Woody Guthrie's 100th Birthday with Pop Wagner, Tony Glover, & Charlie Maguire

On the 100th anniversary of Woody Guthrie's birth in Okemah, Oklahoma, a trio of Minnesota folk icons will pay tribute to a musical giant of now almost mythic stature. Many of Guthrie's songs — starting with "This Land Is Your Land" — are intrinsic parts of American culture, defining the American experience in stirring terms equally celebratory and revealing injustice. Renaissance cowboy Pop Wagner, harmonica ace Tony Glover (of Koerner, Ray and Glover fame); and Singing Ranger Charlie Maguire (pictured) were all deeply influenced by Guthrie, with direct or close secondary connections to Woody, his key associates, and/or family. Their 2011 collaborative album, Woody Reflected, vividly reflects those ties, rendering relatively obscure Guthrie nuggets with an authentic spirit that proves Woody's legacy is still very much alive and relevant. (Photo by Cheryl Walsh Bellville)
Sat., July 14, 7 p.m., 2012

 
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