This right here is a pretty big deal for the folk/country/blues/old-timey/bluegrass crowd. For the last 13 years or so, folksinger and author Michael Johnathan has produced WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, which is heard on nearly 500 radio stations around the globe. The show grew from broadcasting out of a tiny studio to taping at the historic Kentucky Theater in downtown Lexington.
Over the years, the show has hosted hundreds of artists, seemingly just about everyone who falls under the vast Americana/folk umbrella, including Emmylou Harris, Judy Collins, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Holly Golightly, Neko Case, The Flatlanders, Tony Joe White, Charlie Louvin, Roger McGuinn, Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, Odetta, Billie Joe Shaver, Michelle Shocked, Rodney Crowell, Pinetop Perkins, The Del McCoury Band, The Avett Brothers, Alejandro Escovedo, Fairport Convention and many more. You can stream nearly every episode on the WoodSongs website, and many of the shows are filmed and broadcast live on the Web.
This show at UCA is a double-bill, highlighting the music of Arkansas and the Ozarks. There are some familiar Arkansas names on the marquee, including The Cleverlys, Bonnie Montgomery, Still on the Hill, blues wunderkind Nathan Aronowitz, Tim Crouch and Gary Rounds, Blue Rain Bluegrass Band and Scott Odena. AETN will film the show and it will be broadcast on KUAR-FM 89.1 and KLRE 90.5.
On Thursday, Johnathan will perform at The Auditorium in Eureka Springs.