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Artists Inspired by Guthrie
Many artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Phil Ochs, and Tom Paxton say that Woody Guthrie inspired their work, but the following singers have a direct connection to Guthrie and/or have been inspired by Woody’s work for the Bonneville Power Administration in May, 1941.
One of Woody’s children and is a well known performer in his own right. The Guthrie talent is present in Woody’s grand-children and great grand-children.
Folk, Folk Rock, & Rock Music
Read Woody’s auto-biography Bound for Glory, in 1960 and was smitten. Dylan met Woody in 1963 while he was hospitalized in New Jersey for Huntington’s disease. During their visit, Dylan played his, Song to Woody. Some sources say Woody liked it, others say he didn’t. In 1963 Dylan wrote Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie in tribute.
Well known folk singer who collaborated with Woody and was a fellow band member in the Almanac Singers.
Country Joe McDonald
Folk & Country Rock Music
Recorded Thinking of Woody Guthrie in 1991and performed in the National Steinbeck Center’s “This Land is Your Land: The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie” in 2001.
Delta Blues & Folk Music
Inspired Woody (and vice-versa) who write and sang song on similar topics and becoming friends.
Met Woody at Will Geer’s “Grapes of Wrath” concert held to benefit migrant workers. They became friends and performed together in the Almanac Singers. Seeger has recorded a number of songs that Woody wrote during May, 1941 and is a well known figure in Folk Music.
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Grammy Award winner who sang harmony with Woody. Elliott met Woody in 1950, moved in with him for a while, and they traveled the continent together.
Ramblin’ Ray Campi
His tribute album, Ramblin’ Ray Campi Recalls the Music of Woody Guthrie, is sold through Guthrie’s official website, www.woodyguthrie.org. All proceeds benefit the Woody Guthrie Foundation.
Born on Woody’s birthday in 1951, he became a fan in 1972. Hard Travelin’ is featured on Wheeler’s 2002 album entitled, Way Over Yonder.
Collaborated with Woody on Woody Guthrie with Cisco Houston, Lead Belly, Sonny Terry, and Bess Hawes-Sings Folk Songs in 1962. The album features Hard Travelin’ and That Oregon Line.