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Allright y'all, the Dragon is looking good. I mean relatively good......let's face it, we never really looked "good"! Tomorrow we finish up work on the interior (other than the metal siding I have planned for a ruined lower wall). I have a game plan for the exterior work, but we will wait on that until the emergency work in Baton Rouge is completed. Right now we are working to stay ahead of the mold issue at houses that were flooded. Today I plan to finish one of the toughest projects of my life. I am tired, I am sore and I am feeling my age. But these folks (some of my in-laws) just don't have anyone else. I promise that I'll get back to my chipper and goofy self shortly! In the meantime, let me tell you what is coming up at the Dragon.
Mark Stuart on Fri, Sept 9
Our first show back will be for MARK STUART on Fri, Sept 9 at 8pm. It has been over three years since Mark and his wife STACEY EARLE joined us last. This year he is hitting the road solo and we are in for a real treat. Mark's history is Americana at its best. His incredible guitar playing landed him the job as lead guitarist for Americana icon STEVE EARLE. Mark even did an entire live album with the great STEVE FORBERT. And Stuart was also the founder of THE BASTARD SONS (OF JOHNNY CASH). Every guitar freak (like me) should sit up close to see how it is done! Reg seats are $20, VIPs are $30 and our buddy BEN BELL will open. Drop me a note to reserve!
More GREAT Sept shows....
Mr. "Hot Rod Lincoln", the incredible BILL KIRCHEN will join us on Fri, Sept 16. This will be a FULL BAND SHOW, as Bill is even slated to bring a keyboard player with him! Reg seats are $30, VIPs are $40 and BRET VIDRINE will open.
On Sun, Sept 18 at 7pm we are joined by Nashville great RADNEY FOSTER. I to to talk with Radney at the GUY CLARK TRIBUTE in Nashville last week. He is really looking forward to our show. Apparently Guy mentioned us to him with great exuberance! Reg seats are $50, VIPs are $60 and KRISTEN FOSTER & DENTON HATCHER will open.
Michael Doucet show moves..... Our big MICHAEL DOUCET & FRIENDS show that was scheduled for Dec 16 is now scheduled for Dec 30. Reg seats are $50, VIP seats are $60. Michael had a chance to play in Cuba and that is just too cool to miss! If you are reserved for this show, please let me know if you are still able to attend or it the new date knocks you out of the box. I will contact anyone I don't hear from individually, but I don't have the time right now....so please save me some precious time and drop me a note.
Terri & Lloyd Songwriter Workshop..... On Sat, Oct 29 TERRI HENDRIX & LLOYD MAINES join us for their annual show. This year we will be doing something new and special. We will host Terri & Lloyd on the following day (Sun, Oct 30) for a songwriter workshop at MARTIN FLANAGAN's house. We are looking for twelve people who would like to attend ($100). The workshop and evening concert goes from noon until 9pm. What a great chance to spend quality time with two incredible Grammy winners!
Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank...
I will use my blog space today to do an unabashed commercial for our friends at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. During times of great need, the folks at the Food Bank always step up. Sadly, the Food Bank storage facility was flooded and many tons of food were lost. When folks ask me how they can help with a disaster of this magnitude, I have been telling them to please donate to the food bank. Food is GREAT, but they need $$ too. If friends are contacting you from out of town and are looking for a way to help, this is a wonderful way.
One more cup of coffee and then I am headed over to finish two big rooms, one closet and part of a bathroom. There is light at the end of the tunnel!!!!!!
BLUEGRASS NEWS:Bluegrass & Olde Tyme acoustic string music on the Rivers,Bayous and Roadside Ditches of Louisiana.
Help us help you! We have started a lend/exchange program for instruments. If you lost your instrument in the flood (banjo, guitar, lap-dulcimer, fiddle, hammered dulcimer, mandolin, etc), send us a note and tell us what you need. If you have an instrument that you are willing to lend to a fellow musician until they have the means to replace theirs, let us know! We would like to match the need with the supply so we can get you back to playing music as ASAP. Let us know of other things that may help you get musically reestablished. We will implement the instrument share immediately.
