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WOODY GUTHRIE'S BIOGRAPHY

1912 - Childhood

1931 - The Great Dust Bowl

1937 - KFVD Radio Years

1940 - New York Town

1941 - Columbia River

1942 - World War II

1946 - Coney Island

1954 - The Hospital Years

I Ain't Dead Yet

Where's Woody Now?

New Songs from the Woody Guthrie Archive


Bibliography

Discography

Filmography

Song Timeline

Life & Song Timeline

Woody Sez


 

Woody Guthrie's Biography

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Photo taken from the "Hard Travelin': The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie" tribute
in Cleveland, OH in September, 1996. Photo by Roger Mastroianni.

LISTEN TO WOODY

Hard Travelin'

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LEGACY
Where’s Woody Now?

New books and publications of Woody's words and drawings, such as Woody Guthrie Artworks, a book featuring many of Guthrie's original paintings, illustrations and drawings and This Land is Your Land, a children's book illustrated by folk artist Kathy Jakobsen, have brought Woody Guthrie back into the mainstream of popular culture.

In 1998, the Smithsonian Institution and the Woody Guthrie Archives collaborated on a major traveling exhibition about Woody's life and legacy. Since then, the Woody Guthrie Foundation has continued to provide traveling exhibits, public programs, multimedia presentations, film screenings, and educational performances, allowing thousands of people to experience Woody's music and creative legacy.

Musicians from a variety of backgrounds such as Bruce Springsteen, Billy Bragg, Wilco, Ani DiFranco, The Klezmatics, Hans-Eckhardt Wenzel, and countless others, continue to draw inspiration from Woody Guthrie, re-interpreting and re-invigorating his songs for new audiences. His influence is felt throughout the world, from Native American musicians such as Keith Secola and Blackfire to Chinese Punk rockers PK14 and Danish musician Esben.

Clearly, Woody Guthrie's songs continue to speak to us all about thoughts, ideas, and feelings that are as relevant and meaningful today as when he lived them.

- Jorge Arevalo Mateus
1995-2012 Curator & Head Archivist, Woody Guthrie Foundation & Archive

Woody's songs have been recorded by artists in every musical style. Recent performances and recordings by musicians include:

FOLK
Alejandro Escovedo
Ani DiFranco
Arlo Guthrie
Bob Dylan
Burns Sisters
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
Country Joe McDonald
Dan Bern
Donovan
Earl Robinson
Eliza Gilkyson
Ellis Paul
Indigo Girls

James Talley
Janis Ian
Joan Baez

Joe Henry
Joel Rafael
John Cohen
John McCutcheon
John Wesley Harding
Judy Collins
Lucinda Williams
Mike + Ruthy
Odetta
Paul Metsa
Pete Seeger

Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Richie Havens
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
Syd Straw
Tom Paxton
Vanaver Caravan

POP/ROCK
Buck 65
Bruce Springsteen
Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum)
Dawes
Jackson Browne
Jim James
Joe Perry (Aerosmith)
John Mellencamp
Jonatha Brooke
Jorma Kaukonen
Lou Reed
Natalie Merchant
Nellie McKay
Tom Morello

PUNK
Anti-Flag
Blackfire
Billy Bragg
Dropkick Murphys
John Doe
Zombie Joe

COUNTRY
Anders Parker
Beth Nielsen Chapman
The Flatlanders (Joe Ely, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock)
Guy Clark
Jay Farrar (Son Volt)
Jimmy LaFave
John Stirrat
Kris Kristofferson
Marty Stuart
Nancy Griffith
Ray Wylie Hubbard
Red Dirt Rangers
Rosanne Cash
Slaid Cleaves
Steve Earle
Wilco
Will Johnson

BLUEGRASS
Allison Krauss & Union Station
Del McCoury Band
Old Crow Medicine Show
Peter Rowan
Tim O'Brien

Tony Trischka

BLUES / JAZZ
Corey Harris
Chris Whitley
Cissy Houston
Kim Wilson
Madeleine Peyroux
Rob Wasserman
Ry Cooder
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
Sweet Honey in the Rock
Taj Mahal
Van Dyke Parks

RAP
DJ Logic, Studs Terkel
Michael Franti (Spearhead)

WORLD
Lila Downs
Klezmatics
Susan McKeown
Wenzel

 

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