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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!

7th Annual Jerry Day a Success!!! Summer Hoot Aug 9!

28 Jul

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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!!!

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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 😉

7th Annual Jerry Day ATL 3 weeks out!

7 Jul

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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!

 

TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny Schedule Released!

20 Jun

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FRI-SAT SEPT 19-20 @ CHEROKEE FARMS!

Advance Tickets are available NOW – please plan on attending and supporting true roots music at its finest!  It’s amazing how wonderful an event can be in its simplicity.  The music, the friends and family, the general camaraderie of the Hootenanny nation!  You really can’t beat it, and you won’t know until you go yourself!  Except you have to hear your friends talk about how much fun it was this past time, and they can’t wait til the fall edition!  Please click on the Advance Tickets link to purchase yours today!

THE SCHEDULE

FRI SEPT 19
SHED STAGE
9:30PM – 12:30PM SAM FRENCH & FRIENDS
SAT SEPT 20
SHED STAGE
12:30PM – 2:00PM JASON KENNEY
2:45PM – 4:15PM ROLLING NOWHERE
5:00PM – 6:30PM SECONDHAND SWAGGER
7:15PM – 8:45PM COL. BRUCE & MADRID EXPRESS
9:30 – 11:00PM LINGO
11:30PM – 1:00AM STRUNG LIKE A HORSE w/ LACY JO
GRATEFUL FRED STAGE
2:00PM – 2:45PM MOMS JAM!!!!
4:15PM – 5:00PM THE JUGTIME RAGBAND
6:30PM – 7:15PM JASON KENNEY
8:45PM – 9:30PM DONNA HOPKINS

Some Great TDawg Presents shows in March!

4 Mar

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TDawg Presents is excited to be partnering up with Terminal West in Atlanta (THU 3/20) and Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA (FRI 3/21) to promote two special nights featuring flat-pick extraordinaire Larry Keel opening for some upstart bluegrass/jamgrass fellas one night and a true living legend of the music the other.  GREENSKY BLUEGRASS will headline at Terminal West on March 20 and SAM BUSH will headline at the GA Theatre on March 21.  You can’t really go wrong with these two shows!

Following these two stellar nights of some mighty fine sounds, come on over to the Red Light Cafe on SAT MARCH 22 for an evening with Grateful Dead Hour host and well-respected songwriter/performer/author David Gans and Ohio-based Rumpke Mountain Boys.  Please read below for more details.

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3/20 ~ Greensky Bluegrass & Larry Keel @ Terminal West.  Doors 7pm, Showtime 8pm, $17 Adv/$20 door

Featuring some of the freshest energy to hit the the bluegrass and jamgrass scenes in a while, Michigan-based Greensky Bluegrass has been absolutely tearing it up across the country and show no signs of stopping!  My good friend and bluegrass buddy Larry Keel, regarded by most as one of the finest flat-pick guitarists on the planet, will open the show and sit in with Greensky.

Come early and have dinner at Stationside, which is an extension of Terminal West and quite delicious!

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3/21 ~ Sam Bush with Larry & Jenny Keel @ Georgia Theatre.  Doors 8pm, Showtime 9pm, $20 Adv

Founding member of legendary newgrass pioneers New Grass Revival, Sam Bush is known by all as King of Telluride and King of Newgrass, among many other accolades!  He is truly a living legend & mandolin maestro (also national fiddle champion at 17!)  and shows absolutely no signs of slowing down, nor should he.  Always a treat to see Larry Keel perform alongside Sam Bush – I’m sure you’ll see something of the sort!

There is wonderful rooftop restaurant at the Georgia Theatre for you to enjoy before, during and after, as well as the scene around town that makes Athens, GA one  of the finest college towns in the country!

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3/22 ~ TDawg Presents David Gans & Rumpke Mountain Boys @ Red Light Cafe.  Doors 8pm, Showtime 9pm, $10 Adv/$12 Door

Singer-songwriter-guitarist-radio producer/host-author-journalist-record producer-photographer David Gans is widely known as the man behind the long-time, nationally-syndicated radio show Grateful Dead Hour, although his musical side is equally if not more impressive. The list of musicians with whom he has shared the stage includes Phil Lesh, Donna the Buffalo, Henry Kaiser, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Ollabelle, the late great Vassar Clements, Jim Lauderdale, The String Cheese Incident, Peter Rowan, and moe., to name just a few. He has also written
songs with a host of others, including Jim Page, Lorin Rowan, and Robert Hunter.

