Woody Guthrie - Sondz


Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter, one of the most significant figures in American folk music. His work focused on themes of American socialism and anti-fascism. He has inspired several generations both politically and musically with songs such as "This Land Is Your Land", written in response to the American exceptionalist song "God Bless America".

Guthrie wrote hundreds of country, folk, and children's songs, along with ballads and improvised works. Dust Bowl Ballads, Guthrie's album of songs about the Dust Bowl period, was included on Mojo magazine's list of 100 Records That Changed The World, and many of his recorded songs are archived in the Library of Congress. Songwriters who have acknowledged Guthrie as a major influence on their work include Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Hunter, Harry Chapin, John Mellencamp, Pete Se...


Born14 July 1912, in Okemah
Died3 Oct. 1967 (Aged: 55), in New York
AreaUnited States
Years active27
Married to

Marjorie Guthrie (1945-1953)

ChildrenArlo GuthrieNora Guthrie
Role(s)Liner NotesLyricistLyricist (additional)
Label(s)Smithsonian FolkwaysVictorRounderFolkways RecordsPrism LeisureNocturneMusic ClubRCA VictorWeton-WesgramNot Now Music


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