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Holiday Hoot Only One Month Out!

20 Nov

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$25 ADV/$35 DOS, Showtime 6:45PM – Doors 6 PM, Silent Auction begins at 6 PM

Advance Tickets ~ No service fee if purchased at Terminal West during box office hours (11A-5P Tue-Fri) or on an evening where there is a concert.

Terminal West ~ 887 W. Marietta St., Studio C, Atlanta, GA 30318

2016 Holiday Hoot JamMake your plans now to join us for a celebration of music, friends, fellowship, and the life and memory of one of the most unique individuals of our time! Great music makes your life a lot happier, and I can assure you that you won’t be leaving this concert with anything but a big ol’ grin on your face! The 7th Annual Atlanta Holiday Hootenanny promises to be a positively emotional experience, remembering our good friend Col. Bruce Hampton in a way that only the Atlanta music community can pull it off. His final band that is featured on the Live At The Vista Room recording, The Madrid Express, will be anchoring down the final set, with a plethora of musicians to join in the madness. You don’t want to miss this very unique night!

Below is a video of Col. Bruce singing one his staples, Space is the Place, featuring an amazing horn section (including Joe Grandsden!) and the legendary Johnny Knapp, who will be participating in the Zambi Jam Finale this year.

PLEASE SHARE & SPREAD THE WORD! Don’t be bashful and get your tickets now to ensure your presence for this absolutely amazing night of music for a great cause in Atlanta Habitat for Humanity!

Final Additions to Holiday Hootenanny!

13 Nov

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$25 ADV/$35 DOS, Showtime 7PM – Doors 6 PM, Silent Auction begins at 6 PM

Advance Tickets (No service fee if purchased at Terminal West box office)

TDawg Presents is excited to announce the final pieces to the puzzle that is the official bigdaddylineup for this year’s extravaganza. Please welcome back to the mix our favorite troubadour and multi-Grammy winning songwriter Jim Lauderdale, Col. Bruce protégé Evan Sarver (bass), Donna Hopkins, and long-time friend and first-time Holiday Hoot participant Steve “Big Daddy” McMurry from Acoustic Syndicate! Y’all this show will expound the vast reach of Col. Bruce, from his amazing ability to select the young masters to bringing together an array of musicians conforming to one cohesive unit that blows your mind. This attitude and energy transcended not only the jamband scene but also the progressive/new grass genre, and you will witness the wheels in motion.

TDawg Presents is also excited to begin a partnership on the Holiday Hootenanny with the inside-out-logofast rising and critically acclaimed podcast duo of Inside Out w/ Turner & Seth (WTNS). Rob Turner and Seth Weiner have been around the music industry for about as long (if not longer!) than I have, and their perspective combines the fan with a industry insider for the perfect concoction. They will be interviewing some of the Holiday Hootenanny artists for future release. The current podcast features Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman. Please visit their website for a complete list of their podcasts.

We’re going to have an incredible time this year, the energy coming from the confines of Terminal West is liable to blow the roof off the place! What we’ll need from YOU is to come to the show! There will be some great auction items, too, with proceeds to benefit Atlanta Habitat for Humanity! PLEASE SHARE with you friends.

Meanwhile, enjoy this gem from last year’s Holiday Hoot featuring Papa Mali with Col. Bruce singing “Turn On Your Lovelight” – Zambi! #holidayhootenanny

Eight Weeks ‘Til 7th Annual Holiday Hootenanny!

2 Nov

2016 Holiday Hoot Jam

$25 ADV/$35 DOS, Showtime 7PM – Doors 6 PM, Silent Auction begins at 6 PM

Advance Tickets

Tickets are ON SALE NOW at the Terminal West box office (no service fee) and online through the Terminal West website for the 7th Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny, taking place Wednesday December 20. Get yours today! We are incredibly excited fhs_rev about this year’s edition and at the same time remembering good friend Col. Bruce Hampton, who participated in not only every Holiday Hoot but also many other TDawg produced events. Be sure you’re a part of the celebration AND supporting a great cause in Atlanta Habitat by getting your tickets!

The Holiday Hoot is now only 8 WEEKS OUT and promises to be an amazing and dizzying night of music featuring some of the finest musicians from the Atlanta music scene and the Southeast region.  All of the musicians involved were touched by Col. Bruce one way or another in their development, making this year’s edition extra special. I couldn’t be happier to have the gathered ensemble of players to celebrate the life and music of one of the most amazing individuals in my life and countless others.

