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 TV series. Now Friday and Wednesday’s on RFD-TV. WANT TO COME TO THE SHOW? CLICK HERE

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

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CONCERTS AT THE CASTLE – RAIN or SHINE!

Click HERE for details!

DOYLE LAWSON & Quicksilver Aug 23 and more

TICKETS: online or call 859-256-0322

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WoodSongs Renews National Time Slot on the RFD-TV Network CLICK HERE

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WoodSongs is in production 44 Mondays a year

If you don’t see a schedule for the day you are looking for it means we haven’t confirmed the artist … yet.  You can still make reservations for a broadcast taping even if the artists have not been announced.

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Monday Aug 20, 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
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JONATHAN McEUEN has spent two decades of working with an astounding array of artists like his father JOHN MCEUEN plus Dwight Yoakam, Dolly Parton, Wynonna Judd, and others. McEuen’s new release, ‘Through The Sun Gate’, is a symbolic illumination as he steps into a world of total artistic control with a collection of songs that chronicle his journey from Nashville to Ventura and back again. Drawing from a deep well of musical influences that range from The Flying Burrito Brothers to Buck Owens and Earl Scruggs, McEuen has crafted a true California-meets-Nashville gem. http://jonathanmceuenmusic.com/
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THE TROLL SMASHERS are a roots and folk trio from Austin, TX … playing funky and fresh roots music with fiddles, mandolins, fingerstyle guitar, and decadently layered harmonies. Chalk it up to folksmash. This Texas trio, featuring the brilliant guitarist Emma Dean  has just released a debut EP. www.facebook.com/TheTrollSmashers/
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Monday Aug 27, 2018

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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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MANDY BARNETT is a World-Class Vocalist who sings the stylings of pop and jazz standards, torch, and classic country music. She delves into a song with a keen interpretative sense, studying the intricacies of its emotional content and rendering a powerful performance through her full-bodied voice. As a teenager, Mandy starred as country music legend Patsy Cline in the stage show “Always . . . Patsy Cline” at the celebrated Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Her latest ‘Strange Conversation’ is her progressive take on the postmodern American songbook. www.mandybarnett.com/

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GINA SICILIA is a powerful, award winning blues vocalist whose ambition and determination has always set her apart. Since nabbing a Blues Music Award nomination for Best New Artist in 2008, Sicilia has enjoyed great success playing over 150 shows a year and opening for the likes for Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joan Osborne and Beth Hart, among others. She relocated to Nashville from Philadelphia a few years ago and those Americana influences can be heard on her eighth studio album ‘Heard The Lie’ via Blue Elan Records. Sicilia integrates these rootsier signifiers seamlessly within the album’s bluesy moments. www.ginasicilia.com/
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NO SHOW Monday SEPT 3, 2018

The WoodSongs Crew is taking a much deserved day off and Michael is in Iowa receiving the ALBUM OF THE YEAR AWARD from the Roots Music Association at the National Old-Time Music Festival for his SongFarmers album.

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Monday SEPT 10, 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
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CHRIS SMITHER is truly an American original. For over 50 years, Smiother draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets, and philosophers. He’s forged lifelong friendships with many musicians, including Bonnie Raitt who went on to record his songs, “Love You Like A Man” and “I Feel the Same. Smither recently released his eighteenth record, ‘Call Me Lucky’ on Signature Sounds/Mighty Albert. It’s arguably his best. https://smither.com/

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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjGP4SzvdOI

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SAM MORROW has found his footing as an artist and appears poised to join the ranks of a member of Los Angeles’ country elite. He was recently named by Rolling Stone as 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know. At 27 years old, Morrow has released a confident career-defining album ‘Concrete and Mud’ on Forty Below Records. It’s rooted in Texas twang, southern stomp, and old-school funky-tonk.  www.sammorrowmusic.com/

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

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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