Welcome To The Official Website Of Folksinger Michael Johnathon’s

WOODSONGS OLD-TIME RADIO HOUR

_

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour is an ALL VOLUNTEER live audience celebration of grassroots music and the artists who make it. The show airs on 515 radio stations from Australia to Boston to Dublin, Ireland. It also airs on American Forces Radio Network twice each weekend in 173 nations, every military base and US Naval ship in the world. The shows airs coast-to-coast in millions of TV homes as a public television series. Now Friday’s on RFD-TV

ORDER A COPY OF THE 176 page Book & 12-song CD: WOODSONGS III CLICK HERE

BECOME A WOODSONGS PARTNER and get a FREE COPY OF WS III CLICK HERE

_

_
_

COMING AUGUST 28- LEGENDARY BLUEGRASS MASTER

AUG 28 2017 General Public: $10 WS Partners: FREE … Lyric Theatre 300 E Third, Lexington, KY …. You can SECURE PUBLIC TICKETS from the Lyric Box office call 859-280-2218  _  TO BECOME A WOODSONGS PARTNER call 859-255-5700 or  CLICK HERE

_

DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER are superstars of Bluegrass. With nearly 40 albums to their credit, they have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA Award nominations, and are 7-time winners of IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year. Doyle was inducted into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame in 2012 and received the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship award in 2006 for his contributions to cultural heritage as a musical trailblazer. The group’s latest is ‘Life is a Story’ on Mountain Home Music Company.   http://doylelawson.com/
_
_
OLD SALT UNION is an amazing, incredibly adventurous and FUN string band from Belleville, Illinois founded by a horticulturist, cultivated by classically trained musicians, and fueled by a vocalist/bass player who is also a hip-hop producer with a fondness for the Four Freshmen. It is this collision of styles and musical vocabularies that informs their fresh approach to bluegrass and gives them an electric live performance vibe that seems to pull more from Vaudeville than the front porch. The band’s self-titled debut album on Compass Records is available now. https://www.oldsaltunion.com/
_
_
_

_

BECOME A WOODSONGS PARTNER and get a FREE COPY OF WS III CLICK HERE

__lf

THUR SEPT 14 – TWO SHOWS ONE NIGHT

WoodSongs Comes to BEREA COLLEGE!

THURSDAY SEPT 14, 2017 Limited Seating for General Public: $10 … available from Lyric Theatre 300 E Third, Lexington, KY, call 859-280-2218  _  TO BECOME A WOODSONGS PARTNER call 859-255-5700 or  CLICK HERE

_

SHOW #1

McLAIN FAMILY BAND launch the celebration of their 50th year performing with this special event WoodSongs broadcast, happening in the very community that helped launch their international careers. Beginning in Knott county, KY and moving as youngsters with their mom and dad to Big Hill, outside of Berea Kentucky, the family band brought genuine Kentucky bluegrass music to audiences in over 80 nations as “America’s Ambassadors of Traditional Music.” including Carneige Hall and Symphony Orchestra theatres.

 

READ THE PRESS RELEASE CLICK HERE

 

Watch a MCLAIN FAMILY BAND YOUTUBE CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlfwxc-ZyIo

SHOW #1 – TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

_

lf

COMING Sept 25

SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 General Public: $10 WS Partners: FREE … Lyric Theatre 300 E Third, Lexington, KY …. You can SECURE PUBLIC TICKETS from the Lyric Box office call 859-280-2218  _  TO BECOME A WOODSONGS PARTNER call 859-255-5700 or  CLICK HERE_

CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD was formed by the iconic frontman of rock and roll powerhouse band The Black Crowes in 2011 and is now in the midst of one of their most prolific periods to date. Overspilling with stunning musicianship and infectious energy, the band intertwines country, blues and psychedelia, even channeling freewheeling 60s’ folk. Their stellar new album, ‘Barefoot In The Head,’ marks the CRB’s third studio release in just two years, and it finds them pushing boundaries and breaking new ground with more joy and wonder than ever before. The album showcases the continued growth of Robinson’s songwriting partnership with his bandmates (guitarist Neal Casal, drummer Tony Leone, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, and bassist Jeff Hill) and revels in the kind of adventurousness that can only come from five artists tuned into the same sonic wavelength. http://chrisrobinsonbrotherhood.com/

