by Greg Vandy :: Woody always said “you can only write what you see.” He spent 10 years in the Dust Bowl, and in 1940 Victor Records released his Dust Bowl Ballads LP, which became his defining work. A topical songwriter who used existing melodies in ballads that reported on the condition of “his people,” Guthrie […]

How did Woody Guthrie get involved in a government film about public power? Here’s a book excerpt from 26 Songs In 30 Days. Please Donate NOW: “It was April 1941, and a man that Woody referred to as ‘some feller from the Dept. of Interior’ came by his Los Angeles home to chat with him […]

Greg Vandy needs you! The final hurdle in the book project 26 Songs In 30 Days is raising money to pay associated publishing rights to Woody’s song manuscripts which are used as photos in the book. We believe “seeing” the original, hand-typed song lyrics from Woody’s hand will add a great amount of visual character […]