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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!

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

Scarendipity – The finest Halloween bash in Atlanta!

21 Oct


(The Ragbirds at last year’s Scarendipity dressed as Fraggle Rock!)

One of the finest Halloween parties in the country, Scarendipity, is happening this SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta, GA!

Please read the details carefully and I hope y’all can make it!  This is truly one of the most amazing parties you will attend this year!  For more information please send an email to scarendipity@gmail.com.  Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Kirkwood Neighborhood Association.


If you don’t know what Scarendipity is, since 2005 we have thrown an event celebrating Halloween that is somewhere between a house party on steroids and a private festival. Over the years, Scarendipity has become nothing short of legendary, incorporating a blend of local, regional, and national live music talent; professional fire performers; DJ’s; and acrobats!

This is a COSTUME PARTY! Unless you like kicking yourself or feeling awkward, DRESS UP!


When: Saturday, October 26th from 8:00pm until somewhere likely past 1:00am

Where: The Old M.J. Dollar Funeral Home in Historic Kirkwood, Atlanta (a/k/a Golubic’ Residence)
229 Howard Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30317-1111

What you give:

– $30 cash donation at the door, or a
– $25 donation in advance – arrangements for advanced donation can be made by clicking the PayPal icon below and sending a PayPal donation.

What you get:

– OPEN COCKTAIL BAR & several varieties of quality brews
– A HUGE bon fire to keep you warm
– A MASSIVE Oktober Fest-type covered & enclosed tent featuring two-time Grammy nominated DJ Thomas Goluibic’ (best known as Music Supervisor for AMC’s Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead as well as HBO’s Six Feet under)!
– LIVE MUSIC from Deep Blue Sun, Freddy’s Finest, and special guests! (more to be announced)


Why: Every year Scarendipity asks for donations in support of a worthy purpose. This year, Scarendipity’s proceeds will be reinvested locally:
Improving Kirkwood’s public spaces – Specifically, landscaping surrounding signs that welcome everyone to our neighborhood. The more you give, the more we can do to make this area beautiful for our families, neighbors, and friends. Please go the PayPal link to make an advanced donation.

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Frequently Asked Questions…

Who’s invited?

This costume party is for our friends and **YOUR FRIENDS**!
We are NOT sending individual invitations or doing RSVP. This is not a public event, rather it is a unique social experience designed to bring friends together with our friends’ friends.
BRING A GROUP OF YOUR FAVORITE PEOPLE… or just plan to meet some more of ours, and undoubtedly some you didn’t know we knew!

Where do I park?

Parking can be something of a chore so carpool, arrive early, cab it, go in on a shuttle van service with others, etc. We will have several security personnel patrolling the streets, but it is always wise to use the buddy system late at night and leave valuables out of your car.

Will there be food?

You bet! Details to come, check back on the Scarendipity Facebook page for updates…

I have more questions. Who do I contact?

Be sure to check the Scarendipity Facebook page and Facebook event page for regular updates – most if not all of the information you need will be right there. Otherwise, you can send your questions to scarendipity@gmail.com, and we’ll try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Is this an all-ages event?

Sorry, this is a 21-and-over event.

The donation is a bit rich for my blood – how can I still participate?

We are always in need of volunteers to help set up, tear down, clean up afterwards, and help with odd jobs the day of the party. Email us at scarendipity@gmail.com if you want to help!

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Big Week of Shows for TDawg Presents!

30 Sep


Come on out for a special early weeknight show at The Red Light Cafe on Thursday, October 3, with one of the most dynamic bands touring these days in The Ragbirds!  Fresh off having a baby in August, Erin Zindle leads these road warriors back on the road for the first time since that time on the proudly proclaimed “Brave New Baby Tour”.

Brave New Baby Tour

They will be traveling in their new bio-fuel vehicle tailor made for including a new little family member!  I personally am looking forward to welcoming them with open arms and an amazing audience Thursday night!  It’s also my wife’s birthday, and The Ragbirds is one of her favorite bands.  So if you know her, come on out and celebrate with us.  If you don’t know her, come on out and celebrate with us!  Below is a great video of the band performing one of my favorite songs by them, “Brave New Beat”, from Music City Roots.  Enjoy!



On Saturday, October 5, Strung Like A Horse visits Music On Main Street for an evening under the large oaks in a beautiful backyard setting in historic downtown Lilburn, just 20 minutes east of the ATL.  It’s an early show, starting at 7pm, and be ready for two sets of the some of the finest self-proclaimed “gypsy punk garage grass” you’re ever going to see!  Cover is only $10!  These kind folks are on a roll right now, doing good things, and are the top band out of Chattanooga right now.  DO NOT MISS THEM!  Music On Main Street is a very family friendly venue that is BYOB and you can bring your own dinner spread, too.  Be sure to bring a blanket and/or chairs!  Below is a video of their song titled “Gypsy Jane”, some of which was filmed at beautiful Cherokee Farms.

TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny is 3 weeks out!

12 Sep

I figure that this repost is relevant today 😉 In this crazy world that we inhabit, surrounded by so much wrong, it’s nice to have “it” right. The Hootenannies are right! If you’ve never been, you need to give it a try.  The testimonials below are from the last Hootenanny back in April of  this year.  They’re a fun read!  Come on y’all!!


