Woody Guthrie was an Oklahoma balladeer whose simple but evocative songs have enriched the American musical repertoire. Roaming the country in the 1930s, Woody connected with America’s working poor and dignified their lives in song. His signature tune, “This Land is Your Land,” emerged again as a rallying cry during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
This year, 2012, would have marked Guthrie’s 100th birthday, making it a great time to hear the life story of this humble singer/songwriter. Join Daniel Blegen for a discussion and performance of Guthrie’s life and songs. This unique, one-hour lecture/mini-concert includes Woody’s Dust Bowl ballads, his songs of the West, and his tributes to America’s farmers, factory workers, and servicemen.
Hard Travelin’: Woody Guthrie’s Life and Songs
Thu., Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. – Sand Creek Library
Thu., Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. – East Library
Fri., Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. – Cheyenne Mountain Library
Sat., Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m. – Old Colorado City Library
Sat., Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. – Monument Library
Sun., Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. – Penrose Library
All library programs are free unless otherwise noted.
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