Thursday, July 24, 2014

MARTHAVILLE LA REBEL STATE PARK 2014-15 EVENTS



Rebel State Historic Site
Home of the
Louisiana Country Music Museum
In Marthaville, LA

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Calendar of Events

2014-2015
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July Folk Art and Music – July 12, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Acoustic Jam Session – July 19, 2014 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Karaoke Night – July 19, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Dulcimer Day – July 26, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
                              

August Back to School Bash – August 9, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m.
 “Mini” Mountain Dulcimer Workshop – August 16, 2014 from 10 a.m. to noon


September Governor Jimmie Davis Day – September 13, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Acoustic Jam Session – September 20, 2014 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Rebel’s 4th Annual Gospel Jubilee -- September 27, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m.


October The 13th Annual Haunted Museum Tours
October 17, 18, 24, & 25, 2014 from 7 to 10:30 p.m.
October 31, 2014 from 7:30 to 11 p.m.
         Trunk or Treat -- October 31, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m.


November – History of the Louisiana Hayride – November 15, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
       

December Rebel Country Christmas Lights Display with over 75,000 lights.
Tuesday through Saturday hours extended to 9 p.m., December 2, 2014 to December 20, 2014
Visits with Santa – December 6, 13, 20, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Acoustic Jam Session – December 20, 2014 from 1 to 5 p.m.


Upon Request Events


Nature Hike – On the Rebel Outback Trail – Take a 1/4 mile hike here at Rebel SHS.

Permanent Programs at Rebel State Historic Site – offered Tuesday through Saturday
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Listening Library at Rebel State Historic Site is a collection of book, films, and musical recordings that tell the story of Country music. Visitors can listen to country recordings and access information about the roots of country music from Rebel’s Listening Library. Also, any donations to our collection are gladly welcomed.

Musical Petting Zoo is a collection of stringed instruments on display for visitors to touch, play, and enjoy!

The Recording Studio at Rebel State Historic Site offers visitors and musicians the opportunity to record their music and join in the legacy that is Country Music.
(This exhibit is currently under renovation.)
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The Staff at Rebel would like to remind everyone that if you can’t make it to one of our events, come out to the site and visit the Louisiana Country Music Museum, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.  Closed to the public Sundays and Mondays, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Day.  Admission is $4 for adults.  School groups, children (12 and under), seniors (62 and over) and State Parks annual pass holders are always FREE.
 For more information about Rebel or any of our upcoming events, call us toll free
 1-888-677-3600 or locally (318) 472-6255.
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Please remember that the facilities at Rebel State Historic Site are available for all of your family functions and can be reserved by calling 1-877-226-7652 or online at www.reserveamerica.com


 
 


Thursday, June 19, 2014

BATON ROUGE LA CLAIRE LYNCH CONCERT JUNE 20

Well folks, the time draws near, the Band [www.clairelynch.com] plans to roll into BR tonite and rest up.  We'll try to give them a tour of the Miss River front in the morning or early day, then we and they will begin prepping for the concert - lot of work.  Some volunteers like "Steve Stewart Sound" were there on Thursday afternoon moving sound equipment for your perfect enjoyment.
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And it's 50% chance of a shower Friday afternoon.  Not a big downpour.  Just a summer shower to cool things down.  It should be fine before concert time.
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PARKING:  Eextra paved parking across boulevard and next door to Church. 
DO NOT park on grass at Church (lightning bolts). 
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We are trying to provide bottled ice water outside the doors.  No food or beverages inside the building.  You can bring your pic nic stuff, but not inside (more lightning bolts).
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 Many, many thanks to the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge for hosting  this wonderful event. 
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The way our concert will be super successful is to come and bring  friends.  Share the great music.  Don't let it be one you missed.
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If you have a question, telephone, or send email message.
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Louisiana Bluegrass & Olde Tyme Music
[Baton Rouge Bluegrass Ass'n]Home of BlueGrass on the Bayou.
(Jonathan Harris, Social Chairman /Janitor
)
P O Box 4112, Baton Rouge LA 70821 (Louisiana)
BRbluegrass@aol.com
Tel. (225) 387-1600
.Bluegrass & Olde Tyme
acoustic string music on the Rivers,Bayous and roadside ditches of Louisiana 