We will not let this flood diminish the jamming opportunities in the greater BR area! If you are not able to attend this Sunday, the next regular jam is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27th from 11 am-1:30 pm at the Main Street Market (corner of 5th & Main streets in downtown B.R.). Please share and extend this invitation to those who may not have internet access or be on our list We can be contacted by telephone or text at the number listed below, or by email.
Best wishes to all, don't stop the music.
Most Sundays: Sunday Jam in Beau Chene office park 7520 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge. Jamming outdoors under those oaks can start anytime. Most pickers are starting at 2 pm.
"The Claire Lynch Band" will return to Baton Rouge for its final tour appearance on Sunday Nov. 6!! Mark your calendar.
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
South Louisiana’s disappearing dancehalls will be highlighted during the 2016 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, which is set for Oct. 13-16 at Girard Park, Lafayette. This annual festival, which started in 1974, traditionally honors a musician who has had a significant impact on Cajun and Creole culture....
"Louisiana Folk, Music and People", was conceived to share the songwriting of Patrick Sylvest and the many wells from which he draws his inspiration. In this first podcast, Patrick Interviews Author, Thomas Ard Sylvest, who also happens to be his 90 year old Dad. Please, give a listen!
TOP ARTISTS OF MARCH 2016 www.folkradio.org Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists Based on 14009 airplays from 141 different DJs
1. Gathering Time 2. David Francey 3. Solas 4. Loretta Lynn 5. Carla Ulbrich 6. Infamous Stringdusters 7. Corin Raymond 7. Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands 9. Eli West 10. Monica Rizzio 11. Kate Campbell 11. Moors And McCumber 13. Willie Nelson 14. Terri Hendrix 15. Denise Jordan Finley 16. Burning Bridget Cleary 16. Victor And Penny 18. Bob Dylan 18. Frank Solivan 18. Goodbye Blue 18. Greg Brown 22. Rebecca Folsom 23. Dori Freeman 23. No Fuss And Feathers 25. Eileen Ivers 25. The Paul McKenna Band 25. Steve Young 28. Honor Finnegan 29. Robert Bobby 30. Robinlee Garber 30. Scott Wolfson And Other Heroes 32. Birds Of Chicago 32. Pete Seeger 34. Tim O'Brien 35. Curtis And Loretta 35. Free The Honey 35. Kathy Kallick 38. Beatles 38. Judy Kass 40. Amy White 40. David Mallett 40. Wren
In my 74 years, this is the first time I have ever asked you or anyone else to join me as a member of a folk and/or advocacy organization.
I am proud to be a Creative Board member and dues paying member of the WoodSongs Front Porch Association (WFPA), a non-profit group that has successfully started a major grassroots push to involve K-12 schools in lesson plans around traditional music and to begin school performer coffee houses both in the school and in community based venues. The $20 (single) and $25 (family and/or band up to 5 members) covers your admission to the two-day gathering to be held at the Museum of Appalachia just north of Knoxville on September 25 and 26, 2015.
I do hope you join and maybe even join me and the other Members of the WFPA's Creative Board as a song farmer at the Gathering.
Northport N.Y. - M.C. Records is thrilled to announce that genre busting singer/songwriter, New Orleans based Dayna Kurtz will perform on the syndicated radio program eTown on May 3. She will share the stage with folk/bluesman Eric Bibb. Scroll down for all of Dayna's tour dates in the U.S. and Europe.
Dayna has always had fans from some of the most amazing songwriters including Bonnie Raitt and duet partner, Nora Jones. Now add Madeleine Peyroux to list. Here's what she said about "Rise And Fall."
It is great to hear an amazing voice but indescribable to hear an amazing soul. Thus this record and Dayna Kurtz are indescribable. I’m grateful for the discovery of a new old friend. - Madeleine Peyroux
Kurtz has achieved such distinctions as being named Female Songwriter of the Year by the National Academy of Songwriters. Norah Jones (with whom she later recorded a duet) and Bonnie Raitt have raved about her in interviews, she's performed on such high-profile radio shows as World Cafe, Mountain Stage and NPR's Morning Edition, and her singing was featured in a widely seen TV commercial for a prominent American hotel chain.
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 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.
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