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Coming Monday Feb 27, 2017


Feb 27, 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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RUTHIE FOSTER a vocal powerhouse from Austin, Texas with a chapel-bred bravado trained on the works of powerful women such as Mavis Staples and Aretha Franklin, her sound grew into an inspired blend of blues, folk and gospel. Ruthie is a three time Grammy nominated artist plus she’s won seven Blues Music Awards, three Austin Music Awards, the Grand Prix du Disque award from the Académie Charles-Cros in France, and a Living Blues Critics’ Award for Female Blues Artist of the Year. She’s performed with Bonnie Raitt, the Allman Brothers, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks and more. Her latest ‘Joy Comes Back ‘ is a new career-defining soul/blues/gospel/rock opus. http://www.ruthiefoster.com
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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXp4BfMtQ-c
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SALLY & GEORGE is a musical duo at the crossroads of Americana, Country, and Rock. The East Nashville based duo, Sally and George, consists of Joel Timmons  (Sol Driven Train) on guitar, percussion and vocals and GRAMMY nominated Shelby Means  (of Della Mae) playing upright bass and singing. Drawing from their love for the classic duet styles of Johnny Cash and June Carter, as well as contemporary artists, The White Stripes and Shovels & Rope, Sally and George breathe life and love into the ever widening world of Americana. Their debut album ‘Tip My Hat’ deftly moves from rollicking, electrified rockers to stripped down, gauzy reflections on love and faith to walking bass-led country-indebted duets.  http://sallyandgeorge.com/
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WATCH A YOUTUBE CLIP:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-759P4wXkKE
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SPECIAL EVENT Monday March 6, 2017

March 6, 2017 SPECIAL EVENT General Public: $25  WS Partners: $10
Lyric Theatre 300 E Third, Lexington, KY  We recommend you SECURE TICKETS EARLY from the Lyric Box office call 859-280-2218
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JOHN OATES is one half of the best-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, as well as an accomplished solo artist. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Oates has since recorded five solo albums and the 2015 DVD docu-concert Another Good Road. Influenced by R&B and folk music while growing up near Philadelphia, he was named a BMI Icon in 2008 and in 2016, Hall & Oates received a star on the Hollywood of Fame. In addition to his ongoing tour schedule with Daryl Hall, playing sold out shows around the world, Oates recently collaborated with Wolfgang Gartner for the EDM track “Baby Be Real,” as well as, The Time Jumpers on a new original holiday single “Santa Be Good to Me.” St. Martin’s Press will release Oates’ memoir, “Change of Seasons,” in March of 2017. http://johnoates.com/
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JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY shot to stardom with his double-platinum hit album “Life’s A Dance.” The romantic balladeer has won over the hearts of millions with his chart-topping songs “I Swear,” “Be My Baby Tonight,” “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident),” “I Love The Way You Love Me,” “If You’ve Got Love,” and the moving tribute to veterans and the members of the armed forces, “Letters From Home.” Born into a family of musicians in Central Kentucky, Montgomery has managed to create a storied career, charting 18 Top 10 hits and 15 No. 1s, celebrating two Billboard “Country Songs Of The Year,” and achieving over 18 million albums sold. Along the way he has won four ACM awards, two CMA awards, one AMA award and garnered three GRAMMY Award nominations, placing him among the most successful country acts in history.  https://www.johnmichael.com/
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Coming Monday March 13, 2017

March 13, 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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GEORGE WINSTON is a celebrated American pianist whose career spans more than 40 years with sales of over 15 million albums, including seven Platinum selling recordings. RCA Records is releasing Winston’s 14th solo piano album, Spring Carousel, a cancer research benefit album. Spring Carousel features a collection of 15 solo piano compositions written by Winston while in recovery from a bone marrow transplant for Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) at City of Hope, in Duarte, California. Proceeds from sales of Spring Carousel will directly benefit City of Hope.  georgewinston.com
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THE OUTSIDE TRACK are one of the top Celtic acts in the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, and the US, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on this as a foundation. They effortlessly fuse traditional and contemporary with winning joie de vivre, blending fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, whistle, step-dance and vocals with breathtaking vitality. The band won Best Group in both the Live Ireland awards and the TIR awards, and a finalist for best album in the 2016 Indie Acoustic Project Awards. Their new album is ‘Light Up The Dark’. http://www.theoutsidetrack.com/

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Coming Monday March 20, 2017

March 20, 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_

GUY DAVIS AND FABRIZIO POGGI pay homage to the legendary blues duo Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee on their latest release ’Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train’ on MC Records. The deep, acoustic blues sessions for the album took place in Milan Italy and were recorded live in the studio. The result captured the special musical connection that “The Ambassador of the Blues” and this award winning international harmonica sensation possess from the years of playing and recording together. http://guydavis.com  http://mc-records.com/
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THE AFFRILACHIAN POETS have been writing together, defying the persistent stereotype of a racially homogenized Appalachia. Frank X Walker, who was named the youngest Poet Laureate of Kentucky in 2013, originally coined the term “Affrilachia” in 1991. Since that time, the group’s creative work has been an outspoken voice revealing relationships that link identity to familial roots, socio-economic stratification and cultural influence, and an inherent connection to the land. An all-star team of poets lead by Frank X and Bianca Spriggs will read and discuss their poetry, the 25th Anniversary of the group and the release of the ‘Black Bone Anthology’.  Reknown Louisville jazz pianist Harry Pickens will appear as a special guest to back the poets’ readings. http://www.theaffrilachianpoets.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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Coming Monday April 3, 2017 – TBA

Coming Monday April 10, 2017

 

April 10, 2017 General Public: $15  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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BRANDY CLARK is part of a new vanguard in country music — one that tips a hat to tradition, while not eschewing its evolution. For Clark, the dream she harbored in her small hometown of Morton, Washington, was to be a country singer. Sure, once she moved to Nashville, she had successful cuts as a songwriter [The Band Perry’s “Better Dig Two,” Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart,” and Kacey Musgraves’ “Follow Your Arrow” which won the CMA Song of the Year Award in 2014], but being an artist in her own right was a dream she had stopped dreaming until three years ago when her first album, the stunning ’12 Stories’, debuted and went on to become a GRAMMY- and CMA-nominated release that topped a myriad of “Best Albums of 2013.” ‘Big Day in a Small Town’ is the new album from this critically acclaimed songwriter and four-time GRAMMY nominee.  http://www.brandyclarkmusic.com/
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CHARLIE WORSHAM is widely acclaimed within the Nashville community and is set for a breakthrough year with the release of his highly anticipated sophomore album, ‘Beginning of Things’. Worsham is a ridiculously talented multi-instrumentalist and student of great songs. He’s developed a unique modern country sound built around the traditional acoustic instruments he grew up on. From the Opry at age twelve to the local Missionary Baptist Church to the back-road blues joints he wasn’t even supposed to know about, much less play in, wherever he found a stage, he played. For the last two years, he’s divided his time between writing songs, being an in-demand studio musician for other artists and playing his music live — sharing stages across the country with Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert and others.   http://www.charlieworsham.com
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folksinger Michael Johnathon – michael@woodsongs.com