The biggest live audience roots music broadcast in the world is coming to Berea at the Phelps Stokes Auditorium at Berea College on Thurs, Sept 14, 2017 for a special event double taping. The audience must be seated by 6PM.
The WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour is an ALL VOLUNTEER live audience celebration of grassroots music and the artists who make it. The show airs on 515 radio stations from Australia to Boston to Dublin, Ireland. It also airs on American Forces Radio Network twice each weekend in 173 nations, every military base and US Naval ship in the world. The shows airs coast-to-coast in millions of TV homes as a public television series. Now Friday’s on RFD-TV.
SHOW #1 6:15PM
COUNTRY CURRANT The United States Navy Band Country Current is the Navy’s premier country-bluegrass ensemble. The group is nationally renowned for its versatility and “eye-popping” musicianship, performing cutting-edge bluegrass all over the world. Country Current is the only dedicated bluegrass outfit in the US military music program.
PARKER HASTINGS is the youngest national thumb picking champion in history. A protege of Tommy Emmanuel, performing in the shadows of Chet Atkins and Merle Travis, Parker is only 17 years old … and he’s from Richmond KY. This is his first time on WoodSongs as a featured artist.
SHOW #2 7:30PM
MCLAIN FAMILY BAND is launching the celebration of their 50th year performing with this special event WoodSongs broadcast. Beginning in Knott county, KY and moving as youngsters with their mom and dad to Big Hill, outside of Berea Ky, they brought genuine Kentucky bluegrass music to audiences in over 80 nations as “America’s Ambassadors of Traditional Music.” including Carnegie Hall and Symphony Orchestra theaters.
According to creator and folksinger Michael Johnathon, the Phelps-Stokes will be surrounded by over a dozen musical performers the night of the taping.
“Berea will be humming with music,” he says from his log cabin home outside of Lexington. “Berea is such a wonderful arts community, it is truly exciting that WoodSongs can be part of it.”
For information and details on the double broadcast visit WoodSongs.com