The Schedule is as follows and is subject to change:

7PM – 8PM: Ralph Roddenbery & Friends

8:30PM – 9:30PM: TBA

10PM – 11PM: ZambiGrass Jam

11:30PM – 12:30AM: Zambi finale

Artist Lineup (subject to change)

Larry Keel
Jeff Mosier
Count M’Butu
Yonrico Scott
Johnny Knapp
Ralph Roddenbery
Matthew Williams
(Pickled Holler)

Nick DiSebastian
Bill Fleming (pedal steel)
Kevin Thomas (keyboards)
Richie Jones (drums & percussion)
Gaurav Malhotra (drums & percussion)
Bobby Miller (mandolin)
Zebulon Bowles (Hot Buttered Rum)
Jared Womack (The Grass Is Dead & Rockygrass dobro competition winner)
Fiddlin Faye

The final pieces to the puzzle that is better known as the Holiday Hootenanny lineup will be announced at the end of next week, and there will be some surprise special guests, too!

PLEASE SHARE & SPREAD THE WORD!

The Harvest Family Hoot, April 6-7, 2018 ~ Celebrating 20 years of TDawg Presents

25 Oct

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Y’all read that right – we’re having a celebration HOOT at Cherokee Farms! 20 years of music brought to you by TDawg Presents (aka TDawg’s Productions and Eye Dawg Productions) is certainly reason enough to host The Harvest Family Hoot, so mark your calendars for April 6-7 to celebrate HarvestFest, TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny, and all points in between that have included that wonderful TDawg energy, from venues to community events.

More details to come the in the next couple of months, so STAY TUNED IN! Meanwhile we have the 7th Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny to soothe your soul until the spring, and the concert, along with a silent & live auction, benefit a great cause in Atlanta Habitat for Humanity!

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Tickets On Sale NOW for 7th Annual Holiday Hootenanny PLUS Lineup Additions

13 Oct

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Tickets are on sale NOW at the Terminal West box office (no service fee) and online through the Terminal West website for the 7th Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny, taking place Wednesday December 20. Get yours today! We are incredibly excited about this year’s edition and at the same time remembering good friend Col. Bruce Hampton, who participated in not only every Holiday Hoot but also many other TDawg produced events. Be sure you’re a part of the celebration AND supporting a great cause in Atlanta Habitat by getting your tickets!

$25 ADV/$35 DOS, Showtime 7PM – Doors 6 PM, Silent Auction begins at 6 PM

Lineup Additions

johnny knappWe are thrilled to add the following musicians to the already mighty fine lineup to help us celebrate the life and energy of Col. Bruce. Grammy winning drummer Yonrico Scott, legendary jazz keyboardist Johnny Knapp, and fiddlers Fiddlin’ Faye & Zebulon Bowles (Hot Buttered Rum String Band)! 

They join Larry Keel, Jeff Mosier, Count M’Butu, Ralph Roddenbery, Richie Jones (drums/percussion), Bobby Miller (mandolin), Kevin Thomas (keyboards), Bill Fleming (pedal steel), Gaurav Malhotra (percussion), Jared Womack (dobro), multi-instrumentalist/vocalist/composer Nick DiSebastian, Matthew Williams (guitar), with one or two more additions to be announced in the next month!

Please share and spread the good word! In the turbulent world we live in these days, it’s music that can carry us through, and folks this will be one of your shows of the year! HOOOOTENANNY!!!

 

7th Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny Initial Lineup!

22 Sep
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Today is the last full day of summer, a beautiful fall season lies ahead, and that means the the creation of yet another unforgettable Holiday Hootenanny experience begins! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 20, 2017 for the 7th Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny at Terminal West! The night is dedicated to the memory of good friend Col. Bruce Hampton, and we will pay tribute to the legacy and impact of Greg Allman and Butch Trucks, too. I still find it remarkable that we lost these three musical giants in the span of just a few months. Also, for the fifth consecutive year, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity will receive proceeds from the concert and associated silent auction. I am grateful for that continued relationship, and it’s such an essential part of our community.

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Larry Keel

The initial lineup for this year’s edition of the Holiday Hoot has us on the right footing for what promises to be a special occasion. There will be more TBA within the next six weeks or so.

