Sep 24, 2010

Mabou Ceilidh, Cape Breton

Keith Rowell participates in a Ceilidh (Kay-lee) at the historic society in Mabou, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. 2010 Yes the guitar is out of tune, the party was nearly over before I got this borrowed, nylon string guitar to behave. But thanks be to James Ennis and Shawn Crockard who loaned me the steel string guitar and case. I managed to get some tunes in before the night was over.

The rocky shore is at White Point in Cape Breton at a place called "the two tittles". See the entire photo set from Nova Scotia here full screen slideshow

Ceilidh (Kay-lee) is the Scottish word for a kitchen party with dancing music and story telling.

Gold Rush with Oconee River Boys

Elijah Clark State Park, Lincolnton Ga. , Sept. 18th, 2010.

Sep 22, 2010

Red Wing Bluegrass Jam sessions are back

Red Wing Bluegrass Jam sessions are back in the saddle again!
P J's Steak House‎
3052 N Columbia St, Milledgeville, GA‎

That's right across the water from the power plant.
(478) 453-0060 map
Tuesdays 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

Bring your instruments, join in, or just come along and tap your feet and order up a steak. Did I mention that it's free? Happy Picking!

Jun 27, 2010

Old Time Jam in Sautee

I ran across the Debut Jam of this event on June 27th in Sautee. I had been there the night before to see "The Buzzard Mountain Boys" and "Barefoot Creek", and learned about the jam from the host Steve Welsch.

This troupe of musicians played old time, clawhammer banjo style, contra dance music that is a predecessor to Bluegrass music. Rather than taking you back to 1955, it was more like 1855. It was a hell of a treat! Players were, Steve Welsch, Richard Averack, Walter Daves, Jeanie Daves, Lynda Averack, Debbie Welchel, Joe Welchel, Mark Baker.

And to top it all off, Charles Brasseale (770-652-2435) had some of the best Bar-B-Que I've ever eaten. Those of you from around the Lake Country will know what I mean when I say it was on a par with our former "Peach's Bar-B-Que". His chicken was tender and juicy and very smokey, it takes alot of close attention to avoid drying out chicken. It was delicious and the pork was just awesome!

We had a wonderful afternoon in Sautee. Thanks very much you guys, best wishes for all your future events, and happy pickin!

May 22, 2010

Jim Hughes shows off his Gourd Violin

This little clip shows Jim demonstrating his unique Gourd Violin. And I didn't even get a photo of the casket violin case! darn!...

Jim's email:
and phone: 770-883-7653

Mar 5, 2010

Red Wing on Hold / Seeks New Space

Red Wing sessions are suspended as of March 5th 2010.

First the Plaza
Then Jefferson St.
Where Next?

The 113 Jefferson space is under contract to a new tenant. That's good news for Eatonton. We are steadily building that "critical mass" of economic activity that makes for a vibrant, thriving, community with higher quality of life components like restaurants and shops.

That means Red Wing is looking for new digs.

Ideally, we would hold our jams in a BarBeQue restaraunt, located on the courthouse square. It would be big enough to hold 60+ diners, sell beer and wine, and have room to store sound equipment permanently, and have a big shade tree in the parking lot with hay bales and singing horses. If you are planning such an endeavor (or anything similar) please contact me.

Failing that tall order, If your existing restaurant would like to host a bunch of musicians to get together and jam at your store once a week, it's a good way to increase traffic on those slow nights, and spread notoriety of your store through new channels. Call me and lets keep this train rolling in our community, before it rolls on to somewhere else.


Keith Rowell


Feb 10, 2010

Red Wing Plays at Juliette Opry Feb 6th

Keith Rowell, Paul Jacobs, Sandy Siders, Oren Siders, Paul Heath.

Come Join Red Wing at the Juliete Opry House Saturday Feb. 6th.

You'll remember Juliette as the site of the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes". Come early and visit the Old Mill Motorcycle Museum. Have a seat in the Whistle Stop Cafe, let Ruth and Idgy serve you some fried green tomatoes then walk across the street and enjoy an evening of old time bluegrass music at the Juliette Opry. You couldn't find a more authentic atmosphere.

  • Who - Red Wing Old Time Music Show
  • What - Bluegrass Music Show
  • When - 7:00pm Saturday Feb. 6th
  • Where - Juliette Opry House, Juliette Ga. map
Our own "Red Wing" of Eatonton Ga. starts the show off at 7:00 and is followed up by Wynnhill Molly of Dublin Ga. at 8:00.

Macon Magazine video about the Old Mill Motorcycle Museum.

Yall come now, Ya hear?

Feb 9, 2010

Red Wing #67

Oren Siders, Sandy Siders, Isaac Hooley

David Balangee, Sandy Siders, Isaac Hooley, Oren Siders

Our special treat this week was not only the person to travel the furthest distance, (from Idaho) but he introuduced us to the "Bones" instrument. A traditional Celtic and generally old time instrument, like spoons but different. Isaac played Bass quite nicely as well. It was alot of fun as always.

Jan 19, 2010

Red Wing #64

We had a nice treat this week with the appearance of Andy Adams, Rusty Dickerson, Marvin Payne and Steve Parker. Andy did a nice job on Lester Flatt's "Dim Lights, Thick smoke". Sandy Siders sang "Little Georgia Rose" with Paul Jacobs, Oren Siders, Paul Heath and Keith Rowell.