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"Crumbs on the Trail": A Conversation with Nora Guthrie About Her Father, Woody Guthrie
11 Dec 2013 // 1:19 AM
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.
Part 1: Beethoven to Phil Ochs (1824-1965)
15 Jul 2007 // 6:00 PM
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!
Authenticity and Unbroken Chains in Rick Massimo’s 'I Got a Song'
16 Apr 2017 // 9:30 PM
This book is about true believers who kept the torch burning for “authenticity” in folk music at any cost; even if it meant cultural appropriation and commercial compromising.
Darryl Holter: Radio Songs: Woody Guthrie in Los Angeles 1937-1939
21 May 2015 // 10:10 PM
By making a record to remind us about Woody Guthrie's tenure on Los Angeles radio, Holter is also reminding us of California’s unique legacy of promises unfulfilled.
Woody Guthrie: American Radical Patriot
24 Oct 2013 // 9:06 PM
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.
That Ribbon of Highway: Sharon Jones Re-shapes Woody Guthrie's Song
20 Jan 2017 // 6:19 AM
Sharon Jones and Woodie Guthrie knew: great songs belong to everybody.
‘Nature, People, Farm, Shelter, Sex’ Rule Woody Guthrie’s Posthumous Novel
15 Feb 2013 // 5:35 AM
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
Tom Morello keeps punk-rock spirit of Woody Guthrie alive
15 May 2012 // 2:35 AM
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