I failed to find out more about the Woody Guthrie
connection at the time but Man In the Sand (9.55pm, BBC2) does the job, chronicling the creative forces that brought about Bragg's Grammy-nominated CD, Mermaid Avenue.
We are walking through the vestry of the most famous church of all the 1960s-the deconsecrated place of worship in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, where Arlo Guthrie, folk singer, son of Saint Woody Guthrie
, took out the trash on a temperate Thanksgiving Day in 1965.
In this collection of essays--originally published in 1993 and presented here with a new introduction by the author--longtime Tulsa resident Michael Wallis captures personalities from Oklahoma lore and legend in prose that pays homage to the composer of the book's namesake, Woody Guthrie
. The employee outings and outlaw reunions of oilman Frank Phillips, the lives and times in a Texas-Oklahoma border town, and the sorrowful origins of Guthrie himself are among the topics treated here.
The mandolin-driven Rise promises much in a Woody Guthrie
vein but Springsteen would do it far better, and Long Nights is a dirge that lives up to its title.
The son of fabled folk singer and songwriter Woody Guthrie
, and the grandson of a guitar- and banjo-playing Texas pioneer, Arlo Guthrie grew up in a household where Pete Seeger, Cisco Houston, Ramblin' Jack Elliot and other influential musicians were frequent visitors.
He has toured as Woody Guthrie
and performed at notable venues such as Buddy Guy's Legends and House of Blues.
Dylan could remember even further back: Hibbing, punching in at his father's electrical appliance store, seeing Elvis for the first time, ditching the name Zimmerman and dropping out of college to meet Woody Guthrie
, reading Rimbaud, busking on MacDougal Street, dashing off "Blowin' in the Wind" in about 10 minutes, Joan Baez, Acoustic Newport, Electric Newport, the motorcycle accident, marriage, children.
No-one was going to deny me the right to that." This Land was inspired by the Woody Guthrie
folk classic, This Land Is Your Land.
April 6 at the Woody Guthrie
Theatre in the Tulsa area.
Instead of shiny new glass and metal, however, the newest addition to the neighborhood recalls the Roosevelt-era Public Works Administration and legendary singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie
, who lived in Lents briefly while writing songs about the Bonneville Dam and other public works projects.
The Woody Guthrie
Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, informed that Mellencamp will be presented with the award during a ceremony on August 30 this year, reported The Hollywood Reporter.