Jackson Browne on line-up of Kennedy Center Concert for Woody Guthrie Centennial

Press release posted at JacksonBrowne.com:

The Kennedy Center and The GRAMMY Museum® announce Artist Lineup for This Land is Your Land ~ The Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration Concert.

Concert celebrating 100 years of famed folk singer will feature:

Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Judy Collins, Ry Cooder, Del McCoury Band with Tim O’Brien, Ani DiFranco, Donovan, Dropkick Murphys, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Arlo Guthrie, Jimmy LaFave, John Mellencamp, Tom Morello, Old Crow Medicine Show, Joel Rafael, and Rob Wasserman

October 14, 2012, Concert Hall
Part of the Songs of Conscience Concert Series

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)-A lineup of renowned artists including Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Judy Collins, Ry Cooder, Del McCoury Band with Tim O’Brien, Ani DiFranco, Donovan, Dropkick Murphys, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Arlo Guthrie, Jimmy LaFave, John Mellencamp, Tom Morello, Old Crow Medicine Show, Joel Rafael, and Rob Wasserman will salute folk music legend Woody Guthrie at the Kennedy Center, in collaboration with the GRAMMY Museum®, presents This Land is Your Land ~ The Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration Concert on Sunday October 14, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The evening will celebrate the life and work of folk singer Woody Guthrie, whose songs have inspired change throughout the nation and the world. The performance is part of the Songs of Conscience concert series. Artists are subject to change.

Originally from Okemah, Oklahoma, singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie was responsible for songs that have become the folk standards of the nation, known and performed in many languages throughout the world. Songs such as “Pretty Boy Floyd,” “Pastures of Plenty,” “Hard Travelin’,” “Deportee,” “Roll on Columbia,” “Vigilante Man,” and “This Land Is Your Land,” are among the hundreds of Guthrie pieces that have become prevalent in the canon of American music. Through his unique music, words, and style, Guthrie was able to bring attention and understanding to the critical issues of his day.

The Kennedy Center, in collaboration with the GRAMMY Museum®, presents Songs of Conscience, a concert series celebrating the legacy of two artists whose music captured the spirit of their times and continues to echo today. On Sunday, October 14, 2012, the Center presents This Land is Your Land ~ The Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration Concert; and on June 23, 2013, the Center presents The Legacy of Bob Marley, an event that will honor the international artistic and social influence of singer Bob Marley and his music. Both performances will take place in the Concert Hall.

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