ARLINGTON TX ACOUSTIC MUSIC CAMP AUG 7 - 9

Acoustic Music Camp
August 7-9 2014 in Arlington, Texas

Dobro teacher Ivan Rosenberg has been added to our lineup of instructors. He is a great instructor and teaches at Reso Summit, and many other camps around the country. Ivan has toured with Chris Jones and Chris Coole and his music has been featured on over 300 TV shows and movies.
Grammy Winners Alison Brown & Brad Davis, join Bill Evans, Dix Bruce, Texas Shorty, Dale Morris Jr. and Sr., Keith Yoder, Sam Swank, Nate Lee, Gerald Jones, David Hamburger and others on banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, vocal/harmony, bass, fingerstyle guitar & more!
Beginner Banjo Boot Camp: A special track for beginning banjoists. Concentrating on group exercises to improve speed, changing chords, playing rolls, and licks. Anyone can play a banjo with a little practice and repetition.
Instructor Jams: More instructor-led jams! All instructors not presenting a special workshop will lead a Slow, Intermediate or Advanced jam each day. We have an Oldtime Music Jam each day! Clawhammer banjoist D. Lee Thomas and friends will host an Oldtime Music Jam each afternoon. After dinner there are faculty concerts and jamming until you drop!
Gerald Jones will present a special workshop on playing banjo in a church setting. The workshop will prepare you to change keys on the fly, make the melody stand out, arrangements of tunes most churches want, plus amplification with Praise bands and more.
Join us for the fun!
For more info: AcousticMusicCamp.com or 214-236-0783
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Monday, June 16, 2014

LEAGUE CITY TX - JULY 19 - TX STATE MANDOLIN CONTEST

The July 2014 Bay Area Bluegrass Association (BABA) show will feature the "Texas State Mandolin Contest". If you play you'll want to enter yourself with a chance to win a great grand prize of $300 and a new Eastman mandolin. If you like to hear good instrumental music, come listen to young and old give their best for all to enjoy. Also appearing will be a new favorite "Pet Rooster". Don't miss a great evening at the BABA free Bluegrass show and jam, Saturday July 19th at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center. You'll find us 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.

Start the evening with jamming in one of three separate jam rooms, open from 5:00 until 11:30 PM (including a slow jam for beginners). The contest starts on the stage at 7:00 PM.
What more could you ask? 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

Saturday, June 14, 2014

ATHENS TX - GOSPEL MUSIC HALL JUNE 14 2014

Life Needs Frosting......... Join us this Saturday! 
 
Paul's Journey Quartet is coming to Athens, TX!  Get ready for an exciting evening this Saturday June 14 at 6:00 PM. Texas Gospel Music Hall HWY 19 South Palestine.
 
 
Photo attached of Paul's Journey group voted SGM FAN FAIR FAVORITE MALE QT., South Texas Association Group of the year, Nominated for Diamond Award Group of the year, Fan Awards inn the Singing News Magazine, and have on main stage National Quartet Convention 2010, 2011, 2012. Rod Treme is the bass singer and manager of the group. Rod is an original member of the group and has written many of the songs performed.  We had Paul's Journey lasts year the audience wanted them back!.  Concessions available with refreshments.  Call and reserve your tickets now  903--677-2492 or 903-477-8084. Will be looking for you! 
 

 
Blessings,
Frances Fulton

Texas Gospel Music Hall
HWY 19 South Palestine
Athens, TX. 75751
www.texas-gospelmusichall.com
903-477-8084 . 903-677-2492

NEBRASKA ASTA FIDDLE TUNE COMPOSITION WINNERS

 Annual Nebraska American String Teachers Fiddle Tune Composition Contest were received from
California (Fresno, San Jose), Colorado (Lafayette), Illinois (Oak Park), Maryland (Accokeek, Bethesda), Massachusetts (Boston), Michigan (Canton), Nebraska (Bellevue, Gretna, Lincoln, Omaha), New York (Buffalo, New York City), North Carolina (Raleigh), Oklahoma (Tulsa), Virginia (Arlington), Wyoming (Cheyenne), Canada (Nova Scotia)

The results are as follows:

First Place: "It Was You", by Lin Gowin, Lincoln, NE

Second Place: "Art Harrison's Reel", by Mike Casey, Oak Park, IL

Third Place: "Cache La Poudre", by Steven Scott, Cheyenne, WY

Best Viola Tune: "Tater's Haircut", by Steven Scott, Cheyenne, WY

The winning tunes will be printed in up-coming issues of Stringing Along, our Nebraska ASTA newsletter. For more information about subscribing to Stringing Along, contact Mindy Hunke at mhunke@cox.net. The Best Viola Tune will be made available on the American Viola Society website as part of their American Viola Project at http://americanviolasociety.org/resources/scores/american-viola-project/.

