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Nancy Apple, from Upstage — 17th Annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, 2014

Woodyfest 2014: Nancy Apple

I met “Princess of Twang” Nancy Apple in 2013, my first year vol­un­teer­ing to doc­u­ment the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival ...
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Kyle Dismukes, Kurt “Frenchy” Nielsen, Wink Burcham, Kevin Smith, & Chris “Poppa” Foster — 17th Annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, 2014

Woodyfest 2014: Wink Burcham

Wink Burcham will return to Woodyfest for the sev­enth time in 2021. His pre­vi­ous appear­ance was in 2019, which we’ve ...
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Dan Web (I) — 17th Annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, 2014

Woodyfest 2014: Dan Weber

Dan Weber is the only song­writer in the his­tory of the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival to have pulled off the ...
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Water Tower (I) — The famous triple water towers in Okemah, Oklahoma. The city cannot afford to repair the two older towers, each nearly a century old, & may demolish them in 2015.

Woodyfest 2014: Backstage, Band Camp, & Okemah

Today’s post presents a photo gallery com­pris­ing images I cap­tured in var­i­ous back­stage areas at the 2014 Woody Guthrie Folk ...
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Anna Larson (Accompanied by Jon-Michael Rogers) — 22nd Annual Woody Guthrie Festival, 2019

Woodyfest 2019: Songwriting Contest Winners

Saturday night at Woodyfest 2019 kicked off, as in pastThis is the sev­en­teenth post in our cov­er­age of the twenty-sec­ond ...
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Rita, Terry, & Jean — Chris J. Zähller Birthday Celebration

3 Score Times around the Sun

This week­end, I cel­e­brated my six­ti­eth birth­day sur­rounded by friends and fam­ily. If you had told me I would be ...
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Trees in Snow, University of Oklahoma, Valentine’s Day 2021

The Valentine’s Day Blizzard, Norman, Oklahoma

On Valentine's Day, 2021, a mas­sive win­ter storm pushed across the cen­tral and south­ern US plains, plung­ing tem­per­a­tures to record-break­ing ...
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SONiA disappear fear (II) — 17th Annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, 2014

Woodyfest 2014: SONiA disappear fear

Emerging from Baltimore’s folk scene in the late 1980s, Sonia Rutstein formed the folk-duo Disappear Fear (styl­ized “dis­ap­pear fear”) with ...
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Steve Fisher, Terry “Buffalo” Ware, & Lori Holyfield (II) — 17th Annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, 2014

Woodyfest 2014: 1st-Place Songwriting Contest Winner Lori Holyfield

As in years past, Woodyfest 14 show­cased three song­writ­ing con­test win­ners. Thursday evening at the Pastures of Plenty Stage kicked ...
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