Due to the uncertain weather and pop-up storms on the planned date, Caffery Gallery is postponing its educational Tintype Photography Demonstration by Lafayette artist Bruce Schultz.   We will reschedule the demo to a later date.  We are sorry for the inconvenience, so please accept this 20% off coupon good through July 1 for any non-consignment items at Caffery Gallery.

Notice: We had a tintype demo with Bruce Shultz scheduled outdoors at the gallery for Sat. 24 June 2017, but the weather is not cooperating and the event is cancelled. The exhibit is open in the gallery through Sat. 30 June 2017.
Folk, Roots, World and Acoustic
Music in Baton Rouge
and South Central Louisiana


Welcome Back To The Hootenany 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

Hootenanny Power Live Streaming Only!  Broadcast regulations and licensing make podcasting or archiving rights for music programs murky murky murky.  Unless and until these matters are cleared up, Hootenanny Power will be live streaming only, 9 pm to midnight central time, Saturday nights http://www.wrkf.org


HENRY GRAY, every Tuesday night 6 - 8 pm

Time Out Lounge (smokefree) on Bennington



most Wednesday nights, Sullivan's



News from the Red Dragon: contact cmaxwell@premier.net

Red Dragon TheWebsite: www.reddragonlr.com

Reservations  cmaxwell@premier.net


This year, Kinky joins us on Sat, July 1 at the Manship. It will be a night of great music.....some of it humorous, most of it politically incorrect.....all of it entertaining. The THREE AMIGOS will open the evening. The Amigos are a trio of incredible local songwriters with a humorous streak in them as well. If you have ever attended shows at the Red Dragon, you have likely heard something by MARTIN FLANAGAN, BARRY HEBERT & STEVE JUDICE. With ingredients like these, it can be nothing less than a helluva night! We are WAY behind in selling seats for this show. Yeah, I know it is a busy month......but I need some help, y'all. Pass the word if you please. www.manshiptheatre.org


Ronny Cox Band......

On Fri, July 7 we welcome folkie and actor RONNY COX back to Baton Rouge. Ronny has never played the Dragon, but I do recall a wonderful show years ago at Louie's Cafe'. If you travel in folk circles, you know Ronny's music. If you don't, you may only know his acting roles (Deliverance, Robocop, Beverly Hills Cop, Total Recall, Taps, Murder at 1600, Gray Lady Down, etc). Ronny is bringing his band for our show. Reg seats are $30, VIPs are $40, RALPH GOODSON will open and the direct ticket link is: www.ronnycoxdragon.brownpapertickets.com

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:

Thanks, Y'all....... Chris Maxwell cmaxwell@premier.net


Dyson House 

Listening Room
Address: 7575 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Dyson House asks "Please ask your listeners to like us on Facebook for schedule updates. Dyson House thanks you for supporting Live Music!
Sidewalk Chalk
Jun 28, 2017 7:00 PM
Dyson House Listening Room Baton Rouge, LA
Sidewalk Chalk is a 7-piece band and is the evolution of funk, soul, and jazz. Their third album, Shoulder Season, was released on Ropeadope Records alongside Snarky Puppy, Terrace Martin, Christian Scott, among others. Their upcoming album is co-produced by 6-time Grammy Award-winner Robert "Sput" Searight (Herbie Hancock, Snarky Puppy, Kendrick Lamar, Kirk Franklin).
The Ross Hoppe Band which includes Robert Kling and Katt Lee of Captain Green will open.
Dyson House Listening Room
7575 Jefferson Hwy. Baton Rouge, LA 70809

BLUEGRASS NEWS:  Bluegrass & Olde Tyme acoustic string music on the Rivers,Bayous and Roadside Ditches of Louisiana.


Jam most Sundays at "GEORGE's Southside" on Highland Road at Staring Lane (Essen)  2:30 - 5:00
Reminder:  4th Sat. Jam at Main Street Market at 11:00 am,
Sunday Jam at George's Southside 2:45 pm - 5:00 +
2017 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
"GEORGE's Southside" - Baton Rouge (corner Highland/Essen) 2:30 pm - 5 pm (early birds encouraged to patronize the restaurant)
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





TOP ARTISTS OF MAY 2017 www.folkradio.org
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 13911 airplays from 140 different DJs

1. Joe Jencks
2. Willie Nelson
3. Harpeth Rising
4. Jimmy Lafave
5. Joel Mabus
6. Pete Seeger
6. Tim O'Brien
8. The Malvinas
9. Bob Dylan
10. Tim Grimm
11. Lindsay Straw
12. Alice Howe
13. The Bucking Mules
14. John McCutcheon
15. The Steel Wheels
16. Rhiannon Giddens
17. Zoe And Cloyd
18. I Draw Slow
19. Merlin Snider
20. Ray Davies
20. Taarka
20. Tom Russell
23. Rachel Baiman
24. Jayme Stone
24. Montgomery Delaney
24. Phil Henry Acoustic Trio
27. The Mastersons
28. Hanneke Cassel
28. Ray Cardwell
30. Taj Mahal And Keb' Mo'
31. Guy Davis And Fabrizio Poggi
31. Tom Paxton
33. Joan Baez
34. Old Crow Medicine Show
34. The Resonant Rogues
36. Fred Gillen Jr
36. John Prine
36. Lesley Kernochan
36. Scott Cook
40. Calan


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."




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 <gm@cafedesamis.comwww.cafedesamis.com


"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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