Woody Guthrie News

BWW Interview: Singer Seth Glier's Newest Album BIRDSBWW Interview: Singer Seth Glier's Newest Album BIRDS
by Kathy Strain - Sep 12, 2017

Seth Glier's latest album is called BIRDS and is a true reflection of some difficult moments in Glier's life over the past two years including the loss of his brother, as well as watching all of the life-changing events occurring throughout the world. BWW sat down with Seth Glier to discuss with him the new album BIRDS and to find out about his own personal life lessons. (more...)

Folk Music Icon Arlo Guthrie to Play the Davidson, 10/19Folk Music Icon Arlo Guthrie to Play the Davidson, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

In 1967, the career of Arlo Guthrie, eldest son of America's beloved singer/writer/philosopher Woody Guthrie, exploded with the release of Alice's Restaurant, whose title track helped foster a generation's commitment to social consciousness and activism. (more...)

Los Angeles International Ukulele FestivalLos Angeles International Ukulele Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Celebrating the little four-stringed wonder - the Ukulele - which has been captivating hearts and bringing musical joy into people's lives for over 100 years, the 2017 Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival presented by Kala Koa Entertainment, is an exciting day-long event dedicated to exploring the musical versatility of the ukulele for the experienced ukulele player, the occasional strummer, or simply the curious spectator. Taking place on Saturday, September 30 from 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, The Festival includes workshops for all levels of playing ability to work on technique or simply learn to play, live all-star performances by some of today's most popular ukulele players (included in admission), as well as a variety of vendors and popular Hawaiian food and beverage options (for purchase). The 2017 Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival is the only festival of its kind where one can enjoy all-star performances all-day by today's hottest ukulele talent plus access to all the workshops, all for $45 for the day - kids 12 and under are free to attend. (more...)

Grammy-Nominated Seth Glier Releases New Album - 'Relix' Video PremiereGrammy-Nominated Seth Glier Releases New Album - 'Relix' Video Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Seth Glier's latest studio album Birds is out NOW. The collection includes Glier's intensely powerful version of the Buffalo Springfield/Stephen Stills classic “For What It's Worth,' the anti-fracking song “Water On Fire” and his poignant ballad 'I'm Still Looking.' (more...)

RING OF FIRE Kicks Off Virginia Stage's 39th SeasonRING OF FIRE Kicks Off Virginia Stage's 39th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Virginia Stage Company kicks off its 39th Season with the hit musical, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash. Explore love, family, and heartache through the tumultuous biography of the man in black. This energetic and exhilarating musical rocks more than thirty of Cash's iconic hits. (more...)

Stages Repertory Theatre Cancels Performances Through Sunday Due to Hurricane HarveyStages Repertory Theatre Cancels Performances Through Sunday Due to Hurricane Harvey
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Stages Repertory Theatre has been monitoring the forecasted path of Hurricane Harvey and has made the decision to cancel all performances of both Always...Patsy Cline and Woody Sez...The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie from Friday, August 25 through Sunday, August 27. In addition, the Woody Sez 'Hootenanny' scheduled for this Sunday is also cancelled. (more...)

HuffPo Premieres Grammy-Nominated Seth Glier's New Album 'Birds'HuffPo Premieres Grammy-Nominated Seth Glier's New Album 'Birds'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

'Award-winning singer/songwriter Seth Glier has premiered his new album exclusively via Huffington Post in advance of the official release this Friday, August 25th. CLICK HERE to listen! (more...)

Warner Theatre Welcomes Arlo Guthrie Next MonthWarner Theatre Welcomes Arlo Guthrie Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The Warner Theatre will welcome folk legend ARLO GUTHRIE in a rare solo appearance to the Main Stage on Saturday, September 16 at 8 pm.  Arlo Guthrie was born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other, to America's most beloved singer/writer/philosopher Woody Guthrie and Marjorie Mazia Guthrie.   (more...)

GRAMMY-Nominee Seth Glier Premieres 'For What It's Worth' VideoGRAMMY-Nominee Seth Glier Premieres 'For What It's Worth' Video
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Seth Glier has released his own take on Buffalo Springfield's anti-war anthem “For What It's Worth.” (more...)

Creede Repertory Theatre Presents the 2017 Headwaters New Play FestivalCreede Repertory Theatre Presents the 2017 Headwaters New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

CRT's Headwaters New Play Festival is the source of new plays in the West, and fosters the development of new plays for CRT's stages and beyond. 2017 Playwrights will spend one week in development with a cast, director, and dramaturg at Creede Repertory Theatre, culminating in public readings and performances August 25th-26th. (more...)

Grammy-Nominated Seth Glier Premieres New Single & Pledge CampaignGrammy-Nominated Seth Glier Premieres New Single & Pledge Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2017

GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Seth Glier has released a performance video of his new track “I'm Still Looking” which premiered exclusively via Glide Magazine and also launched his Pledge Music campaign in support of his forthcoming new album, 'Birds'. (more...)

The Delray Beach Playhouse presents Its Spectacular 2017-2018 SeasonThe Delray Beach Playhouse presents Its Spectacular 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

???????The historic Delray Beach Playhouse opens its 71st season this October and will present more than 150 performances over the next year, including all-time classics such as Annie Get Your Gun, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and the World Goes Round featuring the Music of Kander and Ebb. (more...)

Irish Rep Announces Second Extension of WOODY SEZIrish Rep Announces Second Extension of WOODY SEZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Due to unprecedented demand, Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) announced today a second extension for WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE, directed by Nick Corley (Kissing Jessica Stein), which will now run through September 10. Devised by David M. Lutken, with Nick Corley, and Darcie Deaville, Helen J. Russell, and Andy Teirstein, WOODY SEZ began performances on June 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, and officially opened on June 8, 2017. Tickets are on sale now through Irish Rep's box office at 212-727-2737 or online at IrishRep.org. (more...)

Great American Songbook Foundation Named GRAMMY Museum Cultural AffiliateGreat American Songbook Foundation Named GRAMMY Museum Cultural Affiliate
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Joining an elite group of institutions worldwide, the Great American Songbook Foundation at the Center for the Performing Arts has been named a Cultural Affiliate of the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum. (more...)

Grammy-Nominee Seth Glier Premieres 'For What It's Worth' VideoGrammy-Nominee Seth Glier Premieres 'For What It's Worth' Video
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Seth Glier has released his own take on Buffalo Springfield's anti-war anthem “For What It's Worth.” (more...)

BWW Review:  In Anne Kauffman's Incisive Encores! Production, ASSASSINS Seems More Relevant Than EverBWW Review: In Anne Kauffman's Incisive Encores! Production, ASSASSINS Seems More Relevant Than Ever
by Michael Dale - Jul 15, 2017

A folk-singing black man with an optimistic view of America looks back at our nation's history of angry white people finding no better way to cope with their grievances than by firing a gun at the president. (more...)

Travis Linville and Grant Maloy Smith to Perform on WDVX Blue Plate SpecialTravis Linville and Grant Maloy Smith to Perform on WDVX Blue Plate Special
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The WDVX Blue Plate Special in Knoxville, Tennessee, will present two acclaimed Americana singer/songwriters, when Grant Maloy Smith and Travis Linville take to the stage and the airwaves on Monday, July 17. (more...)

BWW Previews: WHAT'S COMING UP AT THE GRACIE  at Gracie TheatreBWW Previews: WHAT'S COMING UP AT THE GRACIE at Gracie Theatre
by Elaine Bard - Jul 10, 2017

The Gracie Theatre has a spectacular line-up for their 2017/2018 season (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mr. Finn's Cabaret Celebrates July 4th With David Lutken & FriendsPhoto Coverage: Mr. Finn's Cabaret Celebrates July 4th With David Lutken & Friends
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 5, 2017

David Lutken brought his friends to William Finn's Cabaret at Barrington Stage Co. and they are giving the BSC audience a treasure trove of American Folk Music for July 3rd & 4th. (more...)

BWW Interview: Megan Loomis of WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE On Guthrie's Influence and Cherishing the Art of StorytellingBWW Interview: Megan Loomis of WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE On Guthrie's Influence and Cherishing the Art of Storytelling
by Courtney Savoia - Jul 3, 2017

As part of their 2017 summer season, Irish Repertory Theatre, is presenting the music, life, and legacy of folk icon, Woody Guthrie in the musical, Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie. Actress and musician, Megan Loomis, has starred in this production in Guthrie's home state of Oklahoma as well as internationally in Scotland and Vienna and is excited to bring Guthrie's influence to New York City this summer! BroadwayWorld had an enlightening conversation with Loomis about Guthrie's impact on American music as well as around the world; performing the show in different cities; and cherishing the art of storytelling in this fast-paced technological age. (more...)

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