My local public radio station has a great enewsletter, and today included this link to an LA Times article about the banjo's adventure:
Live there people who don't know Pete? That makes me sad...
Apropos - I saw the fabulous Woody Guthrie exhibit in DC last weekend. Next to me at one station was a woman who called her 10ish son to her, "Honey, come here! Did you know he wrote "This Land is Your Land?!" Son: "What? What song is that?"