Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Woody Guthrie – Rounder’s 4 CD box set of Woody Guthrie’s lost recordings
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.