Woody Guthrie

Woodyfest 2019: Larry Long

American Troubadour In 1977, twenty-​​six-​​year-​​old vagabond singer Larry Long wrote Pope County Blues in sup­port of farm­ers fight­ing a high volt­age power line in Minnesota. A year later he orga­nized Tennessee farm­ers to form what we would now call a farm­ers mar­ket. Following that, Long accom­pa­nied the first “Tractorcade,” a pro­ces­sion of fam­ily farm­ers trav­el­ing to Washington, D.C., to… Read More …

Woodyfest 2018: Randy Crouch, Johnny Irion, & John Fullbright

This writer had only one offi­cial assign­ment (cov­er­ing gritty soul-​singer Opal Agafia) at the big out­door stage on fes­ti­val Saturday. Red Dirt leg­end Randy Crouch pre­ceded her. Unfortunately, his set coin­cided with my only chance to eat din­ner before I had to be back

Woodyfest 2018: Willis Alan Ramsey

In my sopho­more high school year, my fam­ily moved from the house we had been rent­ing in the sub­urbs to a five-​acre home­stead in the coun­try. Whereas pre­vi­ously we had lived within walk­ing dis­tance of pri­mary, mid­dle, and high schools, hence­forth my sib­lings and I would ride the bus.

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