- 50th Anniversary of Woody passing

- Summer, 2017 ~ Jimmy LaFave

- Summer, 2014 ~ Frank Fuchs

- January, 2012 ~ Woody Guthrie Archive Moves to Tulsa, OK

- Winter, 2006 ~ Sophie Maslow

- Winter, 2006 ~ Vincent "Jimmy" Longhi

- 2005 ~ David Amram and Woody...Suite!

- 2005 ~ Hark My Herald Angel Sang

- Spring/Summer, 2004 ~ Ramblin Men

- October/November, 2002 ~ Woody Sez

- March/April, 2002 ~ Old Thoughts Wash In

- January/February, 2002 ~ Hoping Machines

- November/December, 2001 - God Is Love

- July/August, 2001 ~ The Road to the Idea, and the Beer

- May, 2001 ~ Old Soldiers, Turkey, Terkel and Clash

- April, 2001 ~ Songs of the Century

- March, 2001 ~ My Name Is New York

- February, 2001



Nora's News Blog


  • 50th Anniversary of Woody passing (2017)
    On the 50th anniversary of my father’s passing I am remembering what a young man once said about Woody. “You can listen to Woody Guthrie songs and actually learn how to live.” That young man was Bob Dylan...

  • Jimmy LaFave (Summer 2017)
    There's a small group of musicians that hold a special place in our family. Pete Seeger became an "uncle" early on. The Guthrie's welcomed a 19 year old Jack Elliott to the clan in 1951. A few others entered the tribe over the next few decades. In the early 1990's Jimmy LaFave entered the picture, and quietly grew into that space reserved for familial soul mates...

  • Frank Fuchs (Summer 2014)
    We are deeply saddened that our dearest friend, Frankie, has left us. We spent a good part of our lives together, as our two families shared so many years and experiences.

  • Woody Guthrie Archives Moves To Tulsa (January, 2012)
    As many of you have already heard, we are happy to announce that the Woody Guthrie Archives has found a permanent home! Through a fortuitous meeting with the folks at the George Kaiser Family Foundation, the Archives will be relocating to a brand new facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2013. The building, an old warehouse which is now being renovated, will not only house the Archives, but also create an open public space for exhibits, community gatherings and events, and even some hootenannies!

  • Sophie Maslow & Woody (Winter 2006)
    1911 - 2006

  • Vincent "Jimmy" Longhi (Winter 2006)
    Author of "Woody, Cisco, and Me" passes away.

  • David Amram and Woody...Suite! (2005)
    Variations on a Song by Woody Guthrie

  • Hark My Herald Angel Sang
    John Herald (1939 - 2005)

  • Rambling Men (Spring/Summer 2004)
    An excerpt from an article in The Rake Magazine: On the occasion of a major new Woody Guthrie biography, two of "Woody's Children" reminisce about the master balladeer

  • Woody Sez (October/November 2002)
    What a year it has been. And what a time it is. Woody's NOTE OF HOPE keeps me going. And, based on the abundance of activities both here and abroad, I guess a lot of other people are feeling the same way.

  • Old Thoughts Wash In (March/April 2002)
    When the current Smithsonian exhibition THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF WOODY GUTHRIE opened last month in Oklahoma City at the Oklahoma Historical Society, I had a feeling in my gut that a lot of interesting things would happen as a result.

  • Hoping Machines (January/February 2002)
    On that note, we begin the new year 2002. And we also begin the year that marks what would have been Woody's 90th Birthday! I know there's a lot of hoping machines out there. Some of you I've met. But most of you I haven't and probably never will. That's how many of you there are.

  • God Is Love (November/December 2001)
    A man named Levi wrote today and asked about Nora's News. He was worried that since I hadn't written anything since the September 11th attacks that maybe something had happened. Levi, we're all okay. Our offices are located in midtown Manhattan, away from the downtown area where the tragedy occurred.

  • The Road to the Idea, and the Beer (July/August 2001)
    I'm gonna stuff these summer months together into one newsletter. I'm also gonna stuff my suitcase. Yea, I'm heading out, packin' up my dirndls.... I'm off for Germany.

  • Old Soldiers, Turkey, Terkel and Clash (May 2001)
    I’m a little late in getting this May News out. The reason being that I was waiting around for the right thing to write about and that right thing didn’t appear until Sunday, April 29th. And I didn’t even know it was the right thing until I was there, and in truth, I didn’t even realize it until the next day!

  • Songs of the Century (April 2001)
    Last month the National Endowment for the Arts, along with the Recording Industry Association of America, collaborated in a nation-wide poll to find the "Songs of the Century".  I won't go into the details of how this assessment was made. That being said....

  • My Name Is New York (March 2001)
    I'm walking the streets of New York lately. Heading down along the Bowery, cruising Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island, traipsing around downtown Brooklyn's Atlantic Avenue. No, I'm not lost. But I'm not yet found either.  I'm looking for a home. A permanent home for the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives.

  • Nora's News (February 2001)
    You know, a lot of things pass over my desk here in our offices in New York City.  I thought it would be fun to begin passing along some of these things to you.  Some of it has to do with the projects we're working on.  And then there's the stories I get from people all over the world.  Some are part of history, and some are just good gossip!





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