Past Event

Woody Guthrie at 100: Songs of Celebration and Protest

A Road Scholar Program by Bucky Halker

The year 2012 marks the centennial of the birth of Woody Guthrie (1912-1967), the greatest folksong writer the nation has produced. Coming of age during the Dust Bowl and Great Depression, Guthrie wrote hundreds of songs and become the voice of the nations’ 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. Bucky recently released his double CD, "The Ghost of Woody Guthrie," his response to a fifty-year encounter with the kid of Okemah, Oklahoma, Woodrow Wilson Guthrie. He also serves on the board of directors for the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives.