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A little music history at the Holiday Hootenanny

13 Dec

The first two editions of Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny have featured southern music luminaries, and this year’s is no different.  I am very excited to be able to present three music visionaries that date back to the 70’s with their respective music repertoires.

Randall Bramblett, Tommy Talton & John Cowan helped to define an era of music discovery that ranged from the classic Capricorn Records in Macon and acts like The Allman Brothers Band, Cowboy, Marshall Tucker Band, and Sea Level to the progressive “new grass” sound created by the likes of the late John Hartford and New Grass Revival in the early 70’s, which originally featured Sam Bush, Cowan, Dr. Dobro Curtis Burch, and the late Courtney Johnson in the 70’s and Bela Fleck and Pat Flynn in the 80’s (replaced Burch & Johnson).  These two styles have merged many times over the years for what turns out to be a match made in musical heaven, and the 3rd Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny is going to certainly showcase those two styles.

Randall with his current band from Music City Roots earlier this year.

And you here you have some vintage John Cowan with a great prelude by Sam Bush talking about John.

Here’s a clip of Tommy Talton Band performing last March in NYC at the Hittin’ the Note party.

Get your advance tickets now, and know that you’ll be supporting a wonderful cause and witnessing a piece of music history!

Silent Auction 5pm, Doors 6pm, Showtime 7pm!

Jazz Pianist Johnny Knapp to join Holiday Hootenanny!

9 Dec

Johnny Knapp is music history.  He has assumed every role you possibly can as a musician – a pianist, conductor, composer, performer, educator, arranger –  Knapp has worked with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Billie Holliday, Miles Davis, Barbara Streisand, Mary Martin, Frank Sinatra, Paul Chambers, and countless others.

We are extremely honored to have him grace the stage at the 3rd Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny during the sequence led by Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret. on Sunday, December 22, at Terminal West in King Plow Arts Center.  The video above is from earlier this year at Music On Main Street.  Y’all, this show is truly going to be off the charts.  You are going to want to be there to witness the journey!  Get yourself a ticket NOW to ensure your presence THEN!  You’ll be donating to a great cause and receiving the gift of one of the finest performances of the year.

Holiday Hoot 2013 (Final)

Holiday Hootenanny & Silent Auction!

4 Dec

silent auction - habitat  Holiday Hoot 2013 (Final)

* The Silent Auction will feature some fantastic items up for auction! Including a cabin for two on the Sandy Beaches Cruise, hosted by the legendary Delbert McClinton and featuring fellow luminaries Marcia Ball, Paul Thorn, Richard Thompson, Holiday Hoot alum Jimmy Hall and Fred Eaglesmith, as well as Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real, plus so much more!!  An autographed guitar by Los Lobos, a guitar to be signed at this year’s 25th Annual Christmas Jam, an autographed photo of Greg Allman and Mama Louise (love!), a $150 catering certificate to Bhojanic, a deluxe overnight stay at Callaway Gardens, a signed acoustic guitar by all participating Holiday Hootenanny musicians, and so much more!  The auction will begin in person at 5pm on Sunday, December 22 and sooner online.  Enjoy live music by Sans Abri featuring members of Packway Handle Band while you browse the auction items!  And just think, proceeds from this concert will go directly to Atlanta Habitat for Humanity!!  Complete information for the auction will be out next week!


Now that the announced lineup is firm, the fun has started in constructing the flow for the evening 😉 Rest assured your anticipation will be outdone!  Expect some surprise special guests to show on up for this one – this show is going to be so damn fun you aren’t going to know what to do with yourselves!  Starting with the Silent Auction on through the entire evening, you will stop wondering how you are so lucky to be attending this event and believe that you were meant to be a part of some musical memories that will last a lifetime!

Get your advance tickets now online at the Terminal West website (or in person at their box office to avoid a service fee), committing to a cause far larger than the music itself, and enjoy one of the finest music experiences you will happen upon!

Terminal West

One of my favorites clips from last year’s edition is this instrumental jam featuring Papa Mali and Co. tearing it up.  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!

Tickets on Sale NOW for the 3rd Annual Holiday Hootenanny!

28 Oct


Alright folks!  Let’s go on and get your tickets, supporting a great cause while anticipating yet another incredible one-of-a-kind jam that you probably will never see again in such a way!  This show is stocked full of southern soul, Americana, and that space in between that gets jazzy, bluesy, and funky in a moment’s notice ~ You’ll certainly be as happy as those in the picture just above!  Advance tickets are $30, $35 at the door, click HERE to get yours now!

The initial lineup is as follows with more to be announced soon!

Randall Bramblett

John Cowan

Col. Bruce Hampton

Rev. Jeff Mosier

Caroline Aiken

Count M’Butu

Jeff Sipe Trio

Grant Green Jr.

Yonrico Scott

Mark Van Allen

Jeff Autry

Donna Hopkins

Diane Durrett

Bobby Miller

Ralph Roddenbery

Leah Calvert

Gaurav Malhotra

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