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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?

    Song & Life Timeline

    Bibliography

    Discography

    Filmography

    Woody Sez Quotes

 

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
Curator, Woody Guthrie Archives

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

FOLK
Joan Baez
Dan Bern
Burns Sisters
Judy Collins
Ani DiFranco
Bob Dylan
Alejandro Escovedo
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
Country Joe McDonald
Eliza Gilkyson
Arlo Guthrie
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
John Wesley Harding
Janis Ian
Indigo Girls
Richie Havens
John McCutcheon
Paul Metsa
Odetta
Ellis Paul
Tom Paxton
Joel Rafael
Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Earl Robinson
Pete Seeger
Syd Straw
James Talley
Vanaver Caravan

POP/ROCK
Jonatha Brooke
Buck 65

Jorma Kaukonen
Nellie McKay
John Mellencamp
Natalie Merchant
Joe Perry (Aerosmith)
Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum)
Lou Reed
Bruce Springsteen

PUNK
Anti-Flag
Blackfire
Billy Bragg
Dropkick Murphys
Z-Jo

COUNTRY
Beth Nielsen Chapman
Guy Clark
Slaid Cleaves
Jay Farrar (Son Volt)
The Flatlanders (Joe Ely, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock)
Nancy Griffith
Ray Wylie Hubbard
Jimmy LaFave
Red Dirt Rangers
John Stirrat
Marty Stuart
Wilco

BLUEGRASS
Allison Krauss & Union Station
Old Crow Medicine Show
Peter Rowan & Tim O'Brien
Tony Trischka

BLUES / JAZZ
Corey Harris
Cissy Houston
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
Taj Mahal
Rob Wasserman
Chris Whitley
Kim Wilson

RAP
DJ Logic, Studs Terkel
Michael Franti (Spearhead)

WORLD
Lila Downs
The Klezmatics
Susan McKeown
Wenzel

To learn more about Woody Guthrie, we recommend the following books.

                    
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