JOSH RITTER and THE MILK CARTON KIDS, Sunday 30 June 2013, Manship Theatre
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WEBB WILDER NEXT AT BATON ROUGE'S RED DRAGON LISTENING ROOM :
On Friday, June 21 we are hosting the return of WEBB WILDER. Webb was the reason I started our "wish list" at the Dragon. The first time we booked Webb I was surprised a big artist like him would play a little piece of s*** place like ours. It got me wondering if other big names would consider slumming for a night. So I put together our "LIST OF 44"…….and the rest is history. We've landed about a dozen artists from that ever-changing list……and we have three more on their way in the coming months. Along with a great major label rock career, Webb is also known as an actor and film maker. My oldest son Beau is a young film maker and was blown away by Webb's stuff. For the past few years I have lamented the fact that I can't fill our room for incredible artists like Webb and BILL KIRCHEN. Maybe it is my fault…..I just can't quite come up with the words that convey how big some of these shows should be. Or maybe I'm just not reaching enough people who would attend. That is where you come in. Please pass the word and help me fill the room. You and your friends will not be disappointed……Webb really delivers. Help me get out the word!
I am hard at work on a HUGE announcement. When I tell you this one is big, I mean it….yet another name from our wish list. And it is a name we have been trying to land for years. Sure hope I've made you curious enough to swing by for the show! Oh, and it will sell out….quickly!!!
Speaking of sellouts, our big JOE ELY show on Sun, Aug 4 sold out quickly. But 29 people just never sent their checks in. If you are among that number, please get your check in this week. At the end of the week I will be replacing you with folks from the waiting list. If you didn't reserve but would like to get on the waiting list, drop me a note. Seat donation is $50 and there are no VIP seats left. Sorry if you get scratched from the list, but five reminders is enough.
Binky's Dad, chris m
Fri, June 21 Webb Wilder seat donation = $20 Sat, July 6 John Inmon Band seat donation = $20 Sat, July 13 Tommy Womack seat donation = $20 Sat, July 20 Keith Sykes seat donation = $30 Fri, Aug 2 Irene Kelley seat donation = $20 Sun, Aug 4 Joe Ely seat donation = $50 SOLD OUT!! Fri, Aug 9 Eric Brace & Peter Cooper seat donation = $20 Fri, Aug 16 Bill Kirchen seat donation = $20 Sept 6 or 7 Beaver Nelson seat donation = $20 Sat, Sept 20 Ad Vanderveen seat donation = $20 Sat, Sept 27 Bob Livingston seat donation = $20 Fri, Oct 11 Susan Cowsill seat donation = $20 Thur, Oct 17 TBA…..save this date!!! Fri, Oct 18 TBA…..or this date!!! Oct 25 or 26 Randall Bramblett seat donation = $20 Fri, Nov 1 Red Dirt Rangers seat donation = $20 Thur, Nov 28 Eric Taylor seat donation = $20
Drop me a note if you would like to reserve for any of these shows. Hope to see you soon at our little slice of musical heaven!!
An advance notice: On June 30th, Neti Vaan Drager*, another fine fiddler based in New Orleans will be our guest for "Fiddlemania, part 2" at the Sunday bluegrass jam at Boutin's on Bluebonnett. 3 pm 'til ... Bring friends. . [* Early classical training in the Netherlands. Then many years of honing her skills as a street musician on sidewalks from New Orleans to San Francisco, Neti moved to London in 1987. She went there to visit a friend and stayed long enough to become a founding member of the folk–roots bands "Companions of the Rosy Hours," "Bill Caddick’s Urban Legend" and "Zumzeaux." For six years she toured throughout the UK full–time, appearing at art centers, folk clubs, village halls and festivals, as well as on BBC radio and TV.
She accompanied renowned American tap–dancer/clogger Ira Bernstein on several of his British tours. In her work with Bart Ramsey, she adapts easily to the wide range of styles, and draws on her extensive repertoire of traditional and original fiddle tunes. Besides spot–on harmonies, her vocal contributions include Cajun and Spanish songs. Neti has made guest appearances on CDs by artists such as Andy Cronshaw, Patrice Fisher, Jonno Frishberg, Rob Halverson, Jeremy Lyons, Denise Marie, the Maybelles, Rory McLeod, Myshkin and Michelle Shocked.
