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Holiday Hootenanny Silent Auction for Atlanta Habitat!

23 Dec

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We’ve got a GREAT silent auction coming your way at the 5th Annual Holiday Hootenanny!  A HUGE thanks goes out to all who have donated items for this year’s edition.

Among the items:

Warren Haynes_guitarA Warren Haynes autographed Takamine acoustic guitar, courtesy of the Big House Museum and Executive Director Rob Schneck.  Warren was thrilled to sign this guitar and added the peace sign.  I can only imagine that the lucky soul who takes this guitar home will be feeling the mojo!

floydfestBoth FloydFest 16 (July 27-31, 2016 Floyd, VA) & 20th Annual Suwannee SpringFest  (March 17-20,2016 Live Oak, FL) have donated a pair of their VIP passes for this year’s Holiday Hoot!  I have attended both many times – as both a promoter and a patron – and folks, you can’t go wrong!  Such beauty lies  in both locales, smothered in the Spanish moss off the Suwannee River in FL or glowing as a huge spark in the midst of the magnificent Blue Ridge SpringFestMountains in VA.  I cannot distinguish between the two but to tell you that each one is so incredible you never believe it can be topped.  Both festivals are so majestic and powerful – the music never stops!  That is, until the festival ends 😉  Like my Back Porch Hootenannies and HarvestFests, you take that energy with you beyond.

The FloydFest lineup features – among many others – Greg Allman, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, The Wood Brothers, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Keller Williams w/ More Than a Little, Larry Keel Experience, and more!  You can visit the website for complete info.

Suwannee SpringFest brings you an equally amazing lineup, featuring John Prine, The Del McCoury Band, Donna the Buffalo, Keller Williams Grateful Grass, Jim Lauderdale, Larry Keel Experience, the Virginia Daredevils, and the list goes on!  Check out their website for complete information!

From photographer Ian Rawn, a close up of Mick Jagger from the Rolling Mick by IanStones appearance at Grant Field on the GT campus last summer!

Y’all we’re going to have some great items from restaurants and resorts, local artwork and jewelry, and even something hand-picked from Jim Lauderdale!

Click Here for the schedule and a link to purchase Advance Tickets – remember you get a DVD of the incredible Blueground Undergrass reunion performance from the 2014 edition of the Holiday Hootenanny!  You will receive your DVD when entering Terminal West.  Please share with your friends, co-workers, and others who need to be there!

HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTENANNY!!!

 

Back Porch Hootenanny & Newly Added Concerts by TDawg Presents!

30 Mar

Folks we’re LESS THAN TWO WEEKS out from the finest lil’ spring fling – better known as TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny – that you’ve been waiting for after this last little cold front.  Make your plans to join in the fun with your family, friends, and new friends you haven’t met yet!  This is a wonderfully relaxing piece of property with beautiful woods all around, providing a great environment for some R’n’R and might fine jams!  Everyone involved – performing artists, staff & volunteers – is super excited about the 18th edition of TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny.

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FRI-SAT (April 10-11) $60ADV/$75 Gate

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SAT ONLY (April 11) $55 ADV/$65 Gate

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CONGRATULATIONS to PACKWAY HANDLE BAND as they embark on a journey this summer, performing in major venues around the country and opening for KID ROCK & FOREIGNER!  What an amazing opportunity for these hardworking musicians – be sure to catch them SAT APRIL 11 at the Hootenanny, taking the stage at 8:30PM for what promises to be one helluva rocking set and to be followed by STRUNG LIKE A HORSE!  For the rest of the SCHEDULE CLICK HERE.

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Please share this event with your friends, and let’s have ourselves one helluva Hooooooooootenanny!!!

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TDawg Presents is excited to bring you THE LARRY KEEL EXPERIENCE & DANGERMUFFIN to Terminal West on Thursday, July 2, co-producing with the kind folks at Terminal West!  Advance tickets go ($14 adv/$17 door) go on sale April 3!  We are very excited to bring this wonderful combo to you, stay tuned for more details soon!!!  Yeah u right!!!

TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny Only 5 Weeks Away!

3 Mar

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I don’t know about y’all but I’m sure ready for some fresh spring mountain air after the cold blasts that have been smothering us for the last month!  Makes me think even more about the upcoming Hootenanny on FRI & SAT April 10-11 in Murrayville, GA!  Old friends, new friends, family, AMAZING music, bonfires, and some jams sure to leave you at times wondering how you are so fortunate to be there to witness!  The 18th Edition of TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny is sure to be yet another gem, and I personally hope that you can make it on out!  Please see below for getting your advance tickets and viewing the latest schedule.  Please share this information with your masses!

FRI-SAT (April 10-11) $60ADV/$75 Gate

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SAT ONLY (April 11) $55 ADV/$65 Gate

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SAT DAY PASS (NO camping) ~ $50 GATE.  Kids 12 & under are admitted FREE!  Kids ages 13-16 $20 at gate.  NO DOGS PLEASE!

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Schedule (subject to change)

FRI APRIL 10
Tree Stage
Dangermuffin 8:30PM 11:30PM
SAT APRIL 11
Tree Stage
Blackberry Possum 12:00PM 1:00PM
The Higher Ground 1:45PM 3:15PM
Hair of the Dog 4:00PM 5:30PM
Jason Kenney 6:15PM 7:45PM
Packway Handle Band 8:30PM 10:00PM
Strung Like A Horse 10:30PM 12:00AM
MOMS Cabin Stage
MOMS Showcase 1:00PM 1:45PM
Gibson Wilbanks Band 3:15PM 4:00PM
Gibson Wilbanks Band 5:30PM 6:15PM
Mikhail Peterson & Friends 7:45PM 8:30PM

Happy New Year + Michael Tolcher & Copious Jones 1/17!

