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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 Just One Month Out! Sept 19-20!

20 Aug

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We are just ONE MONTH out from what promises to be one of the finest parties of the fall season in TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny! It’s not often that one of the musicians involved (Jared Womack) just won the dobro competition at the nationally renown RockyGrass Bluegrass Festival in Lyons, CO.  It’s not often that the caliber of musicians present all weekend long are so stellar, full of amazing energy from various musical styles including blues, bluegrass, jazz, Americana, Southern rock, and singer-songwriter!  The cross-pollination of musicians is going to be at an extremely high level, so be ready for the unexpected!

**Please consider purchasing your ADVANCE TICKETS NOW to help forward the cause, especially if you know you’re going.  Don’t be bashful – share this event with your friends and family.  They’ll have as much  fun as YOU will!

If camping isn’t your thing necessarily, there are two hotels down the road about two miles that are easy to get to.  Please go to the event page for that and other information including the schedule and links to each artist!

While I don’t anticipate  the legendary Johnny Knapp making the journey to Cherokee Farms to play with Col. Bruce Hampton & The Madrid Express, I can’t resist putting this video on here from the Red Light Cafe in December the night before the Holiday Hootenanny.  A nice Zambi moment for your afternoon.  HOOOOOOOOOOTENANNY!!!

 

TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny Lineup Change!

24 Jul

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Howdy y’all!  Jason Kenney was invited to open for Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) on a series of five dates, of which one is Saturday, September 20.  Congrats to Jason on this great opportunity – it’s always great to see folks from Hootenanny family do right!

Please welcome up and coming vocalist Hannah Zale into the Hootenanny mix!  A bright rising star who resides in Athens, GA, Hannah will turn some heads!

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Also, TDawg Presents is excited to have the superior guitar mastery of Ted Norton (The Grapes, Ralph Roddenbery Band) joining the Fall Hoot as an at-large artist!  Ted will also be performing on Friday night as part of Sam French & Friends!

The Hootenanny movement doesn’t skip a beat, and you know it’s going to be off the chains this fall.  Meanwhile, don’t forget to mark your calendar for Saturday, August 9, at Music On Main Street in Lilburn, GA for the first installment of TDawg’s Summer Hoot!  The lineup features the legendary Grant Green Jr., jazz/funk trio DynOMite, and local rising band The Jugtime Ragband.

7th Annual Jerry Day ATL on SUN JULY 27!

22 Jul

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The summer keeps on truckin’ along, which means it’s time for the 7th Annual Jerry Day ATL at Terminal West this Sunday, July 27!  We are extremely excited to bring to you a wonderful showcase of the music that was/is The Grateful Dead and the spirit that envelops music fans of all ages.  Out of this spirit arises interest in the world of roots music – bluegrass, blues, jazz, classic/outlaw country to name a few genres under the umbrella – which is what has been at the epicenter of the Dead’s sound and style.

You can purchase your advance tickets online at the Terminal West website or at the box office TUE-FRI 11AM-5PM and on show nights.  Advance tickets are also available at Maple Street Guitars and The Chamblee Bistro.

I’d like to send out a BIG heartfelt THANK YOU out to our sponsors for your kindness and support as we begin our new chapter at Terminal West.  –

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Also sending out a big THANK YOU to all the folks at Terminal West for their generosity and willingness to work with us on this project as well as our crew of volunteers!  This is a great venue, and I can’t WAIT for 4th Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny in December!

Below is a complete schedule of Sunday’s festivities, beginning at 3pm on the Main Stage.

3:00 PM    High Mountain Ramblers

  4:00 PM    Maynard Hicks & Co.

  5:00 PM    Escape Vehicle

  6:00 PM    Charlie Fog Band

  7:00 PM    gr8FLdüde & frenz

  8:00 PM    Swami Gone Bananas

  9:00 PM    Deep Blue Sun

10:00 PM    Electric Codpiece

11:00 PM    David Gans & some Grapes!

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Y’all we’re going to have ourselves one helluva time on Sunday – I hope can make it!  Please spread the good word to your friends about this one even if you are unable to attend!

 

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

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

TDawg’s Summer Hoot Aug 9!

11 Jun

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TDawg’s Summer Hoot at Music On Main Street!

TDawg Presents, in collaboration with Music On Main Street, is excited to bring you a summertime Hootenanny!  Come enjoy this incredibly intimate outdoor venue nestled in historic downtown Lilburn.  The event will feature three bands and a FREE after party next door at the 1910 Public House.  I hope that we can continue to do summer hoots at MOMS so let’s come on out and support this first one!  GREAT for the entire family!

Stay tuned for details about purchasing advance tickets, but here are some basic details:

TDawg’s Summer Hoot!

