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Woody Guthrie, American Folk Icon, Celebrates a Centennial


Woody Guthrie was a man whose musical style had an indelible influence on American music and culture... We've reached his would-be 100th birthday this month. Today, we’ll celebrate this milestone by talking about the life and lingering importance of a man who inspired the works of others and whose work continues to move us today.


  • Ed Cray (author and Professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism)
  • Jeff Place (head archivist, the Smithsonian Folklife Collection)
  • Bill Cohen (Correspondent, Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau)


The Columbus Folk Music Society and the Columbus Mennonite Church are co-sponsoring an event titled, "Woody Guthrie’s 100th Birthday Party." The event will take place on Sat., July 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mennonite Church social hall, 35 E. Oakland Park.

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Click here for more information on Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection by the Smithsonian Folkways Recording label. Click here for more information on Ramblin' Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie by Ed Cray.