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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 177 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. 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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“You don’t have to be famous … you just have to be Good!”

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This Tuesday July 23 Opera House … for TICKETS call 859-233-3535

CHRIS ISAAK in Concert!

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THURSDAY JULY 25 – Comedy Night at the Castle!

Enjoy the most Romantic, Musical and FUNNY Bluegrass Music Date Night in North America at the amazing, historic Castle!

LEROY TROY AND THE TENNESSEE MAFIA JUG BAND Stars of the Grand Ole Opry, Marty Stuart Show and more!
RAIN OR SHINE!
CLICK HERE for tickets … Concerts at the Castle

 

GET TICKETS
Call 859-256-0322 or visit TroubaShow.com

 

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Join the Countdown to WoodSongs Show 1000!

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Show 984 – July 22, 2019

July 22, 2019
General Public: $10 Call 859-280-2218
WS Partners: FREE call the WS Reservation Hotline 859-252-8888 Become a WS Partner, click here
Become a WS Partner call 859-255-5700 CLICK HERE
LYRIC THEATRE, 300 E Third St Lexington KY. Audience please be seated by 6:45PM.

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EMILY WOLFE transcends the ranks of ordinary musicians. Her creative songwriting keeps her fans aglow thanks to her strong, powerful lead vocals and dominating guitar style. This Austin, TX’s resident rocker has shared stages with the likes of Heart, The Pretenders, Peter Frampton, Billy Gibbons and Gary Clark Jr. Wolfe a self-taught guitar player starting at the age of 5, has honed her craft over the past 22 years and has been described as a sonic merging of PJ Harvey and Jack White. Featured by the Wall Street Journal, MTV, NPR, and American Songwriter, Emily Wolfe is definitely one to watch. She released a debut self-titled, full-length album earlier this year. https://www.emilywolfemusic.com/
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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de3wOQOCIgM

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YASMIN WILLIAMS is an acoustic finger style guitarist with a nod to the great MICHAEL HEDGES. Growing up in northern Virginia, her music has been commonly described as refreshing, relaxing, and unique and has been called some of the most imaginative guitar music out today. She utilizes various techniques including alternate tunings, percussive hits, and lap tapping in her music to great effect. She has won various local talent shows, was a finalist in the Rolling Stones Young Gun guitar competition, was the Grand prize winner of New York University’s Ultra Violet Live talent show, and won the grand prize in Culpeper Has Talent. She was recently featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday show. http://www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com/
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Show 985 – July 29

July 29, 2019
General Public: $10 Call 859-280-2218
WS Partners: FREE call the WS Reservation Hotline 859-252-8888 Become a WS Partner, click here
Become a WS Partner call 859-255-5700 CLICK HERE
LYRIC THEATRE, 300 E Third St Lexington KY. Audience please be seated by 6:45PM.

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THE LEE BOYS are one of America’s finest “sacred steel” ensembles and have been bringing their joyful noise around world for over 10 years. This family group consists of three brothers, Alvin Lee (guitar), Derrick Lee and Keith Lee (vocals) along with their nephews, Alvin Cordy Jr. (7-string bass), Earl Walker (drums) and Roosevelt Collier (Pedal Steel) and Chris Johnson, a young pedal steel player from Miami, that is making quite a name for himself. The band’s new album ‘Live On The East Coast’ continues the Lee Boys reputation of playing eclectic, soulful music that incorporates elements of rock, country, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, funk and more. http://www.leeboys.com/
GRADY CHAMPION is a 21st Century Bluesman. This Mississippi-based songwriter/entertainer/musician has been captivating audiences for more than two decades. Champion has been the winner of prestigious Grammy and Blues Music Awards as well as the recipient of the 26th International Blues Challenge. His new CD, ‘Steppin’ In’, is a tribute to legendary Texas bluesman ZZ Hill who died 35 years ago. Hill particularly inspired CHAMPION because Hill’s combination of blues & soul stylings helped to restore the blues to modern black consciousness. https://www.gradychampion.com/

Show 986 – August 5

Aug 5, 2019
General Public: $10 Call 859-280-2218
WS Partners: FREE call the WS Reservation Hotline 859-252-8888 Become a WS Partner, click here
Become a WS Partner call 859-255-5700 CLICK HERE
LYRIC THEATRE, 300 E Third St Lexington KY. Audience please be seated by 6:45PM.

