Woody Guthrie July 14, 2012Posted by WorldbyStorm in Culture, US Politics.
It’s the centenary of Woody Guthrie today (and thanks to Tomboktu for reminding me). In an odd way I think that IELB’s piece on Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young elides with that. I always thought there was something, some hint of Guthrie in their output. But here’s a nice appreciation by Billy Bragg in the Guardian.
Here’s the man himself… This Land is Your Land… (which has interesting resonances here at this time in history).
And here’s Bragg and Wilco collaborating on the Mermaid Avenue Project, on the track Hoodoo Voodoo which is pretty fine (albeit in a strongly Wilco stylee, and am I wrong in thinking the two didn’t hit it off?).
And… She Came Along…