Past Event

This Land is Your Land: Woody Guthrie and the Great American Folksong

A Road Scholar Program by Bucky Halker

2012 marks the centennial of the birth of Woody Guthrie, the greatest folksong writer the nation has produced. Coming of age during the Dust Bowl and Great Depression, Guthrie would write hundreds of songs and become the voice of the nation’s downtrodden, unemployed and homeless. At the same time, Guthrie celebrated the nation’s natural beauty and its great democratic potential. Join Bucky Halker for a program that combines performance and commentary as he reviews the life and songs of Woody Guthrie.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact David J. Nelson, 847.742.4248.