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Thread #22016   Message #236480
Posted By: katlaughing
31-May-00 - 03:48 PM
Thread Name: Woody Guthrie Traveling Exhibit Story
Subject: Woody Guthrie Traveling Exhibit Story
Hi, all, just listened to a wonderful story about the Woody Guthrie Traveling Exhibit, archived on NPR. The exhibit is at the Smithsonian right now and will travel until 2001, when it will wind up back in Oklahoma.

The NPR audio file includes a clip of a 1940 interview of Woody talking about the people who fled the dustbowl to California and him singing a bit of If Ya Ain't Got the Do Re Mi; there were also some other clips of him singing.

The exhibit follows his life from birth to death and includes photos, his banjo and mandolin, and other memorabilia. There is also a tribute from young musicians, such as Ani DeFranco, who have felt his influence.

Well worth the listen, and visit if you are close to wherever it goes.