Woody Guthrie 100th Birthday Celebration

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Woody Guthrie brought traditional music into the 20th century, filtering the hard-knock decades from the Dust Bowl through World War II through the lens of folk and blues. A key figure in the rediscovery of American folk styles from field holler to bluegrass, he composed his own songs, including classics like “This Land Is Your Land” and “Roll On Columbia.” Politically acerbic and egalitarian to the bone, Guthrie would no doubt have had much to say about Occupy Wall Street, J.P. Morgan and hedge-fund America, but he died of Huntingdon’s disease in 1967. The Philly roots rockers Mason Porter and friends celebrate Guthrie’s life and work in one of a nationwide series of concerts in honor of his 100th birthday. -Jennifer Kelly

Sun., July 8, 7pm. $10. With Mason Porter. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. worldcafelive.com

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WHEN
Sunday, July 08, 2012
Recurring: ONCE

TIME & PRICE
7pm. $10.

WHERE
World Cafe Live , 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 07/08/2012. .

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