1. nprfreshair:

When this list of Woody Guthrie’s “New Year’s Rulin’s” popped up on the internet a year ago, it became an instant classic of the season. Which means that the time  has rolled around to remember it, reread it and take it again to heart. There’s a rulin’ on it to suit just about anybody because it never hurts to be reminded “Don’t get lonesome,” “Stay glad,” “Dream good” and “Love everybody.” Also, “Wash teeth if any.”
Happy New Year everybody!
Via Lists of Note

    nprfreshair:

    When this list of Woody Guthrie’s “New Year’s Rulin’s” popped up on the internet a year ago, it became an instant classic of the season. Which means that the time  has rolled around to remember it, reread it and take it again to heart. There’s a rulin’ on it to suit just about anybody because it never hurts to be reminded “Don’t get lonesome,” “Stay glad,” “Dream good” and “Love everybody.” Also, “Wash teeth if any.”

    Happy New Year everybody!

    Via Lists of Note

  2. For the Woody Guthrie Centennial, Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Will Johnson (Centro-Matic), Anders Parker (Varnaline) and Jim James (My Morning Jacket) were invited to go through Woody Guthrie's notebooks and napkin scribblings to create new music from his unfinished songs. Watch them perform “Old L.A.” as New Multitudes, then check out the entire session at KCRW.

  3. Celebrate the Woody Guthrie centennial with a Folk Alley mix of Guthrie’s greatest songs, plus music from the musicians he inspired, like Joan Baez, Ani DiFranco and Old Crow Medicine Show.
Illustration: Aaron Meshon for eMusic (embiggen)

    Celebrate the Woody Guthrie centennial with a Folk Alley mix of Guthrie’s greatest songs, plus music from the musicians he inspired, like Joan Baez, Ani DiFranco and Old Crow Medicine Show.

    Illustration: Aaron Meshon for eMusic (embiggen)

  4. 
He would get up in the morning and write all these songs. He’d write them on the back of, like, newspapers and Christmas wrapping paper … He left a lot of them sort of laying around. He’d move on to wherever he was going. So I’m sure somebody’s grandkid is going to find one in a shoebox in the attic one of these days.

via Woody Guthrie’s Indelible Mark On American Culture

    He would get up in the morning and write all these songs. He’d write them on the back of, like, newspapers and Christmas wrapping paper … He left a lot of them sort of laying around. He’d move on to wherever he was going. So I’m sure somebody’s grandkid is going to find one in a shoebox in the attic one of these days.

    via Woody Guthrie’s Indelible Mark On American Culture

  5. americanroutes:

(via My Dust Road Boxed Set, Rounder Records)
Woody Guthrie’s business card from his time at KFVD Los Angeles as co-host of the Woody and Lefty Lou show. 

    americanroutes:

    (via My Dust Road Boxed Set, Rounder Records)

    Woody Guthrie’s business card from his time at KFVD Los Angeles as co-host of the Woody and Lefty Lou show. 

  6. In honor of Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday, his daughter invited Jay Farrar (Son Volt and Uncle Tupelo), Will Johnson (Centro-Matic), Anders Parker (Varnaline), and Jim James (My Morning Jacket) to find lyrics from among Guthrie’s archives that spoke to them and put the words to music. 

    You can feel loneliness and heartache in every note of the Jim James-led “Empty Bed Blues.” The song is kept simple — just voices and acoustic guitars — to emphasize Guthrie’s lyrics about “stumblin’ home” and “singin’ the wrong kind of song.”

  7. Note Of Hope: A Celebration of Woody Guthrie features 13 artists working with Guthrie’s lyrics. It’s the sixth album based entirely on writings that came to light after his death.

    Note Of Hope: A Celebration of Woody Guthrie features 13 artists working with Guthrie’s lyrics. It’s the sixth album based entirely on writings that came to light after his death.