Sunday Dec 15
Crooks and Liars
Holy Land hit by heaviest snowfall in decades
It's been a busy month for climate-related news, so I've decided to present some of it in round-up format to get the news to you more quickly.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
Review: Smooth Hound Smith at Swallow Hill Music School
Smooth Hound Smith played a charmer of a show at the Swalllow Hill Music School, last night.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Something Else! Reviews
Something Else! Interview: Singer-songwriter Sammy Walker
Some careers follow a beaten path to fame and fortune, but for others the road is rough and rocky, winding its way past brief success and disappointment.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Husband-and-wife folk-rock duo Johnny Irion and Sarah Lee Guthrie turn far-reaching roots into modern-day success When it comes to good artistic genes, Sarah a Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion have it made.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
This land is your land: Woody Guthrie’s America
A statue of the folk singer Woody Guthrie is near the Grand Coulee Dam in Eastern Washington.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Rizorkestra: Listen Again
Once again your rockin' writer felt the need to resurrect his " Listen Again " series.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
BWW Reviews: Woody Sez Is Back, And As Foot-Tapping As Ever
It's always great fun to sing it, written as it is to that bright, sunny melody; and yet how much do we really know about the man who wrote them, or the hard times that inspired him to write? The folks at Theater J have done us a huge favor by bringing back Helen Hayes Award Winner David Lutken and his band, so that we can have another visit with ... (more)
Folk's living legend Oscar Brand to broadcast his 68th folk music radio show Saturday night
Real folk music fans know the name of Oscar Brand, a folk music treasure who hung out with Woody Guthrie, helped create "Sesame Street" and, at age 93, continues to host a folk music show in New York.
God Blessed America
All along Guthrie's route, Shaw writes, "jukeboxes and radios had blared ' God Bless America ,' a hit for network radio star Kate Smith," and that recording's bludgeoning self-confident tone, reinforced by "a stirring march rhythm," was really starting to piss Guthrie off.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Documentary tunes into woman's effort to trace banjo's history
A little music history lesson for you: The banjo wasn't created by white men in Appalachia.
Salt Lake Tribune
Five Jeff Tweedy songs that will break your heart
Jeff Tweedy has a catalog of songs so vast that someone could reasonably estimate that he is 100 years old.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Woody Sez to Play Milwaukee Rep, 1/3-3/9
A joyous, toe-tapping, and moving theatrical concert event which celebrates the colorful life and rich musical legacy of America's greatest troubadour, Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie features more than 25 songs including classics like "This Land is Your Land," "Pastures of Plenty" and "The Ballad of Tom Joad."
Tue Dec 03, 2013
The Miami Herald
Novelist Manil Suri wins dreaded Bad Sex prize
An out-of-this-world sex scene invoking stars, supernovas and statisticians has won U.S.-based writer Manil Suri the uncoveted Bad Sex in Fiction Award.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Q and A with Willie 'Loco' Alexander
Willie Alexander. I go way back with his music---back to the days when you'd find me at punk and rock clubs more often than you'd find me at a coffeehouse.
Woody Guthrie Gets Onstage Musical Treatment
Woody Guthrie sang of America's "redwood forests" and "gulf stream waters." The traveling troubadour and American folk poet electrified a nation with his paeans to America's indomitable spirit and beauty.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Dueling American Anthems
As World War II loomed and the Great Depression left its mark, two great songwriters, Irving Berlin and Woody Guthrie, composed anthems that echo today.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Prince Albert Daily Herald
Woody Guthro play a Home Routes hit
American actor/ playwright Randy Noojin performs his tribute to iconic folk musician Woody Guthrie, Hard Travelin' with Woody, at the Mann Art Gallery on Thursday evening.
Eight Days of Indie Chanukah: Day 2: Woody Guthrie's Hanukkah Dance
Chanukah is early this year, so we thought it'd be a good chance to go against the tinsel-covered grain and give you some latke-and-candle-friendly anthems.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Drug found effective in two mouse models of Huntington's disease
Perhaps the most famous name associated with Huntington's disease is that of populist folk singer Woody Guthrie , who died of it at age 52 in 1967.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
New Hampshire Public Radio -
Will The Real Llewyn Davis Please Stand Up?
In the early '60s, Dave Van Ronk, still in his 20s, had become the grand honcho of the Washington Square folk scene in New York.