For information about next year's Nebraska ASTA Fiddle Tune Composition contest, contact debby@greenblattandseay.com.
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Posted by: Deborah Greenblatt  

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

SHERMAN TX - CHRYSTAL OPRY HOUSE - JUNE 1-7

8th Annual Jamming Festival Shows

Our 8th Annual Bluegrass festival (June 1-7) is focused on jamming and having fun along with potlucks and games. To finish off the week, we have booked bands to play Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Saturday night. On Friday night, beginning at 6 o’clock an open mic gives opportunity to the jammers to get onstage for a bit before the Melody Ranch Ramblers begin their program at 6:30. At 7:30 Copper Canyon will perform and at 8:30 there will be a band scramble for those wishing to participate.
On Saturday afternoon at 1 pm is another open mic opportunity. At 2:00 and 6:00 pm Tin Top Road will perform. Nickelville Road will play at 3:00 and 7:00 pm and Copper Canyon will perform at 4:00 and 8:00 pm.  Jamming will continue from 9:00 till ???.
            Admission for Friday is $10. Admission for Saturday is $15. Come for both days and pay only $20.
            The Chrystal Opry house is located at 1977 White Mound Road, Sherman, Texas, which is 1.5 miles west of Tom Bean or 6 miles east of Howe on FM 902 and a half mile south on White Mound Road.  No alcohol is permitted and there is no smoking inside the building. Seating is provided.
            Food is available at the snack bar inside the Opry House during the shows. We serve hot dogs, chopped brisket sandwiches, nachos, chili dogs, ice cream, popcorn, soda, coffee, and candy bars.
Individuals or bands interested in performing at the Chrystal Opry House should contact Bill Hayes at 903-546-6893 or  "http://www.chrystalopryhouse.com/"
     (“Like” us on face book--chrystalopryhouse and melodyranchbluegrassfestival


Thursday, May 01, 2014

SHERMAN TX CHRYSTAL OPRY HOUSE MAY 3RD

Chrystal Opry House Bluegrass Event

Saturday, May 3rd is our first Saturday bluegrass jam and show. The jam will begin at 5 pm. We had a really good jam last month so come on out and join in! An open mic is scheduled for 6:30 for anyone wishing to get some stage experience.
Our Bluegrass show will begin at 7 pm. Performing will be the Melody Ranch Ramblers. Members of this band are George Kirby, fiddle, Flavil George, vocals and banjo, Charles Woolly, vocals and mandolin, Dale Anderson, vocals and bass, Judy Ziola, vocals, and Bill Hayes, vocals and rhythm guitar.
                        Admission to this event is $7 for adults with children under 12 admitted free with an adult. The concession area has brisket sandwiches and hot dogs as well as coffee, soda, water, popcorn, and candy.  Doors will open at 5 when the jamming begins.
     The Chrystal Opry House is located 1.5 miles west of Tom Bean or 6 miles east of Howe on FM 902 and a half mile south on White Mound Road.  No alcohol is permitted and there is no smoking inside the building.
     Individuals or bands interested in performing at the Chrystal Opry House should contact Bill Hayes at 903-546-6893 or http://www.chrystalopryhouse.com


Friday, April 18, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE AR mAY 3RD

Howdy Folks,
 
Slaid Cleaves will be in concert Saturday, May 3 at the 324 Ballroom at 8 p.m.
 
Slaid grew up in Round Pond, Maine and like most musicians has held many day jobs: janitor, warehouse rat, ice cream truck driver, rope-tow operator, film developer, groundskeeper, meter reader, pizza delivery driver   He once was paid to be a subject in drug studies by a pharmaceutical company. 
On November 18, 1985 he made his debut as a street singer in Cork City, Ireland, where he spent his junior year of college. He's an alumnus of  Tufts University where he majored in English and philosophy.  In 1991 he and wife Karen moved to Austin, and except for brief periods, he's been touring ever since. And recording award winning cds - 13 so far.  http://slaidcleaves.com/
 
“I’m glad I found Slaid Cleaves, because my life would have been poorer without him. You’ll feel the same, I think, when you listen to this beautifully crafted album. Listen, go to one of Slaid’s shows, take a friend, and pass on the news: Not all the good guys wear hats.”
—Stephen King
 
Admission is $20 and reservations can be made by email (preferred) mshirkey@sbcglobal.net or phone 479-409-1224.
The Ballroom is located behind Jose's on Dickson St. - you can go through the restaurant or enter from the parking lot in back. Also there is valet parking for only three dollars.
 
