Spotlight: Woody Guthrie

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You may not know the name Woody Guthrie, but I guarantee you’ve heard (and probably have sung) one of his songs – This Land Is Your Land. Guthrie, a folk musician, is known for writing music about and accessible to the common man, and his words definitely struck a chord among those suffering the most during the Great Depression. He died on October 3, 1967, after inspiring a new generation of political and social music activism. Learn more about this American icon from these resources:

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In the Library:

Dust Bowl Ballads by Woody Guthrie

House of Earth: A Novel by Woody Guthrie (A long-lost novel written by Guthrie that was published this year.)

Library of Congress Recordings by Woody Guthrie (interviews with Alan Lomax)

Woody Guthrie: A Life by Joe Klein

The Woody Guthrie Songbook by Woody Guthrie

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Online:

Woody Guthrie: Ain’t Got No Home – Information from the PBS American Masters Series

The Woody Guthrie Center – Museum and Archives related to Guthrie’s career and influence

Woody Guthrie Discography: Smithsonian Folkways – Hear excerpts or purchase music from the Smithsonian

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