JOIN THE FUN - students, families with kids and tour groups welcome! Our show tapes each Monday at the historic LYRIC THEATRE Downtown, 300 E Third St Lexington, KY 40508. Plenty of FREE parking in the lots alongside the Lyric. Audience must be seated by 6:45PM. PLEASE REMAIN SEATED UNTIL 8:15 pm. Log on to our webcasts each Monday at 6:59pm EST. Sign up for our FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER - the best way of staying informed for upcoming shows! Subscribe to our free MP3 & MP4 Podcast. For Tickets or reservations call 859.252.8888.
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!
AMERICAN DRIVE is a high octane bluegrass band that includes group members of J.D. Crowe And The New South who are carrying on now that J.D. has announced his retirement. The result is a seasoned group that brings fresh new material to the forefront while still performing selected New South classics that their fans have grown accustomed to hearing over the years. The band just released their debut album on Rural Rhythm Records. americandriveband.com
LARRY SPARKS is a dedicated leader for bluegrass music and has been called "The King of Bluegrass Soul." Larry began his career in the mid-1960s as a guitarist with the Stanley Brothers and later became lead vocalist for Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. Larry went on to form his own band in 1969. (The Lonesome Ramblers) He has recorded and toured with his band for over four decades, releasing over 60 albums and delighting countless fans with his soulful vocals and unparalleled musicianship. He is celebrating 50 years in bluegrass music with a brand new album. larrysparks.com
WILLIE WATSON is best-known for his work with his previous band Old Crow Medicine Show and a large part of the reason that banjo and guitar driven music is heard everywhere in the air these days. Born in Watkins Glen, NY, Watson discovered North Carolina Appalachian music and began to unearth old Folkways albums. His debut solo album, 'Folk Singer Vol. 1', was produced by David Rawlings at Woodland Sound Studios, the studio he co-owns with associate producer Gillian Welch in Nashville, TN, over the course of a pair of two-day sessions, for their own Acony Records label. The album spans ten songs from the American folk songbook and features Watson’s skillful and subtle banjo and guitar accompaniments with his soaring vocals. williewatson.com
ACOUSTIC EIDOLON, featuring Joe Scott on double neck guitjo (a 14 string banjo/guitar combination that he can play both necks simultaneously) and Hannah Alkire on cello, are from Colorado and have graced stages throughout the US, Europe, Australia and Canada. With eleven CDs and a DVD to their credit, these masterful artists continue to captivate audiences throughout the world with their signature “new acoustic” sound and boundless possibilities in blending Celtic, Folk, World & Latin music influences. Their latest is 'Lucky Man' a retrospective of Joe's 35-year journey through music. acousticeidolon.com
THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS sound like no one else, combining virtuosic chops on five traditional bluegrass instruments, with an ethos of pushing the genre forward. When the band first emerged eight years ago, they were immediately branded fast-picking Nashville wunderkinds, a new-generation super group built to revive the high lonesome sound. Then came immediate accolades—IBMA awards, a chart-topping self-titled album and a Grammy nomination for “Best Country Instrumental”. Having just released their fifth studio album 'Let It Go' on the band’s own High Country Recordings, the band finds itself on firm footing, at ease with an evolving sound that defies categorization. thestringdusters.com
ELEPHANT REVIVAL is a soulful, seductive quiver of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists that reign from points all across America. This Nederland, Colorado quintet are, needless to say, quite a sound to be experienced - especially when they fall into the pocket of a groove containing elements of gypsy, rock, Celtic, alt-country and folk. Each Elephant possesses remarkable vocal abilities which are highlighted during every performance. 'These Changing Skies' is the band's newest release and was part of NPR's "Top 10 Folk and Americana Albums Of 2013." elephantrevival.com