Saturday, July 14, 2012

Woody Guthrie's Birthday

100 years ago today Woodrow Wilson Guthrie was born in Okemah, Oklahoma.  He was an American singer songwriter who published hundreds of political, traditional and children's songs.  His most famous is This Land is Your Land.  Find books about him on a display on the 2nd floor of Central Park Library.  The Library of Congress has archives of his materials at Woody Guthrie and the Archive of American Folksong.

Read or listen to more about him at The Writer's Almanac by Garrison Keillor or at the Wood Guthrie website.

posted by mb