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Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travelin’

The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1DB

Tel: +(0)1704 533333

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Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travelin’

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Admission Ticket£10.00 per ticket

Booking fee is £1 per ticket online/phone. A 2% credit card fee is charged for counter sales.

About

Will Kaufman – singer, multi-instrumentalist and Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Central Lancashire – is recognised as the world’s leading authority on Woody Guthrie. He is the author of the first political biography of the legendary American balladeer, Woody Guthrie, American Radical (Illinois Univ. Press), and has two more books forthcoming: Woody Guthrie’s Modern World Blues (Illinois) and Woody Guthrie: Down, Up or Anywhere (Reaktion). Most recently, it was Will who unearthed Guthrie’s previously unpublished lyrics condemning his Brooklyn landlord, Fred Trump – father of Donald – for his racist rental policies.

Will has performed his  ‘live documentaries’ on Guthrie on both sides of the Atlantic, at such major events as the Glastonbury Festival, the Bath International Music Festival, the Whitby Folk Festival, the Big Session, the Beverley Folk Festival, Bearded Theory and the Piacenza Literature and Blues Festival in Italy. He has also performed at countless European and American universities, trades clubs, folk clubs and union halls as well as on Democracy Now!and National Public Radio.

“No one can understand the American people without listening to Woody Guthrie. Will Kaufman’s doing important work here.”   – Tom Paxton
 

Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travelin’ sets Guthrie’s songs in the context of the American 1930s – the Dust Bowl, the Depression, the New Deal and the state of popular music itself. Such hard-hitting songs as “Vigilante Man”, “Pretty Boy Floyd” and “I Ain’t Got No Home” are brought into conversation with other relevant songs – from Joe Hill’s “The Preacher and the Slave” to “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?”. Altogether the show highlights the blending of music and radical politics that marks Guthrie’s most powerful work.

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Date (23 Feb 2018)
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Friday19:30

* Door open half an hours before the performance starts

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