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 www.wrkf.org, or on the airwaves at 89.3

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Dyson House 

Listening Room
Address: 7575 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Advance Tickets at Brownpapertickets.com
Dyson House Listening Room Upcoming Schedule
The Mammals
June 2 at 7:30 PM Zeeland Street Market Wine & Deli ?$10 Student Pricing (with ID) in advance, $15 at door $25 Regular Seats in advance, $30 at the door $45 VIP Seats in advance
The Mammals are Ruth Ungar, Mike Merenda, and a cohort of compelling collaborators who form a touring quintet on the fiddle, banjo, guitar, organ, bass, and drums. Identifying as subversive acoustic traditionalists or a party band with a conscience, "The Mammals re-emerged from a hibernation period during which the band's founders explored new songwriting terrain. The Mammals don't suffer from multiple genre syndrome, they celebrate it as if gleefully aware that the sound barriers separating old-timey music, vintage pop, and contemporary folk are as permeable as cotton. - Washington Post
Anna Larson with Those Poor Serfs
June 7 at 7:00 PM Zeeland Street Market Wine & Deli $15 Regular Seats in advance, $20 at the door $35 VIP Seats in advance
Emerging singer/songwriter Anna Larson creates tones and colors that love the right word. After a successful 2017 playing with indie folk band The Wheelwrights, the Austin-based, classically trained pianist delivers a distinctive collection of songs rife with Texas soul and Americana amplified by lush strings and moody, thoughtful conflations. Her debut solo album, Shifting Sand, was released in February 2019, preceded by three album singles.  Larson has taken the long way round in music: from growing up on gospel, to the revelation of rock n' roll, through years spent as a classical pianist. But the connection to musicianship and craft remains the same, no matter the genre.  Beauty is what Im chasing as a musician- whether thats a instrument tone, or a just-right word choice.  Beauty can groove, beauty can make you hold your breath, beauty can tell a story.
Caleb Elliott with Kristin Diable
June 8 at 7:00 PM Zeeland Street Market Wine & Deli $20 Regular Seats in advance, $25 at the door $35 VIP Seats in advance
We’ve all heard the story of the preacher’s musical son before: the Stetson Stratoliner-wearing, bearded dreamer who up and moved to Nashville with nothing more than a Martin and a prayer. Caleb Elliott isn’t that. His story is something wilder. It comes from some place deeper. It’s a story the lanky, long-haired Louisianan has begun to tell on his debut album Forever to Fade. The swamp-art-rock record bridges the distance between the classically-trained sideman he was to the songwriting frontman he’s become; the 480 miles between his musical origins in Natchitoches and Lafayette to his new home in The Shoals of Alabama; and the shift between a gothic upbringing inside a cult-style religion to finding mental and artistic liberation. While riding in the backseats of tour vans with Nicole Atkins, Dylan LeBlanc, and Travis Meadows, and backing other artists like Lera Lynn, John Paul White, Donnie Fritts, and Sean McConnell in the studio, Caleb never stopped writing his own material. Along with producer Ben Tanner (Single Lock Records co-founder and keyboardist for Alabama Shakes), Caleb layers soulful string scores over that booming, dirty-sweet groove that gave name to the Muscle Shoals Sound and John Cale-inspired arrangements. Forever to Fade shows he’s ready to take the wheel.
06/13 Shannon LaBrie with Tennessee Dixon
06/14 Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue
06/28 Andrew Duhon
07/11 Fort Defiance with Patrick Cooper
07/13 Kristy Cox (Full Band)
07/18 Sunny Sweeney
07/19 Louis Michot and the Melody Makers
07/21 Jared & the Mill
07/26 Kim Carson - The Honky Tonk Queen of New Orleans with Ricky Stein
[Editor's Note: The latest Dyson House schedule may be found online at https://www.dysonhouselr.com/events.html and https://www.facebook.com/DysonHouseListeningRoom/events?key=events 

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

Folk DJ Chart Top Artists of the Year


Rank Artist Plays
1 John McCutcheon 891
2 John Prine 785
3 John Gorka 626
4 Joan Baez 598
5 Eliza Gilkyson 586
6 Bob Dylan 572
7 Joe Jencks 560
8 Ry Cooder 478
9 I'm With Her 456
10 Pharis and Jason Romero 451
11 Tom Russell 432
12 Joel Mabus 429
13 Tracy Grammer 422
14 Pete Seeger 417
15 Willie Nelson 412
16 Reggie Harris 403
16 Chuck Brodsky 403
18 David Francey 383
18 Kate Campbell 383
20 Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, and Sam Gleaves 374
21 Dom Flemons 366
22 Johnsmith 341
22 Tret Fure 341
24 Mary Chapin Carpenter 339
25 Vivian Leva 334
26 Kathy Kallick Band 331
27 David Davis and the Warrior River Boys 328
28 Tom Paxton 322
29 Chris Smither 321
30 Mary Gauthier 316
31 Vi Wickam and Justin Branum 315
32 Brooks Williams 308
33 Barbara Dane 304
34 Tom Rush 303
34 Doc Watson 303
34 Zoe Speaks 303
37 Laurie MacAllister 300
38 Andrew Collins Trio 299
39 The Slocan Ramblers 294
39 Tim O'Brien 294
41 Nancy Cassidy 292
41 Abbie Gardner 292

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,
 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 www.msbga.org/events/eventlist
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. 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)
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."



"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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