Interview with Michael Johnathon, August 22, 2017

Project: Michael Johnathon Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Michael Johnathon, a folk artist and the founder of WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, discusses how he came up with the idea for Woodsongs and how he and Kevin Johnson got the show up and running. He also talks about struggling artists and the corporations that make it difficult for artists to make a livelihood. The Woodsongs Education Program, as well as the Woodsongs Front Porch Association, are discussed to illustrate the steps that Johnathon is taking in inspiring people to love music and to fight against the corporations.

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2017oh831_fmj002

Interviewee Name

Michael Johnathon

Interviewer Name

Douglas A. Boyd

Interview Date

2017-08-22

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Johnathon, Michael Interview by Douglas A. Boyd. 22 Aug. 2017. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Johnathon, M. (2017, August 22). Interview by D. A. Boyd. Michael Johnathon Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Johnathon, Michael, interview by Douglas A. Boyd. August 22, 2017, Michael Johnathon Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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