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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 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 TV series. Now Friday and Wednesday’s on RFD-TV.

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WoodSongs is producted 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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Take a beautiful autumn drive to historic Ariel Opera House in Gallipolis OH along the Ohio River for the World Premier concert of SONGS OF RURAL AMERICA performed with the Ohio Valley Symphony orchestra. It will be filmed for public television, recorded for public radio and American Forces Radio Network. Be part of the theatre audience! CLICK HERE for details MichaelJohnathon.com/symphony

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Monday Sept 24 – INTERNATIONAL NIGHT from Egypt and Japan! 

General Public: $10 Students: $5 WS Partners: Free CALL 859-280-2218 for tickets / WS Partners: Free call the WS Reservation Hotline 859-252-8888 LYRIC THEATRE, 300 E Third St Lexington KY. Audience please be seated by 6:45PM. Become a WoodSongs Partner call 859-255-5700 or CLICK HERE

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YOUSSRA EL HAWARY became a sensation in the aftermath of the Egyptian revolution … capturing the stories of Cairo and the Mediterranean basin that fuels her music. A fixture of Egypt’s independent music scene, El Hawary and her five-piece band meld the sounds of Cairo’s underground with acoustic charm, led by the sway and swagger of El Hawary’s accordion. Her songs entwine French chanson, indie rock, and jazz to underscore an idiosyncratic artistic world. She is currently on her debut US tour as part of Center Stage, a cultural exchange program that invites performing artists from abroad to the United States to perform, meet, and share their experiences with communities around the country.  https://www.youssraelhawary.com/
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Center Stage is a public initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts.  https://centerstageus.org/

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HIROYA TSUKAMOTO is a one-of-a-kind composer, brilliant guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. Hiroya has been leading concerts internationally including several appearances at Blue Note in New York City with his group and Japanese National Television(NHK). Hiroya performed, recorded and  released two solo albums and three with his acclaimed group Interoceanico.  http://www.hiroyatsukamoto.com/
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MONDAY OCT 1 2018

General Public: $10 Students: $5 WS Partners: Free CALL 859-280-2218 for tickets / WS Partners: Free call the WS Reservation Hotline 859-252-8888 LYRIC THEATRE, 300 E Third St Lexington KY. Audience please be seated by 6:45PM. Become a WoodSongs Partner call 859-255-5700 or CLICK HERE

ARVEL BIRD is a classically trained as a violinist compositions whose performances encompass traditional Celtic tunes and bluegrass standards to his contemporary Native American and Celtic rock orchestrations. His performances have been called “Braveheart Meets Last of the Mohicans … at Woodstock.” Arvel toured worldwide with Glen Campbell for six years and also worked with Loretta Lynn, Tom T. Hall, Ray Price, Louise Mandrell, and Clay Walker. His newest and most vibrant instrumental release ‘Animal Totems’ is a tribute to the endangered species of the world.  https://www.arvelbird.com/
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CICADA RHYTHM is the sound of Juilliard-trained bassist Andrea DeMarcus and rootsy guitarist Dave Kirslis. Born and raised in Georgia, the duo merges both traditional and contemporary Americana music with topical lyrics. Their latest album is ‘Everywhere I Go’ out on New West Records. https://cicadarhythm.com/
Special Guests: ZHOU FAMILY BAND ( 周 家 班 ) plays traditional wind and percussion music which accompany birth and death celebrations of the people of Central-Eastern China for more than 600 years. Coming from Lingbi, Anhui Province, part of the Central Plain area which formed the cradle of Chinese civilization, the Zhou family have been musicians for seven generations, and are bearers of a tradition that represents the finest of Chinese folk music.

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_DID YOU KNOW

So far, over 40,000 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 Jim Gray and VisitLEX, #KentuckyTourism, #BigAssFans, #MartinGuitars, #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