Woodie Guthrie

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
One FBI agent said Almanac Singers, which included Seeger and Woody Guthrie, "were active singing Communist songs and spreading propaganda."
Newly released 1,700-page FBI file shows the US government 'went to lengths' to track beloved folk icon
Jon Queally, staff writer, Jon Queally, staff writer
A banjo and guitar player who once traveled the country with Woody Guthrie, Seeger was a giant of the folk music revival of the Twentieth Century, playing for audiences and children all over the world. (Photograph: Brian Shuel/Redferns)
'My job,' he once said, 'is to show folks there’s a lot of good music in this...
Common Dreams staff
As many celebrate the folk singer's legacy, his message finds resonance amid...


Thank God, almost done. Some final video nudges, elegant to profane, to remind you what's needed here and now: A gentle Three Pigs and Wolf metaphor from Stanley Tucci and Funny Or Die - "You got to come out, take a stand, stop the wolf" - a passionate, obscene, hilarious "Holy Sh*t You've Got To Vote" plea to stop the "orange talking STD" and "sentient septic tank" in our midst, and a revisit to Woody Guthrie's stubbornly patriotic avowal, "This is your world."