Woody Guthrie

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Woody Guthrie  (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter and musician whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children’s songs, ballads and improvised works.  His best-known song is “This Land Is Your Land”.  Many of his recorded songs are archived in the Library of Congress.  Many of his songs are about his experiences in the Dust Bowl era during the Great Depression when Guthrie traveled with displaced farmers from Oklahoma to California and learned their traditional folk and blues songs, earning him the nickname the “Dust Bowl Troubadour”.  Guthrie was married three times and fathered eight children, including American folk musician Arlo Guthrie.  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.  (More from Wikipedia)
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Last edited: March 22, 2021