During his Colebrook performance, Michael will perform in concert on stage for a set, and this will be followed by a showing of his Walden play on the Tillotson Center’s movie screen.
Johnathon’s latest studio CD release is “Front Porch” and his third book, WoodSongs III–A Folksinger’s Social Commentary and Front Porch Manual, will be released in the spring of 2015.
Two months later, he bought a guitar and a banjo and settled into the isolated mountain hamlet of Mousie, Kentucky. For the next three years, he traveled up and down the hollers of the Appalachian Mountains, knocking on doors and learning the music of the mountain people.
Michael created and still hosts the syndicated “WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour” with its live audience broadcast. The show airs millions of homes across North America on public television and on WoodSongs.com, including Maine Public Television. It has featured a wide range of major as well as up-and-coming performers from around the world. “Michael is the Dick Clark of grassroots music,” President Charlie Jordan of the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts said of Johnathon. “His weekly program is a music beacon for performers worldwide today. Countless performers, past and present, have lined up to appear on his show.”
His Walden play, which will be shown in its entirety on the big screen at the Tillotson Center, is a four-character, two-act, one-set play about the final two days Henry David Thoreau spent in his cabin before leaving Walden Pond. The documentary/stage show has been shown on nationwide TV on PBS.
Tickets for both the concert and Thoreau/Walden film, presented back-to-back in the same night, are only $15. They will be available at Fiddleheads on Main Street in Colebrook or at the door on the night of the show. For more information on this or other GNWCA performances, visit gnwca.org.