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Coming Monday MAY 9

MAY 9, 2016 WoodSongs at the historic Lyric Theatre 300 Elm Tree Lane, Lexington, KY  WS Partners FREE – Public $20  To Make a Reservation Call 859-252-8888 or email: office@woodsongs.com PUBLIC: TO SECURE TICKETS EARLY call the Lyric Box office 859-280-2218
JAMES HUNTER burst onto the scene 10 years ago topping the Billboard Blues chart, earning a Grammy-nomination, and attracting universal acclaim from critics and his fans—including Van Morrison, Sharon Jones, and Allen Toussaint. Over the last decade, he’s toured extensively around the world and steadily growing a dedicated audience comprised of hardened gig-goers, old-school baby boomers, and young hipsters alike. Now Hunter is back with his fourth album, Hold On! marking his debut on Daptone Records, America’s premier soul imprint. At age 53, Hunter feels he has finally found his home for making music. www.jameshuntermusic.com/
LIZ VICE is a gospel, soul, and R&B infused artist from Portland, Organ. With a love of story telling, she has found herself going from working behind the scenes in the film and video world to behind the mic. The songs from debut album ‘There’s A Light’  feature dynamic, soulful vocals, with lyrics are classically influenced enough to feel timeless and reference her deep-rooted spirituality. www.lizvice.com/
WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP:   https://youtu.be/sR1MoY3DCu8


Coming Monday MAY 16


MAY 16, 2016 WoodSongs at the historic Lyric Theatre 300 Elm Tree Lane, Lexington, KY  WS Partners FREE – Public $10  To Make a Reservation Call 859-252-8888 or email: office@woodsongs.com PUBLIC: TO SECURE TICKETS EARLY call the Lyric Box office 859-280-2218


THE O’CONNOR BAND featuring MARK O’CONNOR isn’t your typical family band. Mark is one of the most iconic fiddlers in American history. His collaborations with James Taylor, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, Alison Krauss, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, and many others have led to performances on the most visible concert stages worldwide. In the O’Connor Band, Mark is joined by his wife Maggie (fiddle, vocals), son Forrest (mandolin, vocals), and Forrest’s partner Kate Lee (fiddle, vocals). Their repertoire is centered around some of Mark’s greatest instrumentals as well as songs written by Forrest and Kate, the band’s lead singers, whose tight harmonies and lyrical honesty have earned praise from the likes of Krauss, Rosanne Cash, and Mary Gauthier. Along with national flatpick guitar champion Joe Smart and Eastman School of Music graduate and current University of Miami DMA candidate Geoff Saunders, the O’Connor Band just recorded their debut album for Concord/Rounder Records slated for release this summer. http://www.oconnorband.com/

Coming Monday MAY 23

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MAY 23, 2016 General Public: $10  Students: $5 WS Partners: FREE … Lyric Theatre 300 Elm Tree Lane, Lexington, KY  To Make a Reservation Call 859-252-8888 or email: office@woodsongs.com TO SECURE TICKETS EARLY order from the Lyric Box office 859-280-2218
DALE ANN BRADLEY is one of Kentucky’s finest voices and commands a list of awards as long as you can imagine. A former Coon Creek Girl and mainstay at Kentucky’s Renfro Valley Barn Dance, she is a 5-Time winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) female vocalist of the year  and twice nominated by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music for Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year. Her most recent album on Pinecastle Records ‘Pocket Full of Key’ was nominated for a Grammy this past year. Dale Ann will be performing on WoodSongs with her top notch bluegrass band.
MAIDEN RADIO started six years ago between Cheyenne Mize, Julia Purcell, and Joan Shelley based in Louisville, Kentucky. With ‘Wolvering’, their third album, they demonstrate a unity of sound that seems to come from beyond those six years. Pulling from an ever-deepening exploration of traditional Kentucky and Appalachian music, the trio aims at shining a light on some of the more dark and lovely early-American songs that have survived through the years, re-arranged and sung in three part harmony. While showing a clear reverence and love for the great singers of the past, their music is timeless and beautiful and their original compositions are indistinguishable from the tunes people have been listening to for ages and ages.



WoodSongs Partners come FREE! Are you a 2016 WoodSongs Partner? Come to nearly 40 WoodSongs tapings a year for FREE. Call 859-255-5700 or visit woodsongs.com and sign up today. It’s going to be a big year of music!






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