Click here to close now.

SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Elizabeth White, AppDynamics Blog, Ian Goldsmith, Ed Featherston, Pat Romanski

News Feed Item

WOODY GUTHRIE AT 100! LIVE AT THE KENNEDY CENTER ALL-STAR HISTORIC CONCERT TO BE RELEASED AS DELUXE CD+DVD PACKAGE

FEATURING JACKSON BROWNE, ROSANNE CASH, JUDY COLLINS, JEFF DANIELS, ANI DiFRANCO, DONOVAN, RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT, JOHN MELLENCAMP, AND MORE

NEW YORK, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WOODY GUTHRIE AT 100! LIVE AT THE KENNEDY CENTER pays homage to the artistry of American folk musician Woody Guthrie.  This new CD+DVD commemorative package captures the historic all-star concert staged in his honor last October in Washington, DC.  Featuring performances from Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Judy Collins, Jeff Daniels (reading a letter, not singing), Ani DiFranco, Donovan, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, John Mellencamp, Tom Morello, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lucinda Williams, and many others, the set will be available June 11, 2013 through Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060130/LEGACYLOGO )

The release coincides with the televised premiere of WOODY GUTHRIE AT 100! LIVE AT THE KENNEDY CENTER in June on PBS. (Check your local listings.)  The CD+DVD package features eight performances not seen in the one-hour PBS broadcast, including two spoken word performances from actor Jeff Daniels and six musical performances from Old Crow Medicine Show, Jimmy LaFave, Rosanne Cash, Lucinda Williams, Judy Collins, and Ramblin' Jack Elliott.  Tracklists for the CD and DVD differ so see full details below. 

In October 2012 (the same month as the concert), Woody Guthrie: Ain't Got No Home, written, produced and directed by Peter Frumkin as part of the award-winning American Masters biography series, premiered on PBS.

The commemorative CD+DVD release will include a 12-page booklet containing rare photographs and a personal note from Woody's daughter, Nora Guthrie, who administers the non-profit Woody Guthrie Foundation & Archives, and Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. Cover art for the CD+DVD package is based on artist Shepard Fairey's screen print designed for the 2012 Woody Guthrie Centennial.

WOODY GUTHRIE AT 100! LIVE AT THE KENNEDY CENTER presents the ultimate live collection of the most famous songs written and (mostly) recorded by Woody Guthrie (b. July 14, 1912 – d. Oct. 3, 1967).  They are performed by artists who have all proclaimed Woody's influence on their craft down the years.  The set starts with a familiar pair from Nashville's Old Crow Medicine Show ("Howdi Do," "Union Maid"), followed by touchstones from Judy Collins ("Pastures Of Plenty"), Jimmy LaFave ("Hard Travelin'"), Donovan (the children's favorite, "Riding In My Car"), Ani DiFranco ("Deportee" aka "Plane Wreck At Los Gatos"), Sweet Honey In The Rock ("I've Got To Know"), and Ramblin' Jack Elliott ("1913 Massacre").

Rosanne Cash delivers a pair of Woody's finest ("I Ain't Got No Home" and "Pretty Boy Floyd"); likewise John Mellencamp, an avowed Woody Guthrie disciple, offers up one of his favorites ("Do Re Mi").  Bluegrass giants the Del McCoury Band team with singer-songwriter Tim O'Brien on "So Long, It's Been Good To Know Yuh" and special guest Tony Trischka (on banjo) joins the group for Woody's only instrumental song, "Woody's Rag."  The entire cast takes the stage to close the concert with "This Train Is Bound For Glory" and, of course, Woody's timeless "This Land Is Your Land."

Over the past two decades, at the invitation of Nora Guthrie, contemporary musicians have composed music to Woody's previously unpublished lyrics.  Several of these artists presented their new songs at the concert, including Joel Rafael ("Ramblin' Reckless Hobo") and Lucinda Williams ("House Of Earth").  In collaboration with Nora Guthrie, bassist/producer Rob Wasserman assembled a full album of these new songs in 2011, Note of Hope.  Two artists reprise their contributions from that album, namely Jackson Browne ("You Know The Night") and Tom Morello ("Ease My Revolutionary Mind").