In New Orleans she is a member of the popular and award-winning swing/trad–jazz band "New Orleans Jazz Vipers." Her interest in twin fiddling and traditional fiddle styles has led to the recording of a CD "Toonzville", released in 2005. Her favored music is jazz, gypsy, celtic and Americana - and bluegrass when asked. http://post-katrinaneworleans.blogspot.com/2007/04/incomparable-neti-vaan.html. . Sun Jam at BOUTIN's 3 pm 'til 7 pm. . . Baton Rouge Bluegrass & Olde Tyme Music Association (Jonathan Harris, Social Chairman /Janitor) P O Box 4112, Baton Rouge LA 70821 (Louisiana) BRbluegrass@aol.com Tel. (225) 387-1600
Did you know there is a wonderful music school weekend coming up July 6-7 at the Birdman and two of the Poets are teaching!?
You can take classes with Heather Feierabend in voice, or Alan Morton on mandolin. The other three poets are bound to be hanging around for some seriously fun jamming afterwards! Verlon Thompson is teaching songwriting (he is Heather's hero since she took his class two years ago when they wrote 8 seconds!!) Classes also offered in banjo, dobro and upright bass. Instruments are available for loan if requested.
Concerts, breakfasts, lunches and a t-shirt are included in the $250 fee but the memories and music making will be priceless! Promise!!
Call Lynn at 225-721-1296, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for a weekend you will NEVER forget! And spread the word!!
GREAT NEWS - Smithfield Fair's newest and 28th album - Stick, Brick & Mortar - has now been released. The album focuses the group's songwriting abilities on themes of growing up in the Deep South environs of Central Louisiana and takes a musical journey through the interesting and complex people and places inhabiting that region. Recorded in a single live studio session, the album recalls sugarcane lined highways, balmy summer days, and eccentric souls finding their place. This collection of 13 all-new songs by Jan, Bob & Dudley-Brian include such new classics as A Second Cup and Sweet Sugar Cane.
At present, the album is only available by mail order from Smithfield Fair - $13 per copy (s/h included) or $24 for two (s/h included) - by check made payable to Smithfield Fair at 8323 Justin Avenue, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809. However, soon the album will be available through Amazon and CDBaby, as well as all download sites, and locally in Baton Rouge at Caffery Gallery on Government Street and Saxon Guild in Alexandria (old BR Hwy.)
More news to come and thanks for your continued support. All the very best...dbs
Just a note of thanks to all who have attended the Calmes House Concerts this season. We consider this first season of house concerts to have been a big success thanks to those of you who took the time to support the art of acoustic and folk music in our community by coming to these events, bringing food, putting money in the basket, buying CDs. Hopefully, you have begun to tell your friends and relatives about this way of enjoying music. We look forward to a good season next year.
So far, we have booked Evergreen, LA songwriter, George Hollinshead for September 27th, Springfield, Illinois songwriter Ben Bedford http://benbedford.com/ for November 8th and Eugene, Oregon songwriter Beth Wood http://www.bethwoodmusic.com/ for April of 2014. The date for this show is still TBD, but will be either the 4th or 5th. If it is the 5th, it will be an afternoon concert. We are waiting to hear from a duo from New York for a slot in October. This group’s decision to play at our house is contingent upon being able to book other venues in our area. So, please keep us informed of folk music venues in the area and even in surrounding areas, and surrounding states. When people are on tour and they see only a few gigs possible in certain states or certain parts of the country, they are apt to find it inefficient to book that area at all. So, please let us know where there is musical work to be had throughout the Southern states. While we are interested in providing a path to the music hungry Deep South, we are also interested in our local musicians. In addition to the above bookings and prospects we will be adding some of the beloved acts from our own untapped region for Spring 2014. We have already begun work on this. We will keep you posted.
HAWAIIAN CRUISE WITH CINDY MANGSEN AND STEVE GILLETTE
At last, we've finalized plans for a trip we've always wanted to take, a cruise around the Hawaiian Islands. We're very happy to have connected again with Lynette Miller of Traveling Troubadour, who has arranged this 7-day tour of the islands from February 15th through 22nd, 2014.
