Hootenanny is an Appalachian colloquialism that was used in early twentieth century America as a placeholder name to refer to things whose names were forgotten or unknown. In this usage it was synonymous with thingamajig or whatchamacallit, as in "hand me that hootenanny." Hootenanny was also an old country word for "party". Nowadays the word most commonly refers to a folk-music party
Not just another friday night show. Chicken Wire has been feeling the love from many MKE bluegrass fans and the wonderful venue we call home( the Gig). Come share in the spendor that is life with live music. Breathe in the harmonies and syncopated rhythms. Dance to the ancient tones of the acoustic stringed instruments and drink the delicious beers and spirits that make us feel free!