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SongFarmers, Front Porches, Love ... and iPhones

The SongFarmer AlbumLexington, KY -- It’s a new idea for a music business that has changed so much that, frankly, it was inevitable ... but folksinger Michael Johnathon has released the very first national album recorded entirely on an iPhone.

The SongFarmer Album Completely Recorded on an iPhone

The SongFarmer AlbumYes it’s true ... the SongFarmer album was completely recorded on an iPhone. An iPhone 6-plus, actually. As far as we know, this is the first national album release to be recorded this way. It’s an acoustic album recorded with the new Martin 0000-28s guitar and long neck Deering Vega Banjo.

Martin Guitar Company Pledges $6,000 for WoodSongs

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio HourImagine you standing on the stage of the Lyric Theatre alongside Michael Johnathon and the WoodSongs crew during an actual WoodSongs broadcast and having upwards of two million people in over 175 nations hear your voice on radio and see you on TV. It can happen - that's just one of the many premiums they are offering for your kindness in helping WoodSongs upgrade to HD TV. The Martin Guitar Company has just pledged $6,000 towards the WoodSongs HD Kickstarter Program.

Woodsongs Celebrates J.D. Crowe Monday Feb 11

J.D. CroweJ.D. Crowe is in fact one of the greatest bluegrass stars of all time. He comes to WoodSongs to help us celebrate his legacy career, amazing banjo style and his recent honors from the University of Kentucky. Crowe began playing the banjo early and was offered a job with Jimmy Martin's Sunny Mountain Boys in mid-1950s. In the late 1960s, Crowe formed the Kentucky Mountain Boys, principally performing in the Lexington, Kentucky region. By the early 1970s, Crowe changed the band's name to The New South, widely considered one of the most influential bluegrass groups in history.

WoodSongs Finds New Home at the Lyric Theatre in Downtown Lexington

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio HourLexington, KY -- In what is described by all parties involved as a “win – win –win” the worldwide broadcast of the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour will move from its current home of the Kentucky Theatre to the brand new facilities of the historic Lyric Theatre & Cultural Center, just a few blocks away.

“Celebrate The Banjo” this Monday on WoodSongs

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio HourJoin folksinger and front porch banjo picker Michael Johnathon this Monday on WoodSongs as they celebrate the banjo with Bill Evans and Kayla Bender. WoodSongs is a worldwide multi-media celebration of grassroots, Americana music. Get ready to explore the beautiful world of folk, bluegrass, songwriting, new artists, literature, worldwide radio, television and concerts.

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