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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. 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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New! MOUSIE HIWAY: The Adventures of BANJO MOUSE IN Appalachia: Order the book and CD now that introduces bluegrass music and acoustic instruments to kids 3-12 years old.   To see the story, hear the song Mousie HiWay and pre-order information click here

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CONCERTS AT THE CASTLE

Click the CASTLE logo for details!
John McEuen May 31, Jerry Douglas June 7 and more!

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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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NO SHOW Monday May 28

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June 4, 2018
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June 4, 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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THE LOOSE STRING BAND is an all women band, five members ranging in age from fifteen to twenty three years of age from Galax, Virginia. The band has been together for nine years, playing at bluegrass conventions, special events, ceremonies, and festivals. They are well known in the Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond for their nice blend of tight vocal harmonies and sweet rhythms. They are also unique in their style since they all play an instrument and sing. The band has been well supported and embraced by many through the years. www.theloosestringsband.com

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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP:www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmCSg9TZEww

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KIRBY JANE is a Nashville-based guitarist from Charleston, South Carolina, specializing in solo jazz/americana performance and fingerstyle arranging. Her award-winning playing style stems from her roots as an ex-pat pianist and her guitar approach draws significantly on composing and arranging methods more commonly seen in the piano world, providing for a nuanced, expressive approach to the guitar. At 24 years of age, Kirby is a protégé of Grammy-winning guitarist John Knowles, CGP. She is also a contributor for for Premier Guitar Magazine. www.kirbyjane.net
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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIzqZprplTU

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TROMBONE SHORTY CONCERT Monday June 11

The TROUBADOUR CONCERT SERIES presents the amazing Trombone Shorty at the Opera House!

Tickets and details at TroubaShow.com or call the Opera House Box Office 859-233-3535

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June 18, 2018

June 18, 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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DAWN LANDES is one of the most fearlessly innovative musicians working today. Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and Branson, Missouri, Landes cultivated her musical gifts not only through performing and songwriting, but also through learn-by-doing production work that eventually led her to co-owning a recording studio for a time. Over the years, she has collaborated with such contemporaries as Will Oldham, Justin Townes Earle, and Norah Jones. Her latest ‘Meet Me At The River’ is Landes’ self-described “Nashville record.” She has assured its pedigree by enlisting the production skills of Fred Foster, the Country Music Hall of Fame member, and an an A-Team of Nashville musicians. http://www.dawnlandes.com/
WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP:CLICK HERE
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LINDSAY LOU has been making beautiful, soul-shaking music for the last decade. This Michigan songbird has been featured in a number of the best acoustic music festivals in the US. Her singing floats over the instrumental mastery and deep groove of her band with dynamics that range from a lullaby to a battle cry. 2018 marks what might be the biggest year for the band, set to release their latest, a transformative and heart-wrenching album titled ‘Southland’.
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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP:CLICK HERE
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July 23, 2018

July 23, 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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RUEN BROTHERS were inspired by their music aficionado father who raised the duo on a steady diet of The Rolling Stones and The Everly Brothers, the two would rehearse in the family kitchen while scrounging for gigs in their blue-collar hometown of Scunthorpe, England. The brothers quickly collected a global audience of fans, none more influential than iconic producer Rick Rubin, who quickly recognized their talent and promptly took the brothers under his wing. The brothers’ artistic background and pedigree come into full focus on their debut studio album ‘All My Shades of Blue’. https://ruenbrothers.com/
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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: CLICK HERE

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KITTLE & CO. is a contemporary string collective fronted by violin virtuoso Jeremy Kittel (formerly of the GRAMMY award-winning Turtle Island Quartet). Kittle has worked such diverse artists as My Morning Jacket, Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble, and Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn but for the last few years, the Brooklyn-based artist has been diligently building his own repertoire of music for a wholly original new group. ‘Whorls’ is the band’s debut album on Compass Records and it inhabits the space between classical and acoustic roots, Celtic and bluegrass aesthetics, folk and jazz sensibilities. https://www.jeremykittel.com/
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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: CLICK HERE

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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, Kentucky Tourism Commissioner KRISTEN BRANSCUM, 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