NOLA Code:
WOOD 2400H1
Number of Episodes/Length:
13 / 60
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Rachel-Aubrey Music
The Kentucky Network (KET)
The Kentucky Network (KET)
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WOODSONGS (Old Time Radio Hour) is an internationally syndicated radio program recorded before a live audience each week at the historic Lyric Theatre in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. The show is a combination of performance and conversation featuring artists of the Americana music genre. The mission of the program is to inspire the audience to make music part of their lives by introducing them to an eclectic mix of styles such as blues and bluegrass, country and Celtic, folk and rock, modern and classical. Interviews with the artists allow the audience to explore the artist's background and discover what inspires them to sing and play. Hosted by folksinger Michael Johnathon. The television program allows the viewers to watch the radio show production and experience the event in much the same way as the live theatre audience.

#2401 Riders In The Sky
RIDERS IN THE SKY have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre for over thirty years. The band are stars of the stage, screen, the Grand Ol' Opry, National Public Radio, XM Satellite Radio, Saturday morning TV, and are the only exclusively Western artist to have won a Grammy Award. Join "America's Favorite Cowboys!” on the milestone 1000th broadcast of WoodSongs.

WoodSongs Kid: Phoebe White is an award winning 10-year-old singer from London, Kentucky.

#2402 Darin & Brooke Aldridge and Stephanie Urbina Jones
DARIN & BROOKE ALDRIDGE combine rich harmonies with impeccable musicianship to create the unmistakable sound that has made them one of the hottest young acts in acoustic music. Darin spent 6 years as a member of the acclaimed County Gentleman and Brooke is the reigning IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year.

STEPHANIE URBINA JONES is well-known for celebrating her Hispanic heritage through her music, which can be described as Latin-rooted Americana, or “Texicana country folk-rock. She will be performing on WoodSongs with her band Honky Tonk Mariachi.

WoodSongs Kid: Jenna Quinones is a fourteen-year-old ukulele player and singer from Lexington, Kentucky.

#2403 Kingston Trio and Allie Colleen
THE KINGSTON TRIO began with Nick Reynolds, Bob Shane and Dave Guard in 1955… Home base: San Francisco. The three founded what turned out to be the most influential music band to emerge from the 1950s, only to be outdone by The Beatles. Celebrating the group’s more than 60 years of entertaining audiences, all three current members, Mike Marvin, Tim Gorelangton and Don Marovich have intrinsic links to and experience with the original group.

ALLIE COLLEEN is no stranger to the music industry. A Belmont University graduate from Owasso, Oklahoma with a style that is truly her own, Allie has a passion for singing and songwriting since a young age has garnered her a reputation of being a notable songwriter with an iconic-sounding voice.

WoodSongs Kids: The Byrne Brothers are a traditional Irish Music Band and Irish Dancers from Donegal, Ireland.

#2404 Jug Band Celebration featuring Jim Kweskin, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton and The Steel City Jug Slammers

Jug bands got their name from using instruments that were either homemade or household items such as a jug. On this WoodSongs broadcast, we'll be celebrating the music and history of jug bands with musicians from across the country.

JIM KWESKIN is a folk music legend and founder of the legendary 1960s Jim Kweskin Jug Band which successfully transformed the sounds of pre-World War II rural music into a springboard for their good-humored performances.

JERRON “BLIND BOY” PAXTON transforms traditional jazz, blues, folk, and country into the here and now. Hailing from NYC, his sound is influenced by the likes of Fats Waller and "Blind" Lemon Jefferson.

THE STEEL CITY JUG SLAMMERS made a name for themselves in Birmingham, AL with a new album, extensive touring and the band's recent induction into the Jug Band Hall of Fame.

WoodSongs Kids: The Wallace Sisters have been harmonizing together since they could talk. The siblings from Lexington, Kentucky enjoy singing for their schools and church choir but a year ago began singing officially as a trio at local events.

#2405 Janiva Magness
JANIVA MAGNESS has traveled millions of miles, sung on thousands of club and festival stages, and made a string of recordings that have earned accolades and awards. She is only the second woman, following blues giant Koko Taylor, to receive the Blues Foundation's B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award. This Grammy nominated artist now tells her dramatic, miraculous and deeply moving story about a life worth living with her memoir Weeds Like Us. On this Special Event Broadcast of WoodSongs, Janiva will read and discuss her book plus perform songs from her new album Change in the Weather Janiva Magness Sings John Fogerty.

#2406 Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley and Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
ROB ICKES AND TREY HENSLEY are a powerhouse acoustic duo that has electrified the acoustic music scene. Rob is a 15-time IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Dobro Player of the Year and Trey a Tennessee-born guitar prodigy who made his Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 11.

LARRY CAMPBELL & TERESA WILLIAMS’ acclaimed eponymous 2015 debut, released after seven years of playing in Levon Helm’s band – and frequent guesting with Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Phil Lesh, Little Feat, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Cassady, brought to the stage the crackling creative energy of a decades-long offstage union.

WoodSongs Kid: Duncan Stiit is a fifteen-year-old award-winning dobro player from Knoxville, Tennessee.

