Wednesday, December 11 2013
With a newly uncovered collection of songs Woody Guthrie recorded for the government, his daughter Nora talks about who he really was, what she learns from the scholars that come in, and how Woody could write five songs a day.
Sunday, July 15 2007
Psalm 100 instructs, "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!". What more joyful sound than the life-affirming song of protest, for that is the sound wrenched from the deepest grief and suffering, from exhausted and diseased lungs, and the voice raised in tuneful protest is among the most beautiful of human sounds. Sing out, indeed!
Thursday, October 24 2013
This box set complicates the myth of Woody Guthrie by laying out his songs written for government programs and the war effort, and presents him as a man working for other men, working for those that had not, while also turning his own trade into a job.
Thursday, July 12 2012
A new collection offers a stellar overview of folk singer Woody Guthrie's brilliant career.
Thursday, October 15 2009
It's no replacement for The Asch Recordings, but the sound quality is revelatory. And besides, it's Woody Guthrie.
Friday, February 15 2013
CHICAGO — Nora Guthrie had put off reading her late father Woody Guthrie’s recently unearthed novel, “House of Earth,” even after she’d agreed for
Tuesday, May 15 2012
CHICAGO — Tom Morello says he rarely gets nervous anymore before he performs, in part because he’s done just about everything from rocking stadiums with
Friday, April 20 2012
CHICAGO — Decades ago, Woody Guthrie wrote the sparse lyrics for a song he never got around to recording, “New Multitudes,” a plea to future generations
Monday, March 12 2012
TULSA, Okla. — As much as anything he tried to do with his music and in his life, Woody Guthrie consistently stressed the “unity” in “community,”
Tuesday, January 10 2012
LOS ANGELES — The colorful life and rich musical legacy of Woody Guthrie, widely considered America’s greatest folk troubadour and songwriter, will be celebrated throughout 2012