Davy Knowles Releases Woody Guthrie's 'Pastures of Plenty' for WhyHunger
Named #6 in Gibson's Top 10 Modern Blues Guitarists (August 2012), DAVY KNOWLES releases his version of Woody Guthrie's song "Pastures of Plenty" in celebration of this year's Woody Guthrie Centennial with a portion of proceeds being donated toWhyHunger. With this partnership, Davy announces his membership in WhyHunger's Artists Against Hunger & Poverty program.
"Pastures of Plenty" is being released in advance of the upcoming album produced by Steve Chrisanthou (Corinne Bailey Rae) due for release in early 2013 through Rogue Island Entertainment.
"It's a song of hard times, of itinerant migrant workers crisscrossing the dustbowls of America in search of 'green pastures of plenty,'" says the guitarist, singer and songwriter, who originally hails from Isle of Man. "In this current eco and commercial climate, Woody's words seem just as relevant today. Whilst in no way comparing myself to a 1930's crop picker or construction worker, as a migrant musician myself, I do feel privileged to work in this great country and can truly relate to this song."
"Davy's commitment to working with us is evident with the release of his latest single, 'Pastures of Plenty,'" said Hillary Zuckerberg, Director of Artists Against Hunger & Poverty. "With many of our grassroots partners struggling right now due to drought, environmental and financial issues, this song resonates strongly with the work of so many farmers and workers whose job it is every day to feed their communities throughout the world. We are honored to have the song associated with us and to receive a portion of proceeds from its sales."
About Davy Knowles:
Since his first U.S. show at SXSW and the release of his debut album, ROLL AWAY in 2007, Isle of Man's Davy Knowles has performed over 500 gigs internationally. His sophomore album, COMING UP FOR AIR, produced by GRAMMY Award-winner Peter Frampton, lead to opening slots with Jeff Beck, Gov't Mule and a hugely successful 30 date romp throughout the U.S. supporting the Sammy Hagar/Joe Satriani-led "super group," CHICKENFOOT. After playing his own dates in Europe, the U.K. and Australia, the whirlwind culminated back in the USA with Davy guesting with the legendary RHYTHM DEVILS.
WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. Founded in 1975 by the late Harry Chapin & current Executive Director Bill Ayres, WhyHunger works to put an end to hunger suffered by 49 million Americans and nearly 1 billion people worldwide. WhyHunger's main programs include the National Hunger Hotline 1-866-3-HUNGRY, which refers individuals in need of emergency food assistance to soup kitchens, food banks, government nutrition programs & community organizations in their neighborhoods; the Grassroots Action Network, which provides information, networking opportunities, capacity building & access to over 8,000 anti-hunger & poverty community organizations across the United States and around the world; and Artists Against Hunger & Poverty which is supported by Bruce Springsteen, Michael McDonald, Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Joss Stone, Darryl McDaniels, Jackson Browne, O.A.R., and many others.
For more information visit www.whyhunger.org.