WoodSongs  is an ALL VOLUNTEER live audience celebration of grassroots music and the artists who make it. The show airs on over 500+ radio stations from Australia to Ireland, on American Forces Radio Network twice each weekend in 177 nations, every military base and US Naval ship in the world, in millions of TV homes as a public TV series. Now Friday’s on RFD-TV America’s Most Important Rural Network. WoodSongs is produced 44 Mondays a year.

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Monday April 11, 2022
Lyric Theatre 300 E 3rd St, Lexington KY
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JOHN McEUEN the co-founding member of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and one of America’s premier roots musicians and story tellers returns to WoodSongs for a special solo performance of music. From organizing the historic WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN album to his new autobiography there is plenty to explore!

FLAT RIVER BAND is a trio of brothers, strong musicians with just as strong vocals. The bluegrass and country group carries the tradition of the Eagles, The Gatlin Brothers and the family groups of the bluegrass world.

Monday April 18, 2022
Lyric Theatre 300 E 3rd St, Lexington KY
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BRUCE SUDANO has established a burgeoning reputation for his songwriting for many popular artists including his late wife Donna Summers, Michael Jackson, and Dolly Parton. He is now focusing his time on crafting elaborate stories with uplifting messages, funky instrumentals, and stunning creative direction, Bruce Sudano’s discography is unlike any other. His most recent EP was released in October titled ODE TO NIGHTINGALE.

MIKE COMPTON has spent decades touring and recording with Sting, Greg Allman, and Elvis Costello, to acoustic legends like John Hartford, Doc Waston, Ralph Stanley, and David Grisman. Native to Mississippi, he is a true master of the modern American mandolin and a premier interpreter of roots and Americana musical styles, ranging from rockers and urban hipsters to die-hard country, folk and bluegrass fans.

 

Monday April 25, 2022
Lyric Theatre 300 E 3rd St, Lexington KY
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MIKE LOVE is a musician devoted to revolution through sound. Born in O’ahu, Hawaii to a family of musicians, he’s used music for conversation as long as he can remember. He comes from a convergence of influences bound by their common ambition to inspire positive changes. He releases his music independently on his own Love Not War Records label and fuses a variety of influences including progressive and classic rock, soul, blues, flamenco, jazz, and classical to his message based music. 
 
CAS HALEY is a Texas singer-songwriter who draws influence from classic reggae-pop bands. His latest single EVERY ROAD I’M ON is featured on his sixth studio album ALL THE RIGHT PEOPLE. The album also features tracks with everything from vintage funky pop flavor to old-timey traditional folk. Today, his music is a family matter as he collaborates on songs with his wife Cassy, has his son Eben on bass and daughter Nolah on fiddle. 

 

Lyric Theatre 300 E 3rd St, Lexington KY
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STEPHANIE URBINA JONES and her history-making Honky Tonk Mariachi are blowing hearts and minds wide open with a new style fondly called ‘country with chili peppers’. From the hallowed stage of the Grand Ole Opry to the two-stepping dance halls of Texas to festivals around the world, Jones tours internationally including appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Magic Town Music Fest in Mexico, Festival Country Rendezvous in France, Country Gold in Japan, Gstaad Festival in Switzerland and the Belladrum Tartan Heart Fest in Scotland.
 
ALEX MILLER is a Kentucky boy from Lancaster who caught global attention from American Idol. Most recently, signing with Nashville-based Billy Jam Records for his soon-to-be-released debut album, MILLER TIME. Performing professionally since an early age, including as a WoodSongs Kid, he’s opening for Hank Jr, Josh Turner, Rhonda Vincent, Shenandoah and others.
 

Monday May 9, 2022
Lyric Theatre 300 E 3rd St, Lexington KY
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WARREN & FLICK Jacob Warren plays double bass, while Grant Flick plays violin, tenor guitar, and nyckelharpa. With Jacob’s classical foundation and Grant’s experience in bluegrass and jazz, their contrasting backgrounds give this collaboration a unique and compelling musical narrative.
 