Sat February 15 - embark from Honolulu Sun/Mon February 16 & 17 - two days to explore Maui Tue February 18 - a day on Hilo Wed February 19 - a day on Kona Thu/Fri February 20-21 - exploring Kauai, and a cruise of the Nepali coast Sat February 22 - back to Honolulu
In addition to opportunities to explore the islands, Steve and I will be presenting two full concerts solely for our tour group, and we'll have two private receptions and lots of opportunities for sing-arounds and workshops, and just informal time together. Lynette is wonderful to work with, and we've (obviously) enjoyed the previous cruises she's arranged for us (Alaska, Canadian Maritimes, and Norwegian Fjords).
There is only one cruise line (and only one ship!) offering this inter-islands tour, so it is a very popular cruise. If you're at all interested in joining us, please contact Lynette sooner rather than later, as she advises that cabin availability is extremely limited and reservations should be made as soon as possible.
Please consider cruising with us ... February is a great time to leave winter behind!
This latest installment in the Long Gone Sound series features some of the rarest, most compelling tunes and heart-breaking songs from South-West Louisiana. Most of the performances on this collection have not been heard since they were originally recorded on 78 rpm disc and yet they serve as a discrete Rosetta Stone for the traditional Cajun and Creole repertoire that exists today. Not to be understated, this collection features some of the most vexingly rare & valuable Cajun 78s ever recorded. Cajun discs such as those found in this release are valued not only for their magnificent artistry but also because of their desperate scarcity.
In the isolated back-water bayous & prairies of South-West Louisiana a profoundly unique and powerful form of indigenous music developed among the French speaking white Cajuns and black Creoles. Drawing from a rich range of cultural sounds, this music was first recorded in the 1920s & 1930s and featured such luminaries as Amede Ardoin, Dennis McGee and Joe & Cleoma Falcon. This special collection includes all of Percy Babineaux & Bixy Guidry's 1929 recordings and most of Angelas Le Jeune's 1929-1930 recordings with Denus McGee & Ernest Fruge. Found within is also the newly "discovered" 78 of Blind Uncle Gaspard & Delma Lachney. Respectfully crafted by Christopher King, Susan Archie & Ron Brown for Tompkins Square.
'Let Me Play This For You: Rare Cajun Recordings - Babineaux & Guidry, Angelas Le Jeune, & Blind Uncle Gaspard, 1929-1930 ' Available June 25th, 2013 (TSQ 2912)
Tompkins Square distributed in North America by INgrooves/Fontana, Cargo UK for Europe, FUSE for Australia. www.tompkinssquare.com
TOP ARTISTS OF MAY 2013 www.folkradio.org Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists Based on 12615 airplays from 137 different DJs
1. David Francey 2. Bob Dylan 3. The Boxcar Lilies 4. Pete Seeger 5. The Steel Wheels 6. Brother Sun 7. Ruth Moody 8. Lauren Sheehan 9. Laura Cortese 9. Peter Rowan 11. Amy Speace 11. Chip Taylor 13. Steve Martin And Edie Brickell 14. The Bills 15. Molly Venter And Eben Pariser 15. Richie Havens 17. Eric Brace And Peter Cooper 17. George Jones 19. Karine Polwart 20. Dar Williams 21. Dylan Sneed 22. John Reischman 23. Patty Griffin 24. Rita Hosking 24. The Stray Birds 26. Bobby McFerrin 26. Pharis And Jason Romero 28. Dailey And Vincent 29. Richard Thompson 30. Della Mae 30. Iris DeMent 30. Matt Stone 30. Susan Werner 34. Karyn Oliver 34. Red Tail Ring 36. Buffy Ford Stewart 36. Cal Scott 36. Mary Gauthier 39. Lucy Kaplansky 40. The Gibson Brothers
Bristol Bay, Alaska, is the largest remaining sockeye salmon fishery left in the world. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it alone is responsible for approximately 46% of the average global abundance of wild sockeye salmon. Unbelievably, this pristine ecosystem is now threatened with environmental destruction by a proposed “open pit” copper and gold mine. Only you can prevent 10 billion tons of toxic sludge from destroying 46% of the world’s remaining sockeye salmon. Support Musicians United To Protect Bristol Bay and help us stop the Pebble Mine!
We are hundreds of musicians, using the power of music to bring global attention to this fight! Make a donation today and help us get our first album, Bristol Bay, into the hands of radio DJ’s everywhere. Music has the power! Learn about the issue and our project and make a tax deductible donation.
