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AAFFM PRESENTS: Michael Johnathon, and The Lost Boys
April 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT$8 – $10
April 21, 2018
Fiddler’s Green Coffeehouse
Folksinger Michael Johnathon has a long-standing career in the arts as a songwriter, musician, author, playwright, composer of the opera Woody: For the People, and host of the live audience broadcast of the WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour. The show has a radio audience of more than two million listeners each week on 500 public radio stations, public television coast-to-coast, American Forces Radio Network in 173 nations, and now Friday evenings on RFD-TV.
Recently, Michael helped organize the national WoodSongs Front Porch Association to help organize rural and community music and a massive educational program. Members of the WFPA are called “SongFarmers.” His 14th album release, MoonFire, comes on the heels of Mousie HiWay: The Adventures of Banjo Mouse in Appalachia, his fully illustrated book that introduces bluegrass music to kids. The MoonFire CD is a 23-song album in honor of the banjo.
In addition to his albums, books, concerts and other projects, the Martin Guitar Company introduced the Michael Johnathon signature model 0000-28s “WoodSongs Quad” guitar.
Michael lives in a log cabin on a hill surrounded by meadows, streams and woods outside of Lexington, Kentucky. We’re delighted to pull him away from his pastoral environs for his second appearance at Fiddler’s Green.
THE LOST BOYS
The delightful, incomparable local Rennie-rock band The Lost Boys will also be performing for us the second time. The Lost Boys formed in 1999 at the GA Renaissance Festival. They have since released five CDs and performed at Ren Faires in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and North Dakota, as well as countless independent concerts and convention appearances.
Throughout the course of their ongoing 19-year history, the Lost Boys have continually pushed the boundaries of Renaissance Festival music by combining elements of period music with hard driving rock-and-roll, vocal harmonies with instrumental prowess, and hilarious parody lyrics with Shakespearean language. They wrap it all in a physical, highly energetic stage presentation, consistently delivering a challenging and entertaining show onstage and a groundbreaking body of work drawn from their five CD releases.