Rural Ledge-ucation #62: Woody at 100

Woody Guthrie would have been 100 years old yesterday, so it's only natural to dedicate a Ledge episode to the legendary songwriter. Named after then-Governor Woodrow Wilson, he was born on July 14, 1912 to Nora Belle and Charles Edward Guthrie in Okemeh, OK. After a short stint in Texas when he was 18, Woody moved to California, then New York City, Washington state, and back to New York before Huntington's Disease forced him to spend his last years in the hospital.
Each of those stops inspired tons of songs. Besides those he actually recorded, he had notebooks full of thousands of unfinished tunes. In the last two decades, his daughter, Nora, has actively promoted the recording of these songs, most notably by former Uncle Tupelo members Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar.
Some of those tracks are included in this show, along with Guthrie covers by artists such as Neil Young, the Jayhawks, The Byrds, and, of course, his biggest acolyte, Bob Dylan.
This show can he bound in the iTunes store, on Stitcher, streamed via The Ledge app, or...


1. Neil Young & Crazy Horse, This Land Is Your Land
2. Woody Guthrie, New York Town
3. Woody Guthrie, Pastures of Plenty
4. Bob Dylan, Grand Coulee Dam
5. The Band, Ain't Got No Home
6. The Byrds, Pretty Boy Floyd
7. The Jayhawks, Deportee
8. Uncle Tupelo, Do Re Mi
9. Son Volt, I've Got to Know
10. Billy Bragg & Wilco, California Stars
11. Billy Bragg & Wilco, All You Fascists
12. Jay Farrar, V.D. City
13. The Flatlanders, Sowing On The Mountain
14. Old Crow Medicine Show, Union Maid
15. Jules Shear, 1913 Massacre
16. Hindu Love Gods, Vigilante Man
17. Woody Guthrie, Hobo's Lullaby
18. Woody Guthrie, Lindbergh
19. Woody Guthrie, So Long It's Been Good to Know You (WWII Version)
20. Bob Dylan, Song To Woody


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