A tribute to Woody Guthrie
By Jon Sievert
Musician/author/storyteller Woody Guthrie wrote his greatest and most
enduring songs describing the human condition and American society in the 1930s and 1940s. Eight decades later, with the renewed economic oppression of the middle and lower class working man, his message resonates as more relevant than ever.
A Tribute to Woody Guthrie
Fri, Feb 1, 7:30pm
Vincente Guerrero 4
The Shelter Theater presents an evening of his music performed by the High Desert Rangers string band and William Henderson followed by the brilliant American Masters Documentary Woody Guthrie: I Ain’t Got No Home. Featuring narration by actor Peter Coyote, this installment of the Emmy-winning PBS series chronicles the life of the American folk singer and songwriter. Interviews with his fans (including Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen) combine with archival footage, newly discovered radio recordings and original Guthrie artwork to paint a fascinating portrait of the Depression-era artist who gave voice to Americans’ suffering.
Tickets are available at the Biblioteca ticket desk or phone 154-7524 for advance reservations.