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Merle Monroe, The Wildmans on Farm and Fun Time Nov. 12

Bristol, Tenn.-Va. (October 28, 2020) – Pinecastle recording artists Merle Monroe will appear on WBCM Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time with The Wildmans, a family band based in Floyd, Virginia, on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. The program is presented by the Birthplace of Country Music (BCM) and will stream live on Radio Bristol’s Facebook page.   

Merle Monroe is a band created by musicians Tim Raybon and Daniel Grindstaff. Using their collective experiences as professionals in the music business, Merle Monroe’s sound is vocally driven and has a mix of hard-driving Bill Monroe-style bluegrass proficiency with tear-at-your-heartstrings Merle Haggard balladry. Merle Monroe believes bluegrass, gospel, and traditional country music is America’s music; stories of the common man and sounds of the mountains.

A young neo-traditional string band, the Wildmans have been performing at fiddler’s conventions and jams for nearly a decade, creating a new Appalachian sound that draws from the past while looking into the future. The band consists of award-winning and classically trained musicians that harness tight instrumentation and beautifully blended harmonies into a sound all its own.

Farm and Fun Time is hosted by 2020 International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Award winner and Radio Bristol producer Kris Truelsen with his house band Bill and the Belles. The vintage-style program is now syndicated on three PBS stations across the Southeast including Blue Ridge PBS in Roanoke Virginia, East Tennessee PBS in Knoxville, Tennessee, and UNC-TV North Carolina Public Media.
WBCM Radio Bristol, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, and the annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival are owned and operated by the nonprofit Birthplace of Country Music (BCM) organization. Radio Bristol is a public, listener-supported station and operates a low-watt FM signal in the Bristol area at 100.1 FM in addition to an online media center at ListenRadioBristol.org and a free radio app. The show also streams live on Facebook at Facebook.com/WBCMRadioBristol.

Farm & Fun Time April 11

Grammy Award-Winning Songwriter Becky Buller and Her Band at Farm & Fun Time April 11

The Matchsellers, Chatham Rabbits Also to Perform on Radio Bristol’s Live Variety Show

Bristol, Tenn./Va. (March 11, 2019) – Two-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter Becky Buller returns to Bristol with her band to perform on Radio Bristol’s popular Farm and Fun Time live variety show on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Folk duos The Matchsellers and Chatham Rabbits will also be guests on the program – in addition to everyone’s favorite house band, Bill and the Belles.

Buller, an outstanding multi-instrumentalist and Minnesota native, is a former student at East Tennessee State University who also took part in the college’s Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies program. Since graduating in 2001, Becky’s list of professional achievements continue to mount; her songs have been recorded by artists including Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, among others, and in addition to the Grammys, she has also earned a number of awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) including being the first female to win Fiddle Player of the Year. She was also the first artist to ever win in both instrumental and vocal categories at IBMA.

The Matchsellers are Warsaw, Indiana native Andrew Morris and Julie Bates of Kansas City, Missouri. Their exciting, gritty, and often hilarious stage show has been developed over 6 years of touring across the U.S. and Europe. The two met while working as American Cultural Ambassadors in Germany via the Fulbright Program and began exploring traditional American music from abroad. Since then, they have collected influences from various regional styles of American folk music including bluegrass, old-time fiddle, hambone, fiddlesticks, Cajun, Gospel and others. Their work has delved into subjects as academic as “German-American Musical Exchange” and as wild as “Science Fiction Bluegrass.” While a focus on humor and absurdity permeates their show, they are dedicated interpreters of tradition whose excellent musicianship, songwriting and taste are never overshadowed.

It’s been about music from the get go for Chatham Rabbits’ Austin McCombie and Sarah Osborne McCombie, who first crossed paths in 2013 when he spotted her onstage at the Cat’s Cradle opening for Mandolin Orange. He didn’t know much about old-time music and she didn’t know much about him, but they figured it out. Music is the reason they met. It’s their past time and gift to others. Together they’ve played smokey bars, summer festivals, busked on the streets of Nashville, put a tune to the love at their best friends’ wedding, and led churches in old-time hymns way past it was time for Sunday lunch. This past summer, the duo decided to leave their corporate careers to take Chatham Rabbits full-time. The two tour full-time in a van with their hound dog Ruby.