The final contributor to WOODY GUTHRIE AT 100! LIVE AT THE KENNEDY CENTER is Woody himself.  The DVD bonus features include rare footage of Woody singing "John Henry," "Ranger's Command" and "Greenback Dollar," as well as spoken pieces by Woody (and others) that are illustrated by archival photographs and documentary footage.  These portraits of Woody are reminders of how the songs of Okemah, Oklahoma's favorite son took off around the world like a fast train on a well-oiled track.

WOODY GUTHRIE AT 100! LIVE AT THE KENNEDY CENTER is the chronicle of a major, post-modern hootenanny.  It took place in Washington, DC, on October 14, 2012, and was the culmination of the yearlong celebration, following events in Woody's native Oklahoma, Texas, California, Pennsylvania, and New York. Over 75 subsequent centennial events (dozens of concerts, tributes and dedications in folk, jazz and classical realms, conferences, seminars, exhibits, dance festivals, a stage musical) took place across the U.S. and Canada – "From California to the New York Island" – and across the UK and Europe.  Most of those events, as well as the Kennedy Center concert, were organized and presented by the GRAMMY® Museum, in association with Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. and the Woody Guthrie Foundation & Archives.

Playing a major role in the centennial campaign is Robert Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY® Museum in Los Angeles, which curated the Woody Guthrie Centennial.  Santelli is the award-winning author of This Land Is Your Land: Woody Guthrie and the Journey of an American Folk Song (Running Press, 2012), and co-editor of Hard Travelin': The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie (Wesleyan, 1999).  Santelli also co-produced and co-annotated Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial (Smithsonian Folkways).  The coffee table-sized, 3-CD (and 150-page book) box set was released July 10, 2012, four days before Woody's actual 100th birth date on July 14th.  The box set went on to win this year's Grammy Award® for Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package.

In February 2013, HarperCollins published House Of Earth, a previously unpublished completed manuscript by Woody Guthrie that has been lost to readers since its creation in 1947.  The book was edited and introduced by presidential historian Douglas Brinkley and Johnny Depp, and published on Depp's imprint, Infinitum Nihil.  House Of Earth finally provides a complement to Woody's classic autobiography Bound For Glory (E.P. Dutton, 1943), a book that has exerted enormous influence on generations of musicians around the world, including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Bragg, Joe Strummer, and countless others.

WOODY GUTHRIE AT 100! LIVE AT THE KENNEDY CENTER is produced and directed by four-time Emmy Award-winner Jim Brown of Ginger Group Productions.  Brown, an associate professor at NYU's Tisch School Of the Arts, is one of America's most accomplished music documentary filmmakers, with a concentration in American folk music, and has created some of the most enduring films in that genre.  He received Emmys for The Weavers: Wasn't That A Time! (1981), We Shall Overcome (1989), and Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2007).  Two of Brown's films, A Vision Shared: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly (1988) and Songs Of the Civil War (1991), were released with Columbia Records CD counterparts.  Other titles include Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin' (1984), Pete Seeger Family Concert (1991), Peter, Paul, and Mary: Carry It on - A Musical Legacy (2004), and two Harry Belafonte films, An Evening with Harry Belafonte & Friends (1997), and the biography, Sing Your Song (2011).  Most of Jim Brown's folk music films are very familiar to PBS viewers, as a result of being screened frequently for decades.

"Woody Guthrie never forgot about the people for whom the American Dream was far out of reach," Santelli has written.  "It was as if he had made a promise blessed in blood never to ignore the plight of the struggling American, no matter who he was, where he came from, or why he had hit hard times.  Woody Guthrie sought to be the voice of the jobless, the homeless, and voiceless.  And he was.  Here's hoping that Woody and his songs continue to be that voice for the next hundred years."

