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Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Studio Sessions

Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker Needle, and Yim Yames make up New Multitudes.

April 6, 2012 The folk supergroup performs songs arranged from Woody Guthrie's unpublished lyrics and musings.

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Interviews & Profiles

Woody Guthrie

July 12, 2012 The legendary folksinger wrote hundreds of political songs, children's tunes and ballads.

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July 14, 2012, is the 100th anniversary of Woody Guthrie's birth.

July 11, 2012 The prolific author of "This Land Is Your Land" still inspires musicians decades after his death.

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Woody Guthrie singing aboard a New York City subway train.

July 5, 2012 A poet of the people, he wrote some of the United States' most important songs.

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July 3, 2000 Folklorist Nick Spitzer tells the story of Woody Guthrie's leftist national anthem.

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November 16, 2008 Brooke's new CD, The Works, sets unreleased Woody Guthrie lyrics to original music.

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July 13, 2007 In one month traveling the river, Woody Guthrie wrote 26 songs, including "Grand Coulee Dam."

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August 2, 2004 Animated online political feature amuses Web visitors, but not Woody Guthrie's publisher.

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Discover Songs

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November 16, 2008 Brooke's new CD, The Works, sets unreleased Woody Guthrie lyrics to original music.

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Reviews

Woody Guthrie is the subject of a new tribute album, Note of Hope.

October 3, 2011 Note of Hope: A Celebration of Woody Guthrie features 13 artists working with Guthrie's lyrics.

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December 15, 2006 A discussion of how the klezmer-fusion band The Klezmatics keeps Guthrie's music alive.

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More Stories

Woody Guthrie would have turned 100 on July 14, 2012.

July 10, 2012 A mix to honor Guthrie's 100th birthday — and songs giving voice to working folks everywhere.

Lila Downs performs at the Miami International Film Festival in March.

July 3, 2012 In her interpretation of his songs we hear the way we all maneuver through more than one culture.

Jim James singing "Talking Empty Bed Blues"

February 27, 2012 The My Morning Jacket singer puts lyrics from Guthrie into a new musical setting.

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Chopin

Frederic Chopin

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Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch

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Spoon

Spoon

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver

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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

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M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

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Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial

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  • Album: Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial
  • Artist: Woody Guthrie
  • Released: 2012
 

Note Of Hope

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  • Album: Note Of Hope
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Label: 429 Records
  • Released: 2011
 

Works

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  • Album: Works
  • Artist: Jonatha Brooke
  • Label: Bad Dog
  • Released: 2008
 

Columbia River Collection

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  • Album: Columbia River Collection
  • Artist: Woody Guthrie
  • Label: Rounder Records
  • Released: 1987
 

This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1

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  • Album: This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1
  • Artist: Woody Guthrie
  • Released: 1997
 

Woody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hanukkah

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  • Album: Woody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hanukkah
  • Artist: The Klezmatics
  • Label: JMG
  • Released: 2006
 

Wonder Wheel

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  • Album: Wonder Wheel
  • Artist: The Klezmatics
  • Label: JMG
  • Released: 2006
 

Mermaid Avenue, Vol. 2

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  • Album: Mermaid Avenue, Vol. 2
  • Artist: Billy Bragg & Wilco
  • Label: Elektra
  • Released: 2000