is the grass any bluer...

is the grass any bluer...
on the other side?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Marvelously Mixed Music Monday

by Kim Thomas

Host Michael Johnathon welcomes award-winning songwriter Danny Schmidt, and Scottish band, Giveway, to the Kentucky Theatre this Monday, April 13th and invites you to enjoy the music of WoodSongs for the low-low cost of $10 to the general public; $5 for students; and free to WoodSongs Partners.

For folks who live across the pond or outside of the Bluegrass, you can log on to and listen LIVE to the broadcast every Monday at 7:00 p.m., or check into the WoodSongs archives for your favorite artist. I bet you'll find several there that are worth listening to at least a dozen times!

DANNY SCHMIDT is a writer's writer based out of Austin, Texas, with a lyrical depth drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, and Dave Carter. Upon winning the prestigious Kerrville New Folk award in 2007, Sing Out Magazine tagged Schmidt "the best new songwriter we've heard in 15 years." Just one man sitting alone on stage with his acoustic guitar and his poetry, in the timeless troubadour tradition, his musical influences draw from deeply-rooted Appalachian mountain gospel to haunted English balladry, from syncopated Piedmont country blues to vagabond 60's protest folk-stumpery. But it all boils down to just great songwriting, in a singular style all his own.

GIVEWAY is a band based in Scotland, four very talented sisters performing traditional Celtic and cross-over music. They have been performing from a very early age and feature vocals, fiddle, guitar, accordion, piano, whistle, drums, and bass. Award winners at the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards, the band is, like the title of their current CD on Greentrax Records ..... Inspired.

Troubadour Concert Series - May 11
The Mothership Comes to Lexington! Don't miss the BIGGEST PARTY OF THE CENTURY at the historic Kentucky Theater. George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic in concert on Monday, May 11.

Tickets are on sale now at the Kentucky Theater, along with other concerts by The Avett Brothers, Leo Kottke and more. Call 859-231-7924 after 4PM and


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