April 5-6: TDawg Back Porch Hootenanny Recap!


We had an absolute BLAST last weekend at Cherokee Farms for TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny #14!  As we take for granted with all Hoots, the musicians brought their A-Game to the stage for what was one of the finest Hootenannies to date!  #15 will happen the weekend of September 13-14 – stay tuned for details coming soon!

The amazing audience witnessed musical mastery and genius in all different shapes and sizes, with many sit-ins and spontaneous jams.  Lefty Williams sits in with Jim Lauderdale and Rev. Jeff Mosier; The Ragbirds rise to the occasion and bring Lauderdale on stage for as rockin’ a version of “Halfway Down” as I’ve ever heard; Strung Like A Horse tears the roof of the ol’ shed stage during Gypsy Jane; Caroline Aiken’s mesmerizing set; Ralph Roddenbery, Donna Hopkins, Caroline Aiken, the Bibb City Ramblers, and Lefty tear it up on the spontaneous second stage aptly titled the Grateful Fred Tent in honor of good friend Fred Hill; Red Clay Revival lead a stellar Friday night jam onstage with The Bibb City Ramblers & Donna Hopkins; THE BEAUTIFUL WEATHER; our incredible Box Office crew smilin’ all weekend 😉  Let’s just say life is good!

Caroline Aiken – “A weekend full of family and friends, and the HOOTNENANNY was SO wonderful, the line up was so great with the Ragbirds, Strung LIke A Horse, and so many others…. my band made me so proud: John Pagano , Eddie Glikin and Bob Glick and with the “musicians at large”: (indeed LARGE!!) Donna Hopkins and Ralph Roddenbery, floating and soaking everyone with musical love….it was an honor to be included in the weekend, Thanks Thomas Helland!!!”

Lefty Williams – “Thanks for an awesome time! I had a blast sitting in with everybody.”
Wildman Steve – “A GREAT Hoot, thanks to TDawg, Tree Leaf Sound, all the great musicians and all the beautiful people who came! We had us a TIME!! Love y’all!”
Jake Pelham – “Even though I couldn’t make it, I just wanted to thank T-Dawg and his entire crew for a most excellent HOOT! Because they always are……”
Dan Davidson – “A weekend at the hootenanny makes a return to the “real world” a little easier to handle.”
Mitta Chestnutt – “Happy Hootenanny ! My kids and I had an amazing time. Sending love and blessings and see ya in September:)”
Conner Allred – “Wow what a weekend in Lafayette GA mtns, celebrating Missy’s birthday weekend camping out with friends and enjoying some of the best bluegrass music we ever heard. Thanks Thomas Helland for putting all that together!”
Shawndell Natter – “Since the days at the old Back Porch venue, to the here and now at beautiful Cherokee Farms… My goodness!! the music, the love, the gathering of all the beautiful people with such amazing energy is spectacular! You did it again!! 🙂 We had a blast! THANK YOU ~ THANK YOU ~ THANK YOU!!! We are very grateful! Keep em’ coming!!! HOOT HOOT!!”
Debbie Yancey – “Thank you so much T-Dawg. It was more fun than ever!!”
THANK YOU for being a part of TDawg Presents.  Stay tuned for some announcements regarding this summer and the 15th edition of  TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny!

One Response to “April 5-6: TDawg Back Porch Hootenanny Recap!”

  1. John C. Griffin April 9, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    Always enjoy T-Dawg events wish I could attend more of them.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: