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A long-held tenet of the Woody Guthrie story is that America's greatest folk singer and songwriter turned pointedly political in his music after he moved to New York in 1940 and fell in with the left-leaning East Coast folk community. But several
July 9, 2012 The legend of Woody Guthrie as folk singer is firmly etched in America's collective consciousness. Compositions like Deportee, Pastures of Plenty and Pretty Boy Floyd have become national treasures akin to Benjamin Franklin's Poor
Michael Ochs Archives/Redferns A novel by folk singer Woody Guthrie will be published next year, with help from Johnny Depp . House of Earth, which Guthrie finished in 1947 but never released, is being edited by Depp and author Douglas Brinkley.
30 a.m. tipoff against Minnesota at the BOK Center. The team will be celebrating the birthday of its mascot, Volt...It's "$2 Tuesday," with $2 general admission lawn tickets, Driller dogs, 21-ounce soft drinks, soft pretzels and pizza slices.
The New York Times reports that male jewelry enthusiast Johnny Depp has begun editing work on "House of Earth," a previously unpublished novel written by folk singer Woody Guthrie. The most surprising aspect of this story is not that an unpublished
Musician Bruce Springsteen said Woody Guthrie "acted as an agent for social and political protest" in honor of the folksinger's 100th birthday in Austin, Texas...Sure, it was about entertainment, but it acted as an agent for social and political
Woody Guthrie wrote not only protest numbers but songs hymning the US electrification process. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Redferns Woody Guthrie was, as his daughter Nora told me yesterday, "the last of the great European troubadours and first
THE celebration this month of the 100th anniversary of Woody Guthrie's birth, festivals, academic symposia and new collections of his music are bringing renewed attention to This Land Is Your Land, one of the nation's unofficial anthems. And it is
Commemorations are being held across the country this year to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the country's greatest songwriters, Woody Guthrie. Born on July 14, 1912, in Okemah, Oklahoma, Guthrie wrote hundreds of folk songs,
No American songwriter has ever captured the soul and spirit of a country or its people like the legendary Guthrie. This year marks the 100th birthday of this unique, outspoken artist born on July 14, 1912 in rural Okemah, Okla. and whose haunting