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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 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

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COMING MONDAY NOV 27  SPECIAL EVENT

NOVEMBER 27, 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

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TOMMY EMMANUEL is a virtuoso guitarist from Australia who has completely stormed the world of guitar playing … mesmerizing audiences in sold out theaters all over the world. The WoodSongs audience needs little introduction to arguably the finest guitar player of his generation as he returns to our broadcast celebrating a brilliant new album. Tommy’s new album is ‘Accomplice One’. It’s an album full of incredible duets that showcases his love of many styles and features guests artists like Jason Isbell, Mark Knopfler, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Douglas, Ricky Skaggs, David Grisman, Jake Shimabukuro, and more. He also just released a new collaborative album entitled, Pickin’ with celebrated mandolinist David “Dawg” Grisman.  tommyemmanuel.com
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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: as a special treat to our WoodSongs audience, here is a clip of the very first time Tommy appeared on WoodSongs in our early days in the Kentucky Theatre … it has over 12 MILLION views! CLICK HERE
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COMING MONDAY DEC 4  – ROOTS MUSIC SPECTACULAR!

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DECEMBER 4, 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
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Roots music sits at the musical crossroads of folk, blues, bluegrass, Americana, country and more. It’s influence, heritage and legacy has created the rich artistic tapestry that have launched the worlds most pioneering recording artists. Pete Seeger once said, “All of us, we’re links in a chain. And if we do our job right, there will be many, many links to come.” This is music of front porch reinterpreted, reinvented and rejuvenated time and time again for each new generation to discover.
This Special Event broadcast of WoodSongs will be an adventurous exploration of the world of Roots Music. Appearing on the broadcast will be the Presidents of the major roots organizations to explain what each organization does and how interested musicians can benefit from their grassroots work. They have also each hand selected a WOODSONGS KID that best represents their musical image to spotlight the next “link in the chain.”
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THE BLUES FOUNDATION mission is to preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand worldwide awareness of the blues, and ensure the future of the uniquely American art form. Barbara B. Newman is the President and CEO and will  appear on the broadcast to discuss some of their programs like Generation Blues, Blues in the School, Blues Fall of Fame, Blues Music Awards and more.  https://blues.org   THE BLUES FOUNDATION has picked 16-years-old DAVID JULIA from Minneola, FL and blues legend and major award winner Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin to represent them. David is more than a guitar prodigy delivering smokin’ spot-on lightening licks with killer grooves and rich vocals. His band has just won the Suncoast Blues Challenge and they will be coming to Memphis to compete in The Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge in January 2018. https://www.davidjuliamusic.com/
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FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL mission is to nurture, engage and empower the international folk music community — traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional — through education, advocacy and performance. Angus Finnan serves as the FAI Executive Director. Programs include the FAI International Conference with 30 years of community and song, Music Camps, Artist in Residence, and the International Folk Music Awards. http://www.folk.orgFOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL have selected Indian/American siblings GIRI & UMA PETERS to appear on WoodSongs.  These award-winning multi-instrumentalists have been electrifying audiences with their refreshing, soulful blend of old-time, folk, and roots music.  https://www.giripetersmusic.com/
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THE INTERNATIONAL BLUEGRASS MUSIC ASSOCIATION (IBMA) mission connects and educates bluegrass professionals, empowers the bluegrass community, and encourages worldwide appreciation of bluegrass music of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Paul Schiminger is the Executive Director of the IBMA and some of their programs include: the World of Bluegrass and IBMA Awards Show, Bluegrass In The Schools, Bluegrass Trust Fund, IBMA Youth Council, and more. They have picked Grand Master Fiddle champion IVY PHILLIPS from Chapmansboro, Tennessee to perform on the broadcast. After learning the fiddle, Ivy was determined to play the mandolin, guitar, bass, clawhammer banjo, dobro, and recently the ukulele. She dreams one day to fiddle and dance her way onto the Grand Ole Opry.
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SONGFARMERS is what the members of the WoodSongs Front Porch Association are called. Kari Estrin is a member of the creative board and will explain how the WFPA has a three-fold purpose: to organize the community of “front porch” musicians, provide FREE roots music education programs to teachers and home school families, and organize hometown SongFarmers Chapters from Vermont to Arkansas to the Virgin Islands. The WFPA will be represented by Kari Estrin. Visit SongFarmers.org for details.
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Blues legend Steady Rollin’ BOB MARGOLIN is a multi-award winning guitar player/songwriter/singer/producer. Inspired by Chuck Berry, he started playing guitar at age 15 and immediately started performing in local rock and blues bands. Margolin was hired by Muddy Waters in 1973 and toured the world and jammed with many great blues and rock musicians. He won the Blues Music Award in 2017 as Best Male Traditional Blues Artist. https://bobmargolin.com/
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DEANIE RICHARDSON is one of finest fiddler’s working in Nashville. Her resume includes stints with shared the stage and/or recording studio with such artists as Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Bob Seger, Dale Ann Bradley, Emmy Lou Harris, and more. She also performs in newest bluegrass super group Sister Saddie. She has been a mentor to many young musicians including the IBMA’s Kids on Bluegrass program. https://www.deanierichardson.com/
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COMING DEC 11 – A VERY AMAZING &  SPECIAL BROADCAST

