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8th Annual Holiday Hootenanny A Success!

2 Jan
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Peter Rowan and Friends

Happy New Year y’all! I hope that everyone has enjoyed a happy holiday season! Having fully recovered from the 8th Annual Holiday Hootenanny as well as taken time for reflection time upon such a wonderful event, it truly warms my heart (and hopefully yours!) to be a part of something unique and special in a time of year that can be difficult for many. We had a strong turnout of 500 for the concert, and I am proud to announce a $6,000 donation to Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, the largest donation yet! Let’s keep it up y’all and next year will easily be more! Thank YOU for caring enough to join us on a very rainy night and provide a filled room for our return to the Variety Playhouse. I felt like we were home again!

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Jason Carter, Lyndsay Pruett, John Mailander

Thanks to our primary sponsor, Georgia’s own Spring Mountain Farms Chicken, all the musicians – especially Peter Rowan for flying across the country – and to Linda Brackner, Tamara Botkin, Brenda Stepp, Ben Brackner & John Griffin for their support and love of the Holiday Hoot movement. This show is indeed a labor of love that is so important in these divided times we live in these days. Can’t wait until next year!

The music was, as expected, completely over the top, as everyone brought

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Jeff Mosier & Jim Lauderdale

their A-game to a night of jams that had no rehearsals, and it felt like they’d been playing together for years. It boggles the mind how good these musicians really are and how much they enjoy getting together for this annual gathering that I call OUR holiday office party on the big stage 😉 The mini set that started off the night paying tribute to the late, great Vassar Clements set the tone for the evening, featuring a fiddle trifecta that I’m sure had Vassar

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Heather Gillis

flashing that smile from up above. Heather Gillis was sensational – gritty, soulful, vocals and some nasty, brilliant guitar play dominated her set. Can’t wait to do more with her in the future! Jim Lauderdale and Peter Rowan delivered exactly what you’d expect and more. You could tell that each of those two living legends were having a blast up on stage with such talented musicians surrounding them, and when Jim invited Peter on stage to sing “Sitting Alone in the Moonlight”, there was an incredible feeling of love and admiration between the two that anyone in the audience could feel. Jeff Mosier led the final set which was only fitting, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. His version of “Black Muddy River” is one of the best out there, and closing out the night with the fiddle anthem “Orange Blossom Special”, led by the incomparable Larry Keel with fiddles on fire, was the only way to go.

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On that note, I really want to thank all the musicians who participated this year, it was a special one for certain. Peter Rowan, Jim Lauderdale, Heather Gillis, Larry Keel, Jeff Mosier, Jeff Sipe, Richie Jones, Bobby Miller, Jared Womack, Matthew Williams, Papa J, Bryan Lopes, Daniel Wytanis, Nick DiSebastian, Evan Sarver, Jason Carter, Lyndsay Pruett, John Mailander, Bill Fleming, Mark Henry, Franher Joseph, Kevin Thomas, and Wildman Steve. From top to bottom, what an amazing grouping of musicians to take this show on!

Stay tuned for details around the same time next year, same venue!

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Holiday Hootenanny 2 Days Out!

18 Dec
6th Annual Holiday Hoot 2016, at Terminal West

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS: General Admission $35 Adv/$45 Day of Show, Reserved $45 Adv/$55 Day of Show (No service fee if purchased at the Variety Playhouse box M-F 12-6 PM or during all shows)

Where: The Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

When: Thursday, December 20, 2018

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Folks, yet again, we have a wonderful variety of music centric items on the silent auction block! Here is a list of some of the items that will be present: Lock’n Festival: 1 Pair of General Admission passes w/ camping ~ Suwannee Spring Reunion: 1 Pair All-Access passes w/ camping ~ Widespread Panic New Year’s Eve at the Fabulous Fox Theatre: 1 Pair tickets ~ A signed-by-everyone guitar ~ Custom-framed concert photographs ~ Restaurant Gift Certificates ~ Jewelry, and more!

Y’all come ready to do some bidding, with proceeds benefitting Atlanta Habitat for Humanity!   

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Schedule:

7:00 – 7:15 ~ Vassar Clements Tribute

7:20 – 8:05 ~ Heather Gillis

8:30 – 9:30 ~ Jim Lauderdale

10:00 – 11:15 ~ Peter Rowan

11:20 – 12:15 AM ~ Jeff Mosier leads Jam Finale


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Holiday Hoot (Dec 20) Only 10 Days Out!

10 Dec

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS: General Admission $35 Adv/$45 Day of Show, Reserved $45 Adv/$55 Day of Show (No service fee if purchased at the Variety Playhouse box M-F 12-6 PM or during all shows)

Where: The Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

When: Thursday, December 20, 2018

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12/20/17 at Terminal West w/ Johnny Knapp

Wow – I can’t believe the time is almost here for another Holiday Hootenanny! What a great gift to give during this holiday season, one which supports a great cause AND provides the gift of amazing music to lift your spirits even higher! Each year I am amazed at the love and positive spirit that surrounds this event – it really is OUR holiday party and celebration. Everyone in attendance feels a connection to the music and to each other, creating quite a memorable evening in the process! Get your sitter if you need one, go ahead and purchase your ticket, and plan on coming out to the Variety Playhouse for a special night on Thursday, December 20. Zambi!

