Friday, July 6, 2012

NPR Salutes Woody Guthrie

Stan Getz Library aren't the only ones honoring the Woody Guthrie centennial.

NPR's Talk of the Nation devoted a segment to him, noting:
While Guthrie left a lasting mark on music, culture and politics, he struggled with family poverty, tragedies and personal demons.

Jeff Place, head archivist of the Smithsonian Folklife Collection, and Bob Santelli, executive director of the Grammy Museum, joined NPR's Neal Conan on the National Mall to celebrate the Guthrie centennial. Smithsonian Folkways recording artist Elizabeth Mitchell joined them there to play some of Guthrie's most memorable songs.
Woody Guthrie's Indelible Mark On American Culture

In addition Terry Gross interviewed Neil Young for Fresh Air about his new album Americana (CD 34182), which includes Young's version of Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land." Young discusses the forgotten, controversial verses to the song.

Neil Young's Fascination With 'Americana'

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