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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 #1402
Steep Canyon Rangers and Shannon Whitworth
The Steep Canyon Rangers are an acoustic Bluegrass quintet from Asheville, NC. Before embarking on a world tour backing comedian/banjoist Steve Martin, the Rangers were nominated for 2 International Bluegrass Music awards in 2008 (including Album of the Year, "Lovin' Pretty Women). The Rangers were also named 'Emerging Artist of the Year' in 2006 at the IBMA awards ceremony in Nashville, TN. They won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album in 2013. The band will be performing material from their new album 'Tell The Ones I Love'. Shannon Whitworth's sultry, bluesy styling's on her new album 'High Tide' ascertains her new place in the musical landscape. Since her days as the anchor voice and songwriter of lauded N.C. ensemble The Biscuit Burners, Shannon Whitworth has attracted international attention with her passionate presence and a talent that's evident within moments of taking the stage. On the heels of a year spent touring with Chris Isaak and the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, and recording as the singing voice of Belk department stores' latest campaign, 'High Tide' finds Whitworth leaving all preconceptions of the banjo-wielding songstress behind for her swoon-inducing style.
56 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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tpt Life Channel 2.3

Mon Apr 28th @ 12:00 am

Episode #1403
Maria Doyle Kennedy and Crystal Bowersox
Maria Doyle Kennedy gained international acclaim for her roles on esteemed films and television series like Dexter, Downton Abbey, and The Tudors. From Ireland, her fifth solo release 'Sing', is a 10-song collection co-written with husband Kieran Kennedy, featuring duets with Damien Rice, Paul Brady and, on 'Yes We Will', the legendary John Prine. Richly imagined, 'Sing' marries folk forms with torch-song melodies, flamenco rhythms, avant-rock, Celtic, Mediterranean and Appalachian airs. Crystal Bowersox catapulted from the coffeehouses and subway tunnels of Chicago to millions of homes across America when she placed second in Season 9 of American Idol by her emotive folk-rock-country style. Old soul voice, care-free style and "don't mess with me" attitude set her apart from the other contestants and landed the self-taught songstress performances with the like Joe Cocker, Harry Connick, Jr., and Alanis Morrissette. Her latest is 'All That For This'.
56 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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tpt MN Channel 2.2

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tpt Life Channel 2.3

Mon May 5th @ 12:00 am

Episode #1404
Nikki Hill and Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
Nikki Hill hails from Durham, North Carolina. She draws on vintage female rhythm and blues influences such as LaVern Baker, Etta James and Ruth Brown, as well as some of her favorite male singers Otis Redding and Solomon Burke, without being stuck or pigeonholed strictly as a 'retro' artist. Her tough vocal style fits with contemporary sensibilities yet evokes all the great blues shouters of previous decades. With the success of similar artists such as Amy Winehouse or Imelda May, Hill is poised to blaze her own trail in their wake. Her new release is 'Here's Nikki Hill!' Rick Estrin ranks among the very best harp players, singers and songwriters in the blues world. His work on the reeds is deep in the tradition of harmonica masters Sonny Boy Williamson II and Little Walter Jacobs, while at the same time pushing that tradition forward. Rick was awarded the Blues Foundation's prestigious Blues Music Award for Best Harmonica Player at the 34th annual BMA. He will be performing with his band The Nightcats. His latest is 'One Wrong Turn' on Alligator Records.
56 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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tpt MN Channel 2.2

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tpt Life Channel 2.3

Mon May 12th @ 12:00 am

Episode #1405
Exile
Exile is one of America's legendary bands. In 1963, the year before the Beatles scored their first American hit, a group of kids calling themselves The Exiles climbed onto an outdoor stage in the small town of Richmond, Ky. The group, JP Pennington, Les Taylor, Sonny LeMaire, Marlon Hargis and Steve Goetzman are celebrating 50 years together with their first new album in 20 years, their induction into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and more.
57 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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tpt MN Channel 2.2

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tpt Life Channel 2.3

Mon May 19th @ 12:00 am

Episode #1406
Janiva Magness and Minton Sparks
Janiva Magness is among the premier blues and R&B singers in the world today. Her voice possesses an earthy, raw honesty and beauty born from her life experience. She received the coveted 2009 Blues Music Awards for B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year (she is only the second woman to ever win this award, Koko Taylor being the first). She returns to the WoodSongs stage with a brand new CD 'Stronger For It', where she co-wrote three remarkable, autobiographical songs for the album. 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, 'Live at the Station Inn', captures her and Jackson performing 13 memorable story-songs in front of an audience.
57 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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tpt MN Channel 2.2

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tpt Life Channel 2.3

Mon May 26th @ 12:00 am


This list includes any broadcasts that aired in the past 2 months on any of our three channels.

Episode #1401
Tommy Emmanuel
Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia's most respected musicians. This two-time Grammy nominee and legendary guitarist has dazzled audiences worldwide for five decades. Tommy's unique "finger style" is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers. Guitar legend Chet Atkins became one of Emmanuel's biggest fans. Plus, Tommy performs on the broadcast with Parker Hastings, a 13-year-old guitarist from Richmond, KY, who idolizes Tommy.
56 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

tpt MN Channel 2.2

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tpt Life Channel 2.3

Mon Apr 21st @ 12:00 am


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