Date & Time: Saturday, August 9, 4:30pm-9:30pm, Gates open at 3:30pm

Admission: $15 adv/$20 gate, BYOB

Lineup:

Grant Green Jr.

(8-9:30pm)

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Dyn-O-Mite

(6-7:30pm)

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The Jugtime Ragband

(4:30-5:30pm)

Jugtime Ragband

7th Annual Jerry Day ATL Tickets On Sale Now!

28 May

2014 Jerry Day ATL

Advance tickets are available for the 7th Annual Jerry Day ATL party at Terminal West at King Plow Arts Center!  Y’all this event is quickly shaping up to be one helluva might fine time while celebrating the music of Jerry Garcia.  Visit the Event Page for a listing of the bands and links!

Stay tuned for information regarding special VIP passes that can be purchased in addition and will include a catered dinner and beverages from 6-9pm as well as a private viewing area!

Spread the good word on this happening, as it is one you don’t want to miss!  No song will be repeated the entire day!

Fall Hootenanny (Sept 19-20) Initial Lineup Announced!

27 May

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The 17th Edition of TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny will take place on September 19-20 at beautiful Cherokee Farms in LaFayette, GA!  Since 2006, we’ve been kicking up the dirt, groovin’ in the grass, jumpin’ with the jams, and enjoying one of the finest times anyone should be allowed to have on a bi-annual basis!  This past spring the overall energy was off the charts, and all we can do is continue to build on that.  PLEASE come on out for what promises to be yet another over the top experience in the intimate confines of TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny!

The lineup is below with a few more to be added so stay tuned!

Col. Bruce Hampton & The Madrid Express

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Lingo

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Strung Like A Horse

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Secondhand Swagger feat. Abby Wren

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Sam French & Friends

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The Jugtime Ragband

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Artists-At-Large:

Richie Jones

Richie Jones Hoot

Jared Womack

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Please check back at the webpage for complete information regarding tickets, camping, and some revised guidelines for attending the Hoot that will make it easier on YOU!

 

TDawg Presents in May!

28 Apr

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DATE/WHERE: Thursday, May 1 @ The Red Light Cafe
TIME: Doors @ 7pm, Showtime 8pm, special guest Rev. Jeff Mosier
ADMISSION: $17 adv/$20 door  Advance Tickets

TDawg Presents is excited to bring internationally acclaimed performing artists The Duhks back to Atlanta!  “Canada’s premier neo-tradsters romp from world-beat to blues, urban-pop to old-timey, with wild-eyed invention, haunting traditionalism, and spine-rattling groove.” (Scott Alarik, The Boston Globe)

Opening the evening is the amazing Rev. Jeff Mosier!  Expect the unexpected on this one, y’all. You don’t want to miss this show.  The Duhks haven’t been through Atlanta in several years, and we have them in the intimate and friendly confines of The Red Light Cafe!

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DATE/WHERE: Monday May 5 @ The Red Light Cafe
TIME: Doors @ 7pm, Showtime 8pm
ADMISSION: $10 adv/$12 door  ADVANCE TICKETS

TDawg Presents is very excited to welcome back Caroline Pond to the Red Light Cafe, on Cinco de Mayo no less!  She will be joined by old friends Ami Worthen and Jason Kreckel for what promises to be quite the fun night of music, more than anyone deserves on a Monday night especially!

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WHERE: Twain’s Billiards & Tap
TIME: 1-4pm, 8pm-midnight
ADMISSION: $50 adv only for afternoon session, $5 cover after 5:30pm

ADVANCE TICKETS

SpringFest will be featuring a Beer and Food tasting event from 1pm-4pm, featuring food from Twain’s, Leon’s Full Service, Pinewood Tippling Room, Steinbeck’s, and Pine Street Market. Each restaurant is being paired with a local brewery, Blue Tarp, Wild Heaven, 3 Taverns, and Ale Yeah and Twain’s are making a special beer for the event.

Music during this time will be provided by Ralph Roddenbery, who will perform two sets!

ADV TIX are $50 and inlcude 5 tastes from 5 chefs, with beer pairings, and a commemorative glass, and all proceeds go to the ACFB!  Please visit the ticket page at Brown Paper Tickets to get yours today and help us make this event a huge success for the ACFB and all the wonderful things they do to help out our fine city!

Twain’s will open at 5:30 that evening and will feature two killer bands that night for only a $5 cover charge, and all of the door money will go directly to the ACFB.  The music will begin at 8pm and go until shortly after midnight.  Evening schedule is below:

8-9:45pm ~ Atlanta Hair of the Dog
10:15pm-12:15am ~ Rolling Nowhere

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