Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NEWS FROM BLUEGRASS HERITAGE FOUNDATION

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Our March festival, Lone Star Fest, is at the DOUBLETREE in Richardson, Texas on Friday night and Saturday, March 13-14!  We're ALL UNDER ONE ROOF for the show, jamming, eating, and sleeping!  It's a great new experience!  This event is generously supported by our friends at Valley Solvents, Ironhorse Construction, J&S Body Shop, and Brian "Doc" Hull! 

The deadline to book your hotel room at the discounted rate of $89 is Friday, March 6.  Book now and spend the weekend enjoying music and friendship!  Remember that the lobby and first floor of guest rooms are designated as JAM ALL NIGHT areas, so let the hotel know at check-in if you plan to JAM or want PEACE AND QUIET during nighttime hours!  Call the hotel at 972-644-4000 if you have questions or need assistance with your reservation.

Tickets are going fast - reserve yours now!  And the artist schedule is up!  Check it out here.  Check out our Friday night headliner, Suzy Bogguss, right here!
Make Lone Star Fest your music vacation for spring 2015!  We've got a rate of only $89/night with free parking, free wireless, and easy access at Campbell and US75.  Please make hotel reservations now!  (And yes, Steffey fans, Adam is doing great after his minor surgery and will be at Lone Star Fest moving at full speed!) 

Our friend and former music critic for the Dallas Morning News Mario Tarradell caught up with Suzy Bogguss, Marty Raybon, and Adam Steffey of the Boxcars, and wrote an article about each.  Check out the stories at the links above!
Tickets are ON SALE and going fast.   The lineup includes Suzy Bogguss, the Boxcars, Marty Raybon & Full CircleGold Heart, BHF Band Contest Winners In Achordance, The Herrins, Dueling Hearts, and Tiger Alley! 

Seating is very limited
- get your tickets now!  Details at LoneStarFest.com.
 
 
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We're excited to let you know that the good folks of Park Cities Presbyterian Church have brought back GRAMMY winner Ron Block of Alison Krauss & Union Station, along with Mark Fain and Jeff Taylor, for a show this coming Sunday evening!  The show is free, and an offering will be taken to help defray expenses.

 
We hope you'll join us on Sunday night, March 1, at 6:00 p.m. for this wonderful evening of music.  Park Cities Presbyterian is located at 4124 Oak Lawn Ave. in Dallas!
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Many of you have enjoyed the First Tuesday Bluegrass Jam at Charley's Guitar Shop, but due to scheduling conflicts, we need to take a break for a few months.

So practice your guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, or dobro at home, and at the Garland Square, so you can be ready when we start back up.  You can also call Jam Master The Gerald Jones for individual instruction to keep your picking up to speed!  Our thanks to Charley's Guitar Shop for their long support of the Tuesday Jam!
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We're proud to partner with Dallas Heritage Village (at Dallas Old City Park) for our bluegrass band contest!  The contest will run from 4-6:30p, and ten bands will have 15 minutes to take the stage, entertain, and then get out of the way!  The total prize money is $1,500 - with $550 paid to first place!  The audience will pick the winner - each paid admission gets a ballot! Band registration is open

 Admission for the day is only $10 in advance, $12 at the gate, and includes all historical buildings and exhibits. Kids 12 and under free! Come, listen, explore, jam, and vote for the bands that will take home the money!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hadley's Southern Kitchen Becomes Major Sponsor of
the Play It Forward! Instrument Lending Program

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The Foundation is proud to announce that Hadley's Southern Kitchen of Hermitage, Tennessee has become a major sponsor of the Foundation's Play It Forward! Instrument Lending Program.  Support from the great folks at Hadley's is an encouragement to all the Foundation donors and volunteers who help make this program such a success.

Hadley's Southern Kitchen is the brainchild of founder Tom Hammond. Having been born and raised in the south, Tom grew up eating southern comfort foods like cornbread, white beans, pork tenderloin, and fresh-baked pecan pies. Even as an ad ult traveling throughout the southern United States, Tom was drawn to local restaurants specializing in these southern foods. This heritage of diverse flavors, combined with the warm and friendly atmosphere the South is known for, made such an impression on Tom that he came up with an idea for a fast casual restaurant that would feature the best of both, where food still tastes like home.

