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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!
On this broadcast we will be celebrating the Music of Appalachia, one of the most fertile musical regions in the world. After generations of isolation from most of America, some of the most influential and powerful artists have been born from this mountain region like Ricky Skaggs, Loretta Lynn, Tom T. Hall, JP Fraley, Lee Sexton, Jean Ritchie and many others. To present this music in its most original and pure state, we have invited the staff and students of The Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University to appear on the broadcast. It's home to one of the only accredited college-level bluegrass and traditional music programs in the nation. The staff and students of MSA recently went to China to showcase the music of Appalachia to Asian audiences. http://www.moreheadstate.edu/content_template.aspx?id=9466
RAYMOND McLAIN a founding member of the legacy McLain Family Band and the director of the program.
JESSE WELLS is a master fiddler, mandolin player and traditional music scholar.
RUTH McLAIN-SMITH is also a founding member of the McLain Family Band, touring performer and instructor at the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music.If you love the music and old-time front porch music of Appalachia, bring your family to this broadcast! This show will be packed with other students, staff members and surprise guests from this incredible program.
BELA FLECK AND ABIGAIL WASHBURN present their eponymous debut album as a duo, after many years of prominence as banjo players and composers in their own eclectic avenues. Béla, an icon and innovator of jazz, classical and world, with more multi-category GRAMMY wins than any other artist (15 total), and Abigail, a formidable talent with triumphs in songwriting, theater, performance, and even Chinese diplomacy by way of banjo, turn out to be quite a fortuitous pairing with a deep, distinct and satisfying outcome. The culmination is an album like no other. Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn is a front porch banjo and vocal album of new music, Appalachian murder ballads, gospel, chamber and blues; the culmination of a yearlong tour as a duo in 2013, following the birth of their son, Juno. The record reveals their astounding chemistry as collaborators, as the two seamlessly stitch together singular banjo sounds (through an assortment of seven banjos spanning the recording) in service to the stories that their songs tell, with no studio gimmickry needed. belafleck.com abigailwashburn.com
WoodSongs Kid: Madison Shepherd is an incredibly talented 14 year old banjo player from West Jefferson, North Carolina. This year she has won 8 first place youth Clawhammer banjo awards. Eight! Last year she was involved with a project called 'Close Kin Our Roots Run Deep'. It featured Madison and 10 other young people blending old time, bluegrass, and Americana. http://madisonshepherdbanjo.webs.com
THE NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS comprise of some of the most season and highly respected players in NOLA. Start with members of three of the top bands to come out of New Orleans, The Neville Brothers, The Radiators, and The Dirty Dozen - then add a saxophonist who was James Brown's horn director for 12 years, and a keyboard player with extraordinary talent, and you have this Crescent City supergroup. The band combines original songs in the New Orleans style with hits and obscurities from the Allen Toussaint and Dr. John songbooks, as well as performing favorites from Radiators, Nevilles and Dirty Dozen repertoire. The band’s latest studio release, 'Ouroboros', was released on Louisiana Red Hot Records. neworleanssuspects.com a
SULTANS OF STRINGS thrill their audiences with their global sonic tapestry of Spanish Flamenco, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms, and French Manouche Gypsy-jazz, celebrating musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity. Since forming 7 years ago, “Canada’s ambassadors of musical diversity” have been on a meteoric rise with an astonishing number of awards and accolades in tow, including a JUNO (Canada’s Grammy) nomination, 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards, 1st place in the ISC (out of 15,000 entries), plus invitations to play with such legendary artists as The Chieftains and David Bromberg. The band's latest release is album 'Symphony!'. sultansofstring.com
Please note: The first broadcast will have early start time of 6:30pm.
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RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT, is one of the last true links to the great folk traditions of this country, like Pete Seeger, John White, Odetta, Woody Guthrie and more. Bob Dylan called him "King of the Folksingers." He has recorded forty albums; wrote one of the first trucking songs, "Cup of Coffee", recorded by Johnny Cash; championed the works of new singer-songwriters, from Bob Dylan and Kris Kristofferson to Tim Hardin; became a founding member of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue; and continued the life of the traveling troubadour influencing Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark, Tom Russell The Grateful Dead and countless others. In 1998, President Bill Clinton awarded Jack the National Medal of the Arts, proclaiming, "In giving new life to our most valuable musical traditions, Ramblin' Jack has himself become an American treasure." He is a Five-time Grammy Nominee and a two time Grammy winner including an award for "Best Traditional Blues Album" in 2009. At 83, Ramblin' Jack is still on the road continuing to set his mark on the world of music. ramblinjack.com a
NELL ROBINSON & THE ROSE OF NO-MAN'S LAND is a new album project that integrates the heritage of Nell's Alabama family serving in 250 years of war. Most of the source material for the songs are from archived letters, documents, mementos and generational lore, all centered on war and service. Beginning with Revolutionary War to the present, Robinson weaves historic familial history with her lush vocal quality and artisan storytelling with musical guidance by Grammy Winning producer Joe Henry. Joining Nell on WoodSongs, will be her band plus Ramblin' Jack Elliott who appears as a special guest on the release. Robinson will be working with non-profits benefiting veterans as she tours. As an activist, she wants to draw attention and funds for the needs of veterans, especially in areas of healthcare and soul repair. nellrobinsonmusic.com
COUNTRY CURRENT, the premier country-bluegrass group of the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C., showcases a five-member acoustic ensemble performing traditional, contemporary and original bluegrass compositions. Former Country Current director, Master Chief Musician Bill Emerson, established the ensemble in 1989. The ensemble is in constant demand by the nation's most prominent bluegrass festivals and have performed with legendary bluegrass artists such as Alison Kraus, Nickel Creek, Rhonda Vincent and the "Father of Bluegrass," the late Bill Monroe. navyband.navy.mil
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