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Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie

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Status: Inactive
Origin: Pampa, Texas
Current Home: New York City, NY
Genre: FolkChildrens
Years Active: 1930-1956
Labels: Victor • Folkways • Smithsonian Folkways • Woody Guthrie Archives
Website: woodyguthrie.org
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Woody Guthrie was a solo artist originally from Okemah, Oklahoma. After relocating to Pampa, Texas in 1929, he spent most of his time learning songs by doing street performances on the streets. He regularly played at dances with his father's half-brother Jeff Guthrie, a fiddle player.

During the Dust Bowl period, Guthrie joined the thousands of Okies and others who migrated to California to look for work, leaving his wife and children in Texas. Many of his songs are concerned with the conditions faced by working-class people.

During the latter part of that decade, he achieved fame with radio partner Maxine "Lefty Lou" Crissman as a broadcast performer of commercial hillbilly music and traditional folk music. Guthrie was making enough money to send for his family to join him from Texas. While appearing on the radio station KFVD, owned by a populist-minded New Deal Democrat, Frank W. Burke, Guthrie began to write and perform some of the protest songs that he eventually released on his album Dust Bowl Ballads.

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