_

WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGixBIZm4K0&feature=youtu.be

_

ACOUSTIC EIDOLON is what happens when you cross a guitar with 2 necks and a cello with attitude. This duo featuring Joe Scott on double neck guitjo and Hannah Alkire on cello are from Colorado and have graced stages throughout the US, Europe, Australia and Canada. With eleven CDs and a DVD to their credit, these masterful artists continue to captivate audiences throughout the world with their signature “new acoustic” sound and boundless possibilities in blending Celtic, Folk, World & Latin music influences. They have released 2 new CDs since their last WoodSongs appearance including the latest, ‘A Tree Finds Its Voice,’ which features the new cello and guitar made from the same piece of wood. http://www.acousticeidolon.com/

_

WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbI6Zl9k6rU

_

COMING OCT 30 – SUN RECORDS

OCTOBER 23, 2017 General Public: $10 WS Partners: FREE … Lyric Theatre 300 E Third, Lexington, KY …. You can SECURE PUBLIC TICKETS from the Lyric Box office call 859-280-2218  _  TO BECOME A WOODSONGS PARTNER call 859-255-5700 or  CLICK HERE_
_
Sun Records was founded in 1952 by Sam Phillips in Memphis, Tennessee and is the birthplace of rock and roll that launched the careers of Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Elvis, Jerry Lee, and Charlie Rich. ‘Red Hot: A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records’ is a jubilant homegrown commemoration of the timeless legacy of the tiny independent label that changed the face of American music. All proceeds from the release (the debut for the label, run by the Americana Music Society, a Memphis nonprofit organization), will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Memphis facility that is one of the nation’s top pediatric care centers. Memphis musician appearing on this legacy broadcast include: producer and Americana songwriter Bryan Hayes; acclaimed veteran of the Memphis music scene John Paul Keith; American singer, songwriter, upright bass player and actress Amy LaVere and respected artist, songwriter and producer Will Sexton.  http://redhotalbum.com
_
_
_

COMING OCT 30 – TWO BANJO MASTERS

OCTOBER 30, 2017 Special Event Broadcast General Public: $20 / WS PARTNER $10… available from Lyric Theatre 300 E Third, Lexington, KY, call 859-280-2218  _  TO BECOME A WOODSONGS PARTNER call 859-255-5700 or  CLICK HERE
_
BELA FLECK AND ABIGAIL WASHBURN, “the king and queen of the banjo” (Paste Magazine), have a musical partnership like no other. Béla Fleck is a fifteen-time Grammy Award winner who has taken the instrument across multiple genres, and Abigail Washburn a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player who re-radicalized it by combining it with Far East culture and sounds. With one eye on using the banjo to showcase America’s rich heritage and the other pulling the noble instrument from its most familiar arena into new and unique realms, the duo’s self-titled debut earned the 2016 Grammy for Best Folk Album. Their second album ‘Echo in the Valley’ on Rounder Records is simultaneously familiar and wildly innovative.  https://www.belafleck.com/bela-fleck-abigail-washburn/
_
_

BECOME A WOODSONGS PARTNER and get a FREE COPY OF WS III CLICK HERE

_

_
Welcome To The All-Volunteer Run WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour.
We believe that love is the greatest transaction of the arts, that the heart is more important than some chart, and that passion transcends payment every time. Our show airs on over 500 radio stations, American Forces Radio network worldwide and in millions of homes on PBS stations across America. You can watch our live show taping every Monday night on Folk-Book.com

 

 

“You don’t have to be famous … you just have to be good!”

folksinger Michael Johnathon – michael@woodsongs.com