Woody Guthrie News

Taylor Hicks, M. Ward, Paula Cole and More Coming Up at City Winery ChicagoTaylor Hicks, M. Ward, Paula Cole and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, two solo performances by M. Ward of She & Him and Monsters of Folk, Grammy Award winner Paula Cole ("I Don't Want to Wait") and more. (more...)

BWW Review: Surprisingly Affected by Resonant WOODY SEZ at Seattle RepBWW Review: Surprisingly Affected by Resonant WOODY SEZ at Seattle Rep
by Jay Irwin - Jan 13, 2017

I'll admit to a large dose of skepticism when heading in to see "Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie" currently playing at the Seattle Rep. Not because I thought it would be bad, just not really anything I was all that interested in watching for two hours. I knew who he was the way many do. I knew he was a folk singer and I remember singing his most notable song, "This Land is Your Land" in grade school. But what I didn't know is what a fascinating life he had and how resonant his works would still be today. And I especially didn't expect to be emotionally affected as I was. But we'll come to that. (more...)

Matt Gould & Griffin Matthews and More Slated for Lincoln Center's American Songbook Penthouse SeriesMatt Gould & Griffin Matthews and More Slated for Lincoln Center's American Songbook Penthouse Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Lincoln Center's American Songbook returns to the The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in March with a mini-festival of six intimate concerts which will strike an innovative, new note for the series. (more...)

Arlo Guthrie & Taj Mahal Visit NJPAC This MarchArlo Guthrie & Taj Mahal Visit NJPAC This March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with two musical legends, on stage together: folk music icon Arlo Guthrie and southern country and blues artist Taj Mahal in one incredible night. Hear "City of New Orleans," "Statesboro Blues" and more! Friday, March 3, 2017 8:00 PM at Prudential Hall. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) (more...)

Arlo Guthrie & Taj Mahal: Two Musical Legends On Stage At NJPAC This MarchArlo Guthrie & Taj Mahal: Two Musical Legends On Stage At NJPAC This March
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with two musical legends, on stage together: folk music icon Arlo Guthrie and southern country and blues artist Taj Mahal in one incredible night. (more...)

Los Lonely Boy, Tom Paxton and More on Sale at City Winery ChicagoLos Lonely Boy, Tom Paxton and More on Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Grammy Award winning Los Lonely Boys, folk icon Tom Paxton, left-handed guitar player Doyle Bramhall II, one of the oldest jazz repertory orchestras in the country, Chicago Jazz Orchestra, and more. (more...)

The Kentucky Center and Production Simple to Present The Del McCoury BandThe Kentucky Center and Production Simple to Present The Del McCoury Band
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

The Del McCoury Band will perform on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 8 p.m. at the Brown Theatre (315 W. Broadway, Louisville). (more...)

Dan Layus Confirms January & February Headline TourDan Layus Confirms January & February Headline Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Dan Layus has confirmed a headline tour for January and February 2017. The tour will kick off in Austin and make stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C. and Brooklyn among others. (more...)

David M. Lutken to Play Title Role in 'WOODY SEZ' at Seattle RepDavid M. Lutken to Play Title Role in 'WOODY SEZ' at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The internationally acclaimed tale, Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, is coming to Seattle Repertory Theatre. This musical portrait, featuring Woody's stirring ballads and joyous anthems, celebrates the colorful life and rich musical legacy of America's great folk troubadour. Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie will run January 6- 29, 2017 (opening night is January 11, 2017) in the Bagley Wright Theatre. (more...)

The Klezmatics to Make Segerstrom Center Debut in Hanukah ConcertThe Klezmatics to Make Segerstrom Center Debut in Hanukah Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

This Hanukah season, Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes superstars of the klezmer world, the Klezmatics on December 22 in Samueli Theater. (more...)

Jim James Delivers A Hopeful Message with 'Here In Spirit' VideoJim James Delivers A Hopeful Message with 'Here In Spirit' Video
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The official video for “Here In Spirit” – the first single from My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James' acclaimed new solo album, Eternally Even (ATO/Capitol Records) – premiered today on The Atlantic's website. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for the Musical Portrait WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIETickets On Sale Now for the Musical Portrait WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The legendary Woody Guthrie defined an American era of social consciousness and political expression with songs such as 'This Land is Your Land' and 'The Ballad of Tom Joad.' This musical portrait, featuring Woody's stirring ballads and joyous anthems, celebrates the colorful life and rich musical legacy of America's great folk troubadour. Along with a multitalented cast of performers/musicians, virtuoso David Lutken reprises his award-winning role as 'the original folk hero.' (more...)

People's Light to Present THE ROAD: MY LIFE WITH JOHN DENVERPeople's Light to Present THE ROAD: MY LIFE WITH JOHN DENVER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Sing along with the greatest hits of a legendary folk musician in the regional premiere of The Road: My Life with John Denver, an intimate, insider's portrait of life on tour. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Originally produced at FringeNYC, winner of Best of Fest at Maui Fringe and the Alderman Award at Chicago Fringe, Randy Noojin'scritically acclaimed, award winning multimedia solo show, Hard Travelin' with Woody continues Centenary Stage Company's annual Fringe Festival November 10 - 13 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Jim James' New Solo Album Eternally Even Now Streaming Via NPR's First ListenJim James' New Solo Album Eternally Even Now Streaming Via NPR's First Listen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Eternally Even, the new solo album from My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, is streaming exclusively HERE as part of NPR's “First Listen” series. (more...)

Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon to Tribute John Denver at SCERAChris Collins and Boulder Canyon to Tribute John Denver at SCERA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The spirit of the late, great singer John Denver will be clearly evident at SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem today, Oct. 22 when Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon pay tribute to Denver using their own talent, warmth and humor. (more...)

Dan Layus's Debut Solo Album DANGEROUS THINGS Out TodayDan Layus's Debut Solo Album DANGEROUS THINGS Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Dangerous Things, the debut solo album from Dan Layus, is available now via Plated Records. The new music is receiving critical acclaim with Rolling Stonehailing Layus as '...one of Americana's most articulate newcomers,' while The Boot praises the album's 'from-the-heart lyrics with minimalist production' and The Alternate Root furthers it 'drifts a dreamy Americana on a western breeze.' He also recently performed a feature session for Daytrotter. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Originally produced at FringeNYC, winner of Best of Fest at Maui Fringe and the Alderman Award at Chicago Fringe, Randy Noojin'scritically acclaimed, award winning multimedia solo show, Hard Travelin' with Woody continues Centenary Stage Company's annual Fringe Festival November 10 - 13 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Jim James Releases  'Here In Spirit', First Single from New Solo AlbumJim James Releases 'Here In Spirit', First Single from New Solo Album
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

'Here In Spirit,” the new single from My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, is out today. Download “Here in Spirit” HERE, view the static video HERE and stream on Apple Music and Spotify.  (more...)

Ellen Kuras to Receive Woodstock Film Festival's Haskell Wexler Cinematography AwardEllen Kuras to Receive Woodstock Film Festival's Haskell Wexler Cinematography Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Woodstock, NY - The Woodstock Film Festival is pleased to announce that the Haskell Wexler Cinematography Award will continue under the guardianship of Wexler's friend and colleague Ellen Kuras, carrying on Wexler's legacy for years to come. The 2016 Woodstock Film Festival takes place October 13-16. (more...)

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