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World renowned U.S. Navy bluegrass group featured on upcoming WoodSongs Hour


“WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour” will feature the U.S. Navy Band’s world-renowned bluegrass ensemble Country Current on Monday (U.S. Navy  Photo)

“WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour” will feature the U.S. Navy Band’s world-renowned bluegrass ensemble Country Current on Monday (U.S. Navy Photo)

 

A special double-broadcast production of folksinger Michael Johnathon’s “WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour,” will feature the U.S. Navy Band’s world-renowned bluegrass ensemble Country Current on Monday, Nov. 24.
 

The live audience program will take place at the Lyric Theatre in Lexington. The show will broadcast on over 500 radio stations, plus American Forces Radio in 173 nations as well as millions of homes across North America on public television.
 

Country Current is the U.S. Navy’s premiere bluegrass ensemble. Under the direction of Senior Chief Musician Keith Arneson, Country Current is nationally renowned for its versatility and “eye-popping” musicianship, performing a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass. The band has musicians from diverse backgrounds with extensive high-profile recording and touring experience in the music scenes of Nashville, New York, New Orleans and more.
 

Each member is a skilled performer on multiple instruments like banjo, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, fiddle, upright bass, dobro, pedal steel guitar and drum set.
 

On the same broadcast with Country Current will be flat picking guitarist Pat Flynn, founding member of New Grass Revival and one of bluegrass music’s most revered musicians.
 

“I can’t think of a better setting for Country Current to be in,” says Johnathon from his log cabin home in Kentucky. “WoodSongs celebrates grassroots music. The show is produced in bluegrass country. This is the home of JD Crowe, Ricky Skaggs and more. Country Current will feel right at home in Lexington.”
 

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The second broadcast taping that evening will feature the legendary Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Grammy winning music partner of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan and many others.
 

“Ramblin Jack is the folk singer’s folksinger,” says Johnathon. “He is one of the last links to America’s great folk heritage.”
 

Joining Ramblin’ Jack on the second broadcast is Nell Robinson, a songwriter who’s new album is filled with songs of her families heritage serving over 250 years of war. Information about the show is online at WoodSongs.com, both shows will stream live-as-it-happens Monday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Folk-Book.com.
 

From Woodsongs.com


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