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"Going Down the Road with Woody Guthrie", July 14

"Going Down the Road with Woody Guthrie"

on Atlantic Weekly

Saturday, July 14, 2012

8-10 am (edt)



Woody Guthrie was born on July 14, 1912. On what would have been his 100th birthday, Atlantic Weekly will broadcast a two hour special from American Routes honoring this folk legend.

American Routes heralds the 100th birthday of our nation's greatest roving troubadour and social commentator, Woody Guthrie, with a two-hour special dedicated to his life in music. We'll visit with friends and relatives who share tales of Guthrie's trials and triumphs, from Okemah, Oklahoma to Coney Island, New York. Guthrie's children, Nora and Arlo, reflect on their father's life, scholar Guy Logsdon discusses Guthrie's Dust Bowl days and Pete Seeger shares the backstory to Woody's anthem for the "down and outers." Plus music and memories from Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Moses Asch, Bob Dylan and so many others.

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