Frankfort, KY -- Buffalo Trace Distillery announces a partnership with Michael Johnathon's WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour to celebrate Kentucky Music by bringing two Kentucky favorites together for a double-broadcast production on June 23, 2012. Singers Bobby Osborne, most known for "Rocky Top," one of the most popular songs in America's music history, and Joan Osborne, best known for her international hit single "One of Us" will both perform live in two separate shows on the grounds of Buffalo Trace Distillery, located in Frankfort, Kentucky.
The first broadcast taping will feature Kentucky born bluegrass legend Bobby Osborne, who is celebrating 60 years of performing bluegrass music around the world. As part of the legendary Osborne Brothers, he introduced one of the most popular songs in America's music canon: "Rocky Top." Born in Leslie County, Ky., Bobby was a pioneer in conceiving the now popular "high lead" vocal trio concept. He has released numerous recordings since the 1950s. The Osborne Brothers' recordings of "Rocky Top" and "Kentucky" were named official state songs of Tennessee and Kentucky, respectively. Bobby will be performing song tunes from his new album, New Bluegrass and Old Heartaches.
The second taping that evening will feature the powerful pop vocals of Joan Osborne, also Kentucky born (no relation to Bobby.) Joan is a six time Grammy nominee who had a worldwide hit several years ago called "One of Us." Joan is from Anchorage, Ky, and is looking forward to bringing her musical style of R&B and soul songs back to her home state with the release of her seventh album, Bring It On Home.
"We're excited to bring our WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour on the road, and Buffalo Trace Distillery, with its rolling hills and picturesque grounds is the perfect place to do so," said musician Michael Johnathon, founder, producer and host of WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour. "To have two great musical artists, both of whom happen to hail from Kentucky in one night, will be a fantastic show for people of all ages."
Tickets (one ticket to attend both tapings) are available now at only $25.00 and can be purchased at all area Liquor Barn locations, or at the Buffalo Trace Distillery Visitor Center, or online after May 25th at Buffalo Trace Distillery. WoodSongs Partners will get priority seating. Food and drink will be sold on the Distillery grounds. Parking is FREE. No coolers are allowed but guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets for seating. The gates will open at 4:30 p.m. and the audience must be seated by 5:45 p.m.
Folksinger Michael Johnathon started the all-volunteer WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour eleven years ago as a way to celebrate grassroots music on a global level. The show airs locally on WEKU, WUKY, KET, and Insight Communications. The also airs on 507 radio stations around the world, the American Forces Radio Network (173 nations and every military base and US Naval ship at sea) public television coast-to-coast, online and the new Bluehighways TV Network nationally. Artists as diverse as Emmylou Harris, Nora Jones, Brandi Carlisle, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and more all travel to downtown Lexington to be part of the production that occurs most Monday evenings at the Kentucky Theater. The shows website is www.WoodSongs.com
Buffalo Trace Distillery is a family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. The Distillery's rich distilling tradition dates back to 1787 and includes such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee. Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Distillery has won seven distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Malt Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. It was named Whisky Magazine 2010 World Icons of Whisky "Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year." Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 200 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit www.BuffaloTraceDistillery.com