The next time you visit the Nashville area, please stop in at Hadley's (at 4700 Lebanon Pike in Hermitage), enjoy a great meal, and let them know you appreciate their support of the Play It Forward! Instrument Lending Program!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival & Chili Cook-Off 2015
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What a great time we had at the FIFTH and FREE Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival and Chili Cook-Off in the beautiful Farmers Branch Texas Historical Park on October 17-18, 2014.  The amazing weekend of music, JAMMING, and fun, which was nominated for the 2014 Bluegrass Event of the Year Award by the International Bluegrass Music Association, was presented by the City of Farmers Branch and the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation.

So let's do it again - bigger and better than ever?  Mark your calendar for October 16-17, 2015.  We'll see if we can get the Del McCoury Band, Hot Rize featuring Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers, Balsam Range, the Grascals, Helen Highwater Stringband, the Snyder Family Band, and others to play for us!  Watch your e-mail and the Bloomin' Bluegrass website because there's much more to come!   
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In the D/FW area, be sure to tune to KHYI-FM 95.3 Sunday morning between 10:00am - noon to hear the Bluegrass Heritage Radio Show.  You can also listen at BluegrassHeritageRadio.com by using the "click to listen" links.  If you can't tune in on Sunday morning, you can catch the show AGAIN between 9:00pm - 11:00pm! 

The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation and Dallas-Fort Worth radio station KHYI-FM 95.3 The Range are proud to present the Bluegrass Heritage Radio Show, hosted by Alan Tompkins, from 10:00a until noon (Central) every Sunday morning.  Thanks for listening!  
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Part of the mission of the Foundation is to educate and encourage young people in bluegrass music. This year, the Foundation teamed up with Acoustic Music Camp to offer scholarships so that three deserving young folks could attend the camp, which is held annually in Arlington, Texas. 

Fiddler Maddie Smith of Lewisville, fiddler Chad Bekarian of Dallas, and banjo player William Roberts of Watauga, Texas were awarded scholarships.  All three were learning, picking, and having a great time all three days at camp!  The Foundation sincerely appreciates the support of all who attend our events, volunteer, and make donations so that we can provide assistance to fine young people like Maddie, Chad, and William.

Acoustic Music Camp is a three-day instructional program for musicians with intensive, expert instruction in how to play mandolin, bluegrass and clawhammer banjo, flatpick guitar, upright bass, fiddle, songwriting/vocals, dobro, and fingerstyle guitar. 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Order through AmazonSmile and help the Foundation
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Amazon has a new program, AmazonSmile, that lets you help your favorite non-profit when you order gifts or other goodies. Just name Bluegrass Heritage Foundation as your favorite charity at AmazonSmile.com, and Amazon will donate .5% of eligible purchases to the Foundation!

There is no additional cost to you.  Just login through Smile.Amazon.com (rather than Amazon.com).  Every little bit helps, and we thank you very much!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Attention Kroger shoppers!
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If you shop at Kroger, Tom Thumb or Albertsons, you can help the Foundation by simply making it the designated charity on your reward card!

Albertsons, Tom Thumb, and Kroger will send a donation of 1% of your grocery purchases to the Foundation if it is the designated charity on your reward card.  This costs you NOTHING, adds NOTHING to your bill, and is an easy way to help out!

Kroger logo If you shop at Kroger, link your Kroger Plus card to us using #91103.  You can do this at Kroger or on their Community Rewards website.

If you shop at Albertsons, e-mail us your address and we'll send a scan card for your key ring.  Use it when you shop, and Albertsons does the rest!  You can also use a temporary card the next time you shop.

If you shop at Tom Thumb and have a Reward card, just download this form, fill it in, and e-mail/mail it to us (P. O. Box 25032, Dallas TX 75225) or take it to your local Tom Thumb.  If you need a card, ask the cashier.  Take your card and the form to the customer service counter - they'll do the rest!

The donations from these programs alone could pay 100% of the annual operating costs of the Foundation.  Please help if you can!  THANKS!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Your donations are always appreciated!
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The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers, promoting bluegrass music in north Texas. While it's free to get in the door to many of our events, keeping those doors open every month isn't free.  We truly appreciate your donations so that we can continue helping to create wonderful music events and jamming opportunities for everyone.

Regular monthly support of any amount is most helpful. Many banks allow you to set an automatic monthly payment of at least $5 through your checking account bill-pay feature. We will be happy to help with this if needed.  Please contact us with any questions.

