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Holiday Hootenanny w/ Col. Bruce, Jeff Sipe, Count M’Butu and more, 12/18/11

Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny
Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA
December 18, 2011


Last Sunday night, the Variety Playhouse stage was as reminiscent of Col. Bruce Hampton’s infamous Zambiland days as it has been in quite some time. Though a few essential ingredients were not present in the orchestra, namely Jimmy Herring, the event that was billed as Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny contained many players that made up the old — and much reminisced over — ensembles of days past.

More or less, it was a session of improvisation — most of whom were Atlanta natives — with many conductors that was constantly anchored by Ted Pecchio and Jeff Sipe. Throughout the night, the stage welcomed many, including: Jeff Sipe, Count M’Butu, Rev. Jeff Mosier, Jimmy Hall, Tommy Talton, Ike Stubblefield, Yonrico Scott and many more.

Musically solid, though completely unrehearsed, there were many highlights; but the most unexpected was two teenage players that Hampton brought onto the stage that blew the roof off of the Variety. And so it goes, Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret. still has a keen of an eye for talent as he ever has.

Ian Rawn was there to capture the evening’s occurrences through his lens.


Click the thumbnail(s) to view photos from the Hootenanny by Ian Rawn


A Soul Stew Revival in Washington

Derek Trucks/Susan Tedeschi Soul Stew Revival / Scrapomatic
Tulalip Amphitheater, Tulalip, Washington
June 21, 2007

Summer is a highly anticipated event in the Pacific Northwest that sometimes seems to take forever to arrive.  This year a Soul Stew Revival landed on the solstice in rainy Washington, and luckily the sun arrived a couple of hours before the show, providing just enough warmth and prolonged light to make the outdoors event an extra special evening.

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