Tag Archives: Woody Guthrie

Two Days In New York City

I’ve written about days like this before: days that are pinpoints on the timeline of music history, when paths crossed and discoveries were made. Days that changed lives and (ultimately) changed music. For instance… August 1, 1927: The day that … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Woodrow Wilson Guthrie

Woodrow Wilson Guthrie was born on this day, July 14, in 1912. He was the third of five children of Charley and Nora Guthrie of Okemah, OK. It wasn’t long before family and friends started calling him “Woody.” Many years later, The Penguin Encyclopedia … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: “God Blessed America”

The day was February 23, 1940 and Woody Guthrie was in New York City. He’d arrived a few weeks earlier having hitchhiked from Pampa, Texas, a journey begun just after New Year’s Day. On that day, Woody’s “home” was Hanover House, a cheap hotel on the corner of 43rd Street … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Woody Guthrie

When he was born, he was the third child of Nora Belle Sherman Guthrie. Nora, 24, soon started singing to her newborn son and as she had with her other children – 8-year-old Clara and 6-year-old Lee Roy – filled his childhood … Continue reading

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