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DECEMBER 11, 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
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UNITED BY MUSIC is a performance program for musically talented people with development and intellectual challenges. Nonprofit expert and music supporter Barbara Hammerman and music producer Amanda Gresham founded  and manage this program in North America, originally created in The Netherlands in 2006. The two direct this team of professional musician mentors and supporters, find the musical talents for the program, work in weekly sessions to create performance shows and play at festivals and events.
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On this very Special Event Broadcast of WoodSongs will be a core group of super talented “differently abled” musicians from around the country including viral singing sensation UBMNA artist MARLANA VANHOOSE from Kentucky who has sung all over the US including at the NBA Finals, NASCAR events and Carnegie Hall plus 19-year-old Mississippi blues UBMNA artist phenom  CHRISTONE “KINGFISH” INGRAM.
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The group will be joined on stage by several UBMNA mentors including Grammy-nominated BB King Entertainer of the Year JANIVA MAGENESS, Grammy-nominated and 2017 Male Contemporary Blues Artist of the Year KENNY NEAL and award winning recording artist GARY DAVENPORT.
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Lear about United by Music North America:  https://ubmna.org/
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Christone “Kingfish” Ingram: https://www.christonekingfishingram.com/
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COMING DEC 18 – EARLY SHOWTIME – TWO BANJO MASTERS – SPECIAL EVENT

DEC 18, 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
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 EARLY SHOWTIME this broadcast will begin 6:30PM sharp, please be seated by 6:15. Thank you!
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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/
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WELCOME TO A NEW YEAR!

THIS BROADCAST IS BEING RESCHEDULED

RESCHEDULED DATE COMING SOON  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
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BUTTON is a new musical project featuring the legendary JOHN COWAN with his friends ED TOTH of the Doobie Brothers and KEITH HOWLAND of Chicago. Yes … all three on the same stage, same night, same broadcast. Their blend of diverse musical influences create a unique style that will appeal to fans of jam bands, progressive rock, and classic rock alike! The Button debut album was produced by the band and recorded in Nashville.
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The resume of each musician on their own would fill an entire broadcast … Ed Toth joined the Doobie Brothers in 2005 after 9 years with the band Vertical Horizon. Through the years, bassist-vocalist John Cowan has performed in many projects, including New Grass Revival, The John Cowan Band and The Doobie Brothers. A veteran of Chicago, Keith Howland has played lead guitar for the band since 1995.
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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP with KIETH HOWLAND click here
WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP with JOHN COWAN singing Dark as a Dungeon click here
WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP with ED TOTH onstage with the Doobie Brothers click here
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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 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