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Folk, Roots, World and Acoustic
Music in Baton Rouge
and South Central Louisiana


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, or on the airwaves at 89.3

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HENRY GRAY, every Tuesday night 6 - 8 pm

Time Out Lounge (smokefree) on Bennington


News from the Red Dragon: contact

Red Dragon TheWebsite:




We have an incredible group of shows upcoming at both the Manship Theatre and at the Red Dragon Listening Room. Sure hope you can make em all. Or at least some of them, anyway!!!

Singer, songwriter, actor, movie producer and transplanted
Louisiana boy JOHN SCHNEIDER will be visiting the Red Dragon
on Thursday, September 6 at 8pm. John is bringing with him
three things: a guitar, a batch of country songs and a
lifetime of stories. it is gonna be a fun and unique evening
and the Red Dragon is proud to be presenting it.
Some of y'all have met John in recent years. About four
years back he came to Louisiana and fell in love with the
people and the place. He bought some land up in Holden and
started a small movie studio. Little did John know he would
be visited by three disasters in just four years. Our
legislature kneecapped our booming film industry when they
altered the tax credit for making films here. Most of the
biz ran for Atlanta. As if that wasn't enough, John's studio
flooded TWICE in a year. I know a little place like the Red
Dragon can only be a drop in the bucket, but I smile to
think we can help in some small way to get John and his
studio back on its feet.
As for the show, let me tell you a bit about the artist!
John resided on our TV sets for 18 seasons of network
television. He starred in "THE DUKES OF HAZZARD" for seven
seasons and spent another eleven on "SMALLVILLE". During all
of this he had a parallel music career that spawned FOUR #1
HIT RECORDS! The Red Dragon has been pretty fortunate over
the years, but I don't think we have ever hosted an artist
with four #1 country music records. John has a new album
out. It is called "Ruffled Skirts" and deals with the
flooding and all manner of the Louisiana life he has chosen.
We have 100 seats to fill......actually just 92, as eight
were committed before I wrote this letter! Regular seats are
$50, VIPs are $65 and the online link for you to get yours
So let's fill the Dragon and show John how LA folks can help
out our friends!

Manship Shows....

We are moving through our 2018 season of the RED DRAGON SONGWRITERS SERIES at the Manship Theatre.  Let's sell some seats!!! Seats for all six concerts are available at

Fri, Aug 17   JAMES MCMURTRY (solo)   $39.95-$59.95   ERIC DISANTO & KRISTIN COURVILLE open

Fri, Sept 21   MARY GAUTHIER (solo)   $39.95-$59.95   JODI JAMES & CLAY PARKER open

Fri, Oct 19   LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III (solo)   $39.95-$59.95   DAYNA KURTZ opens

Fri, Nov 16   DAVE ALVIN & JIMMIE DALE GILMORE (band)   $39.95-$59.95   STEVE JUDICE opens

Fri, Dec 21   RAY WYLIE HUBBARD   $39.95-$59.95   Bringing his own opener


Thanks, Y'all....... Chris Maxwell


Dyson House 

Listening Room
Address: 7575 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Advance Tickets at
Dyson House Listening Room Upcoming Schedule
Friday, August 10  An Intimate Evening with Amanda Shaw
Friday, August 17  Leo Nocentelli of The Meters
Thursday, August 23  The Tennessee Stiffs with Nate   
Friday, September 7  Papa Mali’s Wake of the Dead Show  
                                      with an Allstar Lineup
Friday, September 14  Ship of Fools and Hurricane Becca  
                                        and Her Outer Band
Thursday, September 20  Sugarcane Jane with Kristin   
                                         Courville and Eric DiSanto
Sunday, September 23  Weeping Willows Bluegrass Band from  
                                           Australia with Robert King
Thursday, September 27  Catherine Britt and The Cold Cold  
Thursday, October 4  The Pine Leaf Boys
Friday, October 5  Paul Sanchez with Clint Alphin
Friday,  October 12  Ted Hefko and the Thousandaires with
                                     the Nancy Roppolo’s Trio
Friday, October 19  Lee Barber with David Hinson and  
                                    Bruce Golden
Thursday, October 25  Fort Defiance
Friday, October 26  The Mulligan Brothers with Kristin  
                                    Courville and Eric DiSanto at    
Friday, November 2  The Way Down Wanderers
Friday, November 16  Minos the Saint
Friday, November 30  Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes
ReOpening the House
Dyson House Listening Room
Baton Rouge, LA
Dyson House Listening Room (a 501c3 nonprofit organization) needs your help to raise $20,000 to make updates to bring the building up to standards for hosting and providing for those patrons with mobility issues. Help us get back in the house by May 1, 2018. Please help us in any way you can - no amount is too small!