Thanks and please pass this along to others you think would be interested.
 
Mike
 
 
 

Monday, April 14, 2014

LEAGUE CITY TX - MAY 17

On Saturday May 17th, the Bay Area Bluegrass Association monthly show will be exciting, filled with hours of lively music and great entertainment. First up on the stage will be the award winning Pine Island Station, a Houston-area bluegrass band that deliver energetic, heartfelt music from a wide variety of sources. Next up will be a regular to our stage, our friends the Sabine River Bend Band. And finally, we'll cap off the evening with the Sowell Family Picker's, who hope to bless your heart and feed your soul. For you pickers out there bring your instruments and join the fun in one of the many jams going on. Jam sessions start around 5:00 p.m. and the stage shows kick off at 7:00 p.m. All the fun happens in the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center located on 300 W. Walker in League City, TX.
BABA is a non-profit organization promoting bluegrass music in the Bay area. 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. Memberships are also available.
It'll be fun, come and join us!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

TEXARKANA USA FALL PICKIN' DATE CHANGE

The dates for the FALL PICKIN' has been changed to 
Oct 19 - 25, 2014.


We're hoping that Oct will be cooler. Last Sept was very hot & there is not as much shade available since some of the trees had to be removed. Hopefully this will not conflict with other fall activities. 

We just got home from the March pickin'. Despite Mother Natures attempt to freeze us out we had a wonderful time. It has made us decide to change next years March pickin to the 2nd week in hopes of warmer weather.(also the time change will mean more light for evening pickin'). As usuall we all ate too many goodies. There was lots of great music. Thanks to all who braved the weather to join us!

SHERMAN TX - CHRYSTAL OPRY HOUSE GOSPEL EVENT

Chrystal Opry House Gospel Event

The Melody Ranch Gospel Band will perform on Saturday March 15th at 7 pm.
Members of this band are Judy Ziola, piano and vocals, Dale Anderson, bass and vocals, Al Guinn, guitar and vocals, George Kirby, fiddle, Flavil George, banjo and vocals, Tom Hackney, guitar and vocals, Charles Woolly, mandolin and harmony, Archie Shearer, lead guitar and vocals, Pat Shearer, vocals, Bill Hayes, guitar and vocals.             
            Admission for the evening is a donation at the door.
            The Chrystal Opry house is located at 1977 White Mound Road, Sherman, Texas which is 1.5 miles west of Tom Bean or 6 miles east of Howe on FM 902 and a half mile south on White Mound Road. No alcohol is permitted and there is no smoking inside the building. Seating is provided.
            The concession area is open at 6 pm. We serve hot dogs, chopped brisket sandwiches, candy, soda, coffee, water, and ice cream novelties.

Individuals or bands interested in performing at the Chrystal Opry House should contact Bill Hayes at 903-546-6893 or "http://www.chrystalopryhouse.com/"

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE AR - FEB 8 & MAR 15

Howdy Folks,
 
These Pickin' Post Concerts will be held at the Fayetteville Underground, 101 W. Mountain St., on the square, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
 
Friday, February 21     Steve Fisher with Ed Carr & Dennis Collins. 7:30 start - $10.
               
Steve says "I'm an Oklahoma/Texas songwriter getting to play with two of Arkansas' great Pickers.  Here's a partial list of the bands Ed has been a member of:  Shannon Wurst Band; Bona Fide String band; Chris Cameron Acoustic Band; Wild Mountain Hickory Nuts; & The Usual Suspects. Dennis plays quite often with Emily Kaitz, is a member of the Hogeye Ramblers, played for a while with the Mike Sumler Band and the not so famous - ShadowRidge.
 
Saturday, March 15      Outside The Lines    7:30, $15
Friday, March 28           Beppe Gambetta       7:30 $15   http://www.beppegambetta.com/
Saturday, April 5            Paper Moon Shiners 7:30 $15   http://www.papermoonshiners.com/
 
Reservations can be made by email (preferred) mshirkey@sbcglobal.net or phone 479-409-1224.
 
Thanks and please pass this along to others you think would be interested.
 
