Si Kahn & The Looping Brothers at Rudyard Kipling with Special Guest Michael Johnathon

Sunday October 6, 2013

The Rudyard Kipling
422 West Oak Street
Louisville, KY 40203

SI KAHN & THE LOOPING BROTHERS have teamed up for an extraordinary album that features the best-known and most-loved songs from this legendary songwriter, author, playwright and activist in a bluegrass setting. The Looping Brothers are one of Europe’s most respected, experienced and best-loved bluegrass bands, having worked and toured with such bluegrass legends as Bill Monroe, the Osborne Brothers, Kenny Baker, Josh Graves and Dan Crary. Si is known all over the world by fans of American folk music. His songs of family, community, love, work, and freedom have been recorded by more than 100 artists and translated into half a dozen languages. Their just-released joint CD ‘Aragon Mill: The Bluegrass Sessions’ is a true collaboration as the Looping Brothers handpicked and arranged the material and casts each of Si’s classic songs in a new light. &

FOLK SINGER MICHAEL JOHNATHON is a popular touring artists, 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.”

Johnathon is the host and creator of  the all-volunteer run WoodSongs broadcast twelve years 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 Today, his WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour airs on 509 radio stations worldwide 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. 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 social media site and the Caney Creek motion picture.

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