Folksinger Michael Johnathon

“Take the inventiveness of Bob Dylan, the melodic voice of John Denver, add the showmanship of Garrison Keillor … and that’s Michael Johnathon.” – Bob Spear – Publisher, HEARTLAND REVIEW

My Tribute to Pete

To acknowledge the great work, life, music and influence of Pete & Toshi Seeger, I have begun to add the banjo to my signature. Read why click here

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MJ’s Bio

Among the throngs of artists in the music world, few have elevated “dreaming” to such a high art form as folk singer Michael Johnathon. He recently won the prestigious Milner Award of the Arts in 2020, presented by Governor Andy Beshear in Kentucky. “The Painter” is his 17th album release. He is a touring songwriter, author of six published books, the screenwriter for the upcoming Caney Creek motion picture, playwright of the Walden Play performed in 42 countries, composer of the opera, Woody: For the People, organizer of the national association of front porch musicians called SongFarmers, the full symphony performances of SONGS OF RURAL AMERICA and as the creator and host of the live audience broadcast of the WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour with a radio audience of over two million listeners each week on 500 public radio stations, public television coast-to-coast, American Forces Radio Network in 173 nations and now on the RFD-TV Network nationwide. (read the long form bio)

READ about the Milner Award click here

Visit our websites:  WoodSongs.com  WaldenPlay.com WoodyGuthrieOpera.com  SongFarmers.org

NEW! Pre-Order your copy today!

WoodSongs 5: A Folksingers Compendium & Van Gogh Reader

The next volume in the popular WoodSongs Book & CD Series. 176 pages, full color plus the Painter CD album. MEDIA Review copies available in September. Hard copy and digital/Kindle versions available: PRE-ORDER now click here

“The WoodSongs 5 book is for the “creatives,” those who birth into reality what the mind says does not exist. They are the poets, painters, dreamers and time travelers, world-wanderers and highway vagabonds, rail riders and drifters. They dream what is unseen so others can appreciate what has been created. They are 5-string politicians, 6-string therapists, banjo barristers, acoustic lovers and penny-pinching peacemakers … because those who sing together can not fight. They are still there. Still writing, searching, singing, trying to get this world in tune.”

READ THE EARLY REVIEWS: CLICK HERE

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11 song studio album available now!

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ORDER NOW The new album THE PAINTER is available as a FULL DIGITAL DOWNLOAD or HARD COPY CDs click here
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MICHAEL JOHNATHON receives the prestigious Milner Award for the Arts click here

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At a time of great unrest in America and around the world, with protests and riot, dismantling of symbols and statues of the past and the hurt they cause, see the dramatic and powerful message of The Statue music video CLICK HERE
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Order the new “Legacy” album and get the “Songs of Rural America” symphony CD for FREE … $20 post paid in the USA


LEGACY Sets



LEGACY is an epic journey through the modern world of music, from Pete Seeger to the modern day collapse of the record industry. Songs on the album include a total remake of Dylan’s ROLLING STONE, a banjo version of BLUE SKIES, originals like THE COIN, WINTER ROSE, the beautiful RAIN and the 9-minute opus title song. Put on your seat belts and hear the LEGACY single: CLICK HERE
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NEW! Get FIVE COMPLETE ALBUMS on one amazing bamboo USB Guitar drive, perfect for all devises. This contains the full album of songs to all five albums listed. Order today!
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ALL ORDERS: Send a check payable to PoetMan Records to PO Box 200, Lexington, KY 40588 … call with a credit card 859-255-5700 … or use the PayPal button below (send to radio@woodsongs.com)
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Available Now in a 3 CD Special

Dazed & Confuzed

Studio album click here
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WoodSongs 4 Book & CD

ORDER NOW! 176-page book and full album, CLICK HERE

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Songs of Rural America – full album

Performed with The Ohio Valley Symphony as seen on national TV DETAILS CLICK HERE

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