ANNOUNCING AN EXCITING NEW SUMMER CAMP OFFERING FOR BATON ROUGE-AREA GIRLS 10-16!!!! 2013 marks the first year that Girls Rock Camp will be offered right here in the Capital City. Girls Camp Rock Baton Rouge is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating an environment that supports empowered learning for girls of all backgrounds and abilities...using MUSIC as a medium to encourage CREATIVITY, COLLABORATION AND INDIVIDUALITY!
Local founder Pamela Tusa has scheduled the first Girls Rock Camp for the week of June 17-21, 2013, at Mentorship Academy in downtown Baton Rouge. Open to girls ages 10-16, campers of all skill levels will learn guitar, drums, keyboard, or bass, form a band, write a song, and perform at the end of the week at a Showcase for friends, family, and lots of screaming fans. The Showcase will be held at the Red Dragon Listening Room on June 23, 2013, at 3:00 pm.
Local musicians will conduct workshops for the girls during the camp. Musicians and music lovers are encouraged to volunteer their time during the week.
CAMPER SPACE IS LIMITED! Call today to reserve your space!
CONTACT INFO: To register, volunteer, or seek more information, please visit us online at www.girlsrockcampbr.org or contact Pam Tusa by phone at 225-252-0499.
I am playing jazz guitar/vocals of pop standards and contemporary tunes at Piccadilly on Government at North Acadian Thruway on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 4:30 to 7:15 or so. It is so exciting for me to have this opportunity, and I would love it if y'all would help me spread the word to people who love the music of the early to mid-1900s! This is a unique opportunity for senior citizens who grew up with these tunes, to get to enjoy hearing them again live.
GREENWICH VILLAGE: MUSIC THAT DEFINED A GENERATION is a feature-length documentary about the Greenwich Village music scene and how it sparked everlasting political, social and cultural changes. For the first time, the greatest singer-songwriters, authors and performers from Greenwich Village reflect on how they collectively became the voice of a generation. Through poignant interviews, rare archival footage and new live performances, GREENWICH VILLAGE: MUSIC THAT DEFINED A GENERATION tells a story about community, courage and most importantly – music. Tom was one of the many people interviewed for this documentary. Produced by Laura Archibald. Take a look at the trailer!
I host a local BG / folk/gospel radio show that airs on several country stations on Sunday morning. If you have a recent recording that would reflect this format, please send along. I would be glad to air. Please let me know what song that you are trying to push.
I do this only as a labor of love for this kind of music and to promote local artist.
GARRISON KEILLOR WROTE THIS FOR HIS FACEBOOK SITE:
A person never stops asking What is the point? Why do I do what I do? Well, last night at an event a young man named Richard, in a wheelchair, body contorted from some debilitating disease, maybe ALS, hardly able to scrunch the words out, but brain still functioning, told me he was a huge FAN of Guy Noir and Lake Wobegon and Writers Almanac and he took such delight in regaling me with all the stuff he loved, Emmylou, the sound effects, the St. Olaf choir, the cowboys. His head was rolling side to side, arms waving, hands frozen stiff, mouth gaping, spit flying, but he was transported with delight and laughing and laughing ----- this isn't the demographic one envisions ----- one envisions an audience of cool people including kewl teenagers and twentyish hipsters. But here is my listener, Richard. He lives in a group home, and evidently radio is an intense experience for someone trapped in a twisted unwieldy body. I felt sort of redeemed. I'm not a saintly person, nor even especially high-minded, but for Richard's sake, I'd like the show to be good. Other people can turn off the radio and go trotting off to a club; he can't. So he's going to be on my mind for awhile. Maybe we'll do a sketch about an action hero in a wheelchair.
The moment that you all have been dreading is finally nigh . . . proof that the end times are near . . . the Mayans were right, it's this year . . . much to the consternation of all that is right and righteous . . . so much for truth, justice and the American way . . . The Fabulous Bagasse Boyz video has finally burst forth from the depths of mediocrity!!!! "It Took A Woman Like You To Make A Man Outta Me" is on the Internet and available for viewing by going to www.bagasseboyz.com and clicking on the "Video" tab. The video was produced by Randy Rome Walsh of Stray Records Studio and is all his fault . . . he made us do it, he threatened to tell Mom about that little incident with the car if we didn't . . . There is also a bonus feature, "The Making of 'It Took A Woman Like You . . .' showcasing the photo talents of Linda McLellan. A couple of pointers that we learned (the hard way) at the Red Carpet Gala World Premiere last Saturday . . . be sure to be sitting down when viewing the video and have a glass of water and smelling salts handy . . . we're just sayin' . . .
