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Hoot #18 A Success! The Ragbirds & Carly Gibson 4/21; The Duhks 4/30!

16 Apr

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What a time we had at the 18th edition of TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny, a bi-annual tradition (at least!) since 2006!  A big shout out to the crew – Tree Sound & Power, Tamara, Linda, Ben, Drew, Amanda, my darlin’ wife Stephanie, Starbridge owners Donna and Logan, Wildman Steve, and the volunteers who helped make this year’s spring event one for the books!  As usual, the musicians brought their A+ game to the festie, and despite the move from longtime home Cherokee Farms we had ourselves an amazing experience and THANK YOU to everyone who made it out for our first time at Starbridge!  We’ll be back at Cherokee Farms for the fall edition, #19, the weekend of September 18-19!

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Ragbirds RLC

Where: The Red Light Cafe, with special guest Carly Gibson

Doors: 7PM, Showtime 8PM

$12 ADV/$15 Door ADVANCE TICKETS CLICK HERE

TDawg Presents is excited to bring this last minute show your way with good friends THE RAGBIRDS!  Returning to the intimate confines of The Red Light Cafe, The Ragbirds bring their mesmerizing hypnotic world folk rock w/ a twist of gypsy sound straight to YOU!  Click Here to view a little more reading and an amazing video of their performance of my favorite Ragbirds song, “Brave New Beat.”  Rising star Carly Gibson opens the evening – it’s simply a great night of music!

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WHERE: Red Light Cafewith special guests Bottom Dollar String Band

TIME: Doors @ 7pm, Showtime 8pm, Duhks @ 9pm 

ADMISSION: $18 adv/$22 door ADVANCE TICKETS HERE
TDawg Presents is excited to bring internationally acclaimed performing artists The Duhks back to Atlanta!

“Canada’s premier neo-tradsters romp from world-beat to blues, urban-pop to old-timey, with wild-eyed invention, haunting traditionalism, and spine-rattling groove.” (Scott Alarik, The Boston Globe)

No band epitomizes the polyethnic strands of modern folk music better than The Duhks. Since forming in Winnipeg in 2001 The Duhks have created a dynamic blend of old-timey, French Canadian and Celtic music punched up with shades of blues, soul and driving Afro Cuban rhythms that leaves festival crowds on their feet.  Click Here to read more and view a video of the title track from their latest recording, “Beyond the Blue.”

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!

HOOTENANNY 10 Days Away! Artist preview: Rolling Nowhere & Strung Like A Horse

9 Sep

Well folks we’re only 10 days out from what promises to be one of the finest Hootenannies yet September 19-20!  You can get your advance tickets by visiting the official TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny page and clicking on either FRI-SAT or SAT only – both include camping!

Atlanta’s Rolling Nowhere just successfully completed their first tour out West, and let’s just say it rejuvenated and inspired the fellas, and they’re gonna bring it to you on Saturday afternoon September 20!  Below is a live video from a performance in Nashville a few months back, showcasing their rockin’ and raucous sound – comin’ right atcha!

Chattanooga’s own Strung Like A Horse has been tearing it up for several years now, and TDawg Presents is excited to have them as a staple of TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny!  Their unique brand of music, which they affectionately describe as Gypsy-Punk-Garage-Grass, will have you boogeyin’ late into the night!  Check’em out below in a clip from Music City Roots.

Y’all this is going to be a BIG time!  Don’t miss out on it – get your tickets now!

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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 Presents The Ragbirds, SUN Oct 26, 2014

19 Aug

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Doors @ 7PM, Showtime 8PM

Where: The Red Light Cafe

$15 adv/$18 door, advance tix available soon!

TDawg Presents is excited to announce the return of one of the most fantastic and dynamic bands out there nowadays, THE RAGBIRDS!  They will be coming back to the intimate confines of The Red Light Cafe for what promises to be an amazing EARLY night of music!

The Ragbirds draw upon elements of Pop, Rock, Gypsy, Afro-Cuban, Celtic, Middle Eastern and African sounds, with a little Cajun spice in their music.  Led by multi-instrumentalist Erin Zindle, this band can intertwine so many styles of music into a perfect flow that grabs and holds onto you.  Also featuring her brother T. J. Zindle on the guitar and husband Randall Moore on percussion, one can truly feel that family connection.  Below is a video of The Ragbirds performing on Music City Roots in Nashville back in 2012.  Enjoy!

Y’all this really is a night not to be missed – grab a sitter for the kids and give yourselves a break if you need it!

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 😉

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