Legendary Music Families

The Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour began when host Michael Johnathon envisioned the creation of a genre-free grassroots radio show. Since its beginnings, the program has been home to a wide variety of artists including Joan Baez, Sam Bush, Bruce Hornsby, Janis Ian, Dar Williams, David Bromberg, Bela Fleck, Nickel Creek, and Robin & Linda Williams.

Tommy Sands, along with his children and musical partners Moya and Fionan, shared the Woodsongs stage on March 3rd with members of the well-known Carter Family in a tribute to famous performing families. In the broadcast concert, which brought together the music of Ireland and the music of Appalachia, Tommy performed three of his classic songs, and then treated the capacity audience to “The Young Man’s Dream” from his soon-to-be-released CD, Let the Circle Be Wide.

Ixtlan's relationship with Woodsongs is not new. Other Ixtlan artists who have performed on Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour are Peter Ostroushko, playing violin and mandolin along with Robin and Linda Williams, and Boys of the Lough, one of the world's finest Celtic bands. Tommy's appearance with Moya and Fionan continues the Ixtlan/Woodsongs partnership.

Listen live! Woodsongs gives a rare opportunity for audiences who missed a live performance to see it in the archives. Past shows with Peter Ostroushko and Boys of the Lough are available on the archive page. Watch Tommy's entire performance, including the encore featuring his classic song “There were Roses”, at this link: www.woodsongs.com.

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