Mike

LINDN TX - MARCH 8 RODNEY CROWELL

Rodney Crowell March 8
You know Rodney Crowell's songs. The Houston Native's songwriting career took flight in 1980
when "Leavin' Louisiana in the Broad Daylight" hit #1 for the Oak Ridge Boys. Then came "Till I Gain Control Again"
(a #1 for Crystal Gayle in 1983), "Shame on the Moon" (a #5 hit for Bob Seger in 1982), "Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper's Dream)" (a 1984 #1 for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), and "Somewhere Tonight" (a #1 in 1987
for Highway 101). In 1988, Crowell released Diamonds & Dirt, a record which generated an unbroken
string of five number one singles with "It's Such a Small World" (a duet with Rosanne Cash),
"I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried," "She's Crazy for Leavin'" (co-written by Guy Clark), "Above and Beyond."
and "After All This Time," for which he won his first GRAMMY.  Within the past two years, he’s published
his memoir Chinaberry Sidewalks, collaborated with the poet Mary Karr on the stellar album KIN,
and released "Old Yellow Moon" with Emmylou Harris which last Sunday night
won the 2014 GRAMMY Awardfor "Best Americana Record".
   Reserved seating tickets $35 
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Phone 10am - 3pm Mon - Fri. 903-756-9934
Doors Open 6:30 pm and the Shows begin at 8:00 pm. 
 108 Legion St. Linden Tx.

 Joseph's Riverport BBQ Sandwiches, Snacks and Refreshments 
are available in our concession area.

Linden MCT, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
 A portion of all donationsis tax-deductible.Inquire about our Patron and Corporate Sponsor programs. 
You can be a part of sustaining MCT in its mission toprovide Northeast Texas with the finest in entertainment.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

BATON ROUGE BLUEGRASS NEWS

The early-dawn "icicle jam" at Bluebonnet Swamp was canceled today - too many icicles.
 
However, planning for "Bluegrass on the Bayou - 2014" is moving forward with all due speed.  Thank you for the many suggestions and comments.  This will be essentially like the Bluff Road picnics of  the late 1990's combined with the best elements of the LSU venue of 2005-2006 (without the rain, cold, and fiscal problems).  The event will be primarily for bluegrass and olde tyme music fans and families.  General public welcome, but we will not market to a mass audience.  It will be up-close and personal and friends.  Whether to host the event on Saturday or Sunday is still in question.  Your comments?  We will work around meaningful conflicting events (not rap concerts or domino tournaments).
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Remember the olde tyme contra dance with live olde tyme string band at St. Albans Chapel Parish Hall at LSU this afternoon at 6 pm 
 
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Louisiana Bluegrass & Olde Tyme Music
[Baton Rouge Bluegrass Ass'n]Home of BlueGrass on the Bayou.
(Jonathan Harris, Social Chairman /Janitor
)
P O Box 4112, Baton Rouge LA 70821 (Louisiana)
BRbluegrass@aol.com
BluegrassOnBayou@aol.com
Tel. (225) 387-1600


Bluegrass & Olde Tyme
acoustic string music on the Rivers,Bayous and roadside ditches of Louisiana 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

AUSTIN TX - OLD SETTLERS MUSIC FESTIVAL - APRIL 10-13



EARLY BIRD TICKET DISCOUNT
EXTENSION ENDS TONIGHT!
Festival Dates are Thurs-Sun,
April 10-13, 2014.
Now in its 27th year, Old Settler's Music Festival continues to build its reputation as one of the coolest, most intimate and relaxed roots-music gatherings in the country - and one of the best values, especially if you snag early-bird package discounts.  The early bird ticket discount extension ends tonight. Camping has sold out completely in the past two years.

The Lineup?  We're not done yet, but the newest additions are: hyper driven old time music from The Devil Makes Three, folk-blues from Parker Millsap, rousing Celtic fun from Gaelic Storm, and bluegrass from RockyGrass & Telluride competition winners Front Country and Italian bluegrass from Red Wine.


The lineup already includes young Americana sensations John Fullbright and Shovels & Rope, bluegrass legends Dr. Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, folk-rockers Donna the Buffalo, blues brothers the North Mississippi Allstars, funky steel stars Robert Randolph & the Family Band and local favorite Bob Schneider
All told -- more than 30 award-winning roots, bluegrass and Americana artists will perform on the festival's four stages, including Austin's own Shinyribs and Wood & Wire. Other confirmed acts include Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott, Peter Rowan, the Gibson Brothers, Elephant Revival, Della Mae, Humming House, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Lily & Madeleine, the Deadly Gentlemen, Lake Street Dive, and 2013 Youth Competition Winner Katy Kirby. 
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Monday, January 20, 2014

LEAGUE CITY TX - BAY AREA BLUEGRASS - FEB 15

On Saturday February 15th, the Bay Area Bluegrass Association monthly show will feature The Hard Road Trio (http://www.hardroadtrio.com/) and their unique southwestern blend of Bluegrass and Americana music. Also appearing will be Prairie Fire and The Doucettes.  For you pickers out there the Hard Road Trio will offer mandolin and bass workshops starting at 6:00 p.m. (free for BABA members).  Jam sessions start around 5:00 and the stage shows kick off at 7:00 p.m.  All the fun happens in the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center located on 300 W. Walker in League City, TX.
 
