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"Woody Guthrie at 100! Live at the Kennedy Center" premieres in June on PBS

Melissa Hayer Published: May 2, 2013
Woody Guthrie CREDIT: Courtesy of Photograph by Robin Carson, Courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives
Woody Guthrie CREDIT: Courtesy of Photograph by Robin Carson, Courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives

“Woody Guthrie at 100! Live at the Kennedy Center” will be included in special programming debuting on PBS stations beginning June 1 (check local listings).

Details on the concert presentation, provided by PBS, are as follows:

Join John Mellencamp, Jackson Browne, Tom Morello, Donovan, Ani DiFranco, Rosanne Cash, Old Crow Medicine Show and more for a special centennial celebration of the birth of America’s greatest folk singer/songwriter, Woody Guthrie. Recorded live at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., this concert honors the music and the man, with performances of “This Land Is Your Land,” “This Train Is Bound for Glory,” and many other Guthrie greats. Produced and directed by four-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jim Brown, the centennial concert was produced in collaboration with The GRAMMY Museum Foundation, Woody Guthrie Publications, and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

WOODY GUTHRIE AT 100! LIVE AT THE KENNEDY CENTER features these performances:
•    ”Union Maid” – Old Crow Medicine Show
•    ”Ramblin’ Reckless Hobo” – Joel Rafael
•    ”Pretty Boy Floyd” – Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal
•    ”I’ve Got to Know” – Sweet Honey in the Rock
•    ”Ease My Revolutionary Mind’ – Tom Morello
•    ”Riding in My Car” – Donovan
•    ”Deportee” – Ani DiFranco with Ry Cooder and Dan Gellert
•    ”Do Re Mi” – John Mellencamp
•    ”You Know the Night” – Jackson Browne with Rob Wasserman
•    ”So Long, It’s Been Good to Know Yuh” – The Del McCoury Band with Tim O’Brien
•    ”This Land Is Your Land” – All Performers
•    ”This Train Is Bound for Glory” – All Performers

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