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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame calls Woody Guthrie "the original folk hero; a man who, in the Thirties and Forties, transformed the folk ballad into a vehicle for social protest and observation and in so doing, paved the way for Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and a host of other folk and rock songwriters who have been moved by conscience to share experiences and voice opinions in a forthright manner. Fueled by a boundless curiosity about the world, the colorful life he led became as legendary as the songs he wrote."

WOODY SEZ is a joyous, toe-tapping, and moving theatrical concert event that uses Woody's words, and over twenty-five of Woody's songs to transport the audience through the fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic life of Woody Guthrie. Performed by a talented group of four versatile actor/musicians who not only play 15 instruments ranging from guitar and fiddle to jaw harp and dulcimer, but they also bring to life the many people who are the fabric of Woody Guthrie's amazing story. The combination of the cast's infectious enjoyment, Woody's incredible journey, and a stirring mix of moving ballads and energetic foot-stompers make this a must see. Woody Guthrie gave voice to the beauty and struggles of the common man and WOODY SEZ gives the same to the spirit of the man himself. ..NC


 

• This Train is Bound for Glory
Adapted by Woody Guthrie

• Talkin' New York City 1940
Words and music by Woody Guthrie

• Why Do You Stand There in the Rain
Words and music by Woody Guthrie

• Nickel, Nickel
By Alan Bradley Kent & Austen Herbert Croom-Johnson

• This Land is Your Land
By Woody Guthrie

• The Ballad of Tom Joad
By Woody Guthrie

• Gypsy Davey
New words & music adapted by Woody Guthrie

• Jackhammer John
By Woody Guthrie

• I Ride and Old Paint
Traditional. Words adapted by Woody Guthrie

• Curly Headed Baby
By Woody Guthrie

• Mule Skinner Blues
Traditional. Arranged by David M. Lutken

 

• Oklahoma Hills
By Woody Guthrie and Jack Guthrie

• So Long, It's Been Good to Know Ya
By Woody Guthrie

• Talkin' Dust Bowl
By Woody Guthrie

• Dust Storm Disaster
By Woody Guthrie

• Do Re Mi
By Woody Guthrie

• Jolly Banker
By Woody Guthrie

• The Internationale
Words: Eugene Pottier. Music: Pierre Degeyter

• I've Got to Know
By Woody Guthrie

• I Ain't Got No Home
By Woody Guthrie

• Goin' Down That Road Feelin' Bad
By Woody Guthrie and Lee Hays

 

• Columbus Stockade
Adapted by Woody Guthrie

• Pastures of Plenty
By Woody Guthrie

• Groundhog
Traditional. Arranged by David M. Lutken

• Vigilante Man
By Woody Guthrie

• Union Maid
By Woody Guthrie

• Sinking of the Reuben James
By Woody Guthrie

• Talking Merchant Marine
By Woody Guthrie

• Biggest Thing Man Has Ever Done
By Woody Guthrie

• Du, du
Traditional. Words by Aliza Greenblatt

• Riding in My Car
By Woody Guthrie

• Them Old Cottonfields Back Home
By Huddie Ledbetter