WOODY- the life and songs of Woody Guthrie
To celebrate the centenary of American folk legend Woody Guthrie, Shortis
and Simpson, in association with Music For Everyone, present Woody.
In his imitable fashion, John Shortis has researched Woody’s life story, found
the quotes, the quirky anecdotes, the surprising tidbits, and the grand moments
that define his life and work. And Moya Simpson’s extraordinary voice will
breathe new life into the amazing Guthrie catalogue- dust bowl ballads, work
songs, union songs, hobo songs, children’s songs, love songs, songs that mark
milestones in the story of America in the early and mid twentieth century,
songs that have influenced generations of singer/songwriters. Accompanying
Shortis & Simpson is the virtuosic Dave O’Neill on fiddle/guitar/mandolin.
The well-known Woody songs will be there- This Land Is Your Land, So Long It’s Been Good To Know You, Deportee,
Do-Re-Mi, Pretty Boy Floyd, Union Maid, Pastures of Plenty, Riding in My Car
etc. So will lesser known gems from his prolific typewriter, the songs that
influenced him, and songs by the artists inspired by the man- Bob Dylan, Billy
Bragg, and of course his son, Arlo Guthrie. For a moving, musical, informative,
and quite often humorous tribute to the great Woody Guthrie, don’t miss Woody.
Friday August 10,
8.30pm, Ainslie Arts Centre, Elouera Street, Braddon, $30/$25 concession.
Bookings 6230 7190, 12-6pm Mon-Fri.