And now is the perfect time to get back at that obnoxious brother-in-law or that annoying neighbor who keeps bugging you. Send them link to this video and the odds are you'll never hear from them again. We don't expect it to go viral, we expect it to go septic . . .
Special thanks to our friends Stuart Poulton, David Nall & Scott Rogers at First Concepts, Inc. in Baton Rouge for these. (They do such wonderful work on this and support the community with the Around Town Show.)
Hi, all - I'm learning how to use the Windows Movie Maker and I've successfully created two shorts - both now uploaded to You Tube. (My mother always says, "Fools' names like fools' faces often appear in public places!)
The first, above, is a Smithfield Fair promotional piece
and the second is this pictoral history of Charmer
My name is Rebecca Sharky. I am the GM of Cafe Des Amis in Breaux Bridge, LA. I'd like for Cafe Des Amis to be considered as an alternative non-smoking venue to your folk friends. If you have any suggestions, please email me.
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
Latino music, art and cultural events are listed at www.LaTno.com, described as "A loose Spanglish acronym for 'La. T n.o.' - Lah-TEE-noh, the Louisiana (La.) and New Orleans (n.o.) connection."
For fun, traditional country music, check out the Old South Jamboree, Walker LA. (I wish they had a website!) ===========================================================================
For this week's Hootenanny Power show, thanks to Caffery Gallery www.cafferygallery.com ==========================================================================
Write me via e-mail if your upcoming folk music, blues, celtic, world, cajun, or similar event should be here. WRKF's signal covers much of South Central Louisiana, so I'd like to include as much info as I can about events listeners might want to know about throughout the state. --Taylor Caffery, WRKF email@example.com
Remember, The Neutral Ground Coffee House in New Orleans is Louisiana's oldest regular folk venue. There's ALWAYS somebody worth hearing on their schedule, year 'round (an assertion supported by NPR's interview with owner Philip Melancon on Saturday, Aug 2, 2003's Weekend Edition, with Philip playing Roy Rogers songs on accordion!) If you'll be in the Nawlins area, be sure to check the Neutral Ground calendar at www.neutralground.org (Since Katrina, the website has not shown a current schedule, but it has a guestbook for artists and customers to check in)
MORE BATON ROUGE ROOTS RADIO
Rob Payer Rhythm Review WBRH 90.3 FM Saturday / 7am-1pm Tabby Thomas Tabby's Blues Box on WBRH 90.3 FM Saturday / 1pm-2pm Weekly Guest host Blues Buffet WBRH 90.3 FM Saturday / 2pm-3pm Pat McBride, Louisiana Gumbo on WBRH 90.3 Saturday / 3pm-4pm S.J. Montalbano, Roots of Rock & Roll on WBRH 90.3 Saturday / 4pm-7pm Zia Tammami, Spontaneous Combustion & Cat's Corner Sunday KLSU 91.1 10am-2pm WBRH 90.3 3pm-7pm Noel Jackson, The Southern Soul Show on KBRH 1260 AM / Sunday 11am-noon Clarence Moritz Jr., Cajun and Zydeco Radio Show, KBRH 1260 AM / Sunday noon - 2 pm
People do express that sentiment to me oftimes, but the station schedule is guided by all sorts of important considerations, and I'm happy to continue to have the opportunity to bring this alternative music to our area and support the touring performers in whatever way possible. Now, my friend Rich Warren in Chicago on WFMT hosts a show called The Midnight Special, which has been around since the 1950s, when the host was Mike Nichols. Rich loves the late-night hours for folk music, but he knows some folks can't listen to the radio at that time (asleep? out partying?), so he has detailed instructions for taping his show, which can be done on a video recorder (vcr). Recognizing that his station's FM frequency is different, and you'd want to tune to 89.3, here's a link to Rich Warren's "manual" for taping a two-hour radio show on your VCR. Thanks, Rich.
Get an iPhone or Android phone. Download the WRKF app. When the show starts, hit pause on your app. Play it later.
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