Welcome To The Official Website Of Folksinger Michael Johnathon’s

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 television series. Now Friday’s on RFD-TV. WANT TO COME TO THE SHOW? BRINGING A GROUP? CLICK HERE

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WATCH WOODSONGS LIVE ON YOUR CELL PHONE WITH THE NEW WS APP  CLICK HERE

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NEW Ticketing arrangement:

The PUBLIC: call the Lyric Theatre box office 859-280-2218 after 1PM Mon-Sat for advance tickets
WOODSONGS PARTNERS ONLY: call the reservation hotline: 859-252-8888
BECOME A WOODSONGS PARTNER CLICK HERE

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Coming Monday Feb 19

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February 19, 2018 General Public: $10  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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MEAN MARY isn’t mean at all …she is  known internationally for her lightning-fast fingers, haunting vocals, and intricate story songs. She is an award-winning musician/writer and fan favorite (over 9 million views on her YouTube videos). Deering Banjo’s named her their Goodtime Ambassador, and Janet Deering describes her banjo playing as giving her “chills. Her latest album is titled ‘Blazing’.  https://meanmary.com/home

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LAURA CORTESE & THE DANCE CARDS have a vision for their band’s sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music. Band leader Laura was a member of UNCLE EARLE and performed with folk icon Pete Seeger. Cellist Valerie Thompson (cello/vox), fiddler Jenna Moynihan (fiddle/vox), and bassist Natalie Bohrn (bass/vox) pair their sophisticated string arrangements and rich vocal harmonies to Laura Cortese’s poignant and powerful singing. The new record ‘California Calling’ on Compass Records has a wide emotional and sonic scope.  http://www.thisislauracortese.com/
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Coming Monday Mar 5

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March 5, 2018 General Public: $10  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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CHRIS RODRIGUES AND ABBY THE SPOON LADY are buskers from Asheville North Carolina that are internationally known after one of their videos went viral. Abby is one of very few professional spoon players in the United States and has been a professional street performer for over a decade. She studied American folk percussion, music, and folklore while traveling the United States by foot and rail. Chris is a one-man band and multi-instrumentalist. Together the two create a dynamic duo with very complex rhythms playing originals and reworking classic gospel songs. www.spoonladymusic.com
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McPEAKE builds on the 150 year tradition of this legacy musical family from Belfast, Ireland that influenced Van Morrison, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, John Lennon and others. Figuring prominently in the EMMY Award-winning PBS Special “Music of Ireland,” the band is now taking the world of Celtic music by storm with its own contemporary brand of self-penned songs and compositions. The new generation of this legendary family has developed a distinctive sound that is totally immersed in the popular culture of today, while maintaining a firm anchor in the influences of past generations.  https://www.mcpeakemusic.com/theband
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Coming Monday Mar 12

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March 12, 2018 General Public: $10  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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CALAN bring together the remarkable talents of 5 young musicians giving a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music. With a contemporary and lively approach they breathe new life into the old traditions through their sparkling melodies, foot tapping tunes and spirited and energetic performances of Welsh step dancing. The band began by busking in the streets of Cardiff raising money to pay for university fees. By 2015 they were performing alongside Bryn Terfel and Sting at the Royal Albert Hall in London as part of Bryn Terfel’s 50th birthday party. They recently released their 4th studio album ’Solomon’.  https://www.calan-band.com/
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BEYOND THE PALE has been making its distinctive brand of boundary-busting Eurofolk fusion for 20 years. Inspired by Klezmer and Balkan styles but influenced by everything from jazz and classical music to bluegrass, newgrass and reggae, the band’s music traverses a vast and exotic musical landscape, bound by no particular idiom and shaped by many. Their latest release, ‘Ruckus’, has received two nominations from the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards, increasing the band’s career total to seven CFMA nominations, including three wins.  https://www.beyondthepale.net/
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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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BECOME A WOODSONGS PARTNER and get a FREE COPY OF WS III 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 don’t have to be famous … you just have to be good!”

folksinger Michael Johnathon – michael@woodsongs.com