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Happy Birthday, Woody

Garett Fisbeck Modified: April 18, 2013 at 11:57 am •  Published: July 13, 2012
Ross Johnson, Jeff Clanton, and Travis Williams play music near their camp during the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla., Thursday, July 12, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Ross Johnson, Jeff Clanton, and Travis Williams play music near their camp during the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla., Thursday, July 12, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman

It was an honor to be able to be a part of the celebration of Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday.

I have always been a big fan of Woody’s music and his message, and folk music is something that brings me a lot of joy and comfort.

This machine [still] kills fascists!

CHILD / CHILDREN / KIDS: Brooke Teter, 10, of Wichita Kansas, watches a performance during the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla., Thursday, July 12, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
CHILD / CHILDREN / KIDS: Brooke Teter, 10, of Wichita Kansas, watches a performance during the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla., Thursday, July 12, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Peter Dieold, of Illinois, plays music for tips during the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla., Thursday, July 12, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Peter Dieold, of Illinois, plays music for tips during the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla., Thursday, July 12, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
The Damn Quails perform during the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla., Thursday, July 12, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
The Damn Quails perform during the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla., Thursday, July 12, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Travis Williams, of Tulsa, plays guitar by his camp during the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla., Thursday, July 12, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Travis Williams, of Tulsa, plays guitar by his camp during the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla., Thursday, July 12, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Jody Thom, of Fayetteville, Ark., replaces his guitar strings near his camp site during the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla., Thursday, July 12, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Jody Thom, of Fayetteville, Ark., replaces his guitar strings near his camp site during the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla., Thursday, July 12, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Jay Martin, of Oklahoma City, plays guitar near his camp during the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla., Thursday, July 12, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Jay Martin, of Oklahoma City, plays guitar near his camp during the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla., Thursday, July 12, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Jeff Clanton plays mandolin near his camp during the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla., Thursday, July 12, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Jeff Clanton plays mandolin near his camp during the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla., Thursday, July 12, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
"Cactus Jack" Owens sells hats for his company, Cactus Hat, during the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla., Thursday, July 12, 2012.  The prices of the hats ranged from $20-35.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
"Cactus Jack" Owens sells hats for his company, Cactus Hat, during the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla., Thursday, July 12, 2012. The prices of the hats ranged from $20-35. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Billy Bragg performs during the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla., Thursday, July 12, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Billy Bragg performs during the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla., Thursday, July 12, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman

-Garett Fisbeck

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