Watch: Public Secrets: Woody Guthrie


English: Mural at 510 West Broadway, Hwy. 56, ...

English: Mural at 510 West Broadway, Hwy. 56, downtown Okemah, Oklahoma, depicting Woody Guthrie and Okfuskee County history. Painted by DeAnna Wilson in 1994. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lee Roy Chapman introduces us to Okemah, Oklahoma. The home of Woody Guthrie.

Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter and folk musician whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children’s songs, ballads and improvised works. He frequently performed with the slogan This Machine Kills Fascists displayed on his guitar. His best-known song is “This Land Is Your Land.” Many of his recorded songs are archived in the Library of Congress.[1] Such songwriters as Bob DylanPhil OchsBruce SpringsteenJohn MellencampPete SeegerJoe StrummerBilly BraggJay Farrar,Jeff TweedyBob Childers and Tom Paxton have acknowledged Guthrie as a major influence. – Wiki

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