EUREKA SPRINGS, AR- The internationally syndicated radio, TV and online broadcast of the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour is coming to Eureka Springs for a special double broadcast taping at The Aud on Saturday, October 26.
Folksinger Michael Johnathon started the WoodSongs broadcast twelve years ago in a tiny studio with one radio affiliate and barely fifteen people in the audience. Today, his WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour airs on 509 radio stations worldwide (KUAF, KUAR and KASU in Arkansas) plus American Forces Radio in 173 nations. The radio show is also a TV series on public television, airing in over 91M USA TV homes including across Arkansas on AETV.
In the tradition of legendary radio shows of the past, WoodSongs has always been produced before an audience. Johnathon brings his live audience celebration of grassroots music to Eureka Springs as part of the Ozark Folk Festival. Fans can be part of two shows, one hour each, taped in one evening. One of the shows will spotlight wonderful artists from across Arkansas and The Ozarks. The second show will feature the legendary Michael Martin Murphy (Wildfire, Carolina In The Pines).
“I wanted WoodSongs to celebrate the heart and the art of grassroots music,” says Johnathon from his log cabin home in Kentucky. “Arkansas is rich with passionate, brilliant musicians and this is a wonderful chance for the audience to celebrate their hometown musicians worldwide. Plus Eureka Springs is an incredibly beautiful, historic and fun town”
Tickets are available at www.theaud.org or call 479-253-7333 x15
The Auditorium, is located at 32 South Main Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
About Michael Johnathon
Folksinger Michael Johnathon is a popular touring artist, songwriter, author and playwright. He grew up in upstate New York and was folk icon Pete Seeger’s neighbor. A prolific songwriter, his tenth CD release is called “Front Porch.” His play about Henry
David Thoreau, “Walden” has been performed 8,700 times in 42 nations. Last year he wrote a full symphony opera about the day Woody Guthrie wrote “This Land Is Your Land.” His latest projects are the Folk-Book.com social media site and the Caney Creek motion picture. Michael Johnathon will also be performing a concert set Friday evening October 25 as part of the Ozark Folk Festival’s Music in the Park.
Johnathon started the all-volunteer run ‘WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour’ twelve years ago in Lexington, Kentucky as a way to celebrate grassroots music on a global level. The program airs worldwide and is the only all-volunteer run national broadcast in America. Artists as diverse as Billy Bragg, Imelda May, Richie Havens, Mike Scott and the Waterboys, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Brandi Carlile, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band have been on the show. The show’s website is www.WoodSongs.com.
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