Jay Farrar/Jim James Woody Guthrie Tribute, Mermaid Avenue Box Set Coming Soon

Written by August 25th, 2011 at 11:15 am

Next year marks what would be the 100th birthday of Woody Guthrie, and his daughter Norah Guthrie is readying a hell of a party. Check our our interviews with Nora and bassist Rob Wasserman, who produced the upcoming Note Of Hope album, which finds artists like Lou Reed, Jackson Browne, Tom Morello and Ani DiFranco turning Woody’s unpublished writings into song.

Nora tipped us off to the new Woody Guthrie 100 web site, which has the release dates for several amazing-sounding Guthrie related projects, and we just had to share.

New Multitudes, a collaborative effort between Jay Farrar, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Will Johnson and Anders Parker, will feature more unpublished Guthrie writings set to music. Farrar previously worked with Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard to turn passages from Jack Kerouac’s novel Big Sur into song on 2009′s One Fast Move Or I’m Gone.

The Mermaid Avenue box set will compile the first two Billy Bragg and Wilco albums, as well as a third disc of outtakes and the documentary Man In The Sand.

Check out the full details below:

Recordings:

ROB WASSERMAN with Van Dyke Parks, Madeleine Peyroux, Lou Reed, Tom Morello, Michael Franti, Kurt Elling, Ani Difranco, Studs Terkel, Nellie McKay, Chris Whitley, Pete Seeger, Tony Trischka, and Jackson Browne

Album title: NOTE OF HOPE
Release date: September 27,2011
Record label: 429 Records

JAY FARRAR, WILL JOHNSON, ANDERS PARKER, & YIM YAMES

Album title: NEW MULTITUDES
Release date: January 2012
Record label: Rounder Records

WOODY GUTHRIE

Album title: THE COMPLETE WOODY GUTHRIE
Release date: January 2012
Record label: Smithsonian Folkways Records

BILLY BRAGG & WILCO

Album title: MERMAID AVENUE Deluxe Box Set
Release date: March, 2012
Record label: Nonesuch Records

WOODY GUTHRIE with Pete Seeger, Bess Lomax, Mary Guthrie Boyle, Sonny Terry, Josh White, Marjorie Guthrie, Leadbelly, Tiny Robinson, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Bob Dylan, Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir, Mike and Ruthy, Lowry Hamner, Arlo Guthrie and others

Narrated by Nora Guthrie
Album title: MY NAME IS NEW YORK
Release date: May 2012
Record label: Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc.

Books:

EVERY 100 YEARS SONGBOOK
100 years ~ 100 songs

Release Date: October, 2011
Publisher: TRO~The Richmond Organization

WOODY GUTHRIE’S WARDY FORTY
Greystone Park State Hospital Revisited

Author: Phillip Buehler
In collaboration with Nora Guthrie & the Woody Guthrie Archives
Book design: Steven Brower
Publisher: Woody Guthrie Publications
Release date: TBA

RIDING IN MY CAR
Author: Woody Guthrie
Illustrated by: Scott Menchin
Release date: March 27, 2012
Publisher: Little Brown & Co.

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND
Woody Guthrie and the Journey of the American Folk Song
Author: Robert Santelli
Release date: March 2012
Publisher: Running Press

MY NAME IS NEW YORK
Ramblin’ Around Woody Guthrie’s New York Town; A Walking Guide
Author: Nora Guthrie & The Woody Guthrie Archives
Release date: May 2012
Publisher: PowerHouse Books

WOODY GUTHRIE: WRITING AMERICA’S SONGS
Author: Ron Cohen
Release date: 2012
Publisher: Routledge

HARD HITTING SONGS FOR HARD HIT PEOPLE Songbook
Author: Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger & Alan Lomax
Release date: Fall 2012
Publisher: University of Nebraska

Film:

1913 MASSACRE documentary
The story behind Woody Guthrie’s song
Produced and Directed by: Ken Ross & Louis V. Galdieri
Screenings: TBA

 

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