Holiday Hootenanny News – Delta Airlines, Sweetwater, Tito’s Handmade Vodka as Sponsors!

10 Nov

2015 Holiday Hoot2We’re getting VERY excited in Hootenanny land for the 5th Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny, where once again proceeds will benefit Atlanta Habitat for Humanity!  We’ve added Michael Smith (Whiskey Gentry, Dappled Grays) on the mandolin, so expect some fireworks on stage!

Advance Tickets $25/Door $35, doors @ 5:30pm – showtime 6:30pm at Terminal West

TDawg Presents is proud to announce our sponsors for this year: Delta Airlines, Sweetwater Brewing Co., Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Tree Leaf Music, and Wildman Steve Radio!  We are so thankful to be garnering the support of more and more with both a national and local brand as we move forward with this concert.  It’s going to be a special night for certain, and being associated with these fine entities can’t hurt!  Expect some drink specials from both on the night of the Holiday Hootenanny, and a portion of Tito’s drink sales from the evening will be donated to the proceeds from the evening!  Thanks again for being a part!

The final lineup of listed musicians is as follows:

Grammy-winner Jim LauderdaleTim Carbone (Railroad Earth), jazz legend Johnny KnappCol. Bruce Hampton, trumpeter Joe GransdenMichael TolcherRev. Jeff MosierMark Raudabaugh (Donna the Buffalo), Ralph RoddenberyDonna HopkinsJoe GrandsdenMark Van AllenKevin ScottMichael Smith (The Whiskey Gentry, Dappled Grays), Richie JonesKevin Thomas (Dynomite, Donna Hopkins Band)


The video below is from the 3rd Annual Holiday Hootenanny featuring Donna Hopkins and a host of friends!  Expect a soulful journey this year from Donna, Ralph Roddenbery and another fine group of musicians to kick off the Holiday Hootenanny – the full schedule will be released soon so stay tuned in!  Meanwhile PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD, SHARE SHARE SHARE, and we’ll see you there!

Final lineup additions to Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny lineup! 12/27 @ Terminal West!

19 Oct

Joe Grandsden  IMG_2368

Advance Tickets $25/Door $35, doors @ 5:30pm – showtime 6:30pm at Terminal West

Well folks, the lineup as we know it for the 5th Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny is complete, and TDawg Presents is excited to add jazz favorite Joe Gransden, singer-songwriter extraordinaire Michael Tolcher, and Hammond maestro Kevin Thomas to the bill! Quite a lineup y’all – an amazing amount of talent!

PLEASE spread the good word, share this post, share the event on your social networking sites of choice – the concert is not only a great cause for a great organization in Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, but it’s also going to be pretty much over the top musically.  YOU WILL NOT SEE ANOTHER CONCERT LIKE THIS ONE ALL YEAR!

The final lineup of listed musicians is as follows:

Grammy-winner Jim Lauderdale

Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth)

jazz legend Johnny Knapp

Col. Bruce Hampton

Joe Gransden

Michael Tolcher

Rev. Jeff Mosier

Mark Raudabaugh (Donna the Buffalo)

Ralph Roddenbery

Donna Hopkins

Mark Van Allen

Kevin Scott

Richie Jones

Kevin Thomas

We will have four sets of music beginning at 6:30pm and ending at midnight, and the silent auction begins at 5:30pm when doors open!  Stay tuned for additions to the silent auction!

IMG_0803 Col Bruce Holiday Hoot 2014

ADV TICKETS on sale NOW for 5th Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny!

9 Oct


(Jim Lauderdale & TDawg at TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny, April 2013)

ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW ($25 ADV/$35 DOOR) at the Terminal West Box Office (Tue-Fri 11-5, and any night there’s another show).  Stay tuned for a few more additions to the lineup!

887 West Marietta St NW, Studio C, Atlanta, GA 30318, 404-876-5566


Grammy-winner Jim Lauderdale

Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth)

jazz legend Johnny Knapp

Col. Bruce Hampton

Rev. Jeff Mosier

Mark Raudabaugh (Donna the Buffalo)

Ralph Roddenbery

Donna Hopkins

Mark Van Allen

Kevin Scott

Richie Jones  

Here’s a great clip from the Holiday Hootenanny in 2013 at Terminal West, featuring Donna Hopkins as part of the Women of Rock lineup also featuring Caroline Aiken and Diane Durrett.  Band included Tony Giordano on keys, Richie Jones & Jeff Sipe on drums, Count M’Butu on percussion, Ted Pecchio on bass, and Mark Van Allen on the pedal steel.  Raw and beautiful are the two words that come to mind.  HOOT HOOT!!!

The Frank Hamilton Folk School kicked off classes Tuesday night!

