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SongFarmers Invitation: WOODSONGS FRONT PORCH GATHERING 2016 at Shaker Village near Lexington KY Sept 23 and 24. Change the way you view the world of music … pick and play with artists from around the world including Pat Flynn of New Grass Revival, Banana of the Youngbloods and many more … WFPA members get five FREE tickets to both days … Info at SongFarmers.org …. Watch the 2 minute promo video:

 
BECOME A MEMBER of the WFPA and get your five FREE tickets to the WoodSongs Front Porch Gathering at Shaker Village: click here
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 JUNE 27, 2016 General Public: $10  Students: $5 WS Partners: FREE … Lyric Theatre 300 Elm Tree Lane, Lexington, KY  To Make a Reservation Call 859-252-8888 or email: office@woodsongs.com SECURE TICKETS EARLY from the Lyric Box office 859-280-2218
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DAVINA AND THE VAGABONDS have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. Their shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Davina’s voice and stage presence defy category in a different way. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, even Pokey LaFarge …but comparisons don’t suffice: Sowers is a true original. http://davinaandthevagabonds.com
WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP:      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBCH2ItBTKY
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AL SCORCH is the “Mad Max” of the banjo … come to WoodSongs and watch him go thermo-nuclear on a five string! He grew up in Chicago, with its storied history of corrupt power at the top and righteous fighters and big dreamers at the bottom. Balanced on wedges of punk, old-time string band, American and European folk, and soulful balladry, Al is an entertainer, road warrior, storyteller, and one helluva musician. His second album and Bloodshot debut ‘Circle Round the Signs’ is built on a sonic framework sharing an intersection with the Bad Livers’ lawless next-gen take on traditional country & bluegrass, and Black Flag’s burn-it-all-down revolt and breakneck tempos. http://www.alscorch.com
WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP:      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFcUBp_lXfM
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NO SHOW  Monday JULY 4

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Monday JULY 11 – Celebrating the Legacy of BARBER SHOP QUARTETS

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JULY 11, 2016 General Public: $20  WS Partners: $5 … Lyric Theatre 300 Elm Tree Lane, Lexington, KY  To Make a Reservation Call 859-252-8888 or email: office@woodsongs.com SECURE TICKETS EARLY from the Lyric Box office 859-280-2218

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_images_uploads_gallery_logo_SocietySealBarbershop Quartet Singing is a passionate, joyful celebration of the human voice … It originated in the late 1800s, a hybrid of both black and white expressive cultural forms at the time. The African American influence is sometimes overlooked although these quartets had a very formative role in the development of this style of singing. Popularity of the style faded in the 1920s and was revived in the mid-20th century with help by the Society for Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, founded in 1938 is now known as the Barbershop Harmony Society www.BarberShop.org

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RINGMASTERS are from Sweden and an official World Champion barbershop ensamble. Their vibrant shows take you from barbershop classics, through Simon and Garfunkel to the Beatles and Elvis Presley. http://www.ringmasters.se

WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZSIj5Is_T8&feature=youtu.be&t=2m55s _

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WILCAT HARMONIZERS are youngsters … super-adorable middle school boys chorus from New Jersey. These kids have overcome significant personal hardships through the vision of their teacher and coach.

WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: https://youtu.be/ghoL2O_k7Pk

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THE VINTAGE MIX Quartet are absolutely mind blowing … and teenage group of vocalists in the barBer shop legacy but fuels with a cutting edge approach. Think new century barber shop! (see the YouTube clip below)

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THE TIME BANDITS are the 2016 Seniors Fourth Place Bronze Medalist. They are from nearby Louisville and Indianapolis and perform in the traditional barbershop style.

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On this broadcast you will be spellbound by traditional groups, international groups … even an amazing kid Barber Shop ensemble. Bring the family!

WATCH A YOU TUBE CLUP of the Vintage Mix Quartet
http://www.vintagemixquartet.com/


 

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Coming Monday JULY 18

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JULY 18, 2016 General Public: $10  WS Partners: FREE … Lyric Theatre 300 Elm Tree Lane, Lexington, KY  To Make a Reservation Call 859-252-8888 or email: office@woodsongs.com SECURE TICKETS EARLY from the Lyric Box office 859-280-2218

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JOHN McEUEN  brings with him 45+ years of worldwide performing with his banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. Often referred to as ‘the String Wizard’, John is also the founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. He instigated the 1972 classic Will the Circle Be Unbroken album, (inducted in to the Library of Congress as ‘one of America’s most important recordings). He has earned Emmy nominations, Grammy Awards, CMA acclaim, The Western Heritage Award, and many other accolades. He is celebrating the release of his latest solo album ‘Made in Brooklyn’.  http://www.johnmceuen.com/
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BILL AND THE BELLES has made waves in the world of roots music with striking three-part harmonies and masterful instrumentation. Based at the foothills of the Blue Ridge and the forefront of old time music, Bill and the Belles (Johnson City, Tennessee) continue to further the music traditions of their region. From sentimental Southern ballads to the popular songs of Tin Pan Alley to regional fiddle breakdowns, the group’s shows are a celebration of the diversity country music once represented.
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Coming Monday JULY 25 – BLUEGRASS SPECIAL EVENT

