Sunday, July 08, 2007

Sunday Music: Woody Guthrie

Sorry about the late posting, but I have not been able to sign into Blogger all day. I don't what it is, but it gets like that sometimes.

This week starting Wednesday there will be a Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Oklahoma, which is Woody Guthrie's birthplace. Okemah is one hour due east of Oklahoma City on I-40. Saturday, July 14 is Woody's birthday. So in honor of his birthday, Arlo Guthrie will be performing at the folk festival (at about 11pm according to the website). Here is a video from YouTube where Arlo, who is Woody Guthrie's son, sings This Land Is Your Land:

And for good measure, here is a link to Arlo's most famous song, Alice's Restaurant, that they play every Thanksgiving here in Oklahoma around noon on one of the rock stations (I think it is 107.7).

I found a video on YouTube where a teacher took video clips from his summer vacation and put them to the song This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie in his original voice. It's a nice application of the song as you see some of America's most famous sites.

This Land Is Your Land

Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 2pm at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the movie The Grapes of Wrath will be shown. Guthrie's song Tom Joad was based on the Steinbeck's novel. A movie based on the life of Woody Guthrie, Bound For Glory, will be shown at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art on August 5, 2007 at 2pm.

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