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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 537 radio stations from Australia to Boston to Dublin, Ireland, on American Forces Radio Network twice each weekend in 173 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.

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BIG NEWS!

WoodSongs added to the legendary 650 AM WSM lineup. Two hour block Sunday evenings … plus Route 650 streaming channel. Read the story: click here

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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MONDAY November 19

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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SONGS FROM THE ROAD BAND is a North Carolina award-winning powerhouse group featuring Mark Schimick, Charles Humphrey, Ryan Cavanaugh, Sam Wharton, and James Schlender.  They are an all star band consisting of musicians from a wide variety of backgrounds including an IBMA award & Grammy recipient for songwriting, performance, and producing, Banjo player in jazz pioneer Bill Evans Soul Grass project, a 2 time National Fiddle Champion, and played alongside legends likes of Larry Keel, Vassar Clements, Tony Rice, Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, George Benson, and more. The band is currently touring in support of their 4th studio album release “Road To Nowhere.” www.songsfromtheroadband.com/

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JOE CROOKSTON is a songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. He’s a master storyteller. His music swirls with themes of lightness, darkness, clocks ticking, weeping willows, cynicism, hope, and the cycles of life and rebirth. Named 2016 Folk Alliance International Artist-in- Resident, he’s played with Suzanne Vega, Dar Williams, John McCutcheon, John Gorka, Judy Collins and 100’s more. www.joecrookston.com/
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MONDAY November 26

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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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CEDRIC BURNSIDE still lives on several acres not far from the Holly Springs, Mississippi, home where he was raised by “Big Daddy,” his grandfather, the late singer/songwriter/guitarist R.L. Burnside whom Cedric famously played with, just as his own father, drummer Calvin Jackson, did.  Cedric was literally born to the blues, more specifically, the “rhythmically unorthodox” Hill country variant which emerged from Mississippi, where he grew up surrounded (and influenced) by Junior Kimbrough, Jessie May Hemphill and Otha Turner, as well as delta musicians T-Model Ford and Paul “Wine” Jones. This Grammy-nominated and Blues Music Awards winner latest is ‘Benton County Relic’ which brings the blues alive for a new generation. www.cedricburnside.net
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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=9OxDgqahdtQ
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THE FARMER & ADELE are reinventing the modern cowboy/cowgirl while respecting its beginnings. Based out of Nashville, TN, The Farmer & Adele – led by Grace Adele and Keenan Wade – leads the pack of a new wave of musicians revitalizing western swing music. With a star-studded record, award nominations and their own morning radio show on WSM’s Route 650, The Farmer & Adele are a one-two punch of classic meets modern. The band’s debut effort, ‘Into the Wide Open Sky’, combines original compositions rooted in familiar styles of the American landscape. Traces of classic country, jazz and Tin Pan Alley songwriting interweave throughout the group’s top-notch musicianship. www.everybodylovesthefarmerandadele.com/
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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18TvBq8sQ1g
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MONDAY December 3

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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MISSY RAINES has proven herself without doubt as one of the iconic bluegrass instrumentalist of all time. She is the first woman to win IBMA’s Bass Player of the Year award and she went on to win the title more than any other bass player in the history of the organization, male or female. On her newest release on Compass Records, ‘Royal Traveller’ Raines has stepped into the spotlight as a songwriter for the first time. The album digs deep into her family life and her upbringing in West Virginia.  The stand out track “Swept Away”, features the 5 first women to win IBMA instrumentalist awards, Raines, Alison Brown (banjo), Sierra Hull (mandolin), Becky Buller (fiddle), and Molly Tuttle (guitar). “Swept Away” was named 2018 IBMA “Recorded Event of the Year”. https://www.missyraines.com

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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=FLh25zNdGDYF4smGe9Ockkkg&v=fBAPe8ztYZ8
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WILLIE NILE was hailed by the New York Times as “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years.” Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Jim Jarmusch, and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises. Willie has toured across the U.S. with the Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. As the induction program from the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame says: “His live performances are legendary.” His 12th studio album ‘Children of Paradise’ was released in the summer of 2018 to universal acclaim.  http://www.willienile.com
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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APfsX-gLdgs
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MONDAY DECEMBER 10

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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SISTER SADIE is the all-female/all-star bluegrass group comprised of some of the best-known musicians in bluegrass  featuring five time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year Dale Ann Bradley, Tina Adair, Deanie Richardson, Gena Britt and Beth Lawrence. The group was born out of what was originally supposed to be a one time jam at The Station Inn in Nashville, Tennessee with five good friends. Shortly after that sold out show, the band began getting calls for gigs and the girls decided to officially form “Sister Sadie”. The band’s highly-anticipated sophomore project has turned heads in a big way, garnering rave reviews by top publications, and also debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart. http://www.sistersadieband.com/
WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A49ri4dKgG8
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MURIEL ANDERSON is one of the world’s foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists. She is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship and has performed/recorded with Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Victor Wooten and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. Her obvious joy of music, humor and her facility across the genres of folk, classical, jazz, bluegrass and international music is revered by guitarists worldwide. Also, Muriel is host of the renowned Muriel Anderson’s ALL STAR GUITAR NIGHT® and founder of the MUSIC FOR LIFE ALLIANCE charity. Her current project ‘Eclipse’ is a CD of harp-guitar music to evoke the magic of the solar eclipse, enclosed in a greeting card by the brilliant photo-artist Bryan Allen. https://murielanderson.com
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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igdREn3Qw3I
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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