Accompanist David Amram (II) — Woody Guthrie Poets, Woody Guthrie Folk Festival 16

Woodyfest 2013: Woody Guthrie Poets with David Amram

Woody Guthrie Poets

Woody Guthrie Poets

As of this writ­ing the Woody Guthrie Poets have [Sidenote: This is the fifth post in our cov­er­age of the six­teenth annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. We’ll be alter­nat­ing our report­ing with essays and photo gal­leries from the twenty-sec­ond fes­ti­val in 2019, so check in often for a mix of old and new Woodyfest good­ness.] pre­sented read­ings at fif­teen con­sec­u­tive Woody Guthrie Folk Festivals. They gave their first fes­ti­val read­ing in 2005 at the Okfuskee County Historical Society and Museum, but as their audi­ence grew, they moved to the Okemah Methodist Church. In 2019 they read selec­tions from their lat­est anthol­ogy, Speak Your Mind, [Sidenote: Order copies of Speak Your Mind for $14.50 USD, ship­ping inclu­sive, from:

Village Books Press
517 Barela Lane
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] on the Bound for Glory Stage.

The gallery from their 2013 read­ing accom­pa­ny­ing this arti­cle fea­tures a selec­tion of the par­tic­i­pat­ing poets. In addi­tion to Dorothy Alexander, Alan Birkelbach, Jenn Long, Gary L. Brower, Robert Herman Broyles, Professor Julie Chappell, Jerry Faires, James Coburn, Alice Collinsworth, and Margaret Dornaus, the fol­low­ing poets also read:

  • Ken Hada
  • Daryl Ross Halencak
  • Hank Jones
  • Karen Kay
  • Jennifer Kidney
  • Tony Mares
  • Sharon Edge Martin
  • Karla Kay Morton
  • Benjamin Myers
  • Sandra Soli
  • Jim Spurr

Woodyfest reg­u­lar David Amram has accom­pa­nied the poets for all fif­teen read­ings, pro­vid­ing nuanced and sen­si­tive sup­port for the poets’ words.



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