Welcome Back To The Hootenanny Power Pages, Folk and Roots Music Playlist, and Coming Events in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. The Hootenanny Power radio show, since 1981 WRKF Public Radio Baton Rouge. The live audio stream may be heard via computer, Saturday nights, 9 pm to midnight central time, at www.wrkf.org, or on the airwaves at 89.3
Hootenanny Power Live Streaming Only! Broadcast regulations and licensing make podcasting or archiving rights for music programs murky murky murky. Unless and until these matters are cleared up, Hootenanny Power will be live streaming only, 9 pm to midnight central time, Saturday nights http://www.wrkf.org
We are looking forward to the month of May. It will be the biggest month of music we have EVER hosted at the Red Dragon. NINE shows, including some HUGE artists....it is really a stunning lineup (if I do say so myself!). Sure hope you can make a few of em. Here we go!!
FOR ALL SHOWS GO TO
brownpapertickets.com and search "Red Dragon"
Thur, May 2 CHRIS SMITHER (band) $35reg/$45 VIP SUITCASE JUNKET
Our CHRIS SMITHER show is now a full band show! Yup...Chris will perform as a trio and may even invite SUITCASE JUNKET (the opener) to join him as well. Our show last year was among our very best. Don't miss the return of Chris Smither!!
Fri, May 3 SUGARCANE JANE (duo) $25reg/$35VIP CUMBERLAND COUNTY opens
Alabama super-duo Sugarcane Jane has a stellar pedigree. Anthony paid his dues as a hired gun, playing guitar for NEIL YOUNG and countless others for many years. Savannah Lee can play anything and owned a famous Nashville studio. Her projects included RODNEY CROWELL- The Houston Kid, among the greatest Americana records of all time! The couple came together and became Sugarcane Jane. They join us for the third time.
Sun, May 5 JIMMIE DALE GILMORE & BILL KIRCHEN $60reg/$75VIP FRANKIE BOOTS opens
I still can't believe we put this one together! Legendary FLATLANDER Jimmie Dale Gilmore and world famous guitarist Bill Kirchen are coming to town.....and bringing the band! Jimmie Dale was semi-retired last year when DAVE ALVIN got him out for a string of dates including one at the Manship. We had such fun that he and Bill discussed things the following week and jokingly said they should visit the Dragon together. I called their bluff! This one takes place on CINCO DE MAYO.
***DON NOT MISS THIS SHOW***
Fri, May 10 ROY BOOK BINDER (solo) $25reg/$35VIP PATRICK COOPER opens
Sat, May 11 RUTHIE FOSTER (solo) $50reg/VIPs sold out BARRY HEBERT opens ***this show is nearly sold out***
Fri, May 17 CHUCK BRODSKY (solo) $25reg/$35VIP GINA FORSYTH opens
Sat, May 18 GREGG WRIGHT (band) $25reg/$35VIP RHYTHM RHYDERS open
Thur, May 23 KENNY NEAL (band) $50reg/$65VIP HENRY GRAY opens
05/09 Missy Raines Trio with Chris Cole (Pre-show with Susan Aysen on the side porch) Zeeland Street Market Wine & Deli 7:00 PM Cover $20 Regular Seats in advance, $25 at door $35 VIP Seats in advance
05/17 Johnny Vidacovich Trio (Pre-show with Fierce + Folly on the side porch) Zeeland Street Market Wine & Deli 7:00 PM Cover $25 Regular Seats in advance, $30 at door $45 VIP Seats in advance 05/18 Charlie Mars with The Troll Smashers Zeeland Street Market Wine & Deli 7:00 PM Cover $25 Regular Seats in advance, $30 at door $45 VIP Seats in advance
05/22 Hussy Hicks with Eric Erdman Zeeland Street Market Wine & Deli 7:00 PM Cover $20 Regular Seats in advance, $25 at door $35 VIP Seats in advance
05/24 The Brother Brothers Zeeland Street Market Wine & Deli 7:00 PM Cover $15 Regular Seats in advance, $20 at door $30 VIP Seats in advance
BLUEGRASS NEWS:Bluegrass & Olde Tyme acoustic string music on the Rivers,Bayous and Roadside Ditches of Louisiana.
Sunday bluegrass jams held in different locations. We are confirming the jam time and place by text message to your cell phone, if we have your number. So, send us your cell number for text messaging, if you desire to have up-to-the-hour info on jam attendance etc.
B R Bluegrass Ass'n
Reminder: 4th Sat. Jam at Main Street Market at 11:00 am,
Baton Rouge Bluegrass Ass'n (Jonathan Harris, Social Chairman /Janitor) P O Box 4112, Baton Rouge LA 70821 (Louisiana) BRbluegrass@aol.com Tel. (225) 387-1600; Text 225.252.2708 Home of BlueGrass on the Bayou Louisiana Bluegrass & Olde Tyme Music . . HARRIS Law Firm - main financial supporter, preparing estate plans and last will and trust documents for the serious bluegrass fan concerned about his family and estate, and the perpetual care of his banjos, mandolins, violins and Martin guitars. Proceeds go to concerts and jams. HarrisLawFirm@aol.com
Gerard Furniture in BR - generous financial supporter, contributing to bringing in guest performers for Jams. Show support by visiting the store and mentioning "bluegrass."
Baton Rouge Bluegrass Ass'n (Jonathan Harris, Social Chairman /Janitor) P O Box 4112, Baton Rouge LA 70821 (Louisiana) BRbluegrass@aol.com Tel. (225) 387-1600
Les Kerr has a new blog about the musical connection between Nashville and New Orleans. From Louis Armstrong’s collaboration with Jimmie Rodgers to Del McCoury playing with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the connection continues at:
"Though it's impossible to pinpoint a particular moment when immigrants began inventing American music, a dramatic turning point surely occurred in 1804, the year a young nation made the Louisiana Purchase. President Thomas Jefferson sought to buy from the French just the city of New Orleans, because of its crucial value as a port. But a cash-strapped Napoleon sold the entire, still-uncharted Louisiana Territory for $15 million — roughly 4 cents an acre. In a single stroke, America became a thrilling, noisy eruption of sound."
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BREATHE SECONDHAND SMOKE AT WORK. WHY SHOULD I?
"I have been affected by secondhand smoke. I remember one night I was playing in a club and I went to hit a high note and I almost blacked out on stage. I had to hold the microphone to keep from falling down. There was so much smoke in the place that it had a negative impact on my singing."
Music selections from audio collections at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Southern Folklife Collection are now being streamed online. Visitors can tune in to channels that feature music in five genres: old-time music; country and bluegrass; folk revival; rhythm, blues, and boogie; and the eclectic “SFC Mix.” The purpose of our radio stream is to make our holdings available for educational use.
When the song of the angel is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flocks, The work of Christmas begins: To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry, To release the prisoner, To rebuild the nations, To bring peace among brothers, To make music in the heart.
This website is updated Saturdays, before the Hootenanny Power radio show at 9 pm on WRKF. Please don't wait until Monday or Tuesday after the radio show to send me info on a performance that coming Friday. It definitely won't make the show, and probably won't make the website. tlcaffery at yahoo dot com