Woody Guthrie/Steinbeck Tribute

TWO GIANTS OF AMERICAN WORDCRAFT
CELEBRATED IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CONCERT

Woody Guthrie
This Land Is Your Land - A Tribute to John Steinbeck, Woody Guthrie and the American Spirit will take place Saturday, September 20 beginning at 2pm at Sleep Train Pavilion At Concord. So far, the lineup, which will include further additions includes:

Sheryl Crow
Cat Power
Henry Rollins (spoken word set)
Mike Ness
Son Volt
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

This is the first major event celebrating the legacies of both John Steinbeck and Woody Guthrie. This tribute will also feature an exhibit showcasing historical artifacts and rare video footage from the Woody Guthrie and John Steinbeck archives. A portion of the ticket proceeds from This Land Is Your Land will benefit the John Steinbeck and Woody Guthrie family foundations, organizations intent on preserving the manuscripts and materials of, and educating the public about, John Steinbeck and Woody Guthrie.

[Published on: 8/31/08]

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futhepharmer starstarstarstarstar Sun 8/31/2008 09:41AM
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futhepharmer

This is awesome. I wish I lived on the leftcoast. Cat Power, Son Volt, Henry Rollins, Sheryl Crow (yes, she rocks). let me the first (before the haters clock in) to voice my appreciation of these two authentic american heroes. I believe this story to be unbashable, but alas, this is Jambase so....

Joshc104 starstarstarstarstar Sun 8/31/2008 10:14AM
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Joshc104

Where's Arlo ???

Joshc104 starstarstarstarstar Sun 8/31/2008 10:14AM
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Joshc104

and Pete ???

Mollysun starstarstarstarstar Sun 8/31/2008 10:32AM
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I checked Arlo's schedule and it looks like he was booked elsewhere. www.risingsonrecords.com

And I heard that Pete is retired. He must be pretty old by now.

rainydaywomen420 starstarstarstarstar Sun 8/31/2008 11:02AM
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rainydaywomen420

Brilliant concept for two very well deserving artists. Any Woody fans, if they dont already know should check out wilco and billy braggs mermaid avenue albums, billy bragg was given over 2000 songs woodie wrote on his deathbed and never put music to, wilcos remember the mountain bed is one of my favorite songs ever. Bob Dylan was supposed to get the journals but he writes in his book that upon arrival at arlos place arlo was nowhere to be found, only a disturbed housemaid who didnt speak english and had no idea who bob dylan was, dylan rushed out of the house never to return for the songs. I wish woody could still be around, the facists have grown quite thick these days.

brooklynite84 Sun 8/31/2008 06:16PM
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This is pretty sweet, Woody and Steinbeck, one of the most influential song writer's of all time with one of the greatest author's of all time...together in one tribute with that kind of line-up. it sucks i just missed Arlo for free here in AZ a few months ago. to have Sheryl, Cat, and a spoken word by Mr. Rollins himself is pretty awesome...even though it would be nice if Dylan were to pay tribute to his biggest influence, but i guess he can do that where ever he is on the road...

Flat5 Sun 8/31/2008 08:58PM
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Flat5

positivity.....

thedrugsdontwork starstarstarstarstar Sun 8/31/2008 10:46PM
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thedrugsdontwork

I absolutely love John Steinbeck's novels. The first book I ever read of his, like most people these days, was "Of Mice And Men" because it was required reading in 9th or 10th grade. I really did not enjoy it at all and to this day I still don't (I've gone back and read it a few times since). Luckily I was able to recognize there was something magical within his words though and that motivated me to continue reading his books. My favorite by far is "The Grapes Of Wrath". I cannot tell you how many nights I've spent laying in bed with the Joad family and being transported back to a very arduous time in American history - Oklahoma in the mid-1930's. I cannot recommend this masterpiece of a novel enough. I would have to say "East Of Eden" is a close second. Those are the two largest books he ever wrote, most of his stories are a very easy read. A few of those I would advocate one to induldge in are "The Pearl", "Tortilla Flat", and of course "Travels With Charley In Search of America". What are some of your guys favorite Steinbeck works and why?

Flat5 starstar Mon 9/1/2008 01:08AM
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Flat5

"What are some of your guys favorite Steinbeck works and why?" I feel like Im back in school!

jerryskid315 Mon 9/1/2008 03:45AM
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jerryskid315

Without a whole lot of and why... My favorite Steinbeck book is "The Grapes of Wrath". I did not read a lot of the books I was supposed to in school however I did read all of the Steinbeck that was assigned.

snappy Mon 9/1/2008 08:02AM
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snappy

I'm still really fond of Tortilla Flat, one of his early, short novels. Much of his knack for capturing the human spirit is already there in a less nuanced form.

triad1 Mon 9/1/2008 11:42AM
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triad1

I just a novel of his over the Summer which hasn't been mentioned > In Dubious Battle. I definetly recommend this book. Steinbeck was a cat that represented a conscious change in america before hippies were even a thought. I don't see how Dylan can miss this one.

HoodooVoodoo starstarstarstarstar Mon 9/1/2008 02:38PM
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HoodooVoodoo

thedrugsdon't work - you had the entire Joad family in your bed? I don't think they shower too often and Ok is very dusty. You might want to change the sheets.

HoodooVoodoo starstarstarstarstar Mon 9/1/2008 02:42PM
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HoodooVoodoo

I liked Cannery Row by the way.

thedrugsdontwork Mon 9/1/2008 09:38PM
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thedrugsdontwork

lol hoodoo. i had fleas for weeks.......

twain starstarstarstarstar Tue 9/2/2008 10:12AM
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woody's book is also a must read.