‘Woody Guthrie At 100!’ CD Review

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on July 5, 2013
‘Woody Guthrie At 100!’

Woody Guthrie At 100! Live At The Kennedy Center
CD $13.95 / Legacy Recordings

Last fall, a host of performers gathered to celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of America’s greatest folk singer, staging a musical gala for a special PBS telecast.Now available on DVD, it’s a big ol’ hootenanny from the Guthrie songbook as John Mellencamp, Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Old Crowe Medicine Show and others revive “I Ain’t Got A Home,” “Pastures Of Plenty,” “This Train Is Bound For Glory,” “This Land Is Your Land” and other tunes written by the Oklahoma-born troubadour, who died in 1967. Bonus features include additional performances not included in the broadcast, a CD of the songs and a 12-page booklet with rare photos.