(Press Release) The WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour episode featuring Billboard breakthrough Americana and Country act Jericho Woods and blues legend Bobby Rush premieres on the American Forces Network at10 AM on Saturday, January 30th. The American Forces Network is a service of the Department of Defense providing programs to military members and their families stationed overseas, on contingency operations, and onboard Navy ships around the world. The WoodSongs radio broadcast is part of the program offerings for “The Voice” station.
“We take great pride in our Kentucky heritage and the Commonwealth’s culture so to be featured on Michael Johnathon’s celebrated program filmed in Lexington was a milestone for the group,” recalls lead vocalist Josh Mitcham. “We got to share the stage with blues legend Bobby Rush and now to get in front of the brave service men and women and their families is a true honor. We hope this is a stepping stone to more perform opportunities and further engagement with the military community and ultimately we hope they like what they hear.”
This four person group is currently on the road promoting their debut Same Ol’ Dirt album which premiered in the Top 8 on the Billboard Heatseeker Charts and in the Top 25 on the iTunes Country Album Chart. The entertainment industry is a buzz about these Commonwealth based tunesmiths.
About Jericho Woods
Kentucky has always been known for Bluegrass & Bourbon, but the roots of Jericho Woods run deeper than that into the veins and musical culture of this region. “I dig this band, they know their roots, haven’t gotten above their raisin; and do know their state and musical heritage,” says Greg Martin of The Kentucky Headhunters. Jericho Woods fuses the Grand Ole Opry with Muscle Shoals. A musical experience that only boys brought up in this diverse Commonwealth could produce. To date, they have been featured in the following: Billboard, CMA Close Up, Music Row,Nashville Country Club, Nashville Music Guide, The Daily Country and the Amplifier. Members: Josh Mitcham (guitar & vocals), Paul Priest (bass & vocals), Jory Hutchens (fiddle) and Dustin Spencer (drums).
Folksinger Michael Johnathon started the all-volunteer WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hourthirteen years ago as a way to celebrate grassroots music on a global level. Today program airs on over 500 radio stations around the world, the American Forces Radio Network (173 nations and every military base and US Naval ship at sea), DISH TV and public television coast-to-coast in USA and online. Artists as diverse as Amy Grant, Billy Bragg, Imelda May, Mike Scott and the Waterboys, Emmylou Harris, Nora Jones, Brandi Carlisle, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band have been on the show. The show’s website is www.WoodSongs.com.
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