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NEW SONGS FROM THE WOODY GUTHRIE ARCHIVE!

Since 1992, Nora Guthrie has been spearheading numerous projects working with her father's vast creative legacy, and collaborating with artists in all genres; books, films, recordings, exhibits, etc.

By special invitation, Nora has invited contemporary musicians to compose original music to previously unpublished lyrics.

Check out the comprehensive list of New Songs from the Woody Guthrie Archive!

 


 

MY NAME IS NEW YORK
Ramblin’ Around Woody Guthrie’s Town

3-CD Deluxe Audio Book

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Also available at CD Baby - Amazon - iTunes

Watch! THE NEW YORK TIMES VIDEO ON
"MY NAME IS NEW YORK"
Two of Woody's grandchildren, Anna Canoni and Cole Rotante,
visit some of the New York locations where he lived.


Video Credit By Kassie Bracken and John Woo. Published on September 19, 2014.
Image CreditEric Schaal/Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc.


WOODY GUTHRIE lived in New York City from 1940-1967, a total of 27 years. Although he continued to ramble, New York was the city he called home, and always returned to. With friends Pete Seeger, Lead Belly, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and others, he was at the hub of a new movement – introducing and popularizing rural, roots, topical, and protest music to modern urban audiences.

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND was written at a small boarding house on 43rd Street. His autobiography BOUND FOR GLORY and many of his most popular songs were written in various locations around town; JESUS CHRIST, TOM JOAD, VIGILANTE MAN, and RIDING IN MY CAR are among the 600 songs he composed here.

Written and narrated by Nora Guthrie - now, for the first time, you'll actually be able to hear these stories told by those who knew him best, in many different ways and through various encounters and circumstances; music partners Pete Seeger, Ramblin' Jack ElliottSonny Terry, and Bess Lomax Hawes, Woody's first wife Mary Guthrie, Woody's merchant marine buddies Jimmy Longhi and Cisco HoustonBob Dylan, Woody's second wife Marjorie Guthrie, son Arlo Guthrie and many others share their memories with you first-hand.

With this new audio tour, we invite you to walk the streets, ride the buses and subways, or sit down and relax on some of the stoops, park benches, or beaches where Woody Guthrie did – always strumming away on his guitar, always working on a new song.

 

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