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JOHN PAUL WHITE grew up in tiny Loretto, Tennessee, and now lives not far from Muscle Shoals. He has cultivated a music career in Nashville for two decades, first as a songwriter for a major publisher, then half of The Civil Wars – a groundbreaking duo that won four Grammy Awards before disbanding in 2012. With ‘The Hurting Kind’, John Paul White has crafted a stunning album that draws on the lush, orchestrated music made in Nashville in the early 1960s. Yet these songs retain a modern feel, whether he’s writing about overwhelming love, unraveling relationships, or fading memory of a loved one. http://www.johnpaulwhite.com/
SIDELINE is a pedigreed six-piece powerhouse whose style has set the pace in Bluegrass for over two decades. Founders Steve Dilling, Skip Cherryholmes and Jason Moore can all claim their own historical significance to the genre as members of highly awarded groups, multiple Grand Ole Opry appearances and years of national and international touring. What started as a side project for the seasoned players soon moved to the front and center as the three were joined by talents of Bailey Coe; guitar, Troy Boone; mandolin, and Daniel Greeson; fiddle, and began to record and release albums in earnest. Combine all this with their on-stage energy and finesse as well as their powerful and affecting harmonies, and you have the embodiment of the North Carolina Bluegrass sound. http://www.sidelinebg.com/

Show 987 – August 12

Aug 12, 2019
General Public: $10 Call 859-280-2218
WS Partners: FREE call the WS Reservation Hotline 859-252-8888 Become a WS Partner, click here
Become a WS Partner call 859-255-5700 CLICK HERE
LYRIC THEATRE, 300 E Third St Lexington KY. Audience please be seated by 6:45PM.

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JOAN SHELLEY is a songwriter and singer who lives near Louisville, KY, not far from where she grew up.  She draws inspiration from traditional and traditionally-minded performers from her native Kentucky, as well as those from Ireland, Scotland, and England, but she’s not a folksinger. Her disposition aligns more closely with that of, say, Roger Miller, Dolly Parton, or her fellow Kentuckian Tom T. Hall. Joan’s last record placed on year-end lists at NPR Music, Aquarium Drunkard and Uncut Magazine, among others, and led to an appearance on Later… with Jools Holland, cover stories with Acoustic Guitar Magazine and Fretboard Journal, and more. http://www.joanshelley.net/
NICK MOSS BAND featuring DENNIS GRUENLING have been on a winning streak since 2016 when the blues guitar virtuoso and and harmonica wizard joined forces. Their self-made lucky streak continued into early 2019, when down-and-dirty guitarist Moss – a 30-year veteran of Chicago’s take-no-prisoners rough and tumble West and South Side blues clubs – won the Blues Music Award (BMA) for Traditional Blues Male Artist Of The Year. Gruenling, one on the hottest players on the scene today, took the BMA for Best Instrumentalist – Harmonica. And now, with the odds heavily in their favor, they unleash their dynamic new album, ‘Lucky Guy!’ on Alligator Records.  https://www.nickmossband.com

Show 988 – August 19, 2019 – TBA

Show 989 – August 26, 2019

August 26, 2019
General Public: $20 Call 859-280-2218
WS Partners: FREE call the WS Reservation Hotline 859-252-8888 Become a WS Partner, click here
Become a WS Partner call 859-255-5700 CLICK HERE
LYRIC THEATRE, 300 E Third St Lexington KY. Audience please be seated by 6:45PM.

THE BB KING BLUES BANDare the same musicians who walked alongside the iconic bluesman for over 35 years. The band writes the next chapter, on an album that salutes King’s classic songs and showcases their own. Boasting several world-class songwriters in their ranks, ‘The Soul Of The King’ finds the lineup supplying material that stands alongside their late leader’s catalogue. The B.B. King Blues Band are thrilled to announce B.B. Kings daughter, Claudette King (vocals) and Michael Lee from The Voice (guitar & vocals) will be appearing with them on this WoodSongs Special Event broadcast taping celebrating the King of the Blues. https://bbkingbluesband.com

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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aws-wBihR7U

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Show 990-992 TBA

Show 993 – September 23, 2019

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_DID YOU KNOW

So far, over 52,000 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 Gorton and VisitLEX, MartinGuitars, Deering Banjos. 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