The lineup so far is as follows: Larry Keel, Rev. Jeff Mosier, Count M’Butu, Ralph Roddenbery, Kevin Scott (bass), Matthew WilliamsNick DiSebastian, Bill Fleming (pedal steel), Kevin Thomas (keyboards), Richie Jones (drums & percussion), Bobby Miller (mandolin), and Rockygrass dobro competition winner Jared Womack kick off the announcement. Each set of music will be unique to that night only, so plan on being there for every note! The silent auction will feature many wonderful items up for bid from festival experiences to dining opportunities to incredible framed photography, artwork, jewelry, crafts, and sports memorabilia.

Stay tuned for more announcements including lineup additions and ticket information. Needless to say, this year’s edition will be an extra special one as we feel Bruce’s incredible energy permeate the venue from stage to audience and all points in between while also paying homage to Southern music legends Greg Allman & Butch Trucks.

Can’t wait to see ya there, if not sooner! Please share and spread the word!

 

 

Spring! A Time for Change & New Opportunity

7 Apr

tdawg_function.jpgAs many folks reminded me prior to last weekend, March 31-April 1 marked what would have been the 20th edition of TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny had I decided to continue producing the Hoots. I could not have asked for a better way to complete that chapter of my life than last year’s finale that featured some of my closest friends of the last 19 years who have been involved in concerts and festivals in Atlanta and around the Southeast with me.

Instead of a Hootenanny, I flew to Houston for the week to attend my 30th high school reunion and to help tend to my father, who broke his hip and had surgery to repair. Complicated by Alzheimer’s, recovery is no small feat, but after a week in the hospital Dad is recovering nicely and steadily in a physical rehab facility. He’s a strong man with a happy perspective on life. It’s tough to see your parents go through anything like this, and I’m certainly glad I can be there for him in much the same way he has always been there for me over the years. I look forward to returning much sooner than later! As for the reunion, social network has softened the surprise effect of a reunion these days, although still to physically see some of my classmates for the first time since we graduated in May of 1987 was something else. It’s good to know we’re still kicking it hard! It was great to catch up with old friends, meet their spouses, and gain a nice introspective into oneself, too.

A major point that last week reemphasized for me was that I really am in a state of transition professionally. A mid-life crisis? No. A time for change? Yes. Over the last 24 years, I have gained some great experiences that both came my way and were created by me. I worked on the Super Bowl XXVIII Halftime Show, World Cup’94 (European Broadcast Union), the Atlanta Olympics (Atlanta Olympic Broadcasting), Aids Walk Atlanta, and many free lance production jobs from 1993-2004. I created HarvestFest and the TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny series, Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny, and several smaller festivals. I have also been actively involved in some wonderful non-profits as a volunteer, including Atlanta Dogwood Festival and the Frank Hamilton School. These experiences have emboldened me to take on just about anything that is thrown my way, to have the confidence to step into the fire if necessary. I am looking for any opportunities that can utilize my vast skill set as a special event manager or coordinator and can utilize my knowledge and network of contacts in the event industry, catering industry, and production. For the right non-profit, event management company or for-profit corporation, I know that I can be an asset immediately. I am putting this energy out to the universe now in hopes that I can stir the pot a bit.

I have been actively looking since the beginning the of the year as I continue as a board member for the Frank Hamilton School and act as Director of Concerts & Community Outreach. FHS is a passion for me, and I believe now more than ever that we need non-profit institutions like Frank Hamilton School in our communities to teach music, community, and the arts to our children and adults alike. As we transition to fully utilizing Oakhurst Baptist Church as our school and a music venue, the ongoing Frank Hamilton School Concert Series will slow down to accommodate the opportunities we create at the church, as the sanctuary has proven to be an excellent music venue, too. I also plan to continue producing my annual Holiday Hootenanny for Atlanta Habitat for Humanity as well as the annual JerryDay ATL event at Terminal West, and you might see an occasional TDawg Presents concert pop up on the radar. Pay attention when that happens 😉

If you have read this far, thank you. I’m grateful to continue bringing live music performances and music educational opportunities into the greater Atlanta community – I KNOW it makes a difference. I realize that the same passion I have for producing these events will be a great resource for the right organization. Please feel free to contact me with any ideas 😉

Peace, love & cheers,

TDawg

 

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