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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!
PINK MARTINI is the multicultural pop ensemble from Portland, Oregon that has released seven studio albums which collectively has sold millions of copies worldwide. Founded in the early 90's by Thomas Lauderdale, the band exploded onto the world scene when China Forbes and Storm Large were invited to join the band and sing. With over a dozen musicians on stage, expect a musical hurricane of jazz, pop and world music. pinkmartini.com
The Von TRAPPS are Sofia, Melanie, Amanda and August von Trapp ... the actual great-grandchildren of Captain and Maria von Trapp, made famous by "The Sound of Music". They have released a new collaborative album titled 'Dream A Little Dream' with PINK MARTINI. The album is the first major international release by In addition to renditions of several beloved classic songs (“Dream a Little Dream,” “Fernando,” “Lonely Goatherd,” “Edelweiss,” etc.), the album features three original compositions from August von Trapp and songs from Sweden, Rwanda, China, Japan and Bavaria. vontrapps.net
DONNA THE BUFFALO's feel-good, groove-oriented, danceable and often socially conscious music all began over twenty years ago with roots in old time fiddle music that evolved into a soulful electric Americana mix infused with elements of cajun/ zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country. Donna the Buffalo is known for touring the country remaining fiercely independent as one of the industry’s most diverse roots-music bands and has "earned a reputation as one of the most respected, eclectic and hardest-working acts today," praises Encore. The band just released their 10th studio album 'Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday' [Sugar Hill Records]. donnathebuffalo.com
ELIZA RICKMAN's presence on stage—whether she wears flowers in her hair, or stuffed birds; whether she plays a toy piano or a grand piano—is an enveloping, soft darkness, impossible to ignore. It is quite a surprise that Rickman didn’t even realize she could sing until after she earned a degree in orchestration from Azusa Pacific University, because her voice is the most enthralling and salient feature of any on the tracks from her new album ‘O, You Sinners’. And this is saying something, considering her deftness as a pianist and her subtlety as a composer. Fans of Kate Bush, PJ Harvey, Joanna Newsom, St. Vincent, and Andrew Bird will not want to miss her unique performance. elizarickman.com
PETE SEEGER was a folk icon and musical hero to many including Michael Johnathon. Pete was Michael's neighbor and later would inspire him to become a folksinger. Pete's public TV show Rainbow Quest were the seeds on what would became WoodSongs. Read Michael full's thoughts on Pete here. http://woodsongs.blogspot.com/2014/02/pete.html
RIK PALIERI is a folksinger from Vermont. When he was fifteen, he taught himself the 5-string banjo from Pete Seeger's famous banjo book. In the mid 70's he joined Pete Seeger and The Hudson River Sloop Singers and became a regular performer at Clearwater events. Rik's latest project is following the footsteps of the legendary “The Almanac Singers” made up of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Lee Hays & Mill Lampell. Rik and George Mann traveled to some of the same places and towns as the legendary “The Almanac Singers” did in the summer of 1941. Rik will be performing with Rick Nestler who's another member of the Hudson River Sloop Singers. banjo.net | almanactrail.com
MARK DVORAK is a folk singer, songwriter, teacher and touring musician. Since 1998, Mark has toured with WeaverMania! playing the role of Pete Seeger. WeaverMania! celebrates the sounds and songs of Pete's legendary folk group, The Weavers. Starting in March, he is conducting a new class "Pete Seeger & The Power of Song" at the Old Town School of Folk Music where Mark has taught since 1986. Mark is also known for conducting community sings and jams in the Pete Seeger style. Mark will be performing with fellow WeaverMania! member Chris Walz and Frank Hamilton who is the co-founder of the Old Town School of Folk Music and was a member of The Weavers from 1962-1963. markdvorak.com
AMY RAYa is the Decatur, Georgia songwriter best known as half of the Grammy-winning Indigo Girls folk-rock duo. Amy has always been a a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll but her upcoming solo release 'Goodnight Tender', on Ray's own Decatur-based imprint, will be a career first for her -- a pure country music album. The songs were written over more than a decade and she sings movingly about dogs, pills, Duane Allman and heartache. Amy will appearing on WoodSongs with her country band. amyray.com