LUKE WINSLOW-KING is a guitarist and songwriter who combines Mississippi delta blues, folk music, traditional jazz, and roots rock & roll. His songs are rustic and urbane, elegant and entirely his own. Winslow-King finished cutting his seventh full length record, ‘IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK’ . 
 
 

 

Monday May 16, 2022
Lyric Theatre 300 E 3rd St, Lexington KY
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ANTHONY WILSON is a brilliant and literary songwriter from LA. His latest album, Plan of Parissolo  — his  13th in a career that began with his self-titled, Grammy-nominated debut can be interpreted as a book of individual short stories with detailed, very specific cinematic set pieces conceived as narratives, an intimate, fluid hybrid of jazz, folk and blues.

BUFFALO WABS and the Price Hill Hustle are Cincinnati-based roots/folk & fun band. The Buffalo Wabs (as in ‘mobs’) an be best described as from the Mountains to Music Row, blues to traditional country, they combine parts of the American-born music to create an energetic experience every single night.

Monday May23, 2022
Lyric Theatre 300 E 3rd St, Lexington KY
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HUBBY JENKINS is a talented guitar, banjo, and bones, who loves to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. He was an integral part of the Grammy award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. and an active in touring and a recording member in the Rhiannon Giddens band. Since the he has pursued a solo career with performances around the world.
 
 
THE DOWN HILL STRUGGLERS is an old time string band based out of Kentucky and New York. They have released albums on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and are featured on the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers film, “Inside Llewyn Davis” produced by T-Bone Burnett. The Down Hill Strugglers band formed while hanging out at the home of their mutual friend Peter Stampfel of the Holy Modal Rounders, where they also met bandmate and mentor John Cohen of the New Lost City Ramblers.
 
 
 

NO BROADCAST – Monday May 30, 2022 – MEMORIAL DAY

Monday June 6, 2022
Lyric Theatre 300 E 3rd St, Lexington KY
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HEIDI HOLTON reins from deep in Southern Appalachia which has allowed her to master the music of the deep south and make a name for herself in the international blues community. Her album WHY MAMA CRIES which led to the production of her upcoming album BLACK STRAP MOLASSES.

ABBIE GARDNER is a fiery dobro player with an infectious smile. Whether performing solo or with Americana harmony trio Red Molly, are propelled by her impeccable lap style slide guitar playing. Solo performances feature the dobro as a solo instrument, bouncing between a solid rhythmic backbone and ripping lead lines, all in support of her voice and songs. Her latest recording is called DobroSinger.

 

INFO COMING SOON Monday June 13, 2022
Lyric Theatre 300 E 3rd St, Lexington KY
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INFO COMING SOON  Monday June 20, 2022
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INFO COMING SOON Monday June 27, 2022
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Monday August 1, 2022
Lyric Theatre 300 E 3rd St, Lexington KY
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RHONDA VINCENT and the RAGE awarded a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album, IBMA Entertainer of the Year in 2001, IBMA Song of the Year in 2004 and an unprecedented seven consecutive IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year awards from 2000-2006

 

Monday Sept 12 2022
Lyric Theatre 300 E 3rd St, Lexington KY
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THE KRUGER BROTHERS Born and raised in Europe, brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger started singing and playing instruments at a very young age in Switzerland. The brothers were performing regularly by the time they were eleven and twelve years old.  In just a few years they were busking on the streets of cities throughout eastern and western Europe. Jens (banjo), Uwe (guitar), and Joel (bass) personify the spirit of exploration and innovation that forms the core of the American musical tradition.

THE FRIEL SISTERS Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel are sisters from Scotland, traditional musicians born in Glasgow with their family roots firmly entrenched in the Donegal Gaeltacht (Derrynamansher). They achieve a close family blend on fiddle, flute and uilleann pipes interspersed with songs sang in unison, many from their family and local repertoire

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