Friday, July 13

Happy 100th Birthday Woody!

Saturday will be the 100th birthday of legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie! Famous for songs like "This Land is Your Land", "Vigilante Man", "A Picture From Life's Other Side" and "Do-Re-Mi", Woodrow Wilson Guthrie was born in Okemah, Oklahoma on July 14th, 1912. Guthrie spent most of his late teens and twenties traveling with migrant workers from Oklahoma to California learning traditional folk and blues songs, which earned him the nickname the "Dust Bowl Troubadour".
"Was a great high wall there that tried to stop me. Was a great big sign there said private Property but on the back side it didn't say nothing. That side was made for you and me." - Woody Guthrie, fourth verse of "This Land is your Land"
The Making of Woody at 100
Live July 7, 1944

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