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Woodsongs
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WOODSONGS (Old Time Radio Hour) is an internationally syndicated radio program recorded before a live audience each week at the historic Kentucky Theatre in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. The show is a combination of performance and interviews featuring artists of the Americana music genre. 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.

Below is a list of broadcasts scheduled to air in the next 60 days on any of our three channels.

Episode #1207
Wanda Jackson and Shemekia Copeland
WANDA JACKSON is widely known and respected as "The Queen of Rockabilly." Jackson is credited with being the first woman to ever record a rock and roll song-"Let's Have a Party" in 1958. In 2009, Jackson was inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" and, in 2010, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americana Music Awards. Wanda returns to the WoodSongs Stage to celebrate the release of her 31st studio album Unfinished Business produced by Justin Townes Earle on Sugar Hill Records. SHEMEKIA COPELAND has evolved from a teenage upstart to one of the most prominent voices in the blues. She's currently the most feted woman in the blues world and actually had a coronation where she was crowned and declared "Queen of the Blues" at the Chicago Blues Festival in 2011. Shemekia earned her crown with a series of high-quality recordings and an unrelenting tour schedule including a memorable performance at the White House in front of an audience that included the President of the United States, sharing the bill with Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, B.B. King and other greats. Her latest is 33 1/3 on Telarc International.
56 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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Mon Jan 26th @ 12:00 am


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Episode #1301
The Indigo Girls
56 minutes long
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Mon Jan 19th @ 12:00 am

Episode #1201
Iris Dement
IRIS DEMENT is one of the most beloved and respected writers and singers in American music. After a series of jobs waitressing and typing, Dement first began composing songs at the age of 25. Honing her skills at open-mic nights, in 1988 she moved to Nashville, where she contacted producer Jim Rooney, who helped her land a record contract. Dement did not make her recording debut until 1992, when her independent label offering, Infamous Angel, won almost universal acclaim thanks to her pure, evocative vocal style and spare, heartfelt songcraft. Her next two albums received Grammy nods. In 1999, she collaborated with country man John Prine on his album, In Spite of Ourselves. Dement recorded four duets with Prine that earned her another Grammy nod the following year. Sing The Delta is her first LP of original material in 16 years and is being released on her own label Flariella Records. She will be the sole guest for this WoodSongs Special Event Broadcast.
56 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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Mon Jan 12th @ 12:00 am

Episode #1513
Mandy Barnett and The Dustbowl Revival
MANDY BARNETT is a World-Class Vocalist who sings the stylings of pop and jazz standards, torch, and classic country music. A native of Crossville, Tennessee, she started singing at five years-old. As a teenager, Mandy starred as country music legend Patsy Cline in the stage show "Always . . . Patsy Cline" at the celebrated Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. The performances sold out nightly and received rave reviews across the country. Mandy soon began releasing albums under her name including 'I've Got A Right To Cry' which was a huge critical success. Her latest is 'I Can't Stop Loving You: The Songs of Don Gibson'. THE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL is a Venice, California-based collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and the hot swing of the 1930's to form a spicy roots cocktail. Known for their inspired live sets, the Dustbowl Revival boldly brings together many styles of traditional American music. Imagine Old Crow Medicine Show meeting Louis Armstrong's Hot Seven Band in New Orleans or Bob Dylan and Fats Waller jamming with Mumford & Sons on a front porch in 1938. The band's latest album is 'Carry Me Home'.
56 minutes long
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Mon Jan 5th @ 12:00 am

Episode #1512
The Infamous Stringdusters and Elephant Revival
THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS sound like no one else, combining virtuosic chops on five traditional bluegrass instruments, with an ethos of pushing the genre forward. When the band first emerged eight years ago, they were immediately branded fast-picking Nashville wunderkinds, a new-generation super group built to revive the high lonesome sound. Then came immediate accolades-IBMA awards, a chart-topping self-titled album and a Grammy nomination for "Best Country Instrumental". Having just released their fifth studio album 'Let It Go' on the band's own High Country Recordings, the band finds itself on firm footing, at ease with an evolving sound that defies categorization. ELEPHANT REVIVAL is a soulful, seductive quiver of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists that reign from points all across America. This Nederland, Colorado quintet are, needless to say, quite a sound to be experienced - especially when they fall into the pocket of a groove containing elements of gypsy, rock, Celtic, alt-country and folk. Each Elephant possesses remarkable vocal abilities which are highlighted during every performance. 'These Changing Skies' is the band's newest release and was part of NPR's "Top 10 Folk and Americana Albums Of 2013."
56 minutes long
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Mon Dec 29th @ 12:00 am

Episode #1511
Carlene Carter and Jason D. Williams
CARLENE CARTER was born into country-music royalty as the daughter of 1950s country superstar Carl Smith and June Carter Cash. Her grandmother is "Mother" Maybelle Carter of the original Carter Family trio. Starting in 1978, Carlene begin to forge her own musical legacy. She has recorded twelve albums and has three No. 3-peaking hits including "I Fell in Love" and "Every Little Thing". 'Carter Girl' is the first album of new recordings this decade from this Americana legend and her personal homage to the Carter Family legacy. The album revisits both classic Carter Family repertoire as well as original songs that reflect Carlene's direct connection to her roots. JASON D. WILLIAMS has been called "the worlds greats piano player" and is a wild man onstage. This dynamic piano player from Memphis has the same musical innovation and on the edge attitude as Jerry Lee Lewis (his father) and Elvis. From Classical to Rockabilly to Country to Jazz and on to Rock & Roll, his performances are unique, talented and full of raw energy. Jason had has just released a new album 'Hillbillies and Holy Rollers' that pays homage to his lifelong Sun Records influences. You'll hear some originals and some interesting takes on classics, plus some awfully good rock 'n' roll piano pumping.
56 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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Mon Dec 22nd @ 12:00 am

Episode #1510
Baskery and Willie Sugarcapps
BASKERY is a trio of sisters from Sweeden that's all about turning the music on its head, blending the straightforwardness of punk with the subtlety of singer/songwriting. The music is not to be confused with country or bluegrass just because the instrumentation involves a double bass, a six string banjo and acoustic guitar. The band makes their WoodSongs debut playing material from 'Little Wild Life'. Expect the sounds of "banjopunk", "new folk", "nordicana", an energetic live show and killer sibling harmonies. WILLIE SUGARCAPPS collective musical experiences mingle together to create a new kind of organic and artisanal music. Born out of a music gathering in lower Alabama, Grayson Capps, Corky Hughes, Will Kimbrough and the duo Sugarcane Jane (featuring Savana Lee and Anthony Crawford) led to the birth of the band. The band's Self-Titled debut is laid back, it rocks, it comes from classic country, from the blues, from New Orleans and from the best kind of rock 'n' roll. It tells a story through five individual voices full of character and experience with humanity, energy and soul.
56 minutes long
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Mon Dec 15th @ 12:00 am


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