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 Mighty Fine Mercantile Shoppe

Our all new organic cotton WoodSongs T-Shirts and hats are available beginning September 2015. If you advance order the set now and we’ll include a WoodSongs bumper sticker. Oh, come on … you know you want one for your guitar case:

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The Michael Johnathon 0000-28s model WOODSONGS QUAD by the Martin Guitar Company. For information, pics, and audio samples CLICK HERE

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SONGFARMER Album – New! Order advanced, autographed copies for Spring 2016 delivery, call 859-255-5700, email office@woodsongs.com or send a PayPal payment to radio@woodsongs.com (international orders please add $5, sorry) For sample SONG TRACKS, details, Press releases and more visit SongFarmer.org

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LOOKING GLASS ($12 POST PAID*): a new 17-song live album recorded in theaters from Arkansas to Ireland. Full of originals and great interpretations like Summertime from the Porgy & Bess opera performed on banjo as a huge theater sing-a-long, the hysterical BAN-Jokes and more. Hear the SAMPLE song “Summertime” Read an ALBUM REVIEW

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FRONT PORCH ($12 POST PAID*): A beautifully recorded acoustic album full of guitars, banjos, mandolins and string quartets. Featured tracks include the stunning song Appalachian Road about mountain top removal, the elegant folk rendition of Pachelbel’s Canon, the banjo sing-a-long How Can I Keep From Singing and the album’s dominant title track, Front Porch. Hear a song sample of FRONT PORCH here.

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ravenwoodRAVENWOOD ($12 POST PAID*): a powerful folk album done in dramatic style. Guitars and banjos complete with symphony string sections, featured artists include IBMA Dobro Player of the Year Rob Ickes, the legendary Sam Bush, founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band John McEuen (on the Mr. Bojangles re-write), and founding member of EXILE JP Pennington on the funny rocker CARS. Hear the song sample CARS.

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WOODY GUTHRIE OPERA ($12 POST PAID*): Can a banjo playing folksinger who can’t read music write a fully orchestrated opera about the day Woody Guthrie wrote “This Land Is Your Land?” Well, heck. How hard can it be? This project is a full blown opera titled Woody: For The People, set on February 23, 1940 – the day Woody wrote “This Land Is Your Land.” www.WoodyGuthrieOpera.com Hear the opening Overture and Aria

 

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woodsongs-cdWOODSONGS 1 Book and CD Gift Set ($20 POST PAID*): this is a wonderful 176-page book written by Michael Johnathon and comes with the original WoodSongs album (featuring Jean Ritchie, JD Crowe, Homer Ledford, the legendary Odetta and many others) The book is full of stories, poems, music, essays, garden ideas, folksinger tips and more. Even some pretty amazing recipes, like the world’s sexiest organic fire-roasted tomato pasta sauce. See Michael Johnathon and Odetta’s MUSIC VIDEO of their recording of New Wood (Gone, Gonna Rise Again)

 

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waldenWALDEN DVD and CD Gift Set ($20 POST PAID*): The original theatrical play Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau is now available as a DVD Gift Set and includes the full length album of Walden Earth Songs. The dramatic and often funny play about the final two days Henry David Thoreau spent in his cabin before leaving Walden Pond was filmed in a beautiful theatre in front of 1000 fans. The play has been performed by over 8,700 colleges, schools and community theaters, broadcast nationwide on 600 radio stations plus as an Earth Day TV special on public TV. The one set, two act, four character play script is FREE and available to any high school, college or community theatre. The DVD has several special features including a 30 minute piece explaining how the project was written, interviews with Michael and the actors. See a sample YouTube clip

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PRETTY GOOD DEAL … FOUR CD GIFT SET includes the new Looking Glass Live album, Front Porch, Ravenwood and the original WoodSongs album … $25 postpaid in the US

 

SUPER-DOOPER GOOD DEAL … EIGHT CD GIFT SET includes all the above plus  Woody Guthrie Opera CD, The Road CD, the Walden “Earth Songs” CD and the Evening Song CD … $45 post paid in the US

 

MORE BEDDERER GOOD DEAL … One Of EVERYTHING including the WoodSongs Book & CD Gift Set and the Walden DVD Gift Set … $75 post paid in the US

 

Order Some Pretty Good Stuff Today

The fastest way is call us M-F 10-5PM EDT 859-255-5700 with a credit card. Postpaid in the USA, please add $4 for international shipping. You can make out a check payable to POETMAN RECORDS USA PO Box 200, Lexington, KY 40588 or email a PayPal payment to radio@woodsongs.com

 

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MICHAEL JOHNATHON BIOGRAPGHY: Growing up in NY, he was Pete Seeger’s neighbor. Now settled in the foothills of Appalachia, the Kentucky-based songwriter is a prolific artist with ten released albums, two published books and several national projects under his belt. He’s the touring, log cabin dwelling, organic gardening, front porch banjo picking, Martin guitar playing host of WoodSongs. To book Michael Johnathon in concert contact the Loretta Sawyer Agency in Chicago, IL. Email: radio@woodsongs

“Take the melodic voice of John Denver the inventiveness of Bob Dylan, add the showmanship of Garrison Keillor and that’s Michael Johnathon.”
Bob Spear, Heartland Review
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“Michael Johnathon is the last of a dying breed of musicians who takes their craft so much to heart as to commit the entirety of their lives to the pursuit of achieving musical purity. For his most recent album, the live-from-the-road effort Looking Glass, Johnathon has presented a body of work that captures such a breadth of North American folk music that it is in every respect a step back in time to an era both simpler and infinitely more complex than the challenges presented by the twenty-first century.” Online Review By: Leks Maltby
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“While folksinging, delightful guitar picking, and environmental concerns have defined his professional life, this popular songwriter has embraced the modern age in a very unique way. His album creates a home styled musical storytelling.” Jonathan Widran – All Music Guide
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“Michael is one of the few performers who understands that music of the future must respect the music of the past. His strong understanding of the folk tradition is a breath of fresh air in this era of cookie cutter singer-songwriters.” Phil Shapiro, Bound for Glory
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