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!!!
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!
We’re less than a week out from the first edition of TDawg’s Summer Hoot at Music On Main Street! Below are some videos to get you pumped for the jams you’ll see that afternoon by some incredible talent!
4:30PM – 5:30PM: The Jugtime Ragband (Ragtime 20’s/30’s style)
6:00PM – 7:30PM: Dyn-O-Mite feat. Kevin Thomas on keys (jazz/funk trio)
8:00PM – 9:30PM: Grant Green Jr. (jazz/funk master!)
ADVANCE TICKETS HERE!
Grant Green Jr (from Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny 2012 w/ a who’s who lineup backing him up!)
The Jugtime Ragband
Great times last night as we celebrated the life and music of Jerry Garcia! It was an amazing energy that flowed from the first note at 3PM all the way through non-stop until 12:15AM – it was fairly mind-blowing to tell you the truth, and as I like to put it (because it’s true!), the musicians brought their A Game to the forefront! As not one song was repeated all day long, each song was a gem. Highlights included slide master Benji Shanks joining Atlanta favorite Swami Gone Bananas, Deep Blue Sun’s entire set and David Gans’s set with 5 members of The Grapes joining the mix! Really though, the entire day was one long great highlight.
Congratulation to Lewis Newmark and Jim Roe, whose vision this has been since the get go, and special THANKS our sponsors – VIDA-FLO Hydration Station, Terrapin Beer Co. and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., to all the crew at Terminal West for their outstanding service and help, Paul Dunaway for the stellar sound on the Terrapin Stage, Wildman Steve & Spike for their (as always) amazing job at emcees, and Jessi Leigh Harris and Linda Brackner for coordinating the fine vending there. This journey turned a corner yesterday, and I know that TDawg Presents is looking forward to continuing the magic with all these kind folks NEXT year at Terminal West! Truly, what a long strange trip it’s been. Keep on truckin’ y’all!!!
PLEASE come on out SAT AUG 9 to the first edition of TDAWG’s SUMMER HOOT at Music On Main Street. Tickets are $20 at the gate and $15 advance. Music starts at 4:30PM with The Jugtime Ragband followed by jazz/funk trio DynOMite at 6PM followed by jazz/funk master Grant Green Jr at 8PM to close out the evening! BYOB, bring a picnic if you’d like, Kids 12 & under are FREE, a pub is conveniently located next door ;-)
Howdy y’all! Jason Kenney was invited to open for Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) on a series of five dates, of which one is Saturday, September 20. Congrats to Jason on this great opportunity – it’s always great to see folks from Hootenanny family do right!
Please welcome up and coming vocalist Hannah Zale into the Hootenanny mix! A bright rising star who resides in Athens, GA, Hannah will turn some heads!
Also, TDawg Presents is excited to have the superior guitar mastery of Ted Norton (The Grapes, Ralph Roddenbery Band) joining the Fall Hoot as an at-large artist! Ted will also be performing on Friday night as part of Sam French & Friends!
The Hootenanny movement doesn’t skip a beat, and you know it’s going to be off the chains this fall. Meanwhile, don’t forget to mark your calendar for Saturday, August 9, at Music On Main Street in Lilburn, GA for the first installment of TDawg’s Summer Hoot! The lineup features the legendary Grant Green Jr., jazz/funk trio DynOMite, and local rising band The Jugtime Ragband.
The summer keeps on truckin’ along, which means it’s time for the 7th Annual Jerry Day ATL at Terminal West this Sunday, July 27! We are extremely excited to bring to you a wonderful showcase of the music that was/is The Grateful Dead and the spirit that envelops music fans of all ages. Out of this spirit arises interest in the world of roots music – bluegrass, blues, jazz, classic/outlaw country to name a few genres under the umbrella – which is what has been at the epicenter of the Dead’s sound and style.
You can purchase your advance tickets online at the Terminal West website or at the box office TUE-FRI 11AM-5PM and on show nights. Advance tickets are also available at Maple Street Guitars and The Chamblee Bistro.
I’d like to send out a BIG heartfelt THANK YOU out to our sponsors for your kindness and support as we begin our new chapter at Terminal West. -
Also sending out a big THANK YOU to all the folks at Terminal West for their generosity and willingness to work with us on this project as well as our crew of volunteers! This is a great venue, and I can’t WAIT for 4th Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny in December!
Below is a complete schedule of Sunday’s festivities, beginning at 3pm on the Main Stage.
3:00 PM High Mountain Ramblers
4:00 PM Maynard Hicks & Co.
5:00 PM Escape Vehicle
6:00 PM Charlie Fog Band
7:00 PM gr8FLdüde & frenz
8:00 PM Swami Gone Bananas
9:00 PM Deep Blue Sun
10:00 PM Electric Codpiece
11:00 PM David Gans & some Grapes!
Y’all we’re going to have ourselves one helluva time on Sunday – I hope can make it! Please spread the good word to your friends about this one even if you are unable to attend!
That’s right y’all! We’re only three weeks out from one helluva celebration of music, fun & friends for this steady stream of Grateful Dead from 3pm – midnight, and no song is repeated! I spoke with guitarist Ted Norton, who will be performing with songwriter/author/Grateful Dead Hour host/music historian David Gans, and he emphasized how freakin’ pumped everyone is to be part of this jam, so round up your posse and make plans to come where the music never stops…at least from 3-midnight! Get your Advance Tickets by Clicking Here!
**We will soon be releasing a limited number of VIP passes that will include a dinner buffet provided by Bhojanic, a private balcony viewing area, and complimentary Sierra Nevada and non-alcoholic beverages from 6-9pm!**
Terminal West is the perfect venue for this event – they have the Stationside Restaurant directly connected so you will never go hungry. The second stage will be located inside the restaurant.
We hope to see you there!