Country Joe McDonald
Saturday, September 17, 2011, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)Tribute to Woody Guthrie $22.50 advance / $24.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
September 17 8:00 pm

Country Joe McDonaldIn tonight's performance singer-songwriter, historian, and infamous rockin' rabble-rouser, Country Joe McDonald pays tribute to Woody Guthrie, deftly conveying all the charm, talent, and social and political consciousness of the legendary folksinger from Oklahoma.

Backed by the old-time sounds of Suzy Thompson (fiddle), Blake Richardson (washtub & string bass), and Greg Dewey (percussion), Joe mixes classic Woody songs, from "This Land is Your Land" to "Pastures of Plenty," with tales from Woody's life, snippets of his letters, and Joe's own musings about the folksinger's life and times. Reviewer Skip Demuth says this tribute, "incorporates all the good stuff, and the hard stuff."

Known as "the Dust Bowl Troubadour," Guthrie traveled with migrant workers from Oklahoma to California, learning traditional folk and blues songs along the way. Woody's musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children's songs, which have influenced songwriters from Bruce Springsteen to Pete Seeger.

As a Vietnam-era sailor, folk singer, anti-war activist, rock music icon (Country Joe and the Fish), and advocate for environmental and veterans' causes, Joe has been a substantial figure on the landscape of American culture for the past four decades.

 

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