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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!

Los Lobos guitar Los Lobos guitar (2)

(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!!!

Updated Holiday Hootenanny Poster!

11 Nov

Holiday Hoot 2013 poster (2)

The 3rd Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny is going to be epic, to put it simply.  There are going to be some surprises, no doubt, and the listed lineup is yet again an A++ group of musicians that represent Georgia and the Southeast as well as any in letting the world know how freakin’ amazing our energy, talent, soul, and rhythm truly are.  You’ll see it all on one stage in various formations.  Breakdown of the concert to come!

This year, we are incorporating a silent auction into the mix, and I must say there are some pretty nifty items to be auctioned or raffled off, including an electric guitar donated by the one and only Col. Bruce Hampton and to be signed by a group of who’s who at the Christmas Jam in Asheville the weekend before!  Stay tuned for an updated list to be released in the next week or so.

TDawg Presents is excited to have the participation of Tree Leaf Music, a subsidiary of Tree Sound Studios in archiving this year’s Holiday Hootenanny.  We will be working towards a release of the show for download purchase, with proceeds to benefit Atlanta Habitat for Humanity!

Stay tuned for more info soon, but PLEASE support the cause and buy a ticket to what can be regarded as the concert of the year by many!  Advance tickets ($30 adv/$35 dos) are available online through the Terminal West website and the box office is open Tue-Fri 11-5, as well as any night where we have another show, should you want to avoid a service charge.

Here’s a fantastic clip from last year’s Holiday Hootenanny featuring Papa Mali, Jimmy Hall, Oteil Burbridge, and a host of others!

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