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Coming Sept 23 and 24: the WOODSONGS GATHERING 2016 at Shaker Village near Lexington KY. Become a “SongFarmer” and 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 … info at SongFarmers.org _

Watch the 30 second WoodSongs GATHERING Festival TV spot CLICK HERE

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Sept 23 and 24 … Come to the WoodSongs Gathering

WFPA Members get 5 FREE Tickets to BOTH Days!

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 The WOODSONGS GATHERING is Sept 23, 24 at Shaker Village outside of Lexington, KY. This music festival and member conference will be a garden of honesty. Musicians: there is no golden ring, your CD will not be a hit, you will keep your day job and won’t make a living with your music. This describes 99% of all artists. Now, what do you do with all your heart, spirit and passion? Find out more, become a member: SongFarmers.org
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MONDAY Sept 25 … Post “WoodSongs Gathering” day off.

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Coming Monday October 3 – BLUES and BEYOND

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OCT 3, 2016 General Public: $10  Students: $5 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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BOBBY RUSH is known as ‘The King of the Chitlin Circuit’ and considered one of the greatest bluesmen of all time. Rush estimates that he has cut over 345 songs since he first began making music including his first gold record in 1971 with a hit entitled “Chicken Heads.” He has been honored with three Grammy nominations, as well as ten Blues Music Awards and 41 nominations. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2006. ‘Porcupine Meat’ is Rush’s debut release for Rounder Records, and cements Bobby Rush’s legacy as blues’ most vital artist of his generation. http://bobbyrushbluesman.com/
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DALLAHAN is one of the fastest rising forces on the international folk circuit; heavily rooted in traditional Irish music, but with hugely diverse backgrounds and influences. They call on their mixed Irish, Scottish and Hungarian heritage to create a unique and seamless musical montage, drawing in influences from jazz, funk, pop and classical music. This Scottish band of award winning musicians latest release is ’Matter Of Time’. http://www.dallahanmusic.com/
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Coming Monday October 10 – Master Musicians!

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OCT 10, 2016 General Public: $10  Students: $5 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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TED YODER recently made national news by posting a live clip of the Tears for Fears song “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” on Facebook that garnered … ready for this … over 50 MILLION VIEWS. And it landed him a feature story in Huffington News. Ted is a National Hammered Dulcimer Champion whose  innovative approach to playing popular songs is called “Yoderizing.” The Goshen, Indiana-based new self titled album was released early this year.  http://www.tedyoder.com/
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FRANK VIGNOLA AND VINNY RAVIOLIO are two of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. Frank’s stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, Mark O’Connor, Boston Pops, New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List” for the Wall Street Journal. Vinny Raniolo, at the age of 28, has already proved himself to be among the elite having performed and recorded with Bucky Pizzareli, Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman just to name a few.  Since Frank and Vinny  have performed over 1000 shows at some of the most prestigious concert halls and festivals in the world. http://frankvignola.com/
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Coming Monday Oct 17 – Monkey’s Eyebrow and Texas

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OCT 17, 2016 General Public: $10  Students: $5 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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KELSEY WALDON hails from Monkey’s Eyebrow, Kentucky and is a musical disciple of Tammy Wynett and Loretta Lynn, with yearning vocals and hints of barroom twang. The Washington Post calls her “country’s coolest young voice”. She has been featured in Rolling Stone’s Ten Artists to Watch, Relix, Billboard and iTunes 25 Artists To Make You Like Country Music list. Don Henley recently cited her as one of the new young artists that keeps him encouraged about the future of music. She just released the follow up to her critically acclaimed debut album ‘I’ve Got a Way’ which is already receiving high praise from critics and fans. http://www.kelseywaldon.com/
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K PHILLIPS was born in West Texas. He started playing guitar and writing songs at age 5 and began playing organ and piano in bar bands at age 14. When K was 18 both his close friend and girlfriend died in separate drowning accidents. Reeling from these losses, he made the decision to pursue his own music. On his forth-coming sophomore LP ‘Dirty Wonder’, K has truly found his voice – a combination of Tom Waits’ lyrical wit and Keith Richards’ slinky country-rock hooks joined with K’s unique, compelling vocal delivery. He and his band recently finished a ten-week tour supporting Counting Crows and Rob Thomas.
http://www.kphillipsmusic.com/
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Coming Monday Nov 7 – Master Guitar SPECIAL EVENT

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NOV 7, 2016 General Public: $20  Students: $5 WS Partners: $5 … 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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ERIC JOHNSON has long been hailed as one of the world’s preeminent electric guitarists with a Grammy Award and five nominations, platinum album, Top 10 hits like “Cliffs Of Dover,” and praise from critics and the esteem of his peers. Johnson now celebrates his acoustic side with his 12th album EJ. His first completely unplugged album is also his most immediate and intimate. Eric will be performing on WoodSongs solo on acoustic guitar and piano. http://ericjohnson.com/

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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_R_xE6nsdg

Cliffs of Dover:
WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nd7EZ3k39s

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THE GONZALO BERGARA QUARTET plays a modern variant of 1930’s Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy jazz.Composer and lead guitarist Gonzalo Bergara mixes a cascade of arpeggios with the sounds of Paris and his native Argentina. He’s toured worldwide with John Jorgensen Quintet, as well as performing and recording with hundreds of artists. His performance and tutorial videos on YouTube have logged nearly 5 million views! The Quartet has just released ‘Classico’ their fifth independent release to date.  http://www.gonzalobergara.com/
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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