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Woody Guthrie's America

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Cave Street posted a track recently, their contribution to the Woody Guthrie Project, organised by Akron Family.
http://akronfamily.com/woodyproject/W.G.A..html

I wanted to take a shot at this too, so here’s my demo. It was really just half an idea and then singing it so i remembered it tomorrow, but i like how it turned out.

updated to a slightly less impromptu version

It’s another kitchen table production!

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World War Nine said

Aww, man. My cousin’s youngest just turned one; his name is Arlo. I never axed my cousin if they named him after Arlo Guthrie, but I guess in the back of my mind I always assumed they probably considered that when they named him. “This Machine Kills… Fascists.” written in Sharpie marker on Woody Guthrie’s acoustic guitar.

Andrew Russe's avatar
Andrew Russe said

Oh this fine listening.

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Keith Landry said

Double woot!

Gumbo's avatar
Gumbo said

Happy Birthday Woody! 100 years ago today!

kirklynch's avatar
kirklynch said

Cool! Missed this one. How’s things on the west coast of Eire?

Guest said

Was not Woody Arlo’s dad? I am not as familiar with Woody Guthrie’s body of work,homework for me then,this is cool.

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Johnny Stone said

This is a great track mate dig it very much

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Cave Street said

You’re vocal take on this track is excellent…. so emotive.

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Sandy Gritt said

such passion in your playing…that’s what it’s all about. I’m a big fan Gumbo.

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Dirty Spirits said

wow. really nice. powerful stuff.

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Keith Landry said

If I was, then you were definitely Woody in a previous life!!! This is great (like all your other stuff)

Gumbo's avatar
Gumbo said

Yeah I sent it in - haven’t heard back yet. I told a few friends about it too.

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Cave Street said

Excellent version! Did you send it in to the Akron/Family? For anyone who is interested, my version is here. The web page where the various versions are being posted is here.

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kavin. said

Yawl did good on this, I love WG. Thanks for the link!

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Vegetable Man said

great old timey feel…right out of woody’s boot heel

Guest said

Big fat fave. Love this, Stu - your voice sounds awesome (and I love those low down dirty notes especially!).

Guest said

Really enjoyed that Gumbo.

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