Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection
Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Guthrie wrote songs that became the soundtrack of an era and permanent fixtures of American identity. His early Dust Bowls ballads, along with more than 3,000 work songs, union, and labor songs, political and philosophical songs, anti-war songs, anti-fascist songs, love songs, and children’s songs marked the pulse of hard-hit people in times of economic depression and war.
Woody was ordinary, yet extraordinary–a traveler, itinerant worker, radio performer, military enlisted, thinking man, gifted visual artist, husband, and father, and prolific writer who left his mark on music, culture, and politics. He struggled with family tragedies, poverty, and personal demons.
Woody at 100 features richly illustrated photos, artifacts, and Woody’s visual art and lyrics– plus extensive essays on Guthrie and his songs.