JACKSON BROWNE, ROSANNE CASH, JUDY COLLINS, RY COODER, DEL MCCOURY BAND WITH TIM O’BRIEN, ANI DIFRANCO, DONOVAN, DROPKICK MURPHYS, RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT, ARLO GUTHRIE, JIMMY LAFAVE, JOHN MELLENCAMP,TOM MORELLO, OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW, JOEL RAFAEL, AND ROB WASSERMAN
Location: The Kennedy Center
A lineup of renowned artists including Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Judy Collins, Ry Cooder, Del McCoury Band with Tim O’Brien, Ani DiFranco, Donovan, Dropkick Murphys, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Arlo Guthrie, Jimmy LaFave, John Mellencamp, Tom Morello, Old Crow Medicine Show, Joel Rafael, and Rob Wasserman saluted folk music legend Woody Guthrie at the Kennedy Center for This Land is Your Land ~ The Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration Concert on Sunday October 14, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. The evening celebrated the life and work of folk singer Woody Guthrie, whose songs have inspired change throughout the nation and the world. The performance was part of the Songs of Conscience concert series.
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.