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Woody Guthrie

Read Fresh Air Celebrates Woody Guthrie At 100

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


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

Read At 100, Woody Guthrie Still Resonates

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


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

Read The Mix: The Woody Guthrie Centennial FolkAlley

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

Woody Guthrie singing aboard a New York City subway train.

Read Woody Guthrie's Indelible Mark On American Culture

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


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

Watch My American Dream Sounds Like Woody Guthrie And Lila Downs

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

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

Read New Multitudes On World Cafe

April 6, 2012 – The folk supergroup performs songs arranged from Woody Guthrie's unpublished lyrics and musings.


Jim James singing "Talking Empty Bed Blues"

Watch From Jim James, A New Take On Woody Guthrie's 'Empty Bed Blues'

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

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Listen The Story Of Woody Guthrie's 'This Land Is Your Land'

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


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

Read Woody Guthrie's 'Note Of Hope' From Beyond The Grave

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


Listen Jonatha Brooke: Rediscovering Woody Guthrie

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


Listen Woody Guthrie's Fertile Month on the Columbia River

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


Listen The Klezmatics and Woody Guthrie's Music

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


Listen 'This Land' Parody Riles Rights Holder

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


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