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IBMA Guitar Player of the Year Molly Tuttle on WoodSongs

WoodsongsMolly Tuttle is the first woman in the 27-year history of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards to win Guitar Player of the Year. She’s a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, appeared on A Prairie Home Companion and at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, was featured on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, and won first place in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at Merlefest. She’s the newest artist to sign on to Compass Records roster and will be releasing her debut for the label sometime in 2018.

WoodSongs III - Insights by Folksinger Michael Johnathon

WoodSongs IIIFor anybody who has enjoyed the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, folk singer Michael Johnathon is no stranger. In his most recent project, WoodSongs III, Michael opens up and the reader gets an insight into who he is and where he's been, where he's going and his ideas on how to make the music world a better place for up and coming musicians.

Free Arts & Music Program for Teachers & Home Schooling

WoodSongs Classroom ProjectImagine classrooms and home school families nationwide being introduced to the banjo with Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn. Or traditional bluegrass with JD Crowe, Paul Williams and Doyle Lawson. Or the legacy of the Carter Family with John Carter Cash. Or the guitar with Tommy Emmanuel.

New Coon Creek Girls Performing Feb. 27th at Stage 123

New Coon Creek GirlsThe WoodSongs Dalton 2016 Concert Series will host the New Coon Creek Girls, a Kentucky based bluegrass band, and singer-songwriter Kathy Reed at 7 pm on Saturday, February 27 at Stage 123 in downtown Dalton, Georgia. The New Coon Creek Girls were formed in 1979 by John Lair, the founder of the radio program The Renfro Valley Barn Dance, with the intention of carrying on the traditional music that was played by the original "Coon Creek Girls" on his famous program from 1930's-1960s. It didn't take long for Mr. Lair to see that the New Coon Creek Girls' talents would take them far beyond the walls of Renfro Valley.

Becky Buller Headlines 2016 WoodSongs Dalton Concert Series

Becky BullerThe WoodSongs Dalton Coffee House Concert series will be percolating again in 2016. The return of the concert series will feature national and regional Americana music, providing the North Georgia area with family friendly music while benefiting Providence Ministries. The series will consist of three concerts scheduled for the last Saturday of January, February, and March 2016. The first concert will feature the award winning singer/songwriter, fiddler, clawhammer banjo picking Becky Buller with the Becky Buller Band and the highly acclaimed guitar virtuoso Hiroya Tsukamoto on Saturday January 30, 2016.

WoodSongs Invites Teachers to Music & Arts Education Seminar

WoodSongs Classroom ProjectTeachers and Home School Parents of Central Kentucky are invited to a very special half-day seminar Saturday April 25th from 1:00 until 4:30pm to explore how to help your students learn a true appreciation for the art of music and how it positively affects their lives, families, friends and community. As a leader in the arts, don't miss this opportunity to bring excitement, enjoyment and learning to your classrooms. For FREE. This is a very special one day seminar to explore this topic and sample the new WoodSongs Classroom project for your students. The WoodSongs Arts & Music Seminar will be held in the Duthie Theater in the Anne Hart Raymond Building on the campus of beautiful Midway College in Midway, KY (20 minutes from Lexington).

WoodSongs Front Porch Association Gathering Sept 25 & 26, 2015

WoodSongs Front Porch Association GatheringThe WoodSongs Front Porch Association (WFPA) Gathering is set for Sept 25 & 26 at the historic Museum of Appalachia, located on I-75 at the Kentucky/Tennessee line, just 8 miles from the famous Rocky Top. The Gathering will be held on eleven beautiful acres at the cabin village of over 40 log structures and porches. Showcases, workshops, lectures, films, children's stages, great food and a lot of music are planned.

“Celebrate The Banjo” this Monday on WoodSongs

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio HourJoin folksinger and front porch banjo picker Michael Johnathon this Monday on WoodSongs as they celebrate the banjo with Bill Evans and Kayla Bender. WoodSongs is a worldwide multi-media celebration of grassroots, Americana music. Get ready to explore the beautiful world of folk, bluegrass, songwriting, new artists, literature, worldwide radio, television and concerts.

Woodsongs Monday Features Della May and Pearl and the Beard

Della MaeJoining folksinger Michael Johnathon for this today's broadcast taping which includes Della Mae and Pearl and the Bear. Della Mae is five women from Boston that are are turning heads, winning hearts, and quickly becoming a household name in acoustic, folk, roots, and bluegrass music.

Michael Johnathon: We Need a Front Porch 'Round the World

Front Porch SwingSongwriter Michael Johnathon marks his tenth studio album with the release of Front Porch that musically looks at the real, emotional and global "front porch" at a time when America and the world has lost its sense of roots, community and neighborhoods.

Woodsongs to Celebrate Kentucky Bluegrass Music this Monday

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio HourMichael Jonathan announced, "we are celebrating Kentucky Bluegrass with FOUR different groups and a young surprise guest (see the schedule page at for the artist list). Also, anyone from West Liberty, Kentucky can come for free. This small Kentucky town was literally blown off the map by a tornado last week. Not only will they get free tickets, but a fine new cafe called The Lunch Box will give them a free dinner when they come to Lexington for the show. If you know any folks from West Liberty, pass the word."

Bluegrass Bands Helping Hands CD Jump Start with Valerie Smith, Becky Buller

Bluegrass Bands Helping Hands Vol III - Big LeaguesBluegrass Bands Helping Hands has a new promo video with music by bluegrass music artist Valerie Smith and Songwriter/performer Becky Buller. The promo is a kick start fundraising request. The next volume in the Bluegrass Bands Helping Hands program is Volume III - Big Leagues and features these bluegrass artists: Earl Brackin, Mark "Brink" Brinkman, Greg Brooks, Becky Buller, The Dixie Bee-Liners, Jim & Valerie Gabehart, The Hillbenders, Jubal's Kin, Jean-Luc Leroux, The Lone Mountain Band, Milkdrive, Rich In Tradition, Special Consensus, Frank Solivan And Dirty Kitchen, Valerie Smith And Becky Buller, and Donna Ulisse.

MilkDrive Earns Acclaim, Performing at RockyGrass, ACL Music Festival

MilkDriveAustin, TX -- MilkDrive, Austin's alt-folk-progressive acoustic string band, released its debut studio album, Road From Home produced by Bil VornDick (Alison Krauss, Bela Fleck), in April. The band has been touring since the release, and will perform at upcoming festivals RockyGrass and Austin City Limits Music Festival. MilkDrive recently performed on "Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour" and recorded a music video for the song, SoHo.

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