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JULY 25, 2016 General Public: $20  WS Partners: $10 … Lyric Theatre 300 Elm Tree Lane, Lexington, KY  To Make a Reservation Call 859-252-8888 or email: office@woodsongs.com WE RECOMMEND FOR THIS SHOW YOU SECURE TICKETS EARLY from the Lyric Box office call 859-280-2218
The Earls of Leicester is a bluegrass group assembled by master musician and multi-Grammy winner Jerry Douglas to present the music of Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and their band the Foggy Mountain Boys. Their self-titled debut album on Rounder Records just earned a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. The band’s music focuses on the music of Flatt and Scruggs during the period when the band consisted of Lester Flatt on guitar and lead vocals, Earl Scruggs on banjo and guitar, ‘Uncle’ Josh Graves on dobro, Paul Warren on fiddle, Curly Seckler on mandolin, and ‘Cousin’ Jake Tullock on bass.
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The band’s name is a play on the names of “Earl” Scruggs and “Lester” Flatt. Onstage for tonights special event broadcast taping is Jerry Douglas (dobro) Shawn Camp (lead vocals and guitar) Charlie Cushman (banjo) Jeff White (mandolin) Johnny Warren (fiddle) and Barry Bales (upright bass) WEBSITE: http://www.jerrydouglas.com/
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Coming Monday AUG 29

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AUG 28, 2016 General Public: $10  Students: $5 WS Partners: FREE … Lyric Theatre 300 Elm Tree Lane, Lexington, KY  To Make a Reservation Call 859-252-8888 or email: office@woodsongs.com SECURE TICKETS EARLY from the Lyric Box office 859-280-2218
HEDGESMICHAEL HEDGES was a trailblazing acoustic guitarist. He pioneered percussive finger style guitar, the influence of which can now be heard in the compositions and playing of many guitarists. This WoodSongs broadcast will showcase two guitar masters that are continuing Michael legacy’s of pushing the boundaries of the instrument to new stratospheres while making it their own. WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaIN13aDbCc
ANDY MCKEE is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists. His youthful energy and attention to song structure and melodic content elevates him above the rest. He entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and a signature two-handed technique. McKee’s crossover success has helped him to achieve millions upon millions of YouTube viewers, underscoring his emergence as one of today’s most unique and influential artists. McKee is the first artist to be signed CGP Sounds, the record label founded by fellow guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. ‘Live Book’ is McKee’s first release for the label. http://www.andymckee.com/
WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP:      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph3FcUyHuTE
CHRISTIE LENEE unique guitar work is often compared to visionaries like Michael Hedges, Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews- fusing folky/funky playfulness with pop/rock inspired songs and virtuosic guitar compositions. Christie was endorsed by Engler Innovations to compose music for “The Engle,” a drumstick for guitar that launched onto the market in January of 2012. Being a compositional pioneer for this product inspired an abundance of innovative techniques and a unique percussive approach to the guitar. Christie is now in the process of mixing tracks for her next album that will deliver her innovative music, empowering vocals and inspirational lyrics  http://christielenee.com/
WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP:       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD79NEVyRTU
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Coming Monday SEPT 12 – Master Guitar SPECIAL EVENT

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SEPT 12, 2016 General Public: $20  WS Partners: $10 … Lyric Theatre 300 Elm Tree Lane, Lexington, KY  To Make a Reservation Call 859-252-8888 or email: office@woodsongs.com WE RECOMMEND FOR THIS SHOW YOU SECURE TICKETS EARLY from the Lyric Box office call 859-280-2218
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TOMMY EMMANUEL is arguably one of the most exciting, brilliant and powerful guitar masters on earth. Walking in the legacy of Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and many others Tommy has dazzled audiences worldwide with his sheer mastery of the instrument. WoodSongs is excited to welcome back our friend for his seventh appearance on our broadcast. Joining Tommy on stage will be a fellow CGP (certified guitar player) JOHN KNOWLES, Nashville session ace Pat Begerson and award winning jazz vocalist Annie Sellick. This is a show not to be missed. Expect a few surprises including a preview of the ensembles new album.
WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP OF TOMMY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4xpE8KG38s
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WoodSongs Partners come FREE! Are you a 2016 WoodSongs Partner? Come to nearly 40 WoodSongs tapings a year for FREE. Call 859-255-5700 or visit woodsongs.com and sign up today. It’s going to be a big year of music!

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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