For over ten years, Ohio’s #1 bluegrass band, the Rumpke Mountain Boys, have been amassing devoted fans with their signature blend of jamgrass, aptly named “Trashgrass.” Phenomenal songwriting framed by fiery-fast mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and upright bass, creates a sound that has been described as foot-stompin’ whiskey-spillin’ old-timey psychedelic folk music! You can read more and listen to some tracks at http://www.hyveofvillainy.com/rumpke/

Holiday Hoot Low Down & Silent Auction!

19 Dec

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We are just a few days out from a freakin’ incredible musical experience!  For those of you who attended Warren Haynes’ 25th Annual Christmas Jam last weekend in Asheville, well, this should be a solid capper for you!  Musicians are communicating amongst themselves, the auction is falling into place, and I hope that we can have a packed house at Terminal West in our first year working with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity!

Here is a general flow to the concert, music starting at 7pm.

Silent Auction 5pm, Doors to venue 6pm, SHOWTIME 7PM.

SET I ~ 7:00pm-8:00pm

Featured Musians: Jeff Sipe Trio, Lefty Williams, Donna Hopkins, Ralph Roddenbery & Diane Durrett.

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SET II ~ 8:30pm-9:45pm

Featured Musicians:  John Cowan, Tommy Talton, Rev. Jeff Mosier, Jason Kenney & Leah Calvert

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SET III ~ 10:15pm-MIDNIGHT

Featured Musicians: Randall Bramblett, Grant Green Jr., Col. Bruce Hampton, Women of Rock feat. Caroline Aiken, Diane Durrett & Donna Hopkins

Core Musicians: Jeff Sipe, Joe Craven, John Cowan, Ted Pecchio, Kevin Scott, Count M’Butu, Gaurav Malhotra, Yonrico Scott, Leah Calvert, Bobby Miller, Tony Giordano, Donna Hopkins, Lefty Williams, Diane Durrett, Jeff Autry.

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Get your advance tickets now and know you’re doing your part for a great cause!

Come at 5pm and enjoy an incredible silent auction with live music from Sans Abri.  Below are samples of some of the items up for auction!

Sandy Beaches Cruise (Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball and much more!)  Sixthman
Artwork – ARU 2001 Variety Playhouse (4 prints)  Scramble Campbell
Artwork – 3D String Cheese Incident – Conscious Alliance 2010  Scramble Campbell
Artwork – Yonder Mountain String Band – Bonnaroo 2003  Scramble Campbell
Artwork – Woodstock 30th Anniversary  Scramble Campbell
Artwork – Drumhead Artwork  Yonrico Scott
Artwork – Guitart  Tommy Talton
Autographed WSP Tour Poster  John Griffin
Bhojanic for 10 ($150 value)  Bhojanic
Calloway Garden getaway package  Callaway Gardens
Stadium Gibson SG Guitar Replica signed by Los Lobos  Scott Kendrick

A little music history at the Holiday Hootenanny

13 Dec

The first two editions of Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny have featured southern music luminaries, and this year’s is no different.  I am very excited to be able to present three music visionaries that date back to the 70’s with their respective music repertoires.

Randall Bramblett, Tommy Talton & John Cowan helped to define an era of music discovery that ranged from the classic Capricorn Records in Macon and acts like The Allman Brothers Band, Cowboy, Marshall Tucker Band, and Sea Level to the progressive “new grass” sound created by the likes of the late John Hartford and New Grass Revival in the early 70’s, which originally featured Sam Bush, Cowan, Dr. Dobro Curtis Burch, and the late Courtney Johnson in the 70’s and Bela Fleck and Pat Flynn in the 80’s (replaced Burch & Johnson).  These two styles have merged many times over the years for what turns out to be a match made in musical heaven, and the 3rd Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny is going to certainly showcase those two styles.

Randall with his current band from Music City Roots earlier this year.

And you here you have some vintage John Cowan with a great prelude by Sam Bush talking about John.

Here’s a clip of Tommy Talton Band performing last March in NYC at the Hittin’ the Note party.

Get your advance tickets now, and know that you’ll be supporting a wonderful cause and witnessing a piece of music history!

Silent Auction 5pm, Doors 6pm, Showtime 7pm!

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