Uploaded on Sep 19, 2009
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The Kentucky Theatre. The Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour.
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The WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, hosted by folksinger Michael Johnathon started from a very humble beginning with one radio station in 1999. Today it is listened to by over 900,000 radio listeners on over 491 radio stations each week all over the world. It is provided free of charge to public and community radio stations anywhere in the world. The music that is featured is a very wide variety of folk music from all over the world. It is very unusual in that everyone associated with the show is a volunteer. Even Mr. Johnathon and the other performers who come from all over the world are not paid. Please visit www(dot)woodsongs(dot)com for more information, archives, podcasts, merchandise, and more.
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Once a die-hard rocker, Don Conoscenti is one of the most respected musicians and critically acclaimed songwriters in acoustic music. His live performances are a soulful fusion of styles blended from his experience playing rock, jazz, blues, folk, funk and country. But his primary love is the landscape of story telling and songwriting. His "one man band" sound is driven by an unusual rhythmic sense and a finger style approach to guitar arrangement which is set apart by the use of partial and multiple capos. The performances are never canned. There are no set lists. Expect to go on an improvisational musical journey of unexpected segues, humorous reflections, stories and songs. Songs about lovers, outcasts, healing, loss, mystery, spirit, murder and redemption. Conoscenti commands an array of instruments: acoustic and electric 6 & 12 string guitar, steel guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, percussion, flute, recorder, mandolin, banjo and didgeridoo. At seventeen Conoscenti set out across America, hitchhiking and traveling by truck, motorcycle, bus and the occasional freight train. He trekked to every one of the forty-eight contiguous states plus Hawaii, Jamaica, South America and Japan. After bouncing from north to south and coast to coast for several years he settled in Atlanta, rising up through the thriving acoustic music scene based out of Eddie's Attic in Decatur. After leaving Atlanta Conoscenti spent several years each in Texas, Oklahoma and the high desert of southern Colorado in the San Luis Valley.
Conoscenti has been added to the Library of Congress archives as a Folk Revivalist.
Conoscenti's 2001 release, Paradox of Grace, featured the pivotal song, "The Other Side". Following the attacks of Sept 11, 2001 the song was played regularly on WFUV-FM in New York City and as a result he was invited to perform it on the nationally syndicated television program 'Crossing Over with John Edward'. Because of it's comforting effect the song continues to be used internationally in healing and hospice work and is played or performed at countless memorial services. www(dot)doncon(dot)com