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Mavis Staples, Wilco, Billy Bragg and Woody Guthrie, by Ricky Polite

Mavis Staples is one of the very true American voices left. She sang with the Staples Singers and had many hits with that group. Mavis early on became the featured singer there given her unique sound. Her voice was low and passionate and the only one of its kind. Mavis is a national . . . → Read More: Mavis Staples, Wilco, Billy Bragg and Woody Guthrie, by Ricky Polite

Trini Lopez – This Land is Your Land

While looking for “The Lemon Tree” I came across this live version of “This Land is Your Land” which has some suave, electrified-folk charm to it.

Woody Guthrie Comes Alive With Puppets, Actors and Musicians at Seattle’s Erickson Theater, By Holly Homan

The Erickson Theater sits behind Seattle Central Community College on Harvard Avenue. This is a tiny theater in size but a giant theater in terms of talent. As I sat down in the very front row, I was entertained with the Lead Belly version of “Where Did You Sleep Last Night.” Then the music . . . → Read More: Woody Guthrie Comes Alive With Puppets, Actors and Musicians at Seattle’s Erickson Theater, By Holly Homan