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10th Annual Holiday Hootenanny 2 Weeks Away!

6 Dec

**We are thrilled to announce that there will be an online silent auction as part of this year’s festivities, with proceeds going to Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. The auction will go live by Friday, December 17! Stay tuned for details!**

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Date: Sunday, December 19, 2021

Venue: Variety Playhouse

Tickets: $35 ADV GA/$45 ADV RESERVED, $45 DOOR GA/$55 DOOR RESERVED. On Sale Now CLICK HERE! No Fee if purchased at the Box Office during shows or Tue-Fri 2-6P

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We are only two weeks away from pure musical bliss for a great cause! 2021 has been a difficult year for so many of us, and I can tell that personally I am really looking forward to the Holiday Hoot on so many fronts. Music heals, and I have no doubt that you will emerge from this concert with a feeling of hope that you didn’t have before, and you will be a part of an amazing audience who, along with the musicians, create an atmosphere of love, friendship and family in a climate of conflict that continues to permeate our society.

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Expect some fantastic jams by the fine folks performing for you. All the sets are coming together nicely right now, and we will be featuring Ike Stubblefield’s Hammond B3 all night long to be used by keyboardist extraordinaires Matt Slocum and Kevin Thomas. Let’s just say you’ll be witnessing some musical nirvana moments that won’t happen again!

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Enjoy this fantastic set from the 2019 edition of the Holiday Hootenanny. The tribute to Johnny Knapp was nothing short of a masterpiece, led by the graceful and classy Jez Graham. Thanks to Andy Estes for the video. Zambi

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Tickets On Sale Now for 10th Annual Holiday Hootenanny 12/19/21!

22 Oct

Date: Sunday, December 19, 2021

Venue: Variety Playhouse

Tickets: $35 ADV GA/$45 ADV RESERVED, $45 DOOR GA/$55 DOOR RESERVED. On Sale Now CLICK HERE! No Fee if purchased at the Box Office during shows or Tue-Fri 2-6PM.

Lineup: Randall BramblettJim LauderdaleTommy TaltonJeff MosierJeff SipeJason CarterGrant Green Jr.Matt SlocumBryan LopesJoey SommervilleDaniel WytanisKevin ThomasGaurav MalhotraRichie JonesEvan SarverJared Womack, Matt Williams, Bobby Miller, Bill Fleming, more TBA!

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The 10th Annual Holiday Hootenanny is poised to be a musically emotional experience for all who can make it. Two musicians

very near and dear to our collective heart passed away this summer within about a month of each other, percussionist Count M’Butu and keyboardist Ike Stubblefield. Their passing was a collective blow to our music community, and the 2021 edition will celebrate their energy, both musical and personal, that so many of us felt, as well as the ever present spirits of Col. Bruce Hampton, Johnny Knapp, and Yonrico Scott.

My hope is that you come, enjoy, feel the love, and are inspired to be there for Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and to celebrate the lives of two iconic masters of their instruments and great friends to many.

The show will be broken down into 3 sets:

Set 1: Jim Lauderdale, accompanied by the ATL All-Stars featuring Rev Jeff Mosier, and featuring Jason Carter (Del McCoury Band, Travelin’ McCourys) on fiddle.

Set 2: Grant Green Jr. and Papa J lead the way in this tribute to Ike.

The Down For The Count Percussion Jam

Set 3: Capricorn Jam featuring Randall Bramblett & Tommy Talton

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Enjoy this set from Col. Bruce Hampton at the 5th Annual Holiday Hootenanny. It would turn out being his final full performance as part of the Holiday Hootenanny and easily a top 3 set of his in my book! Zambi

Holiday Hoot Low Down & Silent Auction!

19 Dec

Scramble_ARU   Delbert Cruise

We are just a few days out from a freakin’ incredible musical experience!  For those of you who attended Warren Haynes’ 25th Annual Christmas Jam last weekend in Asheville, well, this should be a solid capper for you!  Musicians are communicating amongst themselves, the auction is falling into place, and I hope that we can have a packed house at Terminal West in our first year working with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity!

Here is a general flow to the concert, music starting at 7pm.

Silent Auction 5pm, Doors to venue 6pm, SHOWTIME 7PM.

SET I ~ 7:00pm-8:00pm

Featured Musians: Jeff Sipe Trio, Lefty Williams, Donna Hopkins, Ralph Roddenbery & Diane Durrett.

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SET II ~ 8:30pm-9:45pm

Featured Musicians:  John Cowan, Tommy Talton, Rev. Jeff Mosier, Jason Kenney & Leah Calvert

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SET III ~ 10:15pm-MIDNIGHT

Featured Musicians: Randall Bramblett, Grant Green Jr., Col. Bruce Hampton, Women of Rock feat. Caroline Aiken, Diane Durrett & Donna Hopkins

Core Musicians: Jeff Sipe, Joe Craven, John Cowan, Ted Pecchio, Kevin Scott, Count M’Butu, Gaurav Malhotra, Yonrico Scott, Leah Calvert, Bobby Miller, Tony Giordano, Donna Hopkins, Lefty Williams, Diane Durrett, Jeff Autry.

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Get your advance tickets now and know you’re doing your part for a great cause!

Come at 5pm and enjoy an incredible silent auction with live music from Sans Abri.  Below are samples of some of the items up for auction!

Sandy Beaches Cruise (Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball and much more!)  Sixthman
Artwork – ARU 2001 Variety Playhouse (4 prints)  Scramble Campbell
Artwork – 3D String Cheese Incident – Conscious Alliance 2010  Scramble Campbell
Artwork – Yonder Mountain String Band – Bonnaroo 2003  Scramble Campbell
Artwork – Woodstock 30th Anniversary  Scramble Campbell
Artwork – Drumhead Artwork  Yonrico Scott
Artwork – Guitart  Tommy Talton
Autographed WSP Tour Poster  John Griffin
Bhojanic for 10 ($150 value)  Bhojanic
Calloway Garden getaway package  Callaway Gardens
Stadium Gibson SG Guitar Replica signed by Los Lobos  Scott Kendrick

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!

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