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

Folksinger Michael Johnathon has a long-standing career as a touring songwriter, playwright, composer of the opera, Woody: For the People, and as the host of the live audience broadcast of the WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour with a radio audience with 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)

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

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Coming in 2019

Dazed & Confuzed

the new studio album click here
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New 2018! MOUSIE HIWAY: The Adventures of BANJO MOUSE IN Appalachia … coming May 2018: Pre-order the book and CD now that introduces bluegrass music and acoustic instruments to kids 3-12 years old.  Fully illustrated with a story based on the song “Mousie HiWay” that takes kids on a musical journey through the Appalachian mountains as he forms the Mousie HiWay Band. To see the story, hear the song Mousie HiWay and pre-order information click here

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New 2018! MOONFIRE The Banjo Album is a 23-song album dedicated to the long neck, open back banjo. Michael performs, produces and arranges all the songs … and writes most of them. From traditional epics like DARLIN CORY and EAST VIRGINIA BLUES to originals like COSMIC BANJO and the plaintive title song, this album is more than just a wonderful listen … it is a musical expose’ on the banjo completely reinvented. Click here for ordering and song samples 
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New 2018! PIRATE is not a “protest” album … it is a musical statement about our modern life, world, society and politics. The album is anchored by the epic ASSASSINS IN THE KINGDOM (track 2) This is a bold, dark, cryptic composition about War … think Dylan meets The Beatles meets Pink Floyd … an unusual recording composed in four movements in keeping with the ominous gothic spirit of the lyrics. AVAILABLE NOW as part of the 3-pak (see below)
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EVENING SONG … BANJO, GUITAR, MANDOLIN and string quartets: Evening Song is a concept album, all songs celebrating the falling of the sun, the majesty of night and the mystery of darkness. Tracks include In The Evening (track 1) is the Leroy Carr classic performed on long neck banjo with cello master Ben Sollee dobro master Rob Ickes, Sunday Song with duel mandolins and the amazing Spirit
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SONGFARMER: the iPhone album: this is the album MJ recorded completely on his iPhone using the Quartet interface and Ear Trumpet mics, and it sounds great. Selected as the 2018 RURAL ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR by the  National Old-Time Music Festival. These are songs of the “front porch” all solo compositions on guitar and long neck banjo.  Tune include GUN, the lovely banjo ballad AUTUMN SONG, the story song pamper creek and more.

 

THE DREAM … A SONG ABOUT THE EARTH AT PEACE:

We hate war, we hate fighting, we are tired of all the shooting … THE DREAM is a song about our world finally at peace recorded with four children choirs in English, French, Spanish and Russian plus a 61-piece symphony. To HEAR “The Dream” CLICK HERE

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