your thing necessarily, there are two hotels down the road about two miles that are easy to get to.  Please go to the event page for that and other information including the schedule and links to each artist!

While I don’t anticipate  the legendary Johnny Knapp making the journey to Cherokee Farms to play with Col. Bruce Hampton & The Madrid Express, I can’t resist putting this video on here from the Red Light Cafe in December the night before the Holiday Hootenanny.  A nice Zambi moment for your afternoon.  HOOOOOOOOOOTENANNY!!!

 

TDawg Presents The Ragbirds, SUN Oct 26, 2014

19 Aug

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Doors @ 7PM, Showtime 8PM

Where: The Red Light Cafe

$15 adv/$18 door, advance tix available soon!

TDawg Presents is excited to announce the return of one of the most fantastic and dynamic bands out there nowadays, THE RAGBIRDS!  They will be coming back to the intimate confines of The Red Light Cafe for what promises to be an amazing EARLY night of music!

The Ragbirds draw upon elements of Pop, Rock, Gypsy, Afro-Cuban, Celtic, Middle Eastern and African sounds, with a little Cajun spice in their music.  Led by multi-instrumentalist Erin Zindle, this band can intertwine so many styles of music into a perfect flow that grabs and holds onto you.  Also featuring her brother T. J. Zindle on the guitar and husband Randall Moore on percussion, one can truly feel that family connection.  Below is a video of The Ragbirds performing on Music City Roots in Nashville back in 2012.  Enjoy!

Y’all this really is a night not to be missed – grab a sitter for the kids and give yourselves a break if you need it!

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