Ramblin' Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie
"Wherever he was, Woody Guthrie surrounded himself with like-minded friends, artists, and performers. In California, he met actor Will Geer, singer Cisco Houston, and author John Steinbeck. In New York City he met Pete Seeger, Alan Lomax, and Huddie Ledbetter, and became a member of the politically active Almanac Singers. Despite moments of success, and fame, Guthrie never forgot his calling or his roots. In the same manner that Steinbeck's seminal The Grapes of Wrath and Walker Evans and James Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men emerged from, and later defined, the Great Depression, Woody Guthrie's music honored and heartened the abandoned, the lost, the dispossessed and disgruntled in an America darkened by poverty. His was the voice of Everyman.".
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RAMBLIN' MAN: The Life and Times of Woody GuthrieUser Review - Kirkus
A lively, graphic portrait of the balladeer and activist who made ants-in-his-pants into an art form.Woody Guthrie (1912-67) doesn't emerge here as any sort of icon, but he does shine through as a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - witchyrichy - LibraryThing
I didn't know much about Woody Guthrie except the myth and a few bits and pieces that came out in Arlo's movie Alice's Restaurant. The story behind the myth is much more intriguing and downright ... Read full review