Nora Guthrie, daughter of American icon Woody Guthrie, joins Ben & Bob to talk about her father’s life and the many ways she’s contributed to sharing his story. Nora discusses the inspiration for Woody’s music, his connection to Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Leadbelly and other music icons, and why her new Woody Guthrie: Songs and Art • Words and Wisdom, which she co-curated with music historian Robert Santelli, presents her father as she’d like him to be remembered.
Nora Guthrie is President of Woody Guthrie Publications and founder of the Woody Guthrie Archive (1994).
Woody Guthrie: Songs and Art • Words and Wisdom (co-curated by Nora Guthrie & Robert Santelli) is a beautifully arranged “almanac” that features original handwritten lyrics, drawings, and photographs that document Woody Guthrie’s life through his own words. The book also features insightful contributions by Douglas Brinkley, Roseann Cash, Chuck D, Jeff Daniels, Ani DiFranco and Arlo Guthrie. Click here to buy the book from the Guthrie Center and have your copy signed by Nora.
- The Woody Guthrie Center & Archives in Tulsa Oklahoma
- 18-May 22, 2022: “Woody Guthrie: People are the Song,” and exhibition at The Morgan Library & Museum (New York, NY)
- This Episode Kills Fascists: Woody Guthrie’s Life & Legacy w/ Deana McCloud (The Road to Now #94)