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On Woody Guthrie’s Centennial – Celebrating the Life – Politics & Music of the _Dust Bowl Troubadour (from Democracy Now)


On Woody Guthrie’s Centennial - Celebrating the Life - Politics & Music of the _Dust Bowl Troubadour

On Woody Guthrie’s Centennial – Celebrating the Life – Politics & Music of  the “Dust Bowl Troubadour”                                                                                     (Click on picture to access to program at Democracy Now)

Today a Democracy Now! special on the life, politics and music of Woody Guthrie, the “Dust Bowl Troubadour.” Born a hundred years ago on July 14, 1912, in Oklahoma, Guthrie wrote hundreds of folk songs and became a major influence on countless musicians, including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger and Phil Ochs. While Guthrie is best remembered as a musician, he also had a deeply political side, speaking out for labor and civil rights at the height of McCarthyism.