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- The Dropkick Murphys "I'm Shipping Up To Boston #1 Tune in Rock the Hub best-song competition!
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- Boston Red Sox Win World Series
Boston-based punk band The Dropkick Murphys was featured in the Red Sox's celebratory rolling rally on October 30th. Their hit, "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" (with lyrics by Woody Guthrie), is Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon's theme song. Papelbon, as promised, did his Irish jig atop the duck boat floats.
- Pete Seeger: The Power of Song
New documentary in theaters!
"A terrific, multilayered portrait of a singer whose legacy extends beyond music and into every major social action movement since the 1940s. With unprecedented access to family and colleagues helmer Jim Brown follows Seeger's career from the hit parade to the blacklist, encompassing civil rights and environmental activism." -- Variety
**Due to continued success in Manhattan at the IFC Center, the New York City theatrical run of PETE SEEGER: THE POWER OF SONG has been extended another week through November 15th!
Film release schedule
Trailer and film information
IFC Center information
in Audioslave Video
Find Woody in the new Audioslave
music video, "Original Fire".
- I Love NY - "This Land Is Your Land"
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings deliver a hot version
of "This Land Is Your Land" for the "I Love
New York" campaign. "Made
For You" I Love NY Video
Klezmatics & Nora Guthrie on World Cafe,
with David Dye. "[Woody] Guthrie expressed a desire to
keep his music alive, and as director of the Woody Guthrie
Archives, [Nora Guthrie's] done just that." Read
and listen to the interview
of Highway” download available
The performance at the Woody Guthrie tribute
at the 2006 MerleFest. FestivaLink’s recording, which
includes Pete Seeger and Nora Guthrie, is the only recording
of this material available anywhere. Sampler
of the Tribute to Woody Guthrie at the 2006 MerleFest Festival.
Maslow (1911 - 2006) and Woody - Nora Guthrie
shares the story of Sophie Maslow's relationship with the
Paris Review: Woody Guthrie’s art is featured on the cover of the
Summer 2006 Issue. The article,“Woody Guthrie,
Rattle My Rattle”, focuses on Woody’s
use of art to illustrate his various texts.
Summer 2006 issue
Sound of History: Music, Culture, and the Labor Movement,
an article by Dave Elsila that tells how Woody's
1913 Massacre inspired a new musical
documentary of the infamous Calumet miner's strike, was published
in Allegro, the newsletter of the Associated
Musicians of Greater New York Local 802.
about Woody Guthrie ArtWorks on the
Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC Radio.
to the Show.
SHOWS IN VIENNA!
LAND IS YOUR LAND, a new musical created for children,
is being performed in 600 schools throughout Vienna, Austria.
Created by musician/actor, David Lutkin, the show was selected
by Vienna's English Theater as part of their English language
program. New York City actress/singer, Helen Russel, will be
appearing in the performances as well. Both David & Helen
first appeared in the off-Broadway production of WOODY
GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG.
is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our
dear friend and mentor
MARSHALL (WFUV Radio) received a Front Page
Award for A Woody Guthrie Hanukah
her interview with Nora Guthrie, music by The Klezmatics. Congratulations
hear to see Award Winners
MAN: The Life & Times of Woody Guthrie was
chosen as the winner of ASCAP's Deems Taylor Award
for the best book on popular music published in 2004. The award
ceremony will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2005. Congratulations
AMRAM performs at Okemah's 2005 Free Folk Festival.
Read David's Report
HERALD (1939 - 2005) - Hark!
My HERALD angel sang, written by Nora Guthrie.
GUTHRIE SUBSTATION DEDICATION SIGN EXHIBITED by
the Bonneville Power Administration in Vancouver, Washington.
Bill Murlin here,
Today (July 13, 2005) we have framed the Woody Guthrie Substation
sign and placed it in the flag plaza in front of our Transmission
Business Headquarters building in Vancouver, Washington. Nice
gift to you all for Woody's birthday!
for an appropriate way to display the sign, which is 13 feet
long and 2 feet wide. Our shop craftsmen made a frame for the
sign out of electrical substation materials. We also framed
a picture of the original substation and a dedication plaque
to explain why the sign is exhibited.
another honor here in the Northwest dedicated to Woody.
-Bill Murlin, BPA, Portland, Oregon
been invited to speak July 1 & 2 in Germany
at the Tanz & Folk Fest TFF.Rudolstadt 2005.
here for Event Information
GUTHRIE appearing with Wenzel in Berlin on July
released the 2003 Ticky Tock CD has invited
Nora to be one of his special guests for a
performance in Berlin, Germany. Click
here for Concert Information (in
FROM HISTORY DAY: Winning 3rd Place in the Junior Individual
Performance catagory, Forrest Wentzel of Knoxville, TN recreates
the Woody Guthrie era, complete with slogan affixed to guitar.
MAN Review: 2/12/05 by Mike Marqusee, " Had Woody Guthrie not
been cremated, his spirit surely would have erupted from the
grave in the early hours of November 3, 2004...Review
Strummer tape is found. Richard Frame, a college friend
of the late Clash frontman Joe Strummer
has re-discovered a recording made by the punk legend before
he was famous. Strummer called himself Woody in tribute to his
folk hero, Woody Guthrie. BBC
FOLKWAYS RECORDINGS now available Online at Microsoft's
MSN Music Store. 30,000 songs including Woody,
Leadbelly, Pete Seeger, and
Harry Smith tracks are now available. Single
songs - 99 cents, Complete Album - $8.91. Available thru September.
Aerosmith's Joe Perry has recorded Woody's
on his upcoming solo self-titled album, Joe Perry.
Release date May 3, 2005. View
Columbia Records Article
Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, Bill Murlin, book
to filmmakers Ken Ross and Louis Galdieri
discuss upcoming documentary 1913
Massacre on "The
Illinois Labor Hour" WEFT.
Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission rated Woody's
Roll On Columbia Songbook
in the Top 100 Best Books About Oregon.
David Milholland, Director, Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission
Center for the Book announcement: Woody receives Ralph
Ellison Award. Award
Lovett, John Hiatt, Joe Ely
and Guy Clark sing This
Land Is Your Land. View
Castle opens to the Public - A castle in Angus, whish is owned by an American
businessman, is to open to the public for the first time. 535-year-old
Guthrie Castle has been owned by Daniel Pena for 20 years and
he says he had always planned to allow some of the public in to
view the hidden gem of the castle and its large estate. But it
is not being opened to all members of the public, only selected
groups and for functions such as weddings. The Guthrie name is
thought to derive from "Guthrun", a Scandinavian prince
who settled in Scotland at the dawn of history. In 1299, Squire
Guthrie was sent by the Northern Lords of Scotland to France at
ask William Wallace to return to Scotland to resume the fight
against the English. The castle was built under a warrant from
King James III in 1468 and remained the Guthrie family residence