Going Down the Road with Woody Guthrie: A Centennial Celebration
July 9th, 2012 ~ American Routes heralds the 100th birthday of our nation’s greatest roving troubadour and social commentator, Woody Guthrie, born July 14, 1912.
Our two-hour program Goin’ Down the Road with Woody Guthrie: A Centennial Celebration can be heard from the American Routes website.
On this special edition of American Routes we visit with friends and relatives who share tales of Guthrie’s trials and triumphs, from Okemah, Oklahoma to Coney Island, New York. Guthrie’s children, Nora and Arlo, reflect on their father’s life, scholar Guy Logsdon discusses Guthrie’s Dust Bowl days and Pete Seeger shares the backstory to Woody’s anthem for the “down and outers.” Plus music and memories from Studs Terkel, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Moses Asch, Bob Dylan and many others.
The Woody Guthrie program may also be heard at selected broadcast locations. Check with your local station for time and date.