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What is the WoodSongs Front Porch Association? It is an international network of “front porch” minded musicians, songwriters and fans who simply love simple, rural music. This organization is about EVERYBODY who loves to pick, play and sing. If you feel the music business left you behind, join us. We will show you how to make music a powerful part of your life, even if it is not your livelihood.

 

Our mission statement: To help music lovers find a new, defined direction for their music. To gather the global community of front porch minded musicians and help them do good work, bring roots music education into schools free of charge, and enhance communities by redirecting the tremendous energies of local musicians. We call our members “SongFarmers.”

 

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SongFarmer iPhone CD – Roots Album of the Year

RECORD REVIEW BY BOB EVERHART, President, National Traditional Country Music Association

 
cropped-2016SongFarmerCD_MR.jpgMICHAEL JOHNATHON
SongFarmer: Pickin’ & Peckin’ on a Porch
A lot of my followers remember when Michel Johnathon came to our National Old Time Music Festival. He was an astonishing folk singer he is much, much more successful.
 
He went on to establish WoodSongs, an incredible ‘live’ folk music radio show emanating from the east. He became so well established with this program, he is now working hard to bring home-spun music back to the front porch. In other words, he wants to gather the global community of front porch minded musicians and help them do good work, bring roots music education into the schools free of charge, and enhance communities by redirecting the tremendous energies of local musicians. 
 
This new SongFarmer CD is a very nicely done folk album, with all the requisites of a super good folk artist, utilizing only his Martin guitar and long neck Deering Vega banjo. Very nicely done, and certainly a good representation of what ‘front porch’ picking would be like. How cool is that? He calls the banjo a song farmer’s plow. So are guitars and mandolins and banjos and fiddles, all of those down-home front-porch instruments that were so incredibly important to rural life, when rural life was really rural.
 
Today ‘rural’ is thousands of acres of corn and soybean, and all those other very profitable pursuits, but in Michael Johnathon’s mind, it’s also the ‘music’ that saw the rural folks through their hard times, and it’s also the music that should still be not only recognized, but esteemed. Super good CD Michael!
 
 
Henry David Thoreau “To effect the quality of the day, that is the highest of Arts.”