#2407 Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper and Heidi Newfield
MICHAEL CLEVELAND & FLAMEKEEPER return to the WoodSongs Stage to celebrate their 2020 GRAMMY Winner award winning album Tall Fiddler. Cleveland is one of the premier bluegrass fiddlers of his generation and, with twelve International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Fiddle Player of the Year awards under his belt, he is one the most awarded and celebrated fiddler in the history of the music.

HEIDI NEWFIELD is known for fronting Trick Pony, which rode songs including “Pour Me,” “On A Night Like This” and “It’s A Heartache” to awards, acclaim and packed houses nationwide. Armed with a collaborative history of platinum selling albums, Top 20 singles, ACM and AMA Awards to her credit, her distinctive voice and high-octane energy launched forward into a much-anticipated solo career.

WoodSongs Kid: The Cotton Pickin Kids are family bluegrass band that hail from Hanceville, Alabama.

#2408 Dom Flemons and The Burnett Sisters
DOM FLEMONS has branded the moniker “The American Songster” since his repertoire of music covers over 100 years of early American popular music. The GRAMMY Award Winner, Two-Time EMMY Nominee and co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, actor, music scholar, historian, and record collector.

THE BURNETT SISTERS BAND is a five-piece group who play and sing in the folk, bluegrass, country and Old-Time music traditions hailing from Boone, North Carolina. Ranging from ages 12 to 22, the band creates a unique blend of music in the bluegrass, old-time, old country, and folk traditions.

WoodSongs Kid: Caleb Moore is an award winning ten-year-old pianist from Lexington, Kentucky.

#2409 Sugaray Rayford and Liz Brasher
SUGARAY RAYFORD is a Texas-born soul blues singer and is the reigning Blues Foundation's “B.B. King Entertainer of the Year.” Possessing a magnetic personality, and an old school vocal style that echoes Muddy Waters, Otis Redding and Teddy Pendergrass, Rayford is also a stellar dancer with moves reminiscent of the Legendary James Brown.

LIZ BRASHER makes her own kind of southern music. She's a soul singer. A guitar-playing rocker. A one-woman girl group. A gospel revivalist who sings the praises of secular bands like the Box Tops. It's a diverse sound rooted in the influence of Brasher's two homes: her adopted hometown of Memphis and her childhood stomping grounds in rural North Carolina.

WoodSongs Kid: George Fields is a twelve-year-old banjo picker from Stamping Ground, Kentucky.

#2410 Ted Yoder and Henhouse Prowlers
TED YODER is a master of the hammered dulcimer and FaceBook viral sensation. Based in Goshen, Indiana, his hammered dulcimer cover of Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” became one of the most-watched Facebook Live posts in 2016 when the song received more than 101 million views from music fans around the world.

THE HENHOUSE PROWLERS are bluegrass ambassadors. Founded over 15 years ago in Chicago, IL with the simple desire to play original and powerful bluegrass, this quartet now finds themselves at the intersection of performance, diplomacy and education.

WoodSongs Kids: Ashlyn Smith and Brannock McCartan are two incredible bluegrass instrumentalist from Kentucky.

#2411 Ukulele Celebration with EmiSunshine, Victor & Penny and Diana Chittester
From it's humble origins in Hawaii to becoming a worldwide phenomenon, on this broadcast of WoodSongs, we’ll be exploring the many styles, sounds and stories of the uke with musicians from across the country.

EMISUNSHINE has been attracting national attention since she was nine years old. With music described as “old-timey,” the fifteen-year-old East Tennessee native adds her own unique contemporary blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, Blues and Jazz

VICTOR & PENNY deliver swing-infused folk-jazz in the band’s signature high-energy style with joy, humor, and soaring musical improvisation. This corset-tight group brings a modern Kansas City voice to their original tunes and prohibition era jazz with sterling musicianship.

DIANA CHITTESTER’S live performance is brought to life by her signature percussive, multi-part acoustic ukulele and guitar playing. This Cleveland, Ohio storyteller uniquely developed style is accentuated by her alternating between picking and strumming, all while pounding out bass lines and drum beats.

#2412 Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers and Gumbo, Grits & Gravy
JOE MULLINS & THE RADIO RAMBLERS winning the “Entertainer of the Year” Award at the 30th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards. They have been seen by thousands of fans across the continent through performances at a vast array of venues including the National Folk Festival, Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman, and regular guest appearances on the Grand Ole Opry.

GUMBO, GRITS and GRAVY is a new musical roots collaboration featuring the mystic violinist Anne Harris, Creole torchbearer Marcella Simien, and renaissance blueman Guy Davis.

WoodSongs Kids: Skyline Drive is youth bluegrass band from Kentucky.

#2413 Abe Partridge and Nora Jane Struthers
ABE PARTRIDGE grew up in Alabama, moved to a rural enclave of Kentucky, and served with the Air Force in Qatar in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon his return to the states, he turned his attention to being a singer/songwriter with a combination of southern gothic storytelling and a dark humor & creator of folk art paintings.

NORA JANE STRUTHERS has written "some of the most quietly powerful narratives within the new wave of Americana artists," says Ann Powers of NPR Music. Born in Virginia, raised in New Jersey and living now in Nashville, Strutters has built her career on these kinds of songs.

WoodSongs Kid: Dylan James "Boogie Boy" Shaw is an award winning twelve-year-old blues pianist from Dallas Texas.

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7/23/2020 - 7/22/2022
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