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Wednesday, December 11 2013

"Crumbs on the Trail": A Conversation with Nora Guthrie About Her Father, Woody Guthrie

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

Part 1: Beethoven to Phil Ochs (1824-1965)

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!


Reviews

Thursday, October 24 2013

Woody Guthrie: American Radical Patriot

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

Woody Guthrie: Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection

A new collection offers a stellar overview of folk singer Woody Guthrie's brilliant career.


Thursday, October 15 2009

Woody Guthrie: My Dusty Road

It's no replacement for The Asch Recordings, but the sound quality is revelatory. And besides, it's Woody Guthrie.


News

Friday, February 15 2013

‘Nature, People, Farm, Shelter, Sex’ Rule Woody Guthrie’s Posthumous Novel

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

Tom Morello keeps punk-rock spirit of Woody Guthrie alive

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

Woody Guthrie’s music welcomes new multitudes

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

Woody Guthrie gets a rare tribute in his home state

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

This year, this land will be Woody Guthrie’s

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


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