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 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.
Crowe, Lawson & Williams (#1708H) Duration: 55:30 STEREO TVG
Crowe, Lawson & Williams are three Bluegrass Hall of Fame legends. Banjo master J.D. Crowe, multi-award winning trailblazer Doyle Lawson, and Bluegrass Gospel legend Paul Williams have joined forces for a second time to produce and deliver an amazingly powerful selection of songs on Standing Tall and Tough. Capturing the traditional drive, emotion and feel of 1950's and 60's Bluegrass, the trio presents songs that they themselves helped make classic. The entire WoodSongs broadcast will be devoted to these three icons of bluegrass music.
- KQED Life: Sat, Feb 6, 2016 -- 8:00pm
- KQED Life: Sun, Feb 7, 2016 -- 2:00am
A Country Tribute to Buddy Holly featuring David Frizell and Helen Cornelius (#1709H) Duration: 56:30 STEREO TVG
A Country Tribute to Buddy Holly featuring David Frizell and Helen Cornelius The indelible legacy of Buddy Holly continues to touch fans and has inspired decades of artists across multiple genres. Although he only played rock and roll for a few years, the breadth of material Holly recorded made an enormous, lasting impression on popular music. In recent years, Holly has been honored with a six-disc career retrospective, a pair of best-selling tribute albums, and two Grammy nominations for works inspired or created by the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.
David Frizell, country Music star and multi-award-winner, has gathered a cadre of music's elite for a very special homage to Buddy Holly with The Buddy Holly Country Tribute: Remember Me. ,br>Helen Cornelius, one of the "Grand Ladies of Country Music" singer and CMA award winner, will join David for this one hour Special Event Broadcast.
Celebration of the Cello with Portland Cello Project & Ben Sollee (#1710H) Duration: 56:34 STEREO TVG
Ben Sollee is Kentucky-born cellist, singer-songwriter, and composer known for his innovative playing style, genre-bending songwriting, electrifying performances, political activism, and wide appeal. Like his contemporaries Chris Thile and Abigail Washburn, Sollee's music is difficult to pin down. It's Ben's quality of narrative and presence on stage that unifies his musical influences.
The Portland Cello Project has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances. Since the group's inception in late 2007, the group has built a reputation mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go. No two shows are alike, with a repertoire now numbering over 1,000 pieces of music both expected and unexpected to come from a cello.
Minton Sparks and Dale Watson (#1711H) Duration: 56:31 STEREO TVG
Minton Sparks fuses music, poetry, and her intoxicating gift for storytelling to paint word pictures of the rural South that put you square in the middle of the people and the places she knows like the back of her hand. She delivers words in beelines of bluesy rhythm and worries the hooks-and there are hooks-backed solely by the nimble acoustic guitar work of John Jackson, who's perhaps best known for having played with Bob Dylan. Her latest album is 'Gold Digger', captures her and Jackson performing 11 memorable story-songs.
Dale Watson is a country music maverick, a true outlaw carrying on where Waylon Jennings left off. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, he stands alongside Waylon, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State. Dale's current release Call Me Insane on Red House Records.