Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin'
Concert with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum

Hard Travelin' poster

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In 1996, The Woody Guthrie Archives collaborated with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, presenting a week long celebration of Woody Guthrie's music.  The focus of the ten-day event, Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin', explored and illuminated Guthrie's influence on folk and rock music.  It was the first major conference on Woody Guthrie.  The symposium took place on the campus of Case Western Reserve University with the support of the American Studies department.  Throughout the week a series of films and lectures were presented, even a Woody Guthrie photo exhibition was presented at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum.

Ani DiFranco and the Indigo Girls performing in ClevelandTwo major concerts were held with performers including Dan Bern, Billy Bragg, Ani DiFranco, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Joe Ely, Alejandro Escovedo, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Arlo Guthrie, Indigo Girls, Jorma Kaukonen, Jimmy LaFave, Country Joe McDonald, Paul Metsa, Ellis Paul, David Pirner, Tim Robbins, Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen and Syd Straw.  The celebration initiated the Rock Hall's "Legends of Rock and Roll" series under the direction of Robert Santelli.


A limited number of items and memorabilia created especially for this event are available for purchase.  All proceeds from sales of these items go directly to support the Woody Guthrie Foundation.



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