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TWO more Days ’til TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny! April 10-11

8 Apr

Hootenanny Spring 2015 Handbill Front

We have a mostly awesome weekend weatherwise – Mother Nature is being kind to us with the bulk of the rain heading out by the early evening on Friday, just in time for a beautiful performance by Dangermuffin that will kick off the Hootenanny weekend!  Now’s your chance to save a few bucks and go ahead and purchase your two-night advance tickets (your name will be at will call).  At this price you’re even saving on the walk-up Saturday price!  ADVANCE SALES END AT 11:30PM, THU APRIL 9!

FRI-SAT (April 10-11) $60ADV/$75 Gate, SAT ONLY (April 11) $55 ADV/$65 Gate

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

Folks are chompin’ at the bits to get up to the North Georgia mountains and a big ol’ burst of that spring mountain air!  Flowers and trees are blooming, the woods are calling our names!  Come on out for about as relaxing a time as you’re gonna have – it’s a BYOB event so we won’t have any alcohol for sale, and please feel free to bring your own meals as well!  We will have a food vendor on site, and the craft vendors represent a very dynamic and creative group of folks.  There will be Hootenanny tshirts for sale on site, tailor made to your liking while you’re there!  Please find below the schedule:

Tree Stage
Dangermuffin (Two Sets) 8:30PM 11:30PM
Tree Stage
Blackberry Possum 12:00PM 1:00PM
The Higher Choir 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

Here’s a fine clip of Packway Handle Band from Music City Roots for your viewing pleasure…See you this weekend!!!  Hooootenanny!!!!

TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny Apr 10-11! Featuring: Jason Kenney, Packway Handle Band, Strung Like A Horse

18 Mar

So many amazing performers have graced the stage at TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny, and this year is certainly no exception to what we take for granted at these events!  The Friday night showcase with Dangermuffin commences festivities, and Saturday will leave you dizzy with musical interludes spinning around your head all day long, while enjoying the intimate confines of Starbridge Event Center.  Please read on to view some videos of the bands!





Strung Like A Horse (10:30-midnight) is going to take the 18th edition of the Hootenanny out with a bang!  Check out this great video shot at Cherokee Farms in LaFayette, GA, of the song “Gypsy Jane”.

TDawg Presents welcomes back Packway Handle Band (8:30PM-10PM) to the Hootenanny stage for the second time!  This Athens, GA-based quintet really grips you as they make their way through their set with genuine songwriting and tight instrumentation, single-mic or all-electric.  You don’t know what you’ll get sometimes!!  Check out this clip from Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Packway Handle Band performing “I Wish I hadn’t Done It”.

Please welcome Jason Kenney (6:15PM-7:45PM) to the Hootenanny stage for the first time!  This incredible singer/songwriter comes from just down the road in Dahlonega, and you feel the local roots in his music.  Pure and true is his music, and you’ll see for yourself in the video for “Turn This Sorrow Into Joy”, title track from his latest album.

Atlanta’s own Cajun masters Hair of the Dog bring their rockin’ sound to the Tree Stage at the Hootenanny for the first time!  Trust me, they’re the real deal.  Been around a long time playing what they love, and pedal steel maestro Bill Fleming will keep his rig up there for the rest of the evening so you never know what will happen with all those great musicians gathered all night long!  Check out this raw yet rockin’ clip from a neighborhood party (I was there!) featuring HoD performing “Leona Had A Party”.  Your whole family will be kickin it during this set!

The Higher Choir (1:45PM-3:15PM) has been climbing the ladder for several years now, and folks, they very well might be reaching a moment of reckoning, in a state of mind where their Southern rock sound touches your bones and your soul!  They wowed the crowd on the Lynyrd Skynyrd Cruise, have been packing venues around the Southeast, and as you see from this video, “The Working Title” from their CD Release party in 2013, it’s a kickin’ sound that has you boogey’in!  I first saw these folks at the Wheelbarrow Fest in Reynoldstown a few years back, and they blew me away!

Performing on the Music On Main Street (MOMS) stage, Gibson Wilbanks Band is going to bring two sets (3:15PM-4PM, 5:30PM-6:15PM) , one after The Higher Choir and the second after Hair of the Dog, that are gonna have you groovin’ even more so.  The interlay of slide and rhythm by both Carly Gibson and BJ Wilbanks, along with at-large artist Richie Jones on drums and the insane harmonica of Brad Bauman, will make these two sets ones you don’t want to miss!  The soulfulness comes through loud and clear on this video, enjoy!

Recent Hootenanny Band Accolades!

29 Jan

IMG_0817  Dangermuffin_radio chart

Dangermuffin put on an AMAZING show last Saturday night at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA!  Just prior to that night, they received notice that their latest effort, “Songs For The Universe”, is #2 on the Relix.com/Jambands.com Radio Charts!  Folks, if you’ve not yet caught on to this dynamic trio, now’s the time!  Expect a great Friday night Showcase at TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny #18 on April 10!


The Higher Choir

The Higher Choir has been voted one of the Best Atlanta Bands of 2014!  These fellas are on the up and up for sure, having made MANY new friends on the Lynrd Skynrd Simple Man Cruise back in November!  Check out this great review from Axs.com in December!  Currently in the studio recording their first full length album w/ famed producer Jeff Tomei (Smashing Pumpkins, Matchbox 20), these fellas are gonna rock your afternoon away!


Check out this great video supporting Jason Kenney’s latest effort “Turn Your Sorrow into Joy”.


Advance Tickets are available NOW!  Help the event out by purchasing yours ahead of time.

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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