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Just Announced!
2019 Mermaid Parade Royalty
King Neptune Arlo Guthrie and  Mermaid Queen Nora Guthrie
2019 Mermaid Parade
Saturday, June 22
Mermaid Parade in Coney Island, NY

Born in Coney Island, the Guthrie kids will be heading back home to where it all began to celebrate the opening of Coney Island Beach for the 2019 season! 

(Time to start thinking about your costume.)
Guthrie family on CI beach
(l to r) Arlo, Joady, Nora, and Woody Guthrie building sandcastles on the Coney Island beach.
Record Store Day
Although these songs were written more than half a century ago in 1952, to be sure, they are songs for here and now.
Record Store Day Release
10" vinyl for Record Store Day Release

The Guthrie family lived in the Trump apartment complex Beach Haven in Brooklyn, NY in the early 1950s. Disgusted by the discovery that the apartments were being systematically denied to black renters by the owner, Fred Trump, Woody Guthrie penned a number of angry lyrics. 

"I Don't Like The Way This World's A-Treatin' Me" is from a 1952 Woody Guthrie home demo reel-to-reel tape recording. Jeff Tweedy added the guitar sound track to create a second version.

"Old Man Trump" is a composite of two separate lyrics, combined by Ryan Harvey. The vinyl features two approaches to the song - one with music by Ryan Harvey with Ani DiFranco and Tom Morello, and the other by U.S. Elevator, led by Guthrie's grandson-in-law Johnny Irion.

49 Murdock Court
Guthrie Family's apartment #1J at 49 Murdock Court, Beach Haven Apartments, Brooklyn, NY.
The Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, OK
celebrates its 6th Anniversary
April 23-28
The  6 day  celebration will feature a two-day symposium and free weekend concerts from a range of artists who carry on Woody's message of diversity, equality and social justice.  Click here for the complete schedule.

Woody Guthrie Center
  • NEW! BBC film screening "Woody Guthrie: Three Chords and the Truth" with filmmaker Todd Austin
  • Film director & producer, Jim Brown - "Documenting Woody and Pete: Unseen Interviews and Performances from 40 Years of Work"
  • Tony Trischka - "Pete Seeger at 100"
  • Joe Klein"Woody Guthrie A Life" Author and journalist
  • Ron Cohen with Michael Chaiken - "Bob Dylan and Folk Music"
  • Performances by John Fullbright, Mary Gauthier, Guy Davis, Johnny Irion, and and much, much more...

Sharing Woody's life, his music,  new releases,
current public programs & exhibits,
and the official Woody Guthrie Store - for all things Woody!

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