Concert celebrating 100 years of famed folk singer will feature Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Judy Collins, Ry Cooder,Del McCoury Band with Tim O’Brien, Donovan,Dropkick Murphys, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Arlo Guthrie, Jimmy LaFave, John Mellencamp, Tom Morello,and Old Crow Medicine Show October 14, 2012, Concert Hall
Part of the Songs of Conscience Concert Series
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—A lineup of renowned artists including Jackson Browne,
Rosanne Cash, Judy Collins, Ry Cooder, Del McCoury Band with Tim O’Brien,
Donovan, Dropkick Murphys, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Arlo Guthrie, Jimmy LaFave,
John Mellencamp, Tom Morello, and Old Crow Medicine Show will salute folk music
legend Woody Guthrie as the Kennedy Center, in collaboration with the GRAMMY
Museum®, presents This Land is Your Land ~ The Woody Guthrie Centennial
Celebration Concert on Sunday October 14, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.
The evening will celebrate the life and work of folk singer Woody Guthrie, whose
songs have inspired change throughout the nation and the world. The performance
is part of the Songs of Conscience concert series. Artists are subject to
Originally from Okemah, Oklahoma, singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie was responsible for songs that have become the folk standards of the nation, known and performed in many languages throughout the world. Songs such as “Pretty Boy Floyd,” “Pastures of Plenty,” “Hard Travelin’,” “Deportee,” “Roll on Columbia,” “Vigilante Man,” and “This Land Is Your Land,” are among the hundreds of Guthrie pieces that have become prevalent in the canon of American music. Through his unique music, words, and style, Guthrie was able to bring attention and understanding to the critical issues of his day.
The Kennedy Center, in collaboration with the GRAMMY Museum®, presents Songs of Conscience, a concert series celebrating the legacy of two artists whose music captured the spirit of their times and continues to echo today. On Sunday, October 14, 2012, the Center presents This Land is Your Land ~ The Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration Concert; and on June 23, 2013, the Center presents The Legacy of Bob Marley, an event that will honor the international artistic and social influence of singer Bob Marley and his music. Both performances will take place in the Concert Hall.
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