American Routes heralds the 100th birthday of our nation's greatest roving troubadour and social commentator, Woody Guthrie, with a two - hour special dedicated to his life in music.
We'll visit with friends and relatives who share tales of Guthrie's trials and triumphs, from Okemah, Oklahoma, to Coney Island, New York. Guthrie's children, Nora and Arlo, reflect on their father's life, scholar Guy Logsdon discusses Guthrie's Dust Bowl days and Pete Seeger shares the backstory to Woody's anthem for the "down and outers." Plus music and memories from Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Moses Asch, Bob Dylan, and so many others.
That's all coming up this Friday on American Routes on 90.5 WCBE!