Podcast: Honoring Woody
Episode #17-40 | airing 10-04-17

October 3, 2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the death of Woody Guthrie. On this week’s program we’ll hear Woody along with some wonderful covers of his songs from Cisco Houston, James Talley, Anne Feeney and others. We’ll also hear new melodies adapted to Woody’s lyrics from Tim O’Brien, Jay Farrar and John McCutcheon. Honoring Woody … on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine.

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Artist / “Title” / CD / Label

Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer” (excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle /
              Smithsonian Folkways
Pete Seeger / “Woody’s Rag” / The Goofing Off Suite / Smithsonian Folkways
James Talley / “Talkin’ Dust Bowl Blues” / Woody Guthrie and Songs of My Oklahoma Home /
              Cimarron
Anne Feeney / “Union Maid” / Union Maid / Self Produced
Taj Mahal / “Don’t You Push Me Down” / Daddy-O Daddy! / Rounder
Jay Farrar / “Hoping Machine” / New Multitudes / Rounder
Woody Guthrie / “Dust Bowl Refugees” / Library of Congress Recordings / Rounder
Woody Guthrie / “Will Rogers Highway” (excerpt) / Library of Congress Recordings / Rounder
The Weavers / “Woody’s Rag & 900 Miles” / The Greatest Songs of Woody Guthrie Vol.1 /
              Vanguard
Jack Elliot / “Hard Traveling” / Ramblin’ Jack / Topic
John McCutcheon / “Harness Up the Day” / Mightier Than the Sword
Cisco Houston / “Ranger’s Command” / The Songs of Woody Guthrie / Vanguard
Katie Dahl, Eric Lewis, Rich Higdon / “Woody’s Fire”/Solid Ground The Songs of Fred
              Alley / Lucky Boat
Tim O’Brien / “The Sun Jumped Up” / Chicken & Egg / Howdy Skies
Arlo Guthrie / “Hobo’s Lullaby” / Hobo’s Lullaby / Rising Son
Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer” (excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle /
              Smithsonian Folkways

About Tom Druckenmiller

Tom has a long history with Sing Out! as a writer and regular contributor (for more than a decade) and deep and rich skills as a radio host and programmer of folk and roots music! He's been a folk musician and teacher for over forty years. Tom began playing and singing Bob Dylan and Tom Paxton songs, but fell in love with old-time music and the clawhammer banjo after hearing John McCutcheon at the legendary Bethlehem folk club Godfrey Daniels. He has studied with old-time music greats Dwight Diller, Riley Baugus and Norman and Nancy Blake … and has, himself, taught at many music camps and workshops including The Augusta Heritage Workshops (in Elkins WV), the Pocono Dulcimer Fest (in Stroudsburg PA) and the Maidencreek Old-Time Music Festival (in Blandon PA). Druckemiller’s continuing regular local radio gig “In The Tradition” has aired on WDIY-FM in Allentown PA for the past 16 years, and he also co-hosts the “Sunday Folk” program on the station.

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