A revival of the former WCYB radio program that aired from downtown Bristol in the 1940s and 1950s, Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time is original programming the entire family will enjoy. With comic segments and live ads performed by house band Bill & the Belles, an heirloom recipe segment, and a farm report, Farm and Fun Time is appointment viewing/listening for audiences of all ages.

Tickets to this Farm & Fun Time are $30 and on sale now at ListenRadioBristol.org. Radio Bristol can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 100.1 FM in the Bristol area, online at ListenRadioBristol.org, and through the station’s free mobile app. You may also view Farm and Fun Time on Radio Bristol’s Facebook Live at Facebook.com/WBCMRadioBristol.

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February Farm & Fun Time

Rachel Baiman, Beth Snapp, and
Tribute to Tennessee Ernie Ford at Farm & Fun Time

Bristol, Tenn./Va. (February 7, 2018) – Radio Bristol’s Farm & Fun Time live variety show returns  with a very special Valentine’s Day edition–one that includes musical guests Rachel Baiman, the critically-acclaimed folk singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and our region’s own Beth Snapp, a singer-songwriter whose “Pop-Alachian” sound has mass, cross-genre appeal.

In celebration of the anniversary of the entertainer’s 100th birthday, Farm & Fun Time will pay tribute to Bristol native Tennessee Ernie Ford with a homespun Heirloom Recipe segment featuring Ford’s eldest son Buck, as he shares a family favorite from the Ford family table. Farm & Fun Time host band Bill & the Belles will also treat audiences to a few favorites from “The Ole Pea Picker’s” catalog.

A revival of the former WCYB radio program that aired from downtown Bristol in the 1940s and 1950s, Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time is original programming the entire family will enjoy.

Tickets to this Farm & Fun Time are now sold out, but Radio Bristol can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 100.1 FM in the Bristol area, online at ListenRadioBristol.org, and through the station’s free mobile app. You may also view Farm and Fun Time on Radio Bristol’s Facebook Live at Facebook.com/WBCMRadioBristol. For more information visit the Events page.

Farm & Fun Time Celebrates Album “Big Bend Killing”

“Big Bend Killing: The Appalachian Ballad Tradition”

Bristol, Tenn./Va. (January 4, 2018) – Radio Bristol’s popular Farm and Fun Time live variety show pays tribute to Big Bend Killing: The Appalachian Ballad Tradition, a 32-song album released in 2017 to support the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The program will feature performances by some of the artists who recorded on the album, including Amythyst Kiah, Elizabeth LaPrelle, John Lilly, and Farm and Fun Time house band Bill and the Belles. The ETSU Old Time Ramblers will also perform.

Farm and Fun Time takes place on Thursday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m. EST at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum; doors open at 6:30 p.m. and guests are asked to be seated by 6:50 p.m. There are only a handful of tickets available if you wish to be part of the live studio audience; tickets to this special program are $35 plus tax and fees.

The Appalachian ballad tradition is alive and thriving among a new generation of artists, many of whom learned the songs directly from an oral tradition, either from older singers, from recordings, or both. Big Bend Killing brings these powerful songs to people who may never have had the opportunity to hear them. A wide range of artists were assembled to record the album, including Rosanne Cash, Carter Family descendant Dale Jett ft. Hello Stranger, seventh-generation ballad singer, storyteller, and claw-hammer banjo player Sheila Kay Adams, renowned old-time and bluegrass artist Alice Gerrard, and many more.

Farm and Fun Time features a variety of segments including jingles written and performed by Bill and the Belles, a farm report, an heirloom recipe segment, and nationally touring artists. A revival of the former WCYB radio program that aired from downtown Bristol in the 1940s and 1950s, Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time is original programming the entire family will enjoy.