5 Jan

Thanks again to every one – musician, patrons, volunteers, Terminal West – who was a part of the 4th Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny! It was a great success, and I enjoyed presenting Atlanta Habitat with a check for $1,600 as a result of our tremendously fun time we had! Folks it will only get better from here for that special show – mark your calendars for Sunday, December 20, 2015 for the 5th Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny and what promises to be quite the extravaganza.

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ADVANCE TICKETS $15/$20 DOS

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Y’all this is going a great show featuring some of Atlanta’s finest! Come on out and support – there will certainly be some surprises!

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TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny #18!
FRI-SAT April 10-11, 2015
Cherokee Farms, LaFayette, GA

LINEUP TBA SOON!

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Incredible Holiday Hoot & Happy Holidays!

25 Dec

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I feel like it’s a perfect time to reflect on the recent edition of Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny. Each year has surpassed expectations on every level, and with next year being the fifth annual, expect some extra special jams that reach a musical crescendo representing a cornucopia of styles and performed by some of the finest musicians Atlanta and the Southeast has to offer (just like the first four!)! 😳 I will say here that the love and admiration among the artists really makes for an incredible night of music – the sit ins on each set perfect in the moment, no rehearsal necessary (unless you’re Blueground Undergrass and haven’t played together in several years!). It was a pleasure to once again team up with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, and without the support of our sponsors – Mellow Mushroom, Sierra Nevada, Tree Sound Studios, Tree Leaf Music – we would not have been able to pull off this year’s Hootenanny!

Deep Blue Sun kicked it off in grand fashion with special guests abound, featuring special guests abound throughout the set and culminating in a version of “Let It Be” with Papa Mali that rivaled any. They certainly set the bar high for the night, and no one failed to continue raising it through the evening.

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Delta Moon did what they do best, entwined by the swampy Delta blues and slithering dual slide to create a groove all their own and keeping the folks wanting more!

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Grant Green Jr. captivated the audience with his sincere and soulful performance that soothed the soul and took you away from your worries and had the crowd singing along with him.

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Papa Mali returned to the stage for the second time in the four year run of the Holiday Hootenanny and did not let down. Featuring a mesmerizing, almost voodoo style of guitar and vocals combined with some mighty fine interplay with mandolinist Bobby Miller, and backed by his former drummer (currently with Donna the Buffalo) Mark Raudabaugh and Grammy-winner Yonrico Scott (played with EVERYONE), Papa Mali simply left me in my tracks at one point in the performance.

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Col. Bruce Hampton never disappoints, and damn did he come through on this fine night! Bringing together a lineup that included the legendary Johnny Knapp on keys and John Hibbert on the saxophone, Bruce created a big band style jam that only the Colonel would be capable. Featuring a horn section, three drummers (including a lil’ fella – Richie Jones’s drum student), two percussion, Kevin Scott on the bass and Papa Mali sitting in, the set was full of surprises when you would expect nothing less.

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The night wrapped up with a reunion by one of my favorite groups, Blueground Undergrass. It’s been several years since we had laid eyes on the lineup present for this set, but it was worth the wait! Closing out with their unique and beautiful version of Black Muddy, it was unfortunate that the set was cut short due to time constraints, but just having them present again and enjoying being together was worth every ounce of energy it took to get them to the Holiday Hoot!

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Happy Holidays to everyone and I hope that each of you has a Happy New Year!

5 Days Away from Holiday Hootenanny Heaven

16 Dec

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The happy exulted faces you see in these pictures will be YOU on Sunday night at Terminal West at the fourth installment of Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny! There are going to be surprises for certain, quite a few sit-ins, and some simply stellar jams, as good as it gets, by world-class musicians that we are fortunate to have in our lives!

ADVANCE TICKETS are available now! $25 Adv/$30 at the Door!

The SCHEDULE is as follows:

7:00-7:40 Deep Blue Sun
7:50-8:30 Delta Moon
8:40-9:20 Grant Green Jr.
9:30-10:15 Papa Mali
10:25-Midnight Col. Hampton & Johnny Knapp > Blueground Undergrass
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Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny is evolving into a must see concert for all the right reasons and right in front of us. Come on out and be a part of music history, witnessing one-time only collaborations, and most importantly supporting Atlanta Habitat for Humanity! The Holiday Hoot will be around for years to come, and it takes the effort and energy of many kind folks to steer the ship in the right direction. YOU are kind folk, so come on out!

You never know, you might take home the pair of FLOYDFEST High-Roller VIP All-Access passes from the silent auction 😎

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Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny Schedule Released!

4 Dec

Sunday, December 21, 2014
Doors 6PM, Showtime 7PM, Silent Auction 6PM

ADVANCE TICKETS $25/$30 Door

7:00-7:40 Deep Blue Sun
7:50-8:30 Delta Moon
8:40-9:20 Grant Green Jr.
9:30-10:15 Papa Mali
10:25-Midnight Col. Hampton & Johnny Knapp > Blueground Undergrass

I don’t think there is any doubt that the 4th Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny, much like the previous editions, is going to be the finest show of year! Get your advance tickets to ensure your presence at a Terminal West that night and know you’re supporting a great cause in Atlanta Habitat!

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