Honoring Marjorie Guthrie on HDSA's Founder's Day
September 18, 2023~
After helping her husband for over a decade of illness with Huntington's disease, Marjorie asked why there wasn't help or hope for those living with this fatal, genetic illness. She founded the grassroots organization, the Committee to Combat Huntington's Disease, later renamed the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA). On the 56th anniversary of the organization, we honor the dedication Marjorie had to help all those living with and at-risk for inheriting Huntington's disease. Take a look...
~ Special Announcement ~
The Woody and Marjorie Guthrie Family pledged to match dollar for dollar up to $15,000 for HDSA's Founder's Day of Giving on September 18th!
And look at the impact...
Dropkick Murphys two albums
OKEMAH RISING & THIS MACHINE STILL KILLS FASCISTS
featuring previously unreleased lyrics by Woody Guthrie and original music by Dropkick Murphys
Order your copies at the Woody Guthrie Store!
Available in CD and Vinyl
Dropkick Murphys founder Ken Casey explained, “The project has been a long time in the making. Nora Guthrie thought her father would’ve got a kick out of us, would’ve liked us, that we were somewhat kindred spirits so to speak, which to us was a huge honor.”
Nora Guthrie added, “I collected lyrics on all kinds of topics…lyrics that seemed to be needed to be said – or screamed – today. Ken Casey is a master at understanding Woody’s lyrics, which can be complicated, long, deadly serious, or totally ridiculous. DKM is capable of delivering them all."
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This is what I’d like to share with everyone.
This is how I’d like my father to be remembered.
And this is what I love about him. ~ Nora Guthrie
Curated by NORA GUTHRIE and
music historian ROBERT SANTELLI
With contributions by:
and ARLO GUTHRIE
Dylan once said, “You can listen to his songs and learn how to live”.
That line sums up what my life has evidenced. His songs, his art, his personal journal entries, his essays full of clear and sometimes explosive ideas, have been there all my life teaching me how to live. These are the people he wanted me to know about, the history he wanted me to learn. The love he wanted to express.
Now it's time for me to put together my
selections from all these teachings thoughts on politics, on religion, on relationships, on children, and more. I want to give everyone a taste of the teachings that benefited me most. ~ Nora Guthrie