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Barry Waldrep & Kelli Johnson SAT Jan 14!

11 Jan

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Advance Tickets $15/$18 at Door, Showtime 9 PM/Doors 8 PM

The Frank Hamilton School is excited to present Barry Waldrep & Kelli Johnson in its first show of the new year!  As music journalist and musician Lisa Jacobi puts it, They are so good. Musicians of all stripes should attend this show. You will come away from it inspired.” Featuring rich, inspired vocals and amazing instrumentation, this really is going to be a special show.  Please click on the video below to learn more about this dynamic duo, about as pure as it gets.  See you Saturday night!

I’m proud of the concerts that the Frank Hamilton School has produced to this point, and entering our second full year of the Concert Series and special events is going to be a fun ride!  Jump on board with us and get involved as a volunteer, a student, through membership that offers discounts on classes, concerts and more! 

Frank Hamilton School Community Events including Center for Civil & Human Rights 8/20!

19 Aug
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Center for Civil and Human Rights

The Frank Hamilton School has been invited to perform at the Center for Civil and Human Rights as part of their World Music Day event on Saturday, August 20! We will be performing at 11:30 AM for approximately 40 minutes. Being that Frank is copyrighted on the civil rights anthem “We Shall Overcome,” this is most appropriate I believe.  Frank will discuss his part in the movement, linking the rise of folk music in the 50’s and 60s to tensions surrounding civil rights in that period and also perform some civil rights songs in additional to some traditional. Joining him on mandolin will be Trey Gibbs from Smokeys Farmland Band!  Please come on out and support this amazing event and the Center for Civil and Human Rights!

DecaturBookFestSunday, September 4 ~ The Frank Hamilton School will perform a special set on the Community Bandstand Stage at the Decatur Book Festival from Noon-12:45 PM.  The Book Festival is a Labor Day tradition here in Decatur and is one of the largest of its kind in the nation.  Spread the word, come on out, and bring your instrument, too!

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The Frank Hamilton School Concert Series continues with two evenings showcasing the blues and soulful Southern songwriting  at the Red Light Cafe.  You don’t want to miss either one!

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$17 ADV/$20 Door ADVANCE TICKETS

8 PM Showtime, Doors 7 PM

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$12 Adv/$15 Door ADVANCE TICKETS

Showtime 8 PM, Doors 7 PM

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Here’s a peek at what you will witness at Geoff Achison’s solo performance – enjoy!

Hootenanny time is almost upon us! Artist preview: Secondhand Swagger, Sam French

3 Sep

Wow y’all!  We sure have rounded that corner quickly, and the 17th installment of TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny is just about here!  I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend and that your team won! 😉

Now that we’re into September and just over two weeks out, you can clear your head for a moment and realize that you not only WANT to go to Hootenanny, but you also NEED to go!  The amazing energy that is created at Cherokee Farms – the camaraderie of your friends, camping neighbors and musicians – the spontaneity of the jams – the amazing flow of this tightly wound small festie that releases a giant multi-layered musical explosion – the knowledge that you WILL hear something you’ve not heard before and it will make an impact on your already impeccable musical tastes.  These are all great qualities of what a Hootenanny is at the core, a joyful healing and re-energizing experience for the mind, body and soul.  TICKETS & LODGING INFO

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Speaking of soul, check out this southern soulful groove laid down by Secondhand SwaggerThese folks will be rockin’ the infamous “Happy Hour Set” from 5-6:30PM on SAT Sept 20!  And folks, the musical mojo will kickin’ hard that day! 

For those of you who are not familiar with Sam French, well that’s a great reason to show up on Friday night, September 19, at the Hootenanny!  This man is drenched in southern, his style genuine, and his product real.  Ted Norton, guitarist for The Grapes, will be joining Sam’s band that night and also be around all weekend long sitting in as an artist-at-large.  Below is some fine video of Sam and his band performing an original, “Few Regrets”.  Enjoy!

Spread the good word to your friends and family, y’all, as HOOT #17 promises to be as good as advertised!  HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTENANNY!!!

 

Back Porch Hoot Lineup Addition and Schedule Change!

24 Jun

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TDawg Presents is excited to bring FREDDY’S FINEST into the Hootenanny family mix!   These soulful funk’n’groovers also serve as Jimmy Hall’s (from Wet Willie) band, so you KNOW there’s some southern soul going on inside these fellas!

Please note below the updated schedule.  So much musical goodness here y’all, you aren’t going to want miss any of it!  Get your advance tickets NOW to support one of the finest little festies in the entire Southeast.  A TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny is more like a private showcase with a few hundred of your best buddies – how can you not have an incredible time?!

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 FREDDY’S FINEST
8:45PM – 9:30PM DONNA HOPKINS

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!

Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny News!!

15 Nov

Well folks, the 3rd Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny keeps getting sweeter by the day, both on the concert side and the silent auction side.  It’s been fun to stir the pot and get some exciting items to bid on (see pictures below for one item!), and TDawg Presents is excited to announce some additions to the lineup!

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(Stadium Gibson SG Replica Guitar Brand New signed by legendary LOS LOBOS, provided by John Griffin at The Big House Museum, donated by Scott Kendrick, Middle Georgia Pawn in Macon, GA)

Two amazing songwriters from opposite ends of the sprectrum – original Capricorn Records recording artist Tommy Talton (Cowboy) and multi-instrumentalist Jason Kenney – are joining this already on-fire lineup, with just a couple of more to be added soon.  Both bring a passion to their unique sound, full of purity and soul.

Talton is walking music history, as a founding member of Capricorn Records original Cowboy (also featuring Chuck Leavell), and through most of the 70s as a studio musician recording with artists such as Gregg Allman, The Allman Brothers Band, Bonnie Bramlett, Martin Mull, Corky Lang (West, Bruce and Lang, Mountain, Dickey Betts, Clarence Carter, country legend Kitty Wells, Alex and Livingston Taylor, Arthur Conley of Sweet Soul Music fame, and more.  He toured extensively throughout the U.S. with Cowboy and with the Gregg Allman tour, from Carnegie Hall (as special guests) to Fillmore West in San Francisco and most cities in between. Talton was also the guitarist on Gregg Allman’s “Laid Back” album.

Kenney has been performing and recording professionally for only eight years now, but it seems like a generation’s worth of time based on how he plays, sings, and writes.  His most recent effort is a group called the Kenney Blackmon String Band with legendary fiddler David Blackmon, and their album was produced by famed Widespread Panic producer John Keane.

Stay tuned for a couple of more lineup announcements, and SPREAD THE GOOD WORD!  There’s not another show with as much heart and positive energy as the 3rd Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny – A Benefit for Atlanta Habitat for Humanity!  HOOT HOOT!!

Below is nice clip from this past March in NYC at BB King’s Blues Club for the Hittin’ the Note After-party, post Allman Brothers Band concert, featuring the Tommy Talton Band…enjoy!!!

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