8 Oct


Frank Hamilton Folk School

Tuesday night some magic ensued at the first night of music classes at the Frank Hamilton Folk School.  Started by folk music legend Frank Hamilton (also founder of internationally renown Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago in 1957) and local musician/business consultant Bob Bakert and working out of Epworth United Methodist Church across the street from Candler Park, there was a solid turnout for classes that included learning how to play banjo, guitar & fiddle using the communal teaching style favored by Hamilton.  I had not witnessed this style of teaching before, and it was FUN to behold!  The two-hour session was broken down into one-hour segments, the first hour dedicated to learning chords and participating in a sing-along for respective instruments.  The second hour was devoted to everyone participating in one big jam led by Hamilton and the other teachers, who included Fritz Rauschenberg (guitar), George Hergen (banjo), and fiddler Moira Nelligan.  I spotted Moira walking around to all her fiddle students during the group jam and making sure they were understanding the chord changes.  The songs that they worked up included “Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley” and “You Are My Sunshine”.

I’m very excited to have the Frank Hamilton Folk School in our back yard, and I’m anxious to see how this music school can boost a community much like the Old Town School of Folk Music has done in Chicago.  It was fun to have some folks from the Old Town School in attendance as well, and they got on the stage and performed the song “Little Birdie”.  They certainly felt the fresh energy and enthusiasm of all in attendance and can’t wait to see this movement grow.

If you are interested in becoming involved or would like to further your musical education (or start it!), please CLICK HERE for more information.  Come on out and be a part of something special!

5th Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Holiday Hootenanny Lineup Announcement!

7 Oct

Col Bruce Holiday Hoot 2014

Spread the word far and wide for the 5th Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny, happening on Sunday December 27, at Terminal West for the third consecutive year!  This one is gonna be one helluva jam, broken down into four sets beginning at 6:30PM and ending at Midnight!  It is exciting to be working again alongside Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and raising some money and awareness for this crucial organization.  A silent auction will begin at 5:30PM, once the doors are open.  Please note there is a great restaurant attached to the venue (Stationside) that has a full menu of locally sourced delicious bites.

Advance tickets are only $25 ($35 at the door) will be on sale by the end of this week at the Terminal West box office (no service charge) and online through the Terminal West website.  The lineup at this point is as follows, with just a few more spots to fill:

Grammy-winner Jim Lauderdale, Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth), jazz legend Johnny Knapp, Col. Bruce Hampton, Rev. Jeff Mosier, Ralph Roddenbery, Donna Hopkins, Mark Van Allen, Kevin Scott, Mark Raudabaugh, Richie Jones.  Stay tuned for the final additions PLUS a few surprises at showtime.

I know the holiday season is a busy time for many of us, but I can’t imagine a better way to spend an evening than with friends supporting a great cause AND jamming out to easily one of the most UNIQUE lineups you will see all year.  Mark down the date, get your advance tickets, and we can’t wait to see you then!  HOOT HOOT!!!

Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny date change!

26 Aug Col Bruce Holiday Hoot 2014

That’s right folks, we’re moving the date for the 5th Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny ~ A Benefit for Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, to Sunday, December 27 at Terminal West!  There will be more information coming soon regarding the lineup, tickets, and other relevant information.  Meanwhile, enjoy this gem from last year’s edition by Blueground Undergrass, who reunited especially for this night!

Usually at this time of year, we’re rounding the corner for a fall Hoot in mid-late September, but not this time.  While I will miss the fall celebration, and for the first time since 2002 there will be no TDawg festie at Cherokee Farms, it was the right move.  I don’t know if we’ll bring back the Fall Hoot, but I do know that the Holiday Hootenanny will benefit from the extra attention, and it WILL be very much worth your while to mark the date down now if you’re in town, as it’s going to be a doozy!

Stay tuned for a show or two to be added to the fall season but for the most part I’ll be focusing on the Holiday Hoot, and hopefully I’ll see you out at a show in the meanwhile!

On that note, here are a couple of gems happening this week:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27 – GRAYSON CAPPS @ Eddie’s Attic, 8pm start time


8th Annual Jerry Day ATL 8/2!

29 Jul

2015 JerryDay

We’re only FOUR DAYS out from what promises to be quite an enjoyable journey through some of your favorite Grateful Dead songs as well as some rarely heard gems!  Remember that no song is repeated, so come early and enjoy the air conditioned environment for the music and dining at Stationside Restaurant!  Click Here for Advance Tix! Advance tickets are $30, door price is $40.  Save yourself a few bucks and get your tickets NOW, as we anticipate a strong turnout!

Below is the schedule of bands.  Please note as always schedule is subject to change.

3:00 PM Escape Vehicle
4:00 PM Honeywood
5:00 PM Electric Codpiece
6:00 PM gr8FLdude & frenz
7:00 PM Lefty Williams Band
8:00 PM Charlie Fog Band
9:00 PM Deep Blue Sun
10:00 PM Moontower
11:00 PM Rumpke Mountain Boys


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