And donations of any amount can be made through the donation link on our website.  We truly appreciate any help you can provide.  Thank you!
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Saturday, February 21, 2015

AVOCA NEBRASKA FIDDLE CAMP - MARCH 11-13 2015

Dear Fellow Fiddlers,

If any of you are in the neighborhood (south-east Nebraska), you may be interested in attending our Celtic Fiddling Camp.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Sincerely,
Deborah Greenblatt
www.greenblattandseay.com

The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be hosting a special "Schoolhouse Celtic Fiddling Camp", for fiddlers, violists, mandolinists, guitarists, and ukulele players. Music from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales will be featured. The sessions will be led by championship fiddler and author, Deborah Greenblatt.

The camp will be on Wednesday, March 11 - Friday, March 13, from 9 AM to 1 PM. You can sign up for 1 day, or 2 days, or all 3 days.

On Wednesday, participants will be mostly reading tunes, using sheet music in standard notation. We'll be learning melodies, harmonies, and chords. You will be improving your sight reading, and experiencing fiddling fun.

On Thursday, we will be mostly playing tunes by ear, so feel free to bring your recording gadgets. Sheet music versions of the tunes will be provided for you by the end of the day, just in case your ears need the help.

On Friday, we will be mostly jamming, modulating, singing, dancing, experimenting, sharing, and playing fiddle related instruments.

One day: $60.00
Two days: $110.00 ($55 per day)
Three days: $150.00 fee for 3 days. ($50 per day)

For more information, and to register, click on the following link:

http://greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp.shtml

Enrollment for the "Schoolhouse Celtic Fiddling Camp" is limited. E-mail Deborah (debby@greenblattanseay.com) if you have any questions.
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Posted by: Deborah Greenblatt  

Friday, January 23, 2015

OZARK AR - WAKARUSA JUNE 4-7 2015



BATON ROUGE BLUEGRASS EVENTS JANUARY 24 & 25

Good sunny weather coming this weekend.
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Saturday -  Bluegrass Jam at the Main Street Market in Baton Rouge (5th St. & Main St.  11 am- 1 pm
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Sunday - The Last Boutin's Jam  (1995-2015) = 3 - 6 pm   Sun. Jan 25
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Great Southern Gun & Knife Show at Lamar-Dixon  Sat (9-5) & Sun (10-4).

.Baton Rouge Bluegrass Ass'n
(Jonathan Harris, Social Chairman /Janitor
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P O Box 4112, Baton Rouge LA 70821
BRbluegrass@aol.com
Tel. (225) 387-1600; Text 225.252.2708
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https://www.facebook.com/batonrouge.bluegrass
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http://brbluegrassassn.wix.com/brbg

.2015 regular jams
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Mon nite "HI HO Lounge" - St. Claude Ave - New Orleans 8 pm
Mon nite "Cite des Arts Theatre" - downtown Lafayette 7 pm
Tues nite "Cactus Cafe" - Aspen Sq. in Denham Springs 5 pm
Thurs nite "Orlando's Cafe" Hwy 22 in Madisonville 7 pm.
Sun   ?
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1st Sun "Tom's Violin Shop" Arnaudville, 1 -4 pm
2nd & 4th Sat - "Main Street Market" on 5th & Main in BR - 11 am
4th Tues - Gospel Jam - Faith Presb Ch - Hwy 1085 in Covington - 7 pm.

DULCIMER GROUPS:
Mon nite -
Lagniappe Dulcimer Soc'y - 6 pm, Comm'y Bible Church, 8354 Jeffersn Hwy - in BR
2nd & 4th Sat - Cajun Dulcimer Soc'y - 10 am - Acad'n Cultrl Cntr - in Laf.

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Festivals/Events:
www.oldtimemusic.com

www.msbga.org/events/eventlist
www.bluegrassdog.com

www.HootenannyPower.com

www.abitaopry.org

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. www.HarrisLawBR.com.

