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TO OUR NEW FANS - WoodSongs is not a concert. It is a live-audience broadcast taping and "musical conversation." Your laughter, applause and enthusiasm will be heard on over 500 radio stations, the American Forces Radio Network in 173 countries, in millions of TV homes across north America on Public Television and by millions more online. We're glad you can join us!
No WoodSongs Broadcast For Labor Day!
ELLIS PAUL is a master songwriter and storyteller with captivating vocals. He emerged out of the Boston music scene during a time when contemporary folk was beginning to come into the mainstream. Now, with 20+ years of playing 150 to 200 shows annually, 19 record releases, fifteen Boston Music Awards, a documentary film, a book of poems/short stories, an award winning children's book project, as well as songs featured on Hollywood soundtracks, he makes Bostonís music scene proud. Ellisís new album, 'Chasing Beauty', is a set of songs which detail, in typical Paul fashion, stories of people and places that reflect larger truths about us all. ellispaul.com
SOCKS IN THE FRYING PAN are a trio of talented traditional Irish Musicians based in Co. Clare in the West of Ireland. Having gained a fan-base from four years of gigging around the west of Ireland, this exciting group have recently started branching out and have been well received for their modern traditional style and energetic approach to music. The band was named 2014 New Group of the year for both the Live Ireland Awards and the Tradition in Review Awards. They just released their self-titled debut album. socksinthefryingpan.com
JOSHUA JAMES is a innovative folk singer based in American Fork, Utah. After releasing his first two albums and spending five years touring across the United States and overseas, Joshua headed back to Utah to take a break from the road. During this extended stay at home, James took to vegetable gardening, raising goats and chickens, and developed a heightened connection to the living things around him. The concept of becoming self-sufficient and living off the land became increasingly appealing. It was here that he bore the songs compiling his newest album, appropriately titled 'From The Top Of Willamette Mountain'. joshuajames.tv.
NEULORE is a modern folk duo anchored by tribal drums and electric guitars. The band formed in 2009, when Adam Agin crossed paths with guitarist William T. Cook in Nashville, TN. Neulore's songs are better suited for the arena than the campfire with tense verses that break into epic, open-armed choruses. They created complex backstories for each tune, digging deep into their collective imagination and conjuring up fictional characters, plot lines and landscapes. Those backstories helped inspire the bandís symbolic clothing and stage setup, too, transforming Neuloreís concerts from routine gigs into actual experiences.. Their debut album 'Animal Evolve' on Chop Shop/Island Records revolves around a central theme: manís struggle between human decency and animalistic savagery. neulore.com.
LAS CAFETERAS combines the vibrant energy of Son Jarocho music with an edgy LA-alternative sound & political message. Their pounding Afro-Mexican rhythms, stomping zapateado dancing, & uplifting lyrics tell stories of everyday people searching for love & fighting for justice in the concrete jungle. This alt-son group re-mixes traditional sounds, adding Afro-Carribean marimbol, Native American drum & flute, cajon, hip hop, English & Spanglish to Jarocho instruments like jarana & requinto guitars, donkey jaw-bone, & the tarima (stomp box). lascafeteras.com
FULLSET are quickly becoming one of the most well known bands in the Irish music scene today. In October 2011 they were honored by being announced as the winners of the RT…/RAAP Breakthrough Annual Music Bursary Award. As well as this, in 2012 FullSet were honoured to receive "Best New Group Award" from well respected Irish American News as well as "Best Newcomer" in Bill Margeson's Live Ireland Awards. All accomplished young musicians in their own right, FullSet create a stunning and unique sound that is full of energy and innovation, whilst all the time remaining true to their traditional roots. The band's latest is 'Notes After Dark'. fullsetmusic.com
MUD MORGANFIELD & KIM WILSON join forces to salute the 100th Anniversary of Mud's legendary father, Muddy Waters. Mud is a multi Blues Music and Living Blues nominee and bears an uncanny resemblance to his late fatherís sound. Kim Wilson is the singer/harmonica player of the iconic rock group, The Fabulous Thunderbirds. The duo's 'For Pops (A Tribute to Muddy Waters)' is special album released on Severn Records that mixes some of Muddyís better-known tunes with some lesser-known ones. The duo will be joined on WoodSongs by Billy Flynn on guitar and Barrelhouse Chuck on piano. They are part of the all-star team of players that recoded on this historic album. fabulousthunderbirds.com and mudmorganfieldsite.com
ANGALEENA PRESLEY fits all of the criteria for a modern country music star. Hailing from the small mining town of Beauty in Eastern Kentucky, Presleyís comparisons have likened her to the strong females of country music who have blazed the trail before her: Bobbie Gentry, Dolly Parton, Patty Loveless, and Angaleenaís musical hero, Loretta Lynn. Writing in Nashville since 2002, Presley has established herself as a no-nonsense songwriter, unafraid to tackle the toughest of subject matters. She is perhaps best known for her work as a member of the Platinum-selling Pistol Annies (with Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe). Her much-anticipated debut album, 'American Middle Class' shows Angaleena emerging as the clear, fierce, and joyous voice of her generation. angaleenapresley.com