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 on 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
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On Sat, Aug 26BILLY RAY & LORA REYNOLDS will visit us at the Red Dragon. Don't know the name? Does WAYLON JENNINGS ring a bell? How about the ALLMAN BROTHERS? Billy Ray spent 12 years with Waylon and put in some time with the Allman's, too. All the while he was a songwriter of his own. With tunes covered by JOHNNY CASH, TOMPALL GLASER, DICKEY BETTS, TANYA TUCKER, JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ & IAN TYSON, Billy Ray is "old school" in the very best way. Billy Ray will be joined by his wife Lora as they are taking a bit of time to travel our way and visit their friends CLAY PARKER & JODI JAMES. C & J will open the show of course. Wanna join us for an old school good time? Reg seats are $20, VIPs are $30 and the direct link is billyraydragon.brownpapertickets.com
BTW, if the face looks familiar, Billy Ray has spent a little time playing villains in a few movies!
On Oct 26 we will be hosting the great RODNEY CROWELL (full band). Our show sold out quickly, but a few folks let their hearts get ahead of their family calendar. I can't really re-open the ticket window, as I fear we would be overbooked in a matter of minutes. We are still full on VIPs, but if you would like regular seats, drop me a note. They are $100 each.....first come, first serve. This may be the last chance to score seats for this show. Please plan on sending a check if you do get seats.
On Nov 8 we host CHRIS HILLMAN/HERB PEDERSEN/JOHN JORGENSEN. We are nearing a sellout on VIP seats ( a fair number of reg seats remain). Reg seats are $100, VIPs are $110. This is a final chance to catch Chris, as he is retiring from the road. That is the reason that instrumental legend JOHN JORGENSEN is joining the tour. This one will be legendary. Rez and payment link is: hillmanpedersendragon.brownpapertickets.com
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."
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