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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!!!


TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny is 3 weeks out!

12 Sep

I figure that this repost is relevant today 😉 In this crazy world that we inhabit, surrounded by so much wrong, it’s nice to have “it” right. The Hootenannies are right! If you’ve never been, you need to give it a try.  The testimonials below are from the last Hootenanny back in April of  this year.  They’re a fun read!  Come on y’all!!


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Howdy y’all!  We’re just over three weeks away from an absolutely incredible weekend of music at the serene property in the NW Georgia mountains known as Cherokee Farms on the weekend of September 13-14, and I thought I’d get you all fired up with some observations from enthusiastic musicians and patrons from the April Hoot.  Dave Jordan (Neighborhood Improvement Association) summed up nicely just yesterday the feeling one gets about coming to a camping TDawg event:

“Looking forward to playing another one of Thomas Helland‘s festivals. I was on his first one, 15 years ago and it’ll be nice to catch up with some old friends. Rumor has it, Duane Trucks will be joining Gregory Hodges and Will Repholz and I to rock Cherokee Farms. Yeah u rite!”


Caroline Aiken – “A weekend full of family and friends, and the HOOTNENANNY was SO wonderful, the line…

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Hootenanny Advance Tix end THU 9/12 at 11PM EDT!

11 Sep

Get your advance tickets NOW so you can be just as chillin’ as the mighty fine individual in this picture!  Also, check out our own Ralph Roddenbery creating a “Hootenanny Song” 😉  And remember, you’ll receive a compilation CD from the 2nd Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny on Dec 16, 2012 at the Variety Playhouse!  Artists featured include Papa Mali, Larry Keel, Jimmy Hall, Grant Green Jr., Ike Stubblefield, Col. Bruce Hampton, Rev. Jeff Mosier, and many 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!!


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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Hootenanny News – FREE CD w/ ADV Tickets Purchase!

4 Mar

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Stay tuned for the schedule to come out this week!

Meanwhile, if you purchase advance tickets (FRI-SAT or SAT ONLY) to the upcoming TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny on April 5-6, you will receive a FREE compilation CD from EITHER the Keel Family Function 2010 held at Cherokee Farms OR HarvestFest 2000 at the old Atlanta’s Back Porch in Fairburn, GA!  Your Pick!    Get it when you arrive at the Hoot!  Lemme tell ya – you can’t go wrong here!  I still listen to the both of them frequently they’re so good!  Vintage TDawg music that will set your spirit free, at least for an hour or so 😉  We’ve had many great times over the years, and these two compilations are just a slice of the musical legacy we have created together as fans of the REAL music.

Visit the TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny page to get your tickets now!

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