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Jeff Sipe, Horn Section added to Holiday Hootenanny Lineup!

5 Oct

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS: General Admission $35 Adv/$45 Day of Show, Reserved $45 Adv/$55 Day of Show

When: Thursday, December 20, 2018 

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

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Jeff Sipe at 2nd Annual Holiday Hoot

Folks, the lineup is now complete for the 8th Annual Holiday Hootenanny, benefitting Atlanta Habitat for the sixth consecutive year! TDawg Presents is thrilled to bring the one and only Jeff Sipe (Apt. Q258) back into the Holiday Hootenanny mix! His many accolades include being a founding member of Col. Bruce Hampton’s legendary band the Aquarium Rescue Unit that also featured Oteil Burbridge, Jimmy Herring, Jeff Mosier, Count M’Butu, and Matt Mundy. He spent three years on the road with another one of my favorite bands, Leftover Salmon, and he was also a co-creator (along with the late great Ricky Keller) of the Zambiland Orchestra, a holiday extravaganza from which the Holiday Hootenanny is heavily influenced. This is Sipe’s fourth appearance in the Holiday Hootenanny and his first since 2013. I have to say that the rhythm section featuring Jeff Sipe & Richie Jones on drums/percussion and Kevin Scott & Evan Sarver on bass is as strong as it gets!

TDawg Presents is honored to bring back intact the horn section from last year’s show horns_holiday hootthat includes Joey “Papa J” Sommerville on trumpet, Bryan Lopes on saxophone, and Daniel Wytanis on trombone. A common link among these three incredible horn players is their love for and friendship with Col. Bruce, as all three participated in the Hampton 70 concert in May of 2017. I remember fondly in the mid-90’s heading to Smith’s Olde Bar on rainy & cold weeknights to see The Apartment Project perform. Lineup included Jeff Sipe, Bryan Lopes, Ricky Keller, Count M’Butu, and an amazing assortment of musicians.

Folks, we are going to have an incredible time on December 20 at the Variety Playhouse! If you know you are going, then go ahead and purchase your tickets! Remember, no service fee applied if you pop by the Variety Playhouse box office during normal business hours or on a show night. This one’s gonna blow the roof off the place!

If you’ve not seen Heather Gillis before, you are in for a treat! Check this video out from Pisgah Brewing in NC from September of 2017. Enjoy!

Final Lineup: Peter Rowan, Grammy-winner Jim Lauderdale, Larry Keel, Jeff Mosier, Heather Gillis, Jeff Sipe, Jason Carter (Del McCoury Band), Joey “Papa J” Sommerville, Bryan Lopes, Lyndsay Pruett (John Stickley Trio)Jared Womack (Grass is Dead), Kevin Scott, Evan Sarver, Richie Jones, Bobby Miller, Nick DiSebastian, Daniel Wytanis. Bill Fleming, Matt Williams, Kevin Thomas, Emcee Wildman Steve

Holiday Hootenanny Artist Profile ~ Count M’Butu

5 Dec

Count M'Butu

Wednesday, December 20 at Terminal West

Showtime: 6:45 PM, Doors open 6 PM, Silent Auction 6-11:15 PM

Advance tickets $25 ADV/$35 Day of Show

We are just two weeks out from what promises to be one of the finest concerts of the year, celebrating life, music, family, friendship, and charity. One artist whose talent, friendship and love of family is undeniable is Grammy-winning percussionist Count M’Butu. His return to the Holiday Hootenanny has been four years in the making. We in the Atlanta music community and the Col. Bruce army of fans, musicians, writers, promoters, and friends are overjoyed to have him back in our mix and a part of the Holiday Hoot! Part of legendary Col. Bruce Hampton & the Aquarium Rescue Unit in the early ’90s – in my eyes one of the greatest bands of all-time – as well as the Derek Trucks Band for many years after that, Count’s presence in the Atlanta music scene has a special place, and as a long-time friend of mine, I personally cannot WAIT to see him back on the Holiday Hootenanny stage! The video below is from the 2nd Annual edition of the Holiday Hoot, and features Count M’Butu SINGING Willie Nelson’s classic “Always On My Mind” with the help of some friends, about as real and genuine as it gets. Enjoy!

