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Monday, March 2, 2009

Americana Meets the Irish Tonight at WoodSongs

by Kim Thomas

Tonight’s WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour taping (6:45 at the Kentucky Theatre) will feature two diverse artists, Oregon native, Kelleigh McKenzie and the powerful Irish traditional music band, Slide.
KELLEIGH McKENZIE just received three Independent Music Award nominations, with her song "Gin" winning Best Americana Song, and she was named a winner in last fall’s Mountain Stage NewSong Contest. She delivers a captivating blend of folk, blues, old-time and rock with a uniquely urbane edge. She plucks and thumps out twist-filled tales on banjo and acoustic guitar, all while pounding along on her amplified stomp-box. This Oregonian-turned-New Yorker debut CD is called "Chances".

They can sing, they can write, they can dance across fingerboards and piano keys, buttons and bows; and by crikey they can play! SLIDE is an impressive, powerful Irish traditional music band from Dublin, Ireland. The high energy band is named after the liveliest and most exciting of the tune rhythms from the South of Ireland. Formed with an all-star line up of award winners, this rollicking band is living proof of how innovation need not compromise tradition. The Irish Times calls Slide “traditional musicians with attitude.” They will be performing material from a wonderful, brand new CD that will be released in the spring. Bring the kids to this one!
More info at
WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour tapes 6:45 pm (EST) at the historic Kentucky Theatre, 214 Main St, Lexington, KY. Families and children are welcome. The WoodSongs Podcast is available for FREE subscription via our podcast page and iTunes. Host Michael Johnathon invites everyone to "please become a WoodSongs Partner to help us keep this resource worldwide!”
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