Radio Bristol can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 100.1 FM in the Bristol area, online at ListenRadioBristol.org, and through the station’s free mobile app. You may also viewFarm and Fun Time on Radio Bristol’s Facebook Live at Facebook.com/WBCMRadioBristol. To purchase tickets and for more information on concerts and programming, visit our Events page.

December Events at BCM

Bristol, Tenn./Va. (November 27, 2018) – Christmas time in Historic Downtown Bristol is a truly magical experience. From the annual Christmas parade to the beautifully adorned shop windows all decked out for the season, there’s an abundance of hometown warmth and holiday cheer. While the kids are out of school, it’s the perfect opportunity to visit the Birthplace of Country Music Museum and take in For All The World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rightsa nationally touring exhibition from NEH on the Road. For All The World To See examines the role that visual culture played in shaping and transforming the struggle for racial equality in America from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters, and historic artifacts. It also traces how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern Civil Rights movement and jolted Americans, both black and white, out of a state of denial or complacency.

The content of For All the World to See addresses a wide range of issues and includes some images that may be too sensitive for very young children.

Visitors to For All The World To See will also encounter a supplementary display focused on local African American educational history, thanks to the City of Bristol, Tennessee, Bristol, Virginia Public Schools, the Slater School Alumni Association, and the Douglass School Alumni Association. Slater and Douglass Schools were built during the time of segregation as centers for educating African American youth in the region. Some children were bused in from as far away as Saltville and Glade Spring, Virginia to attend Douglass High School in Bristol. Photographs and artifacts from both schools are displayed alongside the special exhibit. Radio Bristol, the in-house radio station that broadcasts from the museum, will also feature 15-20 minute segments during itsOn the Sunny Side program, featuring stories and perspectives from members of our region’s African American community. The station broadcasts in the Bristol area on 100.1 FM, online atListenRadioBristol.org, and through the Radio Bristol mobile app. Finally, an event entitled Community Conversations About Race: A Moderated Panel Discussion will be held at the museum on December 4 at 6:30 p.m. as additional programming For All The World To See.

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum may seem like an unusual place to explore topics like civil rights, but the museum’s temporary exhibition gallery gives us the opportunity to usher in a variety of special exhibits to Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee that may not otherwise reach this region. This exhibition has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It has been adapted and is being toured by Mid-America Arts AllianceFor All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights was organized by The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in partnership with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution.

The Birthplace of Country Music (BCM) also presents Richmond, Virginia’s Andrew Alli, accompanied by Josh Small, in concert on two separate nights and in two locations. On Friday, December 7, Alli will perform at the museum, and on Saturday, December 8, you’ll find him at The Inn at Wise in Wise, Virginia. Advance tickets to the show are $10; they will be on sale for $15 at the door. To reserve tickets visit the Events page at BirthplaceOfCountryMusic.org.

Monthly Community Jams continue on Saturday, December 15, bringing musicians together for a good, old-fashioned jam session. Community Jams take place the third Saturday of each month in the Learning Center at the museum. These sessions are free and open to the public—all ages and experiences welcome!

Radio Bristol’s popular Farm and Fun Time Christmas Spectacular on December 20 featuring The Church Sisters, Carolina Blue, Sally & George, and house band Bill & the Belles may be sold out, but you don’t need to miss a note! The show will air in its entirety on Radio Bristol’s Facebook Live at 7:00 p.m. EST.

 