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Here’s a great clip from 2012 featuring the Mosier Brothers (Jeff & Johnny) & Friends, the last time the Holiday Hootenanny took place at the Variety Playhouse. It was an incredibly special evening with wonderful friends on stage and in the audience. See if you can name all the participating musicians 😉 


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Holiday Hootenanny Silent & Live Auction!

18 Dec

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Wednesday, December 20 at Terminal West

Showtime: 6:45 PM, Doors open 6 PM, Silent Auction 6-11:15 PM (please note these are the official times, not what is reflected at bottom of poster)

Advance tickets $25 ADV/$35 Day of Show

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©2016 ShowLove Media || All Rights Reserved || Photo by Jim Dimitroff

A lot of work has gone into making this year’s edition of the Atlanta Holiday Hootenanny extra special to celebrate the life, music & energy of Col. Bruce Hampton. I am grateful to be producing this wonderful show that benefits Atlanta Habitat for Humanity with the help from some amazingly talented friends (including Larry Keel!), and the only thing that will be missing is YOU! Come on over for what promises to be a unique night of music that won’t be presented in such a way again – find a sitter if you need to and just do it!

If you need encouragement, please read this great preview of the Holiday Hootenanny written by Jerry Grillo and published in Atlanta Magazine online:

Preview: 7th annual Holiday Hootenanny concert will be dedicated to Col. Bruce Hampton

~ The December 20 jam session, which features two dozen musicians, benefits Atlanta Habitat for Humanity ~

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Y’all we have some great items up for bid this year, so come prepared to take home a great gift to yourself or someone else! For the first time, we are thrilled to offer some sports memorabilia, and live auctioneer duties will be performed by Seth Weiner, also part of the Inside Out w/ Turner & Seth podcast!  Below are some items you can expect to see:

~ Framed concert photography by Jon Weiner, Ian Rawn, and Tom Kettles.

~ Suwannee Spring Reunion, March 22-25, Spirit of the Suwannee Park – A pair of All-Access passes including camping

~ Floyd Fest 18, July 25-28, Floyd, VA – A pair of General Admission passes to one of the most amazingly diverse festivals of the summer!

~ Guitar autographed by musicians participating in the evening’s festivities.

~ 2-night weekend stay at cabin in Blue Ridge, GA. Also being offered is 3-night stay during the week. Must use between the months of April-August. Accommodates 6-8.

~ Dining gift certificates from Atlanta and Decatur restaurants.

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Can’t wait to see y’all out on Wednesday to support this incredible night of music! It’s going to be truly special, and even more so with your presence there. PLEASE share this posting and encourage your friends and family to come on out for this one. If you know me at all, you know it’s going to be mighty fine! Zambi!

 

 

 

Final Additions to Holiday Hootenanny!

13 Nov

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$25 ADV/$35 DOS, Showtime 7PM – Doors 6 PM, Silent Auction begins at 6 PM

Advance Tickets (No service fee if purchased at Terminal West box office)

TDawg Presents is excited to announce the final pieces to the puzzle that is the official bigdaddylineup for this year’s extravaganza. Please welcome back to the mix our favorite troubadour and multi-Grammy winning songwriter Jim Lauderdale, Col. Bruce protégé Evan Sarver (bass), Donna Hopkins, and long-time friend and first-time Holiday Hoot participant Steve “Big Daddy” McMurry from Acoustic Syndicate! Y’all this show will expound the vast reach of Col. Bruce, from his amazing ability to select the young masters to bringing together an array of musicians conforming to one cohesive unit that blows your mind. This attitude and energy transcended not only the jamband scene but also the progressive/new grass genre, and you will witness the wheels in motion.

TDawg Presents is also excited to begin a partnership on the Holiday Hootenanny with the inside-out-logofast rising and critically acclaimed podcast duo of Inside Out w/ Turner & Seth (WTNS). Rob Turner and Seth Weiner have been around the music industry for about as long (if not longer!) than I have, and their perspective combines the fan with a industry insider for the perfect concoction. They will be interviewing some of the Holiday Hootenanny artists for future release. The current podcast features Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman. Please visit their website for a complete list of their podcasts.

We’re going to have an incredible time this year, the energy coming from the confines of Terminal West is liable to blow the roof off the place! What we’ll need from YOU is to come to the show! There will be some great auction items, too, with proceeds to benefit Atlanta Habitat for Humanity! PLEASE SHARE with you friends.

