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Woody Guthrie was, by almost all accounts, one of the most remarkable and influential singer-songwriters of the 20th Century. He was admired by his generation of folksingers and has been looked up to by those who have come since. (Most famously, of course, by Bob Dylan.)... Read Full Post
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Wilco/Billy Bragg/Woody Guthrie Mermaid Avenue Box Set in the Works

Music / Rock & Pop : Pitchfork: News

As American Songwriter reports, Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday would have been next year, and fans of the folk giant can look forward to a whole bunch of tribute festivities. The Woody 100 website chronicles everything we can expect...

Phil Ochs Archives Go to Woody Guthrie Center

Arts : NYTimes: ArtsBeat

Archival material by and about Phil Ochs, the influential 1969s folksinger, has been donated to the Woody Guthrie Center in Oklahoma.

Justin Townes Earle, The Low Anthem, John McCauley & more playing two-night NYC Woody Guthrie celebration in October

Music / Rock & Pop : Brooklyn Vegan

Two special evenings with the exceptional singer and songwriter Justin Townes Earle will include Justin's original songs in the context of the continuing legacy of Woody Guthrie in his centennial celebration year. For an artist whos...

Music: Newswire: Jim James corrals other songwriters for Woody Guthrie-inspired album, New Multitudes

Entertainment / Music : The A.V. Club - Music

Nora Guthrie, son of legendary folk singer Woody, recently invited four singer-songwriters—Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Jay Farrar of Son Volt and Uncle Tupelo, Will Johnson of Centro-matic, and Anders Parker of Varnaline—to look...

Review: 'Woody at 100! Live at the Kennedy Center'

Music / Folk : Kim's Folk Music Blog

In case you hadn't heard, the folk music world spent much of 2012 celebrating the 100th year since Woody Guthrie was born in Okemah, Oklah. The seminal folksinger/songwriter had anything but an easy life, from losing his sister in c...

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