Woodsongs (Old Time Radio Hour) 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 mission of the program 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. The TV program allows the viewers to watch the radio show production and experience the event in much the same way as the live theatre audience.
Woodsongs Previous Broadcasts
The Blind Boys of Alabama (Episode #902)
KQED Life: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Celebrated by The Grammys and The National Endowment for the Arts with Lifetime Achievement Awards and winners of five Grammy Awards, they have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 60 years and shows no signs of diminishing. They will be performing material from their new CD Take The High Road.
- KQED Life: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
Guitar Master Tommy Emmanuel (Episode #901)
KQED Life: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
Tommy Emmanuel is one of the true master guitar players in the world and returns to the WoodSongs stage with The Australian All-Star Band featuring his brother, Phil Emmanuel. Tommy left Australia nearly fifteen years ago to tour the world relentlessly as a solo guitarist. This two-time Grammy nominee has a professional career that spans almost five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world.
- KQED Life: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 1:00 AM