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
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A couple of months ago we shared the cancer diagnosis for our friend SPENCER BOHREN. We helped out on a big fundraiser which is now sustaining the family while Spencer is in treatment. But the music just won't wait! In keeping with our yearly tradition, Spencer returns to the Red Dragon on Sat, Feb 16. Shows are infrequent these days as treatment takes up a great deal of Spencer's time. But his energy is high and he can't wait to come see us in Baton Rouge. I hope every single Red Dragon patron will check their calendar and will join us if they can. Here is the info:
The Big Chill –a- Palooza (2019) at the Red Dragon Friday, Feb 22 6:30-7:00 Baton Rouge Rock n Roll Chorus 7:00-7:30 Keith Pavlovich, Chris Fry 7:30-8:00 Ralph Goodson, Nancy Broussard 8:00-8:30 Dalton Wayne & Warmadillos 8:30-9:00 Clay Parker & Jodi James 9:00-9:30 Cumberland County (Eric & Kristin) 9:30-10:00 Margaret Fowler , Kristen Foster 10:00-10:30 James Best, Joe Sullivan 10:30-11:00 Keith Harelson & Patrick Sylvest Sat, Feb 23 7:00-7:30 J.M. Fritz & Pam Grisham 7:30-8:00 Patrick Cooper, Bill Romano 8:00-8:15 intermission 8:15-8:45 Fugitive Poets 8:45-9:30 Steve Judice, Barry Hebert , Martin Flanagan 9:30-10:00 Eric Schmitt & Ryan Harris 10:00-10:30 Marina Rocks & Nancy Roppolo 10:30-11:00 Cupcake Strippers
PALOOZA 2019 FUNDRAISER..... OK, y'all......our annual fundraiser is around the corner. So far it has been kinda slim. To be truthful, it has kinda sucked! We've fielded a few nice donations that we promptly spent on the things we fell behind on. Taxes are paid, new microphones are in place, soundproofing has happened and some expensive artist deposits have been posted. But we really are entering our fund raising season with a bank account that is running on empty...
If we do absolutely nothing but the basics, it runs us about $1800 a month to operate. Utilities, advertising, supplies, artist hospitality, equipment, computer stuff....you name it. Basically, just take a look in your checkbook and see what monthly expenses you have at your house......add a few more (like ad expenses) and you know what we have faced for 17 years of running the Dragon. Liz and I have done a bunch out of our pocket, but in retirement that just ain't possible anymore. So c'mon y'all......help us out a bit. If you can attend PALOOZA, please do. If you can't, SEND MONEY!!! (subtle, aren't I?). Did I mention that we are a 501 (c) 3 federal non profit? That means they are
LOUISIANA AMERICANA & FOLK SOCIETY DBA / RED DRAGON LISTENING ROOM 8631 RAINWOOD AVE BATON ROUGE, LA 70810
02/13 Pierce Pettis Dyson House Listening Room 7:00 PM Cover $15 Regular Seats in advance, $20 at door $30 VIP Seats in advance
02/15 Kim Richey with Oh Jeremiah Dyson House Listening Room 7:00 PM Cover $25 Regular Seats in advance, $30 at door $35 VIP Seats in advance
02/21 An Intimate Evening With Amanda Shaw Mix a little bit of country and Cajun, with a touch of Rock-n-Roll and Blues, and you have a funky Louisiana flavor that fiddler and singer Amanda Shaw brings every time her high heels dance across a stage. Amanda's passion for her culture is evident in the diverse blend of music she creates with every note she plays.
Dyson House Listening Room $25 Regular Seats in advance, $30 at the door $45 VIP Seats in advance
02/16 Polly Pry & The Rakers Dyson House Listening Room 7:00 PM Cover $15 - $20 Regular Seats in advance $30 VIP Seats in advance
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!
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