Radio Bristol Premieres Folk Soul Revival Facebook Live

Radio Bristol Premieres new music from Folk Soul Revival during an intimate album release concert in the Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on August 31. The concert is sold out, but you don’t have to miss the performance! You may view the show on Radio Bristol’s Facebook Live, or tune in to the station for a listen.
“We are thrilled to host Folk Soul Revival for their album release show,” said Radio Bristol host and producer Kris Truelsen. “What a better way to experience the new record than to hear it live! We urge fans to join us on Radio Bristol’s Facebook page that evening and be part of the live chat during the concert. Let us know what you think of the new album and where you’re watching from!”
A modern band rooted in old-school southern sounds, Folk Soul Revival whips up its own version of amplified Americana on the band’s self-titled fourth record. The album is already achieving critical acclaim in the music press and has reached #45 on the Americana Radio Albums Chart. 
The name says it all – Folk Soul Revival. Like the band that created it, the album celebrates the sounds, stories, and small-town values of an earlier era while modernizing their approach with sharp songwriting and electrifying instrumental work. There’s country twang, bluegrass bounce, hillbilly hell-raising, chicken-pickin’ guitar, and roadhouse roots-rock, all sandwiched into a track list that mixes heartbreak, honesty, and humor in equal doses. Recorded in Nashville and road-tested on stages across the country, this is Folk Soul Revival’s finest work – an album that nods to the glory days of the past while still pushing the band forward. 
The Birthplace of Country Music (BCM – the parent nonprofit of Radio Bristol, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, and the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival), in partnership with the Virginia Tourism Corporation, will bring three Virginia based acts to The Long Road: A Festival of Country, Americana, & Roots in Leicestershire, England September 7-9 – Folk Soul Revival will be among them, along with singer-songwriters Dori Freeman and Andrew Alli.
A favorite act at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Folk Soul is also scheduled to perform at the 18th annual event in Historic Downtown Bristol, VA-TN on Saturday, September 22nd. 
For more information about The Long Road visit TheLongRoad.com. To purchase tickets to Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion visit BristolRhythm.com
Radio Bristol Premieres Folk Soul Revival will air at 7:00 p.m. EST on 100.1 FM in the Bristol area, online at ListenRadioBristol.org, and through Radio Bristol’s free mobile app. Facebook users may view the show on Radio Bristol’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/WBCMRadioBristol.

Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time Sold Out, Watch on Facebook Live

Bristol, VA/TN, (March 2, 2018) — The Birthplace of Country Music has the distinct pleasure of working with an array of talented musicians across many genres—and many of those artists have names you’ll never forget. This is especially true for the two groups slated to perform on the March edition of Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time variety show on March 8: Bumper Jacksons and Roochie Toochie & The Ragtime Shepherd Kings—and if the names of these groups are any indication, audiences are in for two tons of fun! The show is now sold out, but everyone is invited to watch the show for free on Radio Bristol’s Facebook Live.

“This will be one of the most entertaining, out of the box Farm and Fun Time’s we’ve ever had, featuring two incredibly creative acts both playing for their first ever show in Bristol,” said the show’s producer and host, Kris Truelsen. “Also, if you’ve never seen a ‘porkestra,’ you are in for a treat!”

The bands

Bumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America’s story from the streets of New Orleans to the hollers of Appalachia. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78s, the Bumper Jacksons elegantly balance paying homage to tradition while fashioning their own unique and playful style. A brassy, seven-piece ensemble with horns and pedal steel, the group has been honored multiple times as the Mid-Atlantic’s Artist of the Year and Best Traditional Band at the Washington Area Music Awards. Bumper Jacksons bring audiences into the center of the party where everyone’s invited and the dance floor never sleeps!

The mission of Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Shepherd Kings is to perform the weirdest songs from the early days of Tin Pan Alley on the format on which those songs were first recorded—wax cylinder. The band shares the love of antiquated pop tunes and gives a voice to a bygone era that reflects the attitudes of that time—no matter how silly they may seem. From the zaniest and most obscure songs from the early 20th century, Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Shepherd Kings record them for new audiences to underscore both the absurdity and the importance of pop music in American history.

Facebook live

Radio Bristol Presents: Farm and Fun Time takes place on Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. EST at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, doors open at 6:30 p.m. EST. Guests are asked to be seated by 6:50 p.m. Tickets to the show are sold out, but fans are encouraged to watch Farm and Fun Time live via Radio Bristol’s Facebook page.

Farm and Fun Time features a variety of segments including jingles written and performed by house band Bill and the Belles, a farm report, an heirloom recipe segment, and nationally touring artists. A revival of the former WCYB radio program that aired from downtown Bristol in the 1940s and 1950s, Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time is original programming the entire family will enjoy.

Special guests Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys and David Davis & The Warrior River Boys will appear on the show April 12. Click here to purchase tickets.