BABA is a non-profit organization promoting bluegrass music in the Bay area. 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. Memberships are also available.

It'll be fun, come and join us!      www.bayareabluegrass.org

BLUEGRASS ON THE BAYOU

We are going to host a "Bluegrass on the Bayou" this Spring, except without the rain and cold.  It will be on a beautiful Saturday morning in April/May with early-bird breakfast served to kick-off and a brunch later.  It can continue until 4-5 pm, if desired, with continuous jamming all day.  Local groups* with a few guests from the La-Miss-Ala region.   We are going to take the best day of the Spring for the event and those folks that have a 'conflict' will have to miss out. 
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* If Rhonda or Claire insist on coming, we won't exclude them.
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Louisiana Bluegrass & Olde Tyme Music
[Baton Rouge Bluegrass Ass'n]Home of "BlueGrass on the Bayou"
(Jonathan Harris, Social Chairman /Janitor
)
P O Box 4112, Baton Rouge LA 70821 (Louisiana)
BRbluegrass@aol.com
BluegrassOnBayou@aol.com
Tel. (225) 387-1600

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

NAVASOTA TX - MARCH 1

March 1, 2014, in conjunction with Michael Haven, owner of Navasota River Halls, in Navasota, Tx., my husband and I have contracted THE GRASCALS for a special concert. 
Here's the info:
March 1, Saturday, 2014
THE GRASCALS in concert at
Navasota River Halls
2693 State Hwy 105
Navasota, TX
Doors open at 6 p.m. for food,
Opening act; Chris Hirsch and Lonestar begin at 7 pm.
THE GRASCALS start at 8:00 for 2 full 45min. shows.
Tickets can be purchased by calling:
Colee at 936-697-5949; or 281-259-5453
or emailing: coleebiller@aol.com
All credit cards accepted and PayPal. 
Advance purchase up to 2/28, $35
at the door, $40
Check out their latest album, WHEN I GET MY PAY, featuring their new song and theme song for the TV show, The American Pickers.
Comfort Inn, Best Western and Motel 8 are all in the area on State Hwy 6, in Navasota.





l 8 are all in the area on State Hwy 6, in Navasota.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

BATON ROUGE BLUEGRASS

It's not your typical folk music, but we should make exceptions.  So, we will try to get this young lady to the Red Dragon or Boutin's soon:
 
 

Louisiana Bluegrass & Olde Tyme Music
[Baton Rouge Bluegrass Ass'n]Home of BlueGrass on the Bayou.
(Jonathan Harris, Social Chairman /Janitor
)
P O Box 4112, Baton Rouge LA 70821 (Louisiana)
BRbluegrass@aol.com
BluegrassOnBayou@aol.com
Tel. (225) 387-1600

Sunday, December 15, 2013

BAY AREA BLUEGRASS - LEAGUE CITY TX - JAN 2014

What a way to kick off the new year!!! On Saturday January 18th, the Bay Area Bluegrass Association will feature the acclaimed Kenny and Amanda Smith band (http://www.kenny-amandasmith.com/) . Winners of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s prestigious Emerging Artist of the Year award in 2003, the Kenny and Amanda Smith Band combines gutsy, heartfelt vocals, brilliant instrumental talents and a powerful, contemporary sense of song choice and arrangement into one of the most compelling new sounds in bluegrass today. Also appearing will be one of our local favorites, the Lonestar Buegrass Band (http://www.lonestarbluegrassband.com/). You won't want to miss this great bluegrass kick-off to the new year. Stage shows start at 7:00 p.m. in the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center located on 300 W. Walker in League City, TX.  In addition you may be interested in the Kenny Smith guitar workshop starting at 6:00 p.m.  The workshop is free to BABA members, but a $35 fee is collected for non-members. Multiple jam areas are available for all musicians from 5:00 until 11:00 PM (including a slow jam room for beginners).
 
BABA is a non-profit organization promoting bluegrass music in the Bay area. 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. Memberships are also available.

It'll be fun, come and join us!

Contact: BABA President Rick Kirkland crk5820@msn.com 281-488-2244 www.bayareabluegrass.org