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$20/$25 - In Advance
$26/$30 - Day-Of-Show (at the door only!) (Internet Sales will end at 10:00 PM on Saturday, March 23 (the evening prior to the concert).
Two Performances Times: 2pm matinee and 7pm evening concerts!
Run Time: 2 hours with one 15 minute intermission
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Woody’s birth. Local musicians will perform a variety of Woody Guthrie songs spanning his entire career along with a biographical narration and archival photographs. Lyrics to all the songs will be available so that the audience can join in as Woody would have wanted.
Biography of Wood Guthrie:
Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter and folk musician whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children's songs, ballads and improvised works. He frequently performed with the slogan This Machine Kills Fascists displayed on his guitar. His best-known song is "This Land Is Your Land." Many of his recorded songs are archived in the Library of Congress. Such songwriters as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Pete Seeger, Joe Strummer, Billy Bragg, Jeff Tweedy and Tom Paxton have acknowledged Guthrie as a major influence.
Many of his songs are about his experiences in the Dust Bowl era during the Great Depression when Guthrie traveled with migrant workers from Oklahoma to California and learned their traditional folk and blues songs, earning him the nickname the "Dust Bowl Troubadour." Throughout his life Guthrie was associated with United States Communist groups, though he was seemingly not a member of any.
Guthrie was married three times and fathered eight children, including American folk musician Arlo Guthrie. Guthrie died from complications of Huntington's disease, a progressive genetic neurological disorder. During his later years, in spite of his illness, Guthrie served as a figurehead in the folk movement, providing inspiration to a generation of new folk musicians, including mentor relationships with Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Bob Dylan.