A TDawg Reflection – HOOT HOOT!!

26 Aug

Little King Trio

This past weekend marked a very special time for me personally and professionally.  I started in this crazy music business back in 1998, and a few of those original folks who helped me get going back in the day were at the Clear Mountain View Music Festival at the Elliott Family Farms in Polkville, NC – what a fantastic reunion!  I value my friendships greatly, and when there is an opportunity not only to renew those relationships and create new friendships but also to rejuvenate myself musically and spiritually, that’s the perfect storm for one helluva time!

TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny lives by this formula, and if you don’t feel this energy, we’ll help you get there!

It was fantastic to see our good bluegrass buddy David Via back on stage after a horrendous attack left him a large stack of medical bills, including a reconstructed jaw.   He sounded great, looked great, and it was too bad the only storm of the weekend came during his set, because it was fantastic!  Big Daddy Love followed by Yarn provided a framework for some remarkable jams, instrumentation, collaboration, and songwriting.  Music for the soul.

Via & Padgett   BDL_Yarn   Steep Canyon Rangers

Good times with the Steep Canyon Rangers!  They’ve come quite a ways, obviously, and they sound incredible!  Woody looked sharp up there as the ring leader – if you haven’t heard about or are considering going to Mountain Song At Sea, GO!  There are some great acts booked in addition to Steep Canyon Rangers, including the David Grisman Folk Jazz Trio, The Seldom Scene, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Travelin’ McCourys, Kruger Brothers, Trampled By Turtles, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, Greensky Bluegrass and more!  I’m certain there will be additions to the lineup coming soon!

Following the Steep Canyon Rangers was Acoustic Syndicate, one of my acts for the very first HarvestFest in October of 1998 plus three out of the next four (had to cancel in 2001 when they were invited to perform at Farm Aid).  Needless to say, seeing them after a few years of not having the opportunity to do so was extremely rewarding.  Emotions swelled inside of me as I was taken away by the family harmonies and tight, tight musical interaction that transcends description until you see it live.  The family connection (two brothers and a cousin) in that band is strong, and it’s exciting to have them doing some shows more frequently as well as releasing a new album (very inspiring release and highly recommended) shortly after Labor Day!

Acoustic Syndicate

PLEASE consider coming to the upcoming Hootenanny – I know from my own experiences that this is not a Hoot to be missed – this one, perhaps more so than any previous one, really instills the original HarvestFest spirit from ’98-’02 at the old location in Fairburn, Atlanta’s Back Porch.  Below is ticket information for you – I hope you can make it out!

HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTENANNY!!!

ADVANCE TICKETS for FRI-SAT and SAT ONLY are available now at the links below.

***All advance purchases will receive a copy of a compilation from TDawg Presents’ 2nd Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny that occurred in December of 2012, featuring Papa Mali, Larry Keel, Oteil Burbridge, Jimmy Hall, Rev. Jeff Mosier, Col. Bruce Hampton, Ike Stubblefied, Grant Green Jr., Deep Blue Sun and more!

FRI-SAT $50 ADV/$60 gate (includes camping)

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SAT ONLY $40 ADV/$50 gate (includes camping)

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SAT DAY passes are available at the gate for $40.  Kids 13-16 are $20, Kids 12 & under are admitted FREE.  NO DOGS PLEASE!!

Lodging

Key West Inn, 2221 N Main St  LaFayette, GA 30728
PH: (706) 638-8200

Days Inn, 2209 N Main St  LaFayette, GA 30728
PH: (706) 639-9362

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