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Coming Monday Jan 16, 2017

ws2017_1-16Jan 16, 2017 General Public: $10  WS Partners: FREE … Lyric Theatre 300 E Third, Lexington, KY  To Make a Reservation Call 859-252-8888 or email: office@woodsongs.com  You can SECURE TICKETS EARLY from the Lyric Box office call 859-280-2218

LIVINGSTON TAYLOR picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, beginning a 40-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting and teaching. From top-40 hits “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running,” to “I Can Dream of You” and “Boatman,” both recorded by his brother James Taylor, Livingston’s creative output has continued unabated. His musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire, and he is equally at home with a range of musical genres—folk, pop, gospel, jazz—and from upbeat storytelling to touching ballads. Livingston’s latest album is  ‘Blue Sky’. http://livingstontaylor.com/
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REBECCA LOEBE is an award-winning indie-folk singer from Atlanta, GA. Since quitting her job as a full-time recording studio engineer in 2006, she has performed 100+ shows per year at colleges, coffeehouses and theaters in over 30 states of the US and in Europe. In the spring of 2011, her performance on the US premiere of “The Voice” impressed celebrity coaches Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine, prompting them both to ask her to work with them. In 2017, she’s celebrating 10 years on the road and a brand new crowd sourced album. http://www.rebeccaloebe.com/
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Coming Monday Jan 23, 2017

General Public: $10  WS Partners: FREE … Lyric Theatre 300 E Third, Lexington, KY  To Make a Reservation Call 859-252-8888 or email: office@woodsongs.com  You can SECURE TICKETS EARLY from the Lyric Box office call 859-280-2218

SYLVIA has enjoyed more than two decades of a successful career as a singer and songwriter. Her career includes multiple No. 1 hits such as the crossover smash “Nobody” and “Drifter.” The Grammy-nominated singer also charted 20 singles on the country charts, which helped propel her to a win for the ACM’s “Female Vocalist of the Year.” ‘It’s All In The Family’, her first album in 14 years, is also the first on which she co-wrote the majority of the songs.
http://sylviamusic.com/

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JP HARRIS plays Country Music. Not “Americana,” not “Roots,” “Folk,” or any other number of monikers used to describe a slew of spin-off genres; he plays from the foundation of these styles, the music that has influenced four generations of songwriters. Rolling Stone named JP Harris one of fall 2014’s “Country Tours Not To Miss,” as well as one of “21 Must-See Country Acts at SXSW 2015.” JP’s latest ‘Why Don’t We Duet In The Road’  is a collection of old-school country duets inspired by ‘Will the Circle Be Unbroken’. http://ilovehonkytonk.com/

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Coming Monday Jan 30, 2017

ws2017_1-30Jan 30, 2017 General Public: $10  WS Partners: FREE … Lyric Theatre 300 E Third, Lexington, KY  To Make a Reservation Call 859-252-8888 or email: office@woodsongs.com  You can SECURE TICKETS EARLY from the Lyric Box office call 859-280-2218

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FLATT LONESOME meteoric bluegrass rise in bluegrass can be attributed to their stellar picking and heartfelt songs centered around beautiful sibling harmony. They were the big winner at this year IBMA’s Awards walking away with Vocal Group of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year. While deeply-rooted in bluegrass music’s historic classics, they also have an energetic flair for country sounds, progressive jams, and soul-stirring gospel music while never forsaking their traditional essence. Their latest album ‘Runaway Train’ generated six charting singles thus far and was also honored at the SPBGMA Awards early 2016 for Album of the Year and Best Overall Bluegrass Band. http://flattlonesome.com/
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MARK KROOS … bring your seatbelts for this gu! He plays 2 guitar necks at the same time. He’s the winner of Guitar Player Magazine’s 2011 International Competition .Drawing influence from folk, Celtic, indie, and even punk rock artists as well as other great guitarists such as Michael Hedges, Tommy Emmanuel and Leo Kottke, Mark Kroos has developed his own edge to the acoustic guitar characterized by open harmonies, polyphonic textures, and incredible tapping technique. Mark’s latest release is ‘Clarity’. http://www.markkroos.com/
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Coming Monday March 27, 2017

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JULIAN LAGE & CHRIS ELDRIDGE first full-length album ‘Avalon’  is a vivid snapshot of this duo’s repertoire; a portrait of a burgeoning friendship between two virtuosic players; and, at its heart, a pristinely recorded ode to the acoustic guitar. Lage has, since childhood, been highly regarded in jazz and new music circles for his own work as well as for his collaborations with such artists as Gary Burton, Nels Cline, Fred Hersch, and Jim Hall, among many others. Chris Eldridge is equally noted in the progressive bluegrass world for his stints with The Seldom Scene and The Infamous Stringdusters, which led to his joining Chris Thile’s adventurous, Grammy-nominated quintet, Punch Brothers. http://www.lageeldridge.com/
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AOIFE O’DONOVAN has gained wide recognitionAS the captivating lead singer of the Boston-based progressive string band Crooked Still and The Goat Rodeo Sessions (with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile). The Washington Post describes her singing as “almost too gorgeous for its own good.”  She has made regular appearances on A Prairie Home Companion and collaborated with some of the most eminent names in music across a wide variety of genres from Alison Krauss to Dave Douglas. Her latest release is ‘Man in the Neon Coat: Live in Cambridge’. The album features live trio performances of tracks from Aoife’s two critically acclaimed releases as well as covers of Joni Mitchell and Emmylou Harris classics.   http://www.aoifeodonovan.com/
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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 can watch our live show taping every Monday night on Folk-Book.com

 

 

“You don’t have to be famous … you just have to be good!”

folksinger Michael Johnathon – michael@woodsongs.com