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The schedule is as follows:

6:00 PM ~ Doors Open, Silent Auction open until 11:15 PM

6:45 PM – 7:45 PM ~ Ralph Roddenbery & Friends

8:15 PM – 9:15 PM ~ Jim Lauderdale

9:45 PM – 10:45 PM ~ ZambiGrass Jam, featuring Jeff Mosier, Larry Keel, Nick DiSebastian, Bobby Miller, Jared Womack 

11:15 PM – 12:30 AM ~ Zambi Jam Finale, featuring Jeff Mosier, Count M’Butu, Johnny Knapp, The Madrid Express & special guests!

Lineup: Jim Lauderdale,Larry Keel, Jeff Mosier, Count M’Butu, Johnny Knapp, Ralph Roddenbery, Matthew Williams (Pickled Holler), Nick DiSebastian, Bill Fleming, Donna Hopkins, Kevin Thomas (keyboards), Richie Jones (drums & percussion), Gaurav Malhotra (drums & percussion), Bobby Miller (mandolin), Zebulon Bowles (Hot Buttered Rum String Band), Jared Womack (Grass is Dead/RockyGrass Dobro competition winner)

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 Summer Hoot 8/9!

3 Aug

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Jugtime Ragband

We’re less than a week out from the first edition of TDawg’s Summer Hoot at Music On Main Street!  Below are some videos to get you pumped for the jams you’ll see that afternoon by some incredible talent!

4:30PM – 5:30PM: The Jugtime Ragband (Ragtime 20’s/30’s style)

6:00PM – 7:30PM: Dyn-O-Mite feat. Kevin Thomas on keys (jazz/funk trio)

8:00PM – 9:30PM: Grant Green Jr. (jazz/funk master!)

ADVANCE TICKETS HERE!

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Grant Green Jr (from Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny 2012 w/ a who’s who lineup backing him up!)

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The Jugtime Ragband

 

7th Annual Jerry Day a Success!!! Summer Hoot Aug 9!

28 Jul

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Great times last night as we celebrated the life and music of Jerry Garcia!  It was an amazing energy that flowed from the first note at 3PM all the way through non-stop until 12:15AM – it was fairly mind-blowing to tell you the truth, and as I like to put it (because it’s true!), the musicians brought their A Game to the forefront!  As not one song was repeated all day long, each song was a gem.  Highlights included slide master Benji Shanks joining Atlanta favorite Swami Gone Bananas, Deep Blue Sun’s entire set and David Gans’s set with 5 members of The Grapes joining the mix!  Really though, the entire day was one long great highlight.

Congratulation to Lewis Newmark and Jim Roe, whose vision this has been since the get go, and special THANKS our sponsors – VIDA-FLO Hydration Station, Terrapin Beer Co. and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., to all the crew at Terminal West for their outstanding service and help, Paul Dunaway for the stellar sound on the Terrapin Stage, Wildman Steve & Spike for their (as always) amazing job at emcees, and Jessi Leigh Harris and Linda Brackner for coordinating the fine vending there.  This journey turned a corner yesterday, and I know that TDawg Presents is looking forward to continuing the magic with all these kind folks NEXT year at Terminal West!  Truly, what a long strange trip it’s been.  Keep on truckin’ y’all!!!

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PLEASE come on out SAT AUG 9 to the first edition of TDAWG’s SUMMER HOOT at Music On Main Street.  Tickets are $20 at the gate and $15 advance.  Music starts at 4:30PM with The Jugtime Ragband followed by jazz/funk trio DynOMite at 6PM followed by jazz/funk master Grant Green Jr at 8PM to close out the evening!  BYOB, bring a picnic if you’d like, Kids 12 & under are FREE, a pub is conveniently located next door 😉

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!

 

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