Lynn Boutin allowed use of his restaurant facility
BOUTIN's on Bluebonnet Blvd. for jams every Sunday  (20 years).  Without Lynn = now homeless. Tell him how much you appreciate his support of bluegrass and roots music.
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Gerard Furniture in BR - generous financial supporter, contributing to bringing in guest performers for Jams.  Show support by visiting the store and mentioning "bluegrass."
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Bluegrass & Olde Tyme
acoustic string music on the Rivers,Bayous and Roadside Ditches of Louisiana
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LEAGUE CITY TX BAY AREA B G - FEB 21

Please come out and enjoy the February 2015 Bay Area Bluegrass Association (BABA) show. Featured on stage will be the Brazos River Pickers , Southern Style , and Almost Heaven. It all happens on Saturday February 21st at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center at 300 West Walker in League City, Texas. In addition to the music, you can try your luck at the raffles and door prizes, and jam with old friends and new. If you are more of a grinner than a picker, enjoy the stage shows, along with some tasty food and bluegrass merchandise for sale.

Bring your instruments and start the evening jamming in one of three separate jam rooms, open from 5:00 until 11:00 PM (including a slow jam for beginners). The stage shows begin at 7:00 PM.

While it’s free to get in the doors, KEEPING them open every month isn’t free, and we truly appreciate your generous donations so that we can continue offering this wonderful music and jamming opportunity to everyone.

It'll be fun, come and join us!
Contact: BABA President Rick Kirkland crk5820@msn.com 281-488-2244 www.bayareabluegrass.org

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

THE MARKSMEN ARE IN EAST TEXAS THIS WEEK

The Award Winning Marksmen Quartet this week in East Texas!

DEC 15  LCM H.S.  - Orange TX - 7PM
DEC 17 Pine Tree Rd Auditorium -  Longview TX  - 7PM
DEC 18 2nd Baptist Church - Henderson TX -  7PM
DEC 19 M.S.Cafeteria - Granbury TX -  7PM
DEC 20 San Jacinto Auditorium - Ennis TX -  6PM
DEC 21 1st Baptist Church - Wizard Wells TX - 10AM

BATON ROUGE BLUEGRASS - MORE NEWS

Predictably, we enjoyed a wonderful reunion jam on Sunday (Dec. 14).  New comer:  Mike Harris brought his fiddle.  Re-visitors: Leon Gautreau,  Marvin Pool, and Kathy White Duke were there.  Gina Forsyth was a special guest.  Steve Stewart and Steve Sanders and the regular Sunday jammers were there as well.  About 23 pickers and bowers.  We moved inside about 6 pm and continued play until near 7. .
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
Home of BlueGrass on the Bayou
Louisiana Bluegrass & Olde Tyme Music
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2014 regular jams
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Mon nite "HI HO Lounge" - St. Claude Ave - New Orleans 7 pm
Mon nite "Cite des Arts Theatre" - downtown Lafayette 7 pm
Tues nite "Cactus Cafe" - Aspen Sq. in Denham Springs . 6 pm
Thurs nite "Orlando's Cafe" Hwy 22 in Madisonville 7 pm.
Sun   "BOUTIN'S" (Bluebonnet in Baton Rouge) - 3 p.m.- 6 pm
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2nd & 4th Sat - "Main Street Market" on 5th & Main in BR - 11 am
4th Tues - Gospel Jam - Faith Presb Ch - Hwy 1085 in Covington - 7 pm.

DULCIMER GROUPS:
Mon nite -
Lagniappe Dulcimer Soc'y - 6 pm, Comm'y Bible Church, 8354 Jeffersn Hwy - in BR
2nd & 4th Sat - Cajun Dulcimer Soc'y - 10 am - Acad'n Cultrl Cntr - in Laf.

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Festivals/Events:
www.oldtimemusic.com

www.msbga.org/events/eventlist
www.bluegrassdog.com

www.HootenannyPower.com

www.abitaopry.org

HARRIS Law Firm is our main financial supporter.  Preparing estate plans and last will and trust documents for the serious bluegrass fan who is concerned about his family and estate, and the perpetual care of his banjos, mandolins, violins and Martin guitars. Proceeds go to concerts and jams. www.HarrisLawBR.com.

Lynn Boutin allows us the use of his restaurant facility at
BOUTIN's on Bluebonnet Blvd. for jams every Sunday  (20 years).   Invaluable!   Without Lynn = homeless. ....tell him how much you appreciate his support of bluegrass and roots music.
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Gerard Furniture in BR is a generous financial supporter, contributing to the cost of bringing in guest performers for Jams.  Show support by visiting the store and mentioning "bluegrass."
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Bluegrass & Olde Tyme
acoustic string music on the Rivers,Bayous and Roadside Ditches of Louisiana
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