Meanwhile, enjoy this gem from last year’s Holiday Hoot featuring Papa Mali with Col. Bruce singing “Turn On Your Lovelight” – Zambi! #holidayhootenanny

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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Blueground Undergrass Reunion at Holiday Hootenanny,Sun 12/21!

14 Nov

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TDawg Presents is excited and proud to add a BLUEGROUND UNDERGRASS REUNION to the lineup for the 4th Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny – A Benefit for Atlanta Habitat for Humanity! There might be one more addition to the lineup, but we are set to have what amounts to a rather large jam of these fine musicians, which is also known as a HOOOOOOOTENANNY!

LINEUP
Blueground Undergrass Reunion
Papa Mali
Col. Bruce Hampton
Grant Green Jr.
Delta Moon
Deep Blue Sun
Johnny Knapp
Yonrico Scott
Bobby Miller
Gaurav Malhotra

I can speak for a lot of folks whose lives have been touched greatly by the music of BGUG and the musicians involved. All are selfless individuals who care about the whole much more than the individual parts. I spent many hours in the car traveling to see these fellas, as did an amazing group of friends. The musicians who will be present as Blueground Undergrass on Sunday, December 21 include the following:

Rev. Jeff Mosier
Johnny Mosier
David Blackmon
Mark Van Allen
Vic Stafford
Edward Hunter

Check out the video below, a promo shot at HarvestFest in 2000:

ADVANCE TICKETS ($25 ADV/$30 Door) can be purchased online at the Terminal West Website and at the Terminal West box office TUES-FRI 11AM-5PM and on show nights.

TDawg Presents Oct/Nov/Holiday Hoot!

6 Oct

Well, that Hootenanny sure was fun wasn’t it!?  Funny how Hoots occur, without fail, exactly when you really need that energy the most.  I know that I’m certainly still feeling the fresh grooves that WE created at the Hootenanny!  The Hootenanny movement is unique in that it combines that festivaaal vibe with the feeling that you’re at an exclusive private party, and it works for everyone involved.  HOOOOOTENANNY!!!

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COMING UP this month on Sunday October 26, TDawg Presents a special Sunday evening triple bill at the Red Light Cafe featuring The Ragbirds, songwriter duo Shawn Spencer & Colin Vinson (from Seven Handle Circus), and Battlefield Collective.  It’s an early show, with doors at 6:30pm, showtime at 7:20pm, and The Ragbirds will take the stage about 9pm.  Grab a sitter for the evening (if you have to!) and reward yourself with a nice evening out and some FANTASTIC music.  ADVANCE TICKETS are $15/$18 Door.  Do yourselves and the show a favor and get your tickets ahead of time – well worth taking the time to do so!

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Secondhand Swagger(3)  Major & the Monbacks

Coming in November, TDawg Presents is excited to bring Secondhand Swagger and their homemade brand of Southern-fried Soul & Norfolk, VA’s favorite rock’n’soul revue Major & The Monbacks to the Red Light Cafe on Thursday, November 13 for a night of old school funk!  Adv tix $10 ($12 Door) will be available soon!  Doors 8pm, Showtime 9pm.  Let’s blow the roof off the place!

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Before you know it, we’re gonna be having the holiday office party of the year in the form of The 4th Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny on Sunday, December 21 at Terminal West!  Once again, and hopefully for many years to come, the concert is a Benefit for Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and there will be a silent auction taking place before and during the event.

Stay tuned for complete details, including advance ticket info.  Initial lineup to be announced soon, with some familiar faces and some fresh ones interspersed amongst to make this Holiday Hoot the finest yet!

Here’s how last year’s ended, just like they’ve all ended yet different.  Can’t wait y’all!

Rev. Jeff Mosier to open for The Duhks, May 1!

16 Apr

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TDawg Presents is excited to bring the iconic Rev. Jeff Mosier into the mix on Thursday May 1 at the Red Light Cafe!  He will be doing a special opening set before The Duhks beginning shortly after 8pm.  You never know what might happen later!  This is going to be a special night, so get your tickets NOW to ensure your spot at the show!

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Mosier has been shifting focus to outside interests and his desire to work as a solo artist.  You might even get a story out of him as part of the set!  The former DJ for WRFG 89.3 in ATL (late ’80’s, he used to pick banjo over the phone with callers picking on the other end!) is a very entertaining and inspiring musician.  His many associations over the years include frontman for Blueground Undergrass and The Mosier Brothers Band, a local legendary bluegrass band Good Medicine (performed a gospel set with Vassar Clements at HarvestFest 2000!), and he is credited with teaching the fellas of Phish the art of bluegrass.  All of these lineups included his brother and guitar extraordinaire Johnny Mosier.

Below is a fun clip from a show in 2010 from The Melting Point in Athens, GA featuring The Mosier Brothers w/ special guests Curtis Jones, David Blackmon & Randy Judy.  Enjoy!

 

Hope to see y’all at the Red Light Cafe!

 

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