This series is the TV broadcast of an internationally syndicated radio program hosted by folksinger Michael Johnathon and recorded before a live audience each week at the historic Kentucky Theatre in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. The show is a combination of performance and conversation featuring artists of the Americana music genre. Its mission is to inspire the audience to make music part of their lives by introducing them to a contrast 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.
Woodsongs Previous Broadcasts
Kinky Friedman/Kacey Jones (Episode #1809H)
KQED Life: Sat, Jul 23, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
Kinky Friedman is America's most famous Jewish cowboy. He's a songwriter, musician, author, comedian, philosopher, thinker and politician. His band is called "Texas Jewboys" and his big hit is "They Don't Make Jews Like Jesus Anymore." Kinky is one of the modern era's closest link to Walt Whitman and Mark Twain. Kinky performs songs from his new album The Loneliest Man I Even Met. Kacey Jones is one of America's funniest ladies of song. She produced an album with Kinky and has a huge body of work in her own right. Her latest song "Donald Trump's Hair" is a hysterical song about one of the recent campaign's oddest subjects.
- KQED Life: Sun, Jul 24, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
Charlie Musselwhite/Gill Landry (Episode #1808H)
KQED Life: Sat, Jul 9, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
Charlie Musselwhite is one of the most revered blues musicians in the world. The harmonica master, also is a respected singer and songwriter in his own right. He has won countless awards during his legendary career including induction into the Blues Hall of Fame and collaborated with innumerable musical giants of the past 50 years including Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Williams, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Tom Waits, Eddie Vedder and Ben Harper, just to name to name a few. His latest I Ain't Lyin' is all Charlie - original tunes penned by this Grammy winning master that resonate with the South itself. Gill Landry is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Louisiana. After cutting his musical teeth busking in New Orleans and chewing up half of America, he started writing on guitar, banjo, pedal steal, and been a contributing songwriter in Old Crow Medicine Show since 2004. Although Gill's music is influenced by some of the same sources as Old Crow, from Dylan to old delta blues songsters, his music is very much his own. Gill's self titled third album is his first on the ATO label.
- KQED Life: Sun, Jul 10, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
Nelle King / David Wax Museum One (Episode #1807H)
KQED Life: Sat, Jul 2, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
Elle King is a phenomenal performer, songwriter, with an incredible voice and massive personality. Her single "Ex's & Oh's" is a hit. It just certified gold by the RIAA, has over 6.5 million views on YouTube and is nominated for two Grammys. She received raves at all the summer festivals including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and more. Her debut album Love Stuff on RCA Records marks the true arrival of the young singer/songwriter/guitarist/banjoist as a pop force to be reckoned with. It's frank and fearless, tender and rowdy. David Wax Museum had the breakout performance at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival and made them the most talked-about band of the weekend, with NPR hailing them as "pure, irresistible joy." David Wax Museum's new album Guesthouse melds the band's strong acoustic sound with synthesizers, layers of percussion, and adventurous sonic processing to create the band's boldest studio album to date.
- KQED Life: Sun, Jul 3, 2016 -- 2:00 AM