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WOODSONGS OLD-TIME RADIO HOUR

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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 537 radio stations from Australia to Boston to Dublin, Ireland, on American Forces Radio Network twice each weekend in 177 nations, every military base and US Naval ship in the world, coast-to-coast in millions of TV homes as a public TV series. Now Friday and Wednesday’s on RFD-TV and every Sunday 7 and 8PM on 650 AM WSM, broadcast home of the Grand Ole Opry. WoodSongs is produced 44 Mondays a year. If you don’t see a schedule for the day you are looking for it simply means we haven’t confirmed the artist … yet.  You can still make reservations even if the artists have not been announced.

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CLICK HERE for tickets … Concerts at the Castle

Enjoy a Romantic, Musical Bluegrass Date Night in North America at the amazing, historic Castle!

THE GRASCALS Award Winning Bluegrass Band in concert on the roof of the Castle Thu July 11th

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One of the most energetic and popular bluegrass bands in the nation, The Grascals, including Terry Eldredge on guitar and Kristin Scott Benson on banjo, have performed on the Grand Ole Opry and stages and festivals across America.

Call 859-256-0322 or visit TroubaShow.com

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Join the Countdown to WoodSongs Show 1000!

 

Show 979 – June 17, 2019

General Public: $10 Call 859-280-2218
WS Partners: FREE call the WS Reservation Hotline 859-252-8888.
Become a WS Partner call 859-255-5700 CLICK HERE
LYRIC THEATRE, 300 E Third St Lexington KY. Audience please be seated by 6:45PM.

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OVER THE RHINE are the critically acclaimed husband and wife duo celebrating 30 years of making understated yet emotionally-charged music. Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist (aka Over the Rhine) have established a reputation for delivering genuine, heartfelt stories of the human condition that are both empathetic and provocative. The pair’s expansive, incisive lyrics and earthy sound are often inspired by time and place. Each album represents a certain chapter in their lives – what they have experienced, and the resulting emotional landscape. ‘Love & Revelation’ the first new music in four years finds the beloved duo in a deeply reflective place, contemplating both personal loss and the wavering of America’s collective compass. https://overtherhine.com

WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74BhvnCSkzI

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BRIDGE 19 is a touring band based out of Louisville, KY. They offer a sound pallet of moody electric guitars, horns, accordion, & pedal steel – with rhythmic stylings of Nola jazz meets americana. Vocal harmony is the corner stone, and makes Bridge 19 unique and transfixing. Sharing stages with Brandi Carlile, Sarah McLachlan, Asleep at the Wheel, Richard Thompson and more, Bridge 19 has come of age with its new album “In the Afterglow” like a fine Kentucky bourbon. http://www.bridge19.com
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Show 980 – June 24, 2019

June 24, 2019
General Public: $20 Call 859-280-2218
WS Partners: FREE call the WS Reservation Hotline 859-252-8888.
Become a WS Partner call 859-255-5700 CLICK HERE
LYRIC THEATRE, 300 E Third St Lexington KY. Audience please be seated by 6:45PM.

JIMMIE VAUGHANhas dedicated his life to making sure the blues not only stays alive, but remains full of life and an inspiration to all who listen. For the past 50-something years, music has been the guiding light for Vaughan. He started playing young, and when the blues of Freddie King and Frankie Lee Sims crawled deep inside his young soul, it would stay there forever. He would inspire his younger brother Stevie Ray to pick up the guitar. After worldwide success with the Fabulous Thunderbirds during the ’80s, it came time to leave that band and build his own path in exploring different approaches to the blues.’Baby, Please Come Home’, is Jimmie’s latest release. It’s a rolling and righteous celebration of everything the blues can be. https://www.jimmievaughan.com/

WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn91Ces2WrA

Second artist TBA

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Show 981 – July 1, 2019

July 1, 2019
General Public: $10 Call 859-280-2218
WS Partners: FREE call the WS Reservation Hotline 859-252-8888.
Become a WS Partner call 859-255-5700 CLICK HERE
LYRIC THEATRE, 300 E Third St Lexington KY. Audience please be seated by 6:45PM.

