Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Woody Guthrie – Rounder’s 4 CD box set of Woody Guthrie’s lost recordings
Woody Guthrie, My Dusty Road (Rounder)
Woody Guthrie was born July 12, 1912 making this the centenary of his birth. ‘My Dusty Road’ is a great way to appreciate the music of Woody Guthrie to mark the occasion.
Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen and almost every singer songwriter you can name owes a debt to Woody Guthrie.
Everyone knows at least one Woody Guthrie song, probably ‘This Land is Your Land’.
There have been celebrations all over the world in remembrance of his life and music.
I wanted to revisit Woody’s music apart from his social significance. One of the best compilations of Guthrie’s music is “My Dusty Road” on Rounder Records. The 4 CD set is a musical treat with 54 songs, some of them never released before, an unheard recording session and the collector’s packaging. I covered the 2009 release in Woody Guthrie’s lost recordings released from the historical perspective.
A trove of newly discovered recordings brings new focus to the iconic troubadour’s legacy – MSN
Woody Guthrie 1943, the essential American troubadour
The newly released box set of lost Woody Guthrie recordings My Dusty Road is a seminal event in American music.
Update – My Dusty Road is a great CD collection. The book alone is worth having for the material and presentation. The box is sitting on the shelf next to this desk and hasn’t left since I got it. If I get time, I’ll do a longer article.
Woody Guthrie was arguably the most important folk and protest songwriter of the last century. He wrote songs we all sing like “This Land is Your Land” and thousands of other songs. He was the father of singer Arlo Guthrie who is famous for the song and movie Alice’s Restaurant.