WOODY GUTHRIE AT 100! LIVE AT THE KENNEDY CENTER CD+DVD 
(Legacy Recordings 88883 72809 2 1)

CD:

  1. Howdi Do – Old Crow Medicine Show
  2. Union Maid – Old Crow Medicine Show
  3. Ramblin' Reckless Hobo – Joel Rafael
  4. Hard Travelin' - Jimmy LaFave
  5. Riding In My Car – Donovan
  6. I Ain't Got No Home – Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal
  7. Pretty Boy Floyd – Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal
  8. I've Got To Know – Sweet Honey In The Rock
  9. House Of Earth – Lucinda Williams
  10. Pastures Of Plenty – Judy Collins
  11. Ease My Revolutionary Mind – Tom Morello
  12. Deportee – Ani DiFranco with Ry Cooder and Dan Gellert
  13. You Know The Night – Jackson Browne
  14. So Long, It's Been Good To Know Yuh – Del McCoury Band with Tim O'Brien
  15. Woody's Rag – Del McCoury Band with Tim O'Brien and Tony Trischka
  16. Do Re Mi – John Mellencamp
  17. 1913 Massacre – Ramblin' Jack Elliott
  18. This Train Is Bound For Glory – All Performers
  19. This Land Is Your Land – All Performers

DVD:

  1. Howdi Do – Old Crow Medicine Show  *
  2. Union Maid – Old Crow Medicine Show
  3. This Is Our Country Here – Jeff Daniels  *
  4. Ramblin' Reckless Hobo – Joel Rafael
  5. Hard Travelin' - Jimmy LaFave  *
  6. Riding In My Car – Donovan
  7. I Ain't Got No Home – Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal  * 
  8. Pretty Boy Floyd – Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal
  9. I've Got To Know – Sweet Honey In The Rock
  10. House Of Earth – Lucinda Williams
  11. Pastures Of Plenty – Judy Collins  *
  12. Ease My Revolutionary Mind – Tom Morello
  13. Deportee – Ani DiFranco with Ry Cooder and Dan Gellert
  14. I Hate A Song (spoken word) – Jeff Daniels  *
  15. You Know The Night – Jackson Browne
  16. So Long, It's Been Good To Know Yuh – Del McCoury Band with Tim O'Brien
  17. Woody's Rag – Del McCoury Band with Tim O'Brien and Tony Trischka  *
  18. Do Re Mi – John Mellencamp
  19. 1913 Massacre – Ramblin' Jack Elliott  *
  20. Nora Guthrie (spoken word)
  21. This Train Is Bound For Glory – All Performers
  22. This Land Is Your Land – All Performers