JAMIE DRAKEis one of LA’s best-kept musical secrets co-writing and collaborating with the likes of Jim James, Mikael Jorgensen (Wilco), Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary), Ed Helms, Glen Phillips, Sara and Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek), and Moby. Drake has all the while been carefully honing her own craft and preparing to take center stage. Now, over 4 million people have discovered Drake’s premiere tracks from her upcoming album, ‘Everything’s Fine’ a record that embraces heartbreak and hope, with indie-pop stylings wrapped in lush orchestrations reminiscent of Jon Brion and Van Dyke Parks and delivered with rich vocals, derivative of her varied musical influences ranging from Harry Nilsson to Sufjan Stevens; from Lucius to Joni Mitchell. https://www.jamiedrakemusic.com/
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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLPkkz-qKTk

QUEEN BEE & THE HONEYLOVERS is an unabashedly joyful swing band that performs all-original compositions with a dedicated ‘nod’ to the small-jazz-combo and ‘hot club’ legends who first defined the genre. The Honeylovers hail from Asheville, North Carolina; a Historic township where tradition collides with contemporary innovation to create *brand new* art and culture. Their arrangements are upbeat and nostalgic – with enough ‘sweetness’ for the whole hive. Vocal-driven with an infectious groove, the Honeylovers are guaranteed to put a grin on your face and a tap in your toes. https://www.queenbeeswing.com/
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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhaFptjIJEQ

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Show 982 – July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019
General Public: $20 Call 859-280-2218
WS Partners: FREE call the WS Reservation Hotline 859-252-8888.
Become a WS Partner call 859-255-5700 CLICK HERE
LYRIC THEATRE, 300 E Third St Lexington KY. Audience please be seated by 6:45PM.

GEORGE WINSTON is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander. ‘Restless Wind’ is the 15th solo piano album and a portrayal of Winston’s place in a chaotic world — his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace. http://www.georgewinston.com/
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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=N3mr-D4Y1NQ

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ANDREW BIRD is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler, and songwriter who picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. Since beginning his recording career in 1997, Bird has released 13 albums and performed extensively worldwide. He has recorded with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, appeared as “Dr. Stringz” on Jack’s Big Music Show, and headlined concerts at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and festivals worldwide. His new album ‘My Finest Work Yet’ is out now. http://www.andrewbird.net/
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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zug1B8DSkWw
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Show 983 – July 22, 2019

July 22, 2019
General Public: $10 Call 859-280-2218
WS Partners: FREE call the WS Reservation Hotline 859-252-8888.
Become a WS Partner call 859-255-5700 CLICK HERE
LYRIC THEATRE, 300 E Third St Lexington KY. Audience please be seated by 6:45PM.

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EMILY WOLFE transcends the ranks of ordinary musicians. Her creative songwriting keeps her fans aglow thanks to her strong, powerful lead vocals and dominating guitar style. This Austin, TX’s resident rocker has shared stages with the likes of Heart, The Pretenders, Peter Frampton, Billy Gibbons and Gary Clark Jr. Wolfe a self-taught guitar player starting at the age of 5, has honed her craft over the past 22 years and has been described as a sonic merging of PJ Harvey and Jack White. Featured by the Wall Street Journal, MTV, NPR, and American Songwriter, Emily Wolfe is definitely one to watch. She released a debut self-titled, full-length album earlier this year. https://www.emilywolfemusic.com/
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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de3wOQOCIgM

Second Artist TBA

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Show 983 – 987 TBS

Show 988 – August 26, 2019

August 26, 2019
General Public: $20 Call 859-280-2218
WS Partners: FREE call the WS Reservation Hotline 859-252-8888.
Become a WS Partner call 859-255-5700 CLICK HERE
LYRIC THEATRE, 300 E Third St Lexington KY. Audience please be seated by 6:45PM.

THE BB KING BLUES BANDare the same musicians who walked alongside the iconic bluesman for over 35 years. The band writes the next chapter, on an album that salutes King’s classic songs and showcases their own. Boasting several world-class songwriters in their ranks, ‘The Soul Of The King’ finds the lineup supplying material that stands alongside their late leader’s catalogue. The B.B. King Blues Band are thrilled to announce B.B. Kings daughter, Claudette King (vocals) and Michael Lee from The Voice (guitar & vocals) will be appearing with them on this WoodSongs Special Event broadcast taping celebrating the King of the Blues. https://bbkingbluesband.com

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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aws-wBihR7U

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_DID YOU KNOW

So far, over 52,000 folks have come through the doors of the historic Lyric Theatre in Lexington KY to see a live taping of the WOODSONGS OLD-TIME RADIO HOUR. Thanks to the volunteer crew, artists, local hotels and restaurants,  Mayor Gorton and VisitLEX, MartinGuitars, Deering Banjos. KET, WEKU, WUKY, RFDTV and our hundreds of radio and public television affiliates.
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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 don’t have to be famous … you just have to be good!”

folksinger Michael Johnathon – michael@woodsongs.com