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    Mon, 21 May 2012 13:36:02

    (Sort Of) Introducing...LA Hootenanny - It's a collective that you need to know about and they've been rocking since 2005

    LA Hootenanny? What is it? We'll tell you. It is a collection of musicians founded in 2005 at a now defunct Cajun restaurant in Silverlake. Gathering there on Thursday nights for cheap food and beer specials, the band played against an upright piano with acoustic instruments.

    Through the years LA Hootenanny has moved from there to a now defunct BBQ joint (also in Silverlake) to a Mexican restaurant where they finally got kicked out because of noise complaint -- they started gradually adding amplifiers.

    Now the band is resting at Villain's Tavern at 1356 Palmetto St in DTLA. The common thread has been Texas guys with a fondness for anyone who even attempts to make southern food. Oh, and Thursdays.

    The lineup as it stands now is as follows:

    Todd Lowe guitar, vox
    Guilford Adams guitar, vox
    Eric Thorne, guitar, vox
    Cody Chappel, washtub bass, vox
    Kevin McMullen, drums
    Nick Papadakis, bass
    Gerard Garcia, lead guitar
    Tim LaLonde, banjo
    Mars de la Mancha, lead guitar
    Ben Childs, harmonica
    Jason Pelsey, piano
    Miranda Mulholland, fiddle
    Dustin Fasching, additional vox
    Jessica Littlefield, additional vox
    Sally Strecker, additional vox

    Are you going to check out LA Hootenanny?

    —Maggie Pannacione

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