Sponsored by Eastman Credit Union, Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time radio show is recorded before a live audience and is broadcast live as well as via webcast. Radio Bristol can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 100.1 FM in the Bristol area, online at ListenRadioBristol.org, and through the station’s free mobile app.

November Farm and Fun Time SOLD OUT

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The Birthplace of Country Music (BCM) has announced that Radio Bristol’s November Farm and Fun Time featuring guest appearances by founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band John McEuen and The Brother Boys is now sold out. Though tickets are no longer available for the Thursday, November 9 event, the show will air live in its entirety on Radio Bristol that evening at 7:00 p.m. EST at 100.1 FM in the Bristol area and online at ListenRadioBristol.org internationally.

“If you missed out on tickets for this program, make sure to get tickets early for December’s Farm and Fun Time Christmas Ball with The Secret Sisters, Jill Andrews, and Bill and the Belles,” said Kris Truelsen, writer and host of Farm and Fun Time. “This show will sell out fast!”

The Farm & Fun Time Christmas Ball takes place Saturday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. Tickets to this event are $30 and on sale now at BirthplaceOfCountryMusic.org.

ABOUT JOHN MCEUEN

For November’s Farm & Fun Time, John McEuen has continually performed since 1964—8,500 concerts and 300 television shows covering more than 3 million miles—with the band and as a solo performer. He has made over 40 albums (6 solo) that have earned four platinum and five gold recognition awards, Grammy nominations, CMA and ACM awards, an Emmy nomination, and IBMA Record of the Year, and he has performed on another 25 albums as a guest artist. McEuen has also produced more than 300 concerts throughout his career—the first in 1965 in Long Beach, California, with Bob Dylan.

His production of Steve Martin: The Crow won a Grammy in 2010 for Best Bluegrass Album. The Music of the Wild West, produced by McEuen, was honored with the Western Heritage Award. A Grammy nomination for String Wizards II preceded the 1994 Uncle Dave Macon Award for his excellence in preservation and performance of historic music. On Sirius/XM’s The Bridge, John’s popular Acoustic Traveler show is now in its eighthyear. McEuen produced and directed the 2006 documentary film The Dillards: A Night in the Ozarks, which captures his early mentors at their best. Perhaps the most significant work in his legacy may be what Rolling Stone called “the most important record to come out of Nashville”—Will the Circle Be Unbroken.

ABOUT THE BROTHER BOYS

Ed Snodderly and Eugene Wolf began their brother-duet as The Brother Boys back in the 1990s, releasing three critically acclaimed recordings: two for Sugar Hill—Plow, produced by Jerry Douglas, and the self-produced Presley’s Grocery—and one for the U.K. label Zu-Zazz Records entitled Mulehead. Years before the term Americana was born, they called their music “New Hillbilly” as a way to distinguish the blending of country, bluegrass, and rockabilly. They were recently featured on the Great Smoky Mountains Association release, On Top Of Old Smoky: New Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music alongside Dolly Parton and others.

Farm and Fun Time is a revival of the former WCYB radio’s Farm and Fun Time, which aired from downtown Bristol in the 1940s and 1950s. It features live cut-ins by house band Bill and the Belles, the group Rolling Stone listed among the “20 Best Things We Saw” at AmericanaFest 2016.

Sponsored by Eastman Credit Union, Farm and Fun Time features live seques written and performed by house band Bill and the Belles and the “Appalachian Sustainable Development Farm Report,” hosted by Corbin Hayslett. The farm report was a popular segment on the WCYB program and appointment radio for regional agriculturists who came in from the fields each day to listen to the latest news on area crops. During a pre-produced vignette that airs during the program, the contemporary “farm report” celebrates farmers in the region who make a positive impact, whether economic, cultural, or through eco-friendly practices.

Farm and Fun Time‘s “Heirloom Recipe” segment gives the community the opportunity to share stories from their southern tables. More storytelling than instruction, these touching oral histories of families coming together around mealtimes and favorite dishes are a treasured reminder of the importance of family and how something as simple as sharing a meal creates memories and brings families together.

Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time radio show is recorded before a live audience and is broadcast live as well as via webcast. Radio Bristol can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 100.1 FM in the Bristol area, online at ListenRadioBristol.org, and through the station’s free mobile app.

Ozark Highlands Radio Premieres on Radio Bristol

Weekly Radio Program Explores Culture, Music

Radio Bristol is excited to add another quality program to its growing schedule. Ozark Highlands Radio, a weekly show recorded at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas, has joined Radio Bristol’s weekly programming schedule airing weekly on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Hosted by musician Dave Smith, Ozark Highlands Radio features archival recordings from native Ozark musicians as well as contemporary roots and old time performers. The program also explores the history, tradition, and current trends in traditional and modern acoustic music.

“Mountain View, Arkansas and Bristol are very similar cities both geographically and musically,” said Daren Dortin, Executive Producer at Ozark Highlands Radio. “Both have rich traditions of music born out of the mountains with ties to early European settlers. The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, like the Ozark Folk Center where Ozark Highlands Radio is recorded and produced, share similar missions not only preserving the cultural traditions of our respective regions but also perpetuating them to current and future generations. All of us here at Ozark Highlands Radio are really proud to have this connection with Bristol and Radio Bristol. We look forward to the prospect of working together more on projects in the future.”

“Carrying Ozark Highlands Radio on Radio Bristol is a welcome addition to our growing catalog of roots programming,” said Kris Truelsen, Radio Bristol producer. “I think listeners will enjoy discovering and drawing connections between the Ozarks and Central Appalachian music and culture. We look forward to the many programming possibilities that lie ahead in working with the Ozark Folk Center and Ozark Highlands Radio!”

Radio Bristol’s daily programming dusts off an array of rare and diverse recordings seldom explored in the soundscape of contemporary radio. From daily shows produced in-house like Over The Waves with Lee Bidgood, Whup The Devil with Roy Andrade, and Farm and Fun Time, to syndicated programming like Sound Sessions from Smithsonian Folkways to WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour, the station specializes in culturally significant programming that carries on the musical influences of the Appalachian region and beyond. For more information on Radio Bristol and it’s programming, or to listen to the station online, visit ListenRadioBristol.org.

 

Radio Bristol Welcomes WoodSongs To The Air Waves

Radio Bristol enthusiastically announced the addition of the renowned, internationally syndicated program WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour to its program roster. The hour-long, weekly show airs on Radio Bristol Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Recorded before a live audience, the show’s Americana format presents the very best in grassroots and acoustic music to a global audience. Radio Bristol picks up WoodSongs as it nears the show’s 900th broadcast this July.

“It is impossible to do a radio broadcast about the excitement and beauty of grassroots music and not be part of Radio Bristol’s family,” said WoodSongs host Michael Johnathon. “We are very excited to be part of a true music station, serving their community in passion and spirit. A music station run by excellent musicians makes Radio Bristol one of the most unique and important community stations in America, and I couldn’t be prouder for WoodSongs to be part of the excitement.”

WoodSongs airs on 515 radio stations all over the world and with audiences spanning 173 nations over American Forces Radio Network. The program also broadcasts on television stations across the U.S. and records before a live audience from The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

“We are incredibly excited to carry WoodSongs on Radio Bristol,” said Radio Bristol producer Kris Truelsen. “Michael Johnathon and his great team have been integral in building an international audience for American roots music over the years. Their hard work and dedication is inspiring to all of us here at Radio Bristol and we hope our listeners enjoy listening to the program on our station.”

Radio Bristol’s daily programming dusts off an array of rare and diverse recordings seldom explored in the soundscape of contemporary radio. From shows produced in-house like Over The Waves with Lee Bidgood, Whup The Devil with Roy Andrade, and Farm and Fun Time, to syndicated programming like Sound Sessions from Smithsonian Folkways to Across the Blue Ridge with Paul Brown, the station specializes in culturally significant programming that carries on the musical influences of the Appalachian region and beyond. For more information on Radio Bristol and it’s programming, or to listen to the station online, click here.