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Howdy y’all!  We’re just over three weeks away from an absolutely incredible weekend of music at the serene property in the NW Georgia mountains known as Cherokee Farms on the weekend of September 13-14, and I thought I’d get you all fired up with some observations from enthusiastic musicians and patrons from the April Hoot.  Dave Jordan (Neighborhood Improvement Association) summed up nicely just yesterday the feeling one gets about coming to a camping TDawg event:

“Looking forward to playing another one of Thomas Helland‘s festivals. I was on his first one, 15 years ago and it’ll be nice to catch up with some old friends. Rumor has it, Duane Trucks will be joining Gregory Hodges and Will Repholz and I to rock Cherokee Farms. Yeah u rite!”


Caroline Aiken – “A weekend full of family and friends, and the HOOTNENANNY was SO wonderful, the line…

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Hootenanny Advance Tix end THU 9/12 at 11PM EDT!

11 Sep

Get your advance tickets NOW so you can be just as chillin’ as the mighty fine individual in this picture!  Also, check out our own Ralph Roddenbery creating a “Hootenanny Song” 😉  And remember, you’ll receive a compilation CD from the 2nd Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny on Dec 16, 2012 at the Variety Playhouse!  Artists featured include Papa Mali, Larry Keel, Jimmy Hall, Grant Green Jr., Ike Stubblefield, Col. Bruce Hampton, Rev. Jeff Mosier, and many more!

FRI-SAT $50 ADV/$60 gate (includes camping)

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SAT ONLY $40 ADV/$50 gate (includes camping)

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SAT DAY passes are available at the gate for $40.  Kids 13-16 are $20, Kids 12 & under are admitted FREE.  NO DOGS PLEASE!!


Key West Inn, 2221 N Main St  LaFayette, GA 30728
PH:  (706) 638-8200

Days Inn, 2209 N Main St  LaFayette, GA 30728
PH:  (706) 639-9362

Chillin' Cherokee Farms

Hootenanny Artist Preview: Curtis Burch, and a little music history, too!

3 Sep

I have been fortunate enough to build not only music relationships but also long-lasting friendships with some pretty amazing musicians, and one of those, Curtis Burch, helped pave the way for much of the music and musicians I love.  Click on the link below for a cool video featuring Curtis on stage with Sam Bush Band down under the oaks at Spirit of Suwannee Music Park a few years back.

Curtis Burch&David Via

(Burch on left w/ David Via – performing 7:15pm on Sept 14 on the Shed Stage)

As a founding member of the legendary band, New Grass Revival, back in 1972, Curtis Burch is regarded – along with fellow bandmates Sam Bush, John Cowan (joined in 1973), and the late Courtney Johnson – as a pioneer for the music known as “newgrass” then and “jamgrass” today.  Combining elements of jazz, rock, blues, and bluegrass, NGR defied all that was traditional then.  Burch, aka Dr. Dobro, left the band in 1981 along with banjoist Johnson, due to touring weariness.  Before they departed however, NGR toured internationally with Leon Russell, backing him on dates worldwide and firmly establishing themselves as a top tier act.

By the time Curtis was a teenager, he was hook on the dobro having heard Flatt & Scruggs w/ Josh Graves, who is widely regarded as the inventor of the resonator guitar.  His family had moved from Alabama to Brunswick, Georgia, and he met a dobro player from Milledgeville, GA, named Tut Taylor, who is also a great bluegrass legend and one of the greatest dobro players ever.  Curtis moved to Nashville around 1970, and while working at a banjo/guitar shop co-owned by Tut  Taylor, Randy Woods & George Gruhn, had met the great Norman Blake.  Through Blake, he was able to enter the studio scene and met Sam Bush, who at the time was a member of Bluegrass Alliance.  Curtis joined the band for a spell, which also included Courtney Johnson on banjo.  For many reasons (good ones I’m sure!) they left Bluegrass Alliance and formed the band New Grass Revival.  In 1973 and after a couple of lineup shuffles, the great John Cowan (currently the Doobie Bros. bassist) joined the lineup and the rest is amazing music history.  Collaborations with the late, great John Hartford, Norman Blake, Leon Russell, and many others dominated their slate, not to mention their annual pilgrimage from the outset to a little festival known as Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado.

Much more recently, Curtis has recorded an album with Larry Keel, and he has continued to play out with Keel, David Via, and others.  He still teams up with Bush and Cowan when the  timing is right!  Burch also won a Grammy,  participating on a dobro compilation produced by Jerry Douglas called The Great Dobro Sessions in 1994.  Rest assured that the two sets featuring David Via alongside Curtis followed by Larry Keel & Natural Bridge is going to set off some serious fireworks on the Shed Stage!  I wouldn’t be surprised to see much of the same in different formations on the Grateful Fred Stage.  HOOT HOOT!!!

ADVANCE TICKETS for FRI-SAT and SAT ONLY are available now at the links below.

***All advance purchases will receive a copy of a compilation from TDawg Presents’ 2nd Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny that occurred in December of 2012, featuring Papa Mali, Larry Keel, Oteil Burbridge, Jimmy Hall, Rev. Jeff Mosier, Col. Bruce Hampton, Ike Stubblefied, Grant Green Jr., Deep Blue Sun and more!

FRI-SAT $50 ADV/$60 gate (includes camping)

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SAT ONLY $40 ADV/$50 gate (includes camping)

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SAT DAY passes are available at the gate for $40.  Kids 13-16 are $20, Kids 12 & under are admitted FREE.  NO DOGS PLEASE!!


Key West Inn, 2221 N Main St  LaFayette, GA 30728
PH:  (706) 638-8200

Days Inn, 2209 N Main St  LaFayette, GA 30728
PH:  (706) 639-9362

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