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The drawings, which are mine, are based on the style delivered by Woody Guthrie.


23 thoughts on “WOODY GUTHRIE

    1. Thanks Tony. Yes Woody was pretty complex. Is it the film that features Billy Bragg and Wilco, if so then yes I have seen it and I also enjoyed it a lot.

    2. I think if it had been Dylan, and most people would have expected it to be him, the work would probably be better known but for me, I can’t help feeling a little bit proud that Billy Bragg was part of it, because he is of my generation. I grew up listening to his words and music and went to many of his gigs and his heart is in the same place as Woody’s. Don’t get me wrong, I am a big Dylan fan – have you heard him read his ‘Thoughts on Woody Guthrie’ which is on one of the Official Bootleg Series? But I think Nora was right to invite less well known people to interpret the words.

      1. No, I have never had the pleasure of hearing Dylan’s “Thoughts on Woody Guthrie”. I had no idea that this was even a thing. And as for Nora’s decision to work with Bragg and Wilco… well, I’m glad she did. She must have seen something in them that led her to take that chance. It paid off handsomely! “Go Down to the Water” sends shivers down my spine every time I hear it.

    3. Actually, it is Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie and is easily found on YouTube – I have just listened to it again and it is quite amazing. Take the time to close your eyes, lay back and listen.

    1. Thanks Harlon. I think if Woody were alive today he would have embraced the Blogosphere and would be writing a Blog, one that I would definitely follow.

  1. Just thought id let you know, every time I’ve tried to find your page it has said it doesn’t exist. Not sure what’s going on there, or if its my computer or something. Great drawing 🙂

    1. No I haven’t but I really do need to see the film, thanks for the prompt. No Bragg isn’t married to any of the Guthrie family members. I think the project went to him because he and Nora really hit it off. Oh and there is a short obituary for Steve Young in Uncut magazine here in the UK. Regards Mark.

      1. I don’t know what I was thinking of. I thought I read that somewhere about Billy. I’m glad Uncut did a piece on Steve, but he was really popular in Europe. I am a fan of most of the English folk-rock and folk artists.
        The movie captures the time period very well, some people have a problem with Carradine being cast, but he was a capable player. Maybe Keith would have been a better choice, hard to say. i don’t know who else I could picture playing the part at the time. it’s time for a new movie. Do you like Phil Ochs?

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