Your tax deductible donation can be made here or by sending a check to:
Dyson House LR, Inc.
4180 Churchill Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(Artist, number of airplays on folk radio)
1. David Davis and the Warrior River Boys (116)
2. Tret Fure (98)
3. Fink, Marxer & Gleaves (96)
4. Andrew Collins Trio (87)
5. Ry Cooder (77)
5. Nancy Cassidy (77)
7. Slocan Ramblers (76)
8. Chuck Brodsky (75)
8. Laurie MacAllister (75)
10. Reggie Harris (69)
10. Pharis and Jason Romero (69)
12. John Prine (68)
13. Rod Abernethy (66)
14. David Francey (63)
15. Joe Jencks (58)
16. Indigo Girls (57)
17. John McCutcheon (52)
17. Emerald Rae (52)
19. Tom Russell (50)
20. Kate Callahan (48)
21. Cosy Sheridan & Charlie Koch (47)
21. Tim O'Brien (47)
21. Roe Family Singers (47)
24. Joe Rollin Porter (46)
24. Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette (46)
24. Joel Mabus (46)
27. Kennedys (45)
28. Jeffrey Foucault (44)
29. Blue Yonder (41)
30. Bob Dylan (40)
31. Ana Egge (39)
32. Dom Flemons (38)
33. Willie Nelson (37)
34. Kittel and Co (36)
35. Low Lily (35)
35. Doc Watson (35)
35. Tom Rush (35)
35. Jesse Terry (35)
39. Vi Wickam and Justin Branum (34)
40. Joan Baez (33)

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.
J Harris
B R Bluegrass Ass'n
Tel/text:  225.252.2708
Reminder:  4th Sat. Jam at Main Street Market at 11:00 am,
Sunday Jam at George's Southside 2:45 pm - 5:00 +
 regular jams
Mon "HI HO Lounge" - St. Claude Ave - New Orleans 8- 10 pm 
Mon "Cite des Arts Theatre" - downtown Lafayette 7- 9 pm  (canc'd on Mar 21)
Tues "Counter Culture" coffe shop - Slidell 5:45 pm
Sun Baton Rouge Bluegrass Association jams,
INFO/text:  225.252.2708
1st Sun "Tom's Fiddle & Bow" Arnaudville, 1-4 pm
1st Sun "Hootenancy" at Birdman Cafe, St Fran 5 pm (pot luck)
2nd & 4th Sat - "Main Street Market" 5th & Main in BR - 11 am 'til 1 pm

Mon nite -
Lagniappe Dulcimer Soc'y - 6 pm, Comm'y Bible Church, 8354 Jeffersn Hwy - in BR
2nd Sat (only) Cajun Dulcimer Soc'y - 10 am - Acad'n Cultrl Cntr - in Laf.

Check the
for major bluegrass events in 2016 within easy driving range.

Baton Rouge Bluegrass Ass'n
(Jonathan Harris, Social Chairman /Janitor)
P O Box 4112, Baton Rouge LA 70821 (Louisiana)
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.

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)
Tel. (225) 387-1600




WXPN Radio posted the stream (and free download) of a new tribute
song tolegendary folk dj Gene Shay performed by 25 Philly based
artists.  You can read and hear (and download) the song here:



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.",0,6735268.column



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.

Thank you!

Cafe Des Amis <


"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."
--Deacon John

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.

To listen  visit:






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


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