Going Down the Road with Woody Guthrie: A Celebration of Woody Guthrie's Centennial
American Routes brings you a special two-hour program “Going Down the Road with Woody Guthrie: A celebration of Woody Guthrie’s Centennial” - Saturday, July 14 at 6am on 91.3fm.
On this special edition of American Routes, we herald the 100th birthday of our nation’s greatest roving troubadour and social commentator, Woody Guthrie. 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.