My Name is New York: Ramblin’ Around Woody Guthrie’s Town

My Name is New York: Ramblin’ Around Woody Guthrie’s Town

Nora Guthrie and the Woody Guthrie Archives

Woody Guthrie, the folk musician and composer, AND father of Arlo Guthrie, lived in New York from 1940-1967. Along with Pete Seeger, he was part of the movement which introduced country and folk music to urban audiences in the 1960s. This little guide book, written by his daughter, Nora Guthrie, describes nineteen significant locations where he spent his years IN New York City, including where he wrote some of his best known songs, “This Land is Your Land” and “Bound for Glory”. It’s a unique guidebook, especially for his fans, but also for those who are interested in exploring New York City as it existed in the mid-century. It’s a fun read, with lots of interesting geographical underpinnings of Woody’s musical career. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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