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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 537 radio stations from Australia 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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“You don’t have to be famous … you just have to be Good!”

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WANT TO COME TO THE SHOW? CLICK HERE___BECOME A WOODSONGS PARTNERCLICK HERE

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Show 997 – October 21, 2019

Another FREE Gift as we anticipate the coming of WoodSongs show #1000

The 176-page book WoodSongs III is another celebration of home and rural living, plus a sampler album featuring songs from the Woody Guthrie Opera and more. A free copy for every couple attending this broadcast taping, while supplies last. READ THE REVIEWS of WOODSONGS III: click here

Also included is a copy of the SongFarmer CD, the first national release completely recorded on an iPhone and selected as the 2018 Roots Album of the Year. READ A REVIEW of the SONGFARMER album: click here

Show 997 October 21, 2019
General Public: $10 Call 859-280-2218
WS Partners: FREE call the WS Reservation Hotline 859-252-8888
Become a WS Partner, click here or call 859-255-5700
LYRIC THEATRE, 300 E Third St Lexington KY. Audience please be seated by 6:45PM
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CHARLIE HUNTER AND LUCY WOODWARD are known for excelling in different genres, yet the two veteran musicians have been running in similar circles before pairing up for touring in 2018.  With a career spanning 26 years and almost 20 albums, virtuoso guitarist Charlie Hunter has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, and D’Angelo. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight – string guitar. Lucy Woodward made her major label debut in 2003. She has since recorded/toured with Rod Stewart, Snarky Puppy, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Pink Martini, Chaka Khan and Carole King releasing 3 more albums along the way. ‘Music!Music!Music!’ marks the recorded debut of the musical partnership and an exhilarating blast of blues, soul and funk. https://charliehunter.com/ , http://www.lucywoodward.com/
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GINA CHAVEZ is a 12-time Austin Music Award winner, including 2019 Best Female Vocals. Her bilingual, pan-Latin sound explore the true meaning of “Americana” as she and her five-piece band take audiences on a high-energy journey through Latin America and beyond. Gina tours internationally as a cultural ambassador with the U.S. State Dept, and runs Niñas Arriba, a college scholarship fund for young women in gang-dominated El Salvador. Her NPR Tiny Desk concert has more than 890,000 views and her national TV debut is now airing on PBS stations nationwide. www.ginachavez.com
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SHOW 998 – Oct 28 – DUO DATE NIGHT!

Another FREE Gift as we anticipate the coming of WoodSongs show #1000 TONIGHT ONLY

MOUSIE HIWAY: The Adventures of BANJO MOUSE in Appalachia

MOUSIE HIWAY is a 32-page fully illustrasted children’s book that involves music, a good story, a fun character and a valid lesson. The story and accompanying CD introduces the sound of the banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, dobro and bass to young ears in a fun way. Each book will include a CD with the story in audio-book format plus the song Mousie HiWay … featuring ROB ICKES as “Doggy Dobro” and the McLain Family Band

TEACHERS and HOME SCHOOL PARENTS: LESSON PLANS for K-4 and 5-7 are included with the book

PLUS: a FREE COPY of the 23-song MOONFIRE Banjo Album

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Show 998 October 28, 2019
General Public: $10 Call 859-280-2218
WS Partners: FREE call the WS Reservation Hotline 859-252-8888 Become a WS Partner, click here
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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LARRY CAMPBELL & TERESA WILLIAMShave been called “The First Couple of Americana” (Mojo). Multi-instrumentalist-singer-songwriter Larry Campbell and singer-guitarist Teresa Williams’ acclaimed eponymous 2015 debut, released after seven years of playing in Levon Helm’s band – and frequent guesting with Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Phil Lesh, Little Feat, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, brought to the stage the crackling creative energy of a decades-long offstage union. A whirlwind of touring and promo followed, and when the dust cleared, the duo was ready to do it all again on ‘Contraband Love’, their new album on Red House Records and a riskier slice of Americana.   http://www.larryandteresa.com
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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: https://vimeo.com/125956414
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ROB ICKES & TREY HENSLEY are a powerhouse acoustic duo that has electrified the acoustic music scene. Rob is a 15-time IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Dobro Player of the Year and Trey a Tennessee-born guitar prodigy who made his Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 11.  White-hot picking and stone country vocals are still the driving force of the duo, but now with added grit and a nod to the rootsier side of Americana. Their new Compass Records album, ‘World Full of Blues’, moves beyond the acoustic-centric sound of their previous two releases. http://www.robandtrey.com/
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SHOW 999 – Nov 4

Show 999 November 4, 2019
General Public: $10 Call 859-280-2218
WS Partners: FREE call the WS Reservation Hotline 859-252-8888 Become a WS Partner, click here
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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JOE MULLINS & THE RADIO RAMBLERSwon the coveted “2019 Bluegrass Entertainer of the Year” Award at the 30th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards; this is the band’s first win – and first nomination – in this category. In addition, JMRR won “Collaborative Recording of the Year” for “The Guitar Song” with special guest, Del McCoury. They have been seen by thousands of fans across the continent through performances at a vast array of venues including the National Folk Festival, Bluegrass Underground, Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman, and regular guest appearances on the Grand Ole Opry. Their latest is release is ‘For The Record’ on Billy Blue Records. http://radioramblers.com/
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GUMBO, GRITS and GRAVY is a ‘gathering’ featuring three brilliant musicians with culturally and musically diverse backgrounds.  The new musical roots collaboration are mystic violinist Anne Harris, Creole torchbearer Marcella Simien, and renaissance blueman Guy Davis. As the name implies, Gumbo, Grits & Gravy is grounded in the roots of a hearty, home-cooked meal, the foundation of family and tradition, which is more often guided by maternal inspirations. Through this understanding, it is a celebration of a musical and cultural diversity that this trio hopes to document and spread to the world in 2019 and beyond. http://gumbogritsandgravy.com
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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: https://vimeo.com/311688705
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NO SHOW Nov 11

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WOODSONGS SHOW #1000 – TUESDAY NOV 19!

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CELEBRATE WITH US AS WE MAKE MEDIA HISTORY … all attending WoodSongs Partners can attend the POST-SHOW Party after the broadcast taping FREE.
Show 1000 Nov 19, 2019
General Public: $35 Call 859-280-2218
WS Partners: $25 pus AFTER-SHOW PARTY Call 859-280-2218

BUY TICKETS ONLINE: CLICK HERE

Become a WS Partner, click here or call 859-255-5700
LYRIC THEATRE, 300 E Third St Lexington KY. Audience please be seated by 6:45PM
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READ THE PRESS RELEASE: WoodSongs.com/WS1000

RIDERS IN THE SKY … of all the artists we could invite to be part of this  only our friends Ranger Doug, Too Slim, Woody Paul and Joey the Polks King could fill the bill. They have performed over 7,000 of their own concerts, the stars of major potion picture like Toy Story, Grammy Award winners, members of the Grand Ole Opry and they had their own live audience radio program called RIDERS RADIO THEATER . The 1000th episode of “WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour,” featuring Riders in the Sky, will be taped at The Lyric Theatre, 300 E. Third Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40508 on Tuesday, November 19, at 6:45 p.m. Doors will open at 6:20.