*  Bonus track which does not appear in televised PBS special

LegacyRecordings.com

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
The truth is, today’s databases are anything but agile – they are effectively static repositories that are cumbersome to work with, difficult to change, and cannot keep pace with application demands. Performance suffers as a result, and it takes far longer than it should to deliver new features and capabilities needed to make your organization competitive. As your application and business needs change, data repositories and structures get outmoded rapidly, resulting in increased work for applica...
Docker offers a new, lightweight approach to application portability. Applications are shipped using a common container format and managed with a high-level API. Their processes run within isolated namespaces that abstract the operating environment independently of the distribution, versions, network setup, and other details of this environment. This "containerization" has often been nicknamed "the new virtualization." But containers are more than lightweight virtual machines. Beyond their small...
Grow your business with enterprise wearable apps using SAP Platforms and Google Glass. SAP and Google just launched the SAP and Google Glass Challenge, an opportunity for you to innovate and develop the best Enterprise Wearable App using SAP Platforms and Google Glass and gain valuable market exposure. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian McPhail, Senior Director of Business Development, ISVs & Digital Commerce at SAP, outlined the timeline of the SAP Google Glass Challenge and the opportunity...
The 3rd International @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo – to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – is now accepting Hackathon proposals. Hackathon sponsorship benefits include general brand exposure and increasing engagement with the developer ecosystem. At Cloud Expo 2014 Silicon Valley, IBM held the Bluemix Developer Playground on November 5 and ElasticBox held the DevOps Hackathon on November 6. Both events took place on the expo fl...
Enthusiasm for the Internet of Things has reached an all-time high. In 2013 alone, venture capitalists spent more than $1 billion dollars investing in the IoT space. With "smart" appliances and devices, IoT covers wearable smart devices, cloud services to hardware companies. Nest, a Google company, detects temperatures inside homes and automatically adjusts it by tracking its user's habit. These technologies are quickly developing and with it come challenges such as bridging infrastructure gaps,...
The move in recent years to cloud computing services and architectures has added significant pace to the application development and deployment environment. When enterprise IT can spin up large computing instances in just minutes, developers can also design and deploy in small time frames that were unimaginable a few years ago. The consequent move toward lean, agile, and fast development leads to the need for the development and operations sides to work very closely together. Thus, DevOps become...
A new definition of Big Data & the practical applications of the defined components & associated technical architecture models This presentation introduces a new definition of Big Data, along with the practical applications of the defined components and associated technical architecture models. In his session at Big Data Expo, Tony Shan will start with looking into the concept of Big Data and tracing back the first definition by Doug Laney, and then he will dive deep into the description of 3V...
NuoDB just introduced the Swifts 2.1 Release. In this demo at 15th Cloud Expo, Seth Proctor, CTO of NuoDB, Inc., discussed why scaling databases in the cloud is challenging, why building your application on top of the infrastructure that is designed with this in mind makes a difference, and what you can do with NuoDB that simplifies your programming model, your operations model.
Hovhannes Avoyan, CEO of Monitis, Inc., a provider of on-demand systems management and monitoring software to 50,000 users spanning small businesses and Fortune 500 companies, has surpassed 1.5 million page views on the SYS-CON family of online magazines, which includes Cloud Computing Journal, DevOps Journal, Internet of Things Journal, and Big Data Journal. His home page at SYS-CON can be found at Montis.SYS-CON.com
As enterprises look to take advantage of the cloud, they need to understand the importance of safeguarding their confidential and sensitive data in cloud environments. Enterprises must protect their data from (i) system administrators who don't need to see the data in the clear and (ii) adversaries who become system administrators from stolen credentials. In short, enterprises must take control of their data: The best way to do this is by using advanced encryption, centralized key management and...
The industrial software market has treated data with the mentality of “collect everything now, worry about how to use it later.” We now find ourselves buried in data, with the pervasive connectivity of the (Industrial) Internet of Things only piling on more numbers. There’s too much data and not enough information. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Bob Gates, Global Marketing Director, GE’s Intelligent Platforms business, to discuss how realizing the power of IoT, software developers are now focu...
Leysin American School is an exclusive, private boarding school located in Leysin, Switzerland. Leysin selected an OpenStack-powered, private cloud as a service to manage multiple applications and provide development environments for students across the institution. Seeking to meet rigid data sovereignty and data integrity requirements while offering flexible, on-demand cloud resources to users, Leysin identified OpenStack as the clear choice to round out the school's cloud strategy. Additional...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Liaison Technologies, a leading provider of data management and integration cloud services and solutions, has been named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Liaison Technologies is a recognized market leader in providing cloud-enabled data integration and data management solutions to break down complex information barriers, enabling enterprises to make sm...
The speed of software changes in growing and large scale rapid-paced DevOps environments presents a challenge for continuous testing. Many organizations struggle to get this right. Practices that work for small scale continuous testing may not be sufficient as the requirements grow. In his session at DevOps Summit, Marc Hornbeek, Sr. Solutions Architect of DevOps continuous test solutions at Spirent Communications, will explain the best practices of continuous testing at high scale, which is r...
The 17th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. 17th International Cloud Expo, to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Microservices, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding bu...