The WoodSongs Front Porch Association is a member supported 501-c-3


PO Box 200, Lexington, KY 40588


859-255-5700 M-F 10-5PM EDT



OUR CREATIVE BOARD OF ADVISORS (we call them WFPA Spirit Keepers)









Michael Johnathon: folksinger and producer of the WoodSongs broadcast

Kari Estrin: Founding President/SERFA – Kari Estrin Management & Consulting

Josh Dunson: agent, journalist-author, social activist and creative force behind Real People’’s Music for 40 years.

Rik Palieri: Vermont folksinger and author

Doug Oines: President of the American Nyckelharpa Association

Dr. Ron Pen: Director of the John Jacob Niles Center for American Music (University of Kentucky)

Steve Martin: attorney, Board of IBMA, bluegrass DJ,

Loretta Sawyer: Chicago publicist, roots agent and author

Perry Brake: SongFarmers Chapter in Tellico Plains, TN

Skip Johns: SongFarmers Chapter in Suwannee River Valley Florida

Jim Talbert: folksinger, banjo player and SongFarmers of Cabot, Arkansas

Raymond McLain: Director of the KY Center of Traditional Music (Morehead State University)

Penny Lane Diersing: Radio DJ, host of the SongFarmers of Shelby County club, and national SongFarmer Club “mom”



Art Menius: founding Executive Director of IBMA, founding board member of Folk Alliance

Elaine Meyer: Executive Director of the historic Museum of Appalachia and 2015 home of The WoodSongs